Never seen such a rank-turner in T20 cricket: Samit Patel on Gaddafi pitch

Sohail Imran

Lahore Qalandars all-rounder Samit Patel has admitted that the rank-turner at Gaddafi Stadium on which he plotted his team's dominant win over Quetta Gladiators was unlike any surface he had ever seen in T20 cricket.

The left-arm spinner was on fire against Quetta on Saturday night, reducing the defending champions to 21-6 at one point and an eventual score of 98-9.

"That pitch was very different," Patel said following Lahore's eight-wicket, tournament saving victory. "When I saw the ball breaking the way it was, the plan was to take as many wickets as possible and get them out.

"In T20 cricket I have not seen a more spin-friendly wicket," said Patel, who finished with figures of 4-5 and was named the player of the match.

Never seen such a rank-turner in T20 cricket: Samit Patel on Gaddafi pitch