Hasan Khan had struck with his first ball and struck with what turned out to be the last ball of the match. And resultingly, Quetta Gladiators have defended a total that looked severely below par, especially when McCullum and Roy walked out to open. And at 34/0 inside the third over, you could have sensed an easy chase, until Babar struck to send Roy back. Left-arm spinners then took over, sharing six wickets between them to conspire a mid-innings collapse from 34/0 to 77/6. Grant Elliott was dropped on 7 by Ahmed Shahzad, but he was undone by Mohammad Nawaz on 30 on a slow, sluggish track – a moment that turned out to be defining.