Side register 10-wicket win on Friday
Outstanding performances from Colin Munro and young Mohammad Wasim Jr. was enough for Islamabad United to thrash Quetta Gladiators in the match 18 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 on Friday.
While chasing a modest total of 134, the two-time defending champions never looked in any trouble whatsoever as they chased down the target in just – overs without losing a single wicket.
Munro was the star performer for the winning team with the bat in hand as he finished with the score of 90 not out off just 36 balls with the help of 12 fours and five sixes.
Earlier, after being asked to bat first, Gladiators never really got going and were bowled out on the final delivery of the innings at the score of 133.
Jake Weatherald was the top scorer for Quetta as he scored 45 off 35 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. For United, pacers Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali and Muhammad Musa claimed two wickets each.
Hope you enjoyed our coverage tonight. We will join you again tomorrow.
And that’s it. What a game for United and what a miserable defeat for Gladiators.
IU 137-0 (10 overs)
A brilliant powerplay for United.
IU 97-0 (6 overs)
An outstanding knock from the left-hander.
Four and a brilliant 50 off just 20 balls from Colin Munro.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) June 11, 2021
United cruising towards the target.
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Another expensive over for Gladiators.
IU 39-0 (3 overs)
United are off to a flying start.
IU 19-0 (1 over)
We are back with the second innings.
So that’s it from the first innings. We will join you again for the second-half.
OUT! An outstanding finish from United. They are right on top.
QG 133 (20 overs)
RUNOUT! Another one bites the dust. Wildermuth departs.
QG 133-9 (19.4 overs)
RUNOUT! Good work from Hasan Ali. Eighth wicket down of Quetta Gladiators.
QG 128-8 (19.1 overs)
OUT! Hasan Ali gets a big one as he removes dangerous Azam Khan.
QG 120-7 (16.5 overs)
Another one for Wasim. Brilliant bowling from the youngster.
OUT! This young man produced another peach of a delivery to remove Mohammad Nawaz. Young Wasim is on 🔥— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) June 11, 2021
QG 114-6 (16 overs)
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With just five overs to go:
QG 110-5 (15 overs)
Another big one for United.
OUT! After being smashed for back-to-back sixes, Musa showed a lot of character and claimed the prized wicket of dangerous Andre Russell.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) June 11, 2021
QG 102-5 (13.5 overs)
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OUT! Akif Javed gets a big one as he removes dangerous-looking Weatherald, who departs after scoring 43.
QG 88-4 (12.5 overs)
At the half-way stage:
QG 69-3 (10 overs)
Another big one for United.
OUT! Shadab Khan gets a big one as he removes Usman Khan, who departs after scoring 14.
QG 39-2 (6.4 overs)
At the end of the powerplay:
QG 36-1 (6 overs)
OUT! A huge wicket for United as Faf du Plessis departs.
QG 23-1 (2.5 overs)
Here is the playing XI of United:
A very strong-looking lineup for Gladiators in this fixture:
TOSS: The news from the centre is that Shadab Khan has won the toss and Islamabad United are going to be bowling first.
Its going to Quetta Gladiators who will take on Islamabad United in the match.
Hello and welcome to the live blog for match 18 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021.