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Quetta Gladiators defeat Islamabad United by three wickets

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 20, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
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Posted: Feb 20, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Quetta Gladiators defeat Islamabad United by three wickets

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Quetta Gladiators beat Islamabad United by three wickets in the opening game of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League at the National Stadium of Karachi.


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QUETTA GLADIATORS

Over 18.3: Quetta Gladiators 171-7 (win by three wickets)
Shadab to Cutting, SIX
Shadab to Nasir, 1 run
Shadab to Cutting, 1 run

Over 18: Quetta Gladiators 163-7 (need 6 more runs to win)
That over pretty much seals it for Quetta as they get 19 runs in it
Musa to Nasir, no run
Musa to Sohail, CAUGHT
Sohail Khan goes but it’s almost certainly too little too late

Musa to Sohail, SIX
Musa to Cutting, 4 + no ball
Musa to Cutting, 1 run
Musa to Cutting, SIX
Musa to Sohail, 1 run

Over 17: Quetta Gladiators 144-6 (need 25 more runs to win)
Amad Butt has had a nightmare tonight. His four overs went for 1-50
Amad to Sohail, 1 run
Amad to Sohail, FOUR
Amad to Cutting, 1 run
Amad to Sohail, 1 run
Amad to Cutting, 1 run
Amad to Cutting, FOUR

Over 16: Quetta Gladiators 132-6 (need 37 more runs to win)
What an over and what a debut for Akif. Two runs and wicket as he wraps up his four overs for 1-21
Akif to Sohail, no run
Akif to Cutting, 1 run
Akif to Cutting, no run
Akif to Sohail Khan, 1 run
Akif to Nawaz, CAUGHT
Nawaz finds the fielder in the deep. Akif gets his first wicket and Quetta’s tail is exposed
Akif to Nawaz, no run

Over 15: Quetta Gladiators 130-5 (need 39 more runs to win)
Quetta favourites against Islamabad after Azam half-century
Faheem to Cutting, no run
Faheem to Cutting, no run
Faheem to Nawaz, 1 run
Faheem to Cutting, 1 run
Faheem to Azam, BOWLED
Faheem cleans up Azam Khan, who played a blinder of a knock but must go for 59 off 33

Faheem to Nawaz, 1 run

Over 14: Quetta Gladiators 127-4 (need 42 more runs to win)
Nawaz now gets into the attack. Quetta have done really well to turn this around
Amad to Nawaz, 1 run
Amad to Azam, 1 run
Amad to Azam, 2 runs
Amad to Nawaz, 1 run
Amad to Nawaz, FOUR
Amad to Nawaz, FOUR

Over 13: Quetta Gladiators 114-4 (need 55 more runs to win)
Shadab has been taken to the cleaners by Azam. The skipper goes for 16

Shadab to Azam, no run
Shadab to Azam, FOUR
Shadab to Azam, FOUR
Shadab to Azam, SIX
Shadab to Nawaz, 1 run
Shadab to Azam, 1 run

Over 12: Quetta Gladiators 98-4 (need 71 more runs to win)
Two boundaries and a wicket in that eventful over
Amad to Nawaz, FOUR
Amad to Nawaz, FOUR
Amad to Nawaz, 2 runs
Amad to Nawaz, no run
Amad to Sarfaraz, LBW
Is there another twist in the tale? Skipper Sarfaraz is dismissed and Quetta lose their review too

Amad to Azam, 1 run

Over 11: Quetta Gladiators 87-3 (need 82 more runs to win)
Faheem goes for seven and Islamabad take a strategic timeout
Faheem to Azam, 1 run
Faheem to Azam, FOUR
Faheem to Azam, no run
Faheem to Sarfaraz, 1 run
Faheem to Sarfaraz, no run
Faheem to Azam, 1 run

Over 10: Quetta Gladiators 80-3 (need 89 more runs to win)
Quetta fight back but Islamabad still on top
Shadab to Sarfaraz, FOUR
Shadab to Sarfaraz, no run
Shadab to Azam Khan, 1 run
Shadab to Sarfaraz, 1 run
Shadab to Azam, 1 run
Shadab to Azam, SIX

Over 9: Quetta Gladiators 67-3 (need 102 more runs to win)
Expensive stuff from Amad Butt, who goes for 14 in his first over
Amad to Azam, 2 runs
Amad to Azam, wide
Amad to Azam, 1 run
Amad to Sarfaraz, 1 run
Amad to Sarfaraz, 2 runs
Amad to Azam, 1 run
Amad to Azam, SIX

Over 8: Quetta Gladiators 53-3 (need 116 more runs to win)
Skipper Shadab brings himself into the attack and sees a catch dropped before he is hit for four
Shadab to Azam, 1 run
Shadab to Azam, no run
Shadab to Sarfaraz, 1 run
Shadab to Azam, 1 run
Shadab to Azam, FOUR
Shadab to Azam, 2 runs

Over 7: Quetta Gladiators 44-3 (need 125 more runs to win)
Faheem concedes a four off the final delivery in his eight-run over
Faheem to Sarfaraz, FOUR
Faheem to Sarfaraz, wide
Faheem to Azam, 1 run
Faheem to Azam, no run
Faheem to Sarfaraz, 1 run
Faheem to Sarfaraz, no run
Faheem to Azam, 1 run

Over 6: Quetta Gladiators 36-3 (need 133 more runs to win)
Horror powerplay for Quetta as Islamabad take full control of the game
Akif to Azam, 1 run
Akif to Azam, FOUR
Akif to Sarfaraz, 1 leg bye
Akif to Azam, 1 run
Akif to Sarfaraz, 1 leg bye
Akif to Azam, 1 run

Over 5: Quetta Gladiators 27-3 (need 142 more runs to win)
Islamabad on top as Quetta lose early wickets
Musa to Azam, 1 run
Musa to Azam, no run
Musa to Shehzad, CAUGHT
Great catch by Faheem as he hangs onto a low chance off Shehzad’s pull. Quetta are sinking quickly here

Musa to Sarfaraz, 1 run
Musa to Sarfaraz, 2 runs
Musa to Shehzad, 1 run

Over 4: Quetta Gladiators 22-2 (need 147 more runs to win)
Quetta in deep trouble after losing both openers early
Akif to Shehzad, 1 run
Akif to Sarfaraz, 1 run
Akif to Watson, RUN OUT
Disaster for Quetta. Watson for some reason tries to take a non-existent run and Akif’s direct throw finds him well short

Akif to Shehzad, 1 run
Akif to Shehzad, no run
Akif to Shehzad, FOUR

Over 3: Quetta Gladiators 15-1 (need 154 more runs to win)
Watson cuts Musa for a six and a four. Quetta have 15 runs in three overs and Watson has made every single one of them
Musa to Watson, no run
Musa to Watson, FOUR
Musa to Watson, no run
Musa to Watson, SIX
Musa to Watson, no run
Musa to Watson, no run

Over 2: Quetta Gladiators 5-1 (need 164 more runs to win)
Good start by young Akif Javed. He gives away five runs and troubles Watson
Akif to Shehzad, no run
Akif to Watson, 1 run
Akif to Watson, FOUR
Akif to Watson, no run
Akif to Watson, no run
Akif to Watson, no run

Over 1: Quetta Gladiators 0-1 (need 169 more runs to win)
Islamabad and Musa begin with a wicket-maiden. Both sides lost their first wicket with the score at zero
Musa to Shehzad, no run
Musa to Shehzad, no run
Musa to Shehzad, no run
Musa to Shehzad, no run
Musa to Roy, LBW
Quetta lose the big wicket of Jason Roy early on. Great review by Shadab and Musa gets his man leg before

Musa to Roy, no run

ISLAMABAD UNITED

Over 19.1: Islamabad United 168 all out
Quetta need 169 to win PSL opener
Sohail to Amad, LBW
Sohail wraps it up

Over 19: Islamabad United 168-9
Hasnain has been the best bowler by far tonight. He finished with 4-25 in his four
Hasnain to Akif, no run
Hasnain to Akif, no ball
Hasnain to Musa, CAUGHT
Musa goes and Hasnain has his fourth

Hasnain to Musa, no run
Hasnain to Musa, no run
Hasnain to Faheem, CAUGHT
Faheem Ashraf’s superb cameo ends but he’s contributed 20 vital runs off just eight deliveries

Hasnain to Faheem, FOUR

Over 18: Islamabad United 163-7
Expensive 15-run over over by Cutting but he finished with impressive figures of 3-31
Cutting to Shadab, BOWLED
Cutting gets Shadab but Islamabad won’t care much about wickets now
Cutting to Faheem, 1 run
Cutting to Faheem, FOUR
Cutting to Faheem, FOUR
Cutting to Faheem, FOUR
Cutting to Faheem, 2 runs

Over 17: Islamabad United 148-6
Hasnain has been superb today. Seven runs and a wicket in that over
Hasnain to Shadab, 2 runs
Hasnain to Shadab, wide
Hasnain to Shadab, 2 runs
Hasnain to Faheem, 1 run
Hasnain to Shadab, 1 run
Hasnain to Shadab, no run
Hasnain to Asif, CAUGHT
Hasnain is on fire and he now gets Asif Ali. Islamabad in trouble

Over 16: Islamabad United 141-5
Fawad Ahmed has really struggled today. He finishes with horror figures of 0-43 in four
Fawad to Asif, 1 run
Fawad to Asif, FOUR
Fawad to Asif, FOUR
Fawad to Shadab, 1 run
Fawad to Shadab, 2 runs
Fawad to Asif, 1 run

Over 15: Islamabad United 128-5
Islamabad lose momentum as innings reaches final stretch
Cutting to Asif, 1 run
Cutting to Malan, CAUGHT
Malan is foxed by a slower delivery and goes for an impressive 64 off 40 deliveres

Cutting to Asif, 1 run
Cutting to Asif, 2 runs
Cutting to Malan, 1 run
Cutting to Asif, 1 run

Over 14: Islamabad United 122-4
Six runs in that over as Islamabad consolidate a bit
Fawad to Asif, 1 run
Fawad to Malan, 1 run
Fawad to Asif, 1 run
Fawad to Asif, 2 runs
Fawad to Asif, no run
Fawad to Malan, 1 run

Over 13: Islamabad United 116-4
What an over by Cutting. Four runs and a wicket in it
Cutting to Malan, 1 run
Cutting to Ingram, CAUGHT
Ben Cutting gets the big wicket of Ingram, who can’t do much on his Islamabad debut and goes for six

Cutting to Malan, 1 run
Cutting to Ingram, 1 run
Cutting to Ingram, no run
Cutting to Malan, 1 run

Over 12: Islamabad United 112-3
Great over by Hasnain. Gets a wicket and gets unlucky as the final ball goes for four off the top-edge
Hasnain to Ingram, FOUR
Hasnain to Ingram, no run
Hasnain to Malan, 1 run
Hasnain to Malan, no run
Hasnain to Ingram, 1 run
Hasnain to Talat, CAUGHT
Hussain Talat cuts Hasnain straight to backward point and goes for 19 off 22

Over 11: Islamabad United 106-2
Another huge six for Malan as he brings up his fifty
Nasir to Malan, 2 runs
Nasir to Talat, 1 leg bye
Nasir to Malan, 1 run
Nasir to Malan, no run
Nasir to Malan, SIX
Nasir to Talat, 1 run

Over 10: Islamabad United 95-2
Islamabad motoring along at halfway mark despite losing early wickets
Fawad to Talat, 1 run
Fawad to Malan, 1 run
Fawad to Malan, SIX
Fawad to Talat, 1 run
Fawad to Talat, 2 runs
Fawad to Malan, 1 run

Over 9: Islamabad United 83-2
Nasir is smashed straight back over his head by Malan as Islamabad get 11 in that one
Nasir to Malan, 1 run
Nasir to Malan, 1 run
Nasir to Malan, 1 run
Nasir to Malan, SIX
Nasir to Talat, 1 run
Nasir to Malan, 1 run

Over 8: Islamabad United 72-2
Fawad into the attack now and he’s hit for two boundaries in his 12-run over
Fawad to Talat, FOUR
Fawad to Malan, 1 run
Fawad to Malan, FOUR
Fawad to Talat, 1 run
Fawad to Malan, 1 run
Fawad to Talat, 1 run

Over 7: Islamabad United 60-2
Abdul Nasir is making his PSL debut at the age of 36 and does well in his first over. Five runs off it

Nasir to Talat, 1 run
Nasir to Malan, 1 run
Nasir to Talat, 1 run
Nasir to Malan, 1 run
Nasir to Malan, no run
Nasir to Talat, 1 run

Over 6: Islamabad United 55-2
Ben Cutting is greeted with a four but does well after that. An exciting powerplay comes to an end
Cutting to Talat, 1 run
Cutting to Talat, no run
Cutting to Talat, no run
Cutting to Talat, no run
Cutting to Malan, 1 run
Cutting to Malan, FOUR

Over 5: Islamabad United 49-2
PSL opener evenly poised after five overs
Hasnain to Talat, 1 run
Hasnain to Talat, no run
Hasnain to Talat, 2 runs
Hasnain to Malan, 1 run
Hasnain to Malan, 4 leg byes
Hasnain to Malan, FOUR

Over 4: Islamabad United 38-2
Eventful over comes to an end. A wicket and 12 runs in it
Sohail to Talat, no run
Sohail to Ronchi, CAUGHT
Ronchi hits Sohail for a four and a six but the pacer has the last laugh as he gets his man with a slower delivery

Sohail to Ronchi, wide
Sohail to Ronchi, FOUR
Sohail to Ronchi, SIX
Sohail to Malan, 1 run
Sohail to Malan, no run

Over 3: Islamabad United 26-1
Boundaries coming easily for Islamabad on what is a very flat pitch here in Karachi
Nawaz to Malan, 1 run
Nawaz to Ronchi, 1 run
Nawaz to Ronchi, no run
Nawaz to Ronchi, FOUR
Nawaz to Malan, 1 run
Nawaz to Malan, FOUR
Nawaz to Malan, wide

Over 2: Islamabad United 14-1
Sohail almost gets the big wicket of Ronchi but it’s dropped in the deep and the ball goes for four
Sohail to Ronchi, no run
Sohail to Ronchi, FOUR
Sohail to Ronchi, no run
Sohail to Ronchi, no run
Sohail to Malan, 1 run
Sohail to Malan, FOUR

Over 1: Islamabad United 5-1
Ronchi cuts it through cover for four but Quetta already have first blood
Nawaz to Ronchi, no run
Nawaz to Ronchi, no run
Nawaz to Ronchi, FOUR
Nawaz to Malan, 1 run
Nawaz to Malan, no run
Nawaz to Munro, CAUGHT
The PSL begins with a wicket off the very first ball. Munro hits it straight back to Nawaz

Quetta Gladiators XI: Jason Roy, Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Fawad Ahmed, Abdul Nasir, Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Azam Khan, Sohail Khan and Mohammad Hasnain.

Islamabad United XI: Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Colin Munro, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan (captain), Akif Javed and Muhammad Musa.

Quetta Gladiators have won the toss and are bowling first.

The opening ceremony has come to a close and we are moments away from the toss.

The skies of Karachi are lit up with a fantastic display of fireworks as Ali Azmat, Haroon Rashid, Arif Lohar and Asim Azhar are performing the PSL anthem Tayyar Ho.

Legendary qawwal Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has taken the stage.

Legendary singer Abrar-ul-Haq is performing in front of the crowd.

An fairplay oath was taken by the owners and captains of the six franchises.

The talented Aima Baig is performing at the National Stadium of Karachi.

The evergreen Sajjad Ali is singing his hit songs.

Artists Sanam Marvi, Soch the Band, Abu Muhammad and Fareed Ayaz are performing a Sufi music medley.

PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani is speaking and is thanking the fans for his support

A glitzy opening ceremony is marking the first-ever Pakistan Super League being hosted in its entirety in Pakistan.

How do you think will England sensation Jason Roy will fare in his first PSL stint?

Photo Courtesy: Team Quetta/Twitter

Islamabad United squad: Shadab Khan (captain), Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Dawid Malan, Colin Munro, Colin Ingram, Asif Ali, Philip Salt, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Zafar Gohar, Amad Butt, Rumman Raees, Saif Badar, Muhammad Musa, Rizwan Hussain, Akif Javed and Ahmed Safi Abdullah.

Quetta Gladiators squad: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain and wicketkeeper), Shane Watson, Ahmed Shehzad, Jason Roy, Anwar Ali, Naseem Shah, Ben Cutting, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Fawad Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Ahsan Ali, Azam Khan, Arish Ali Khan, Abdul Nasir and Zahid Mahmood

Here are the two squads:

Artists Abrar-ul-Haq, Aima Baig, Abu Mohammad, Fareed Ayaz, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sajjad Ali, Sanam Marvi and rock band Soch will perform on the occasion while Ali Azmat, Arif Lohar, Haroon and Asim Azhar will sing the PSL 5 anthem Tayyar Hain.

Hello and welcome to the live updates of the opening ceremony and the first game of the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League in Karachi.


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      Ummer  February 20, 2020 11:12 pm/ Reply

    Islamabad Won InshAlllah

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