Islamabad United won against Quetta incredibly

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 | 0

Islamabad United which is the current Pakistan Super league champion lost their last match against Lahore Qalandars and so, they demoted to the 3rd position of the point table but yesterday in the 17th match of the tournament which was also the 7th match of the United against Quetta, United defeated them by just 1 run and through the victory, they promoted to the second position. However, the match was heavy contesting where luck was with the United. This was the second time in this season of PSL that Quetta faced a defeat against the United. However, the match was hosted at Dubai stadium where United lost the toss. They scored 165 runs but the scored could not chased by Quetta successfully. Quetta had plenty of good experience at the field and though they lost the match but still unchanged their top position. Though, both United and Quetta won the same number of matches but according to the run rate, United just one step behind than Quetta.

Yesterday at Dubai Stadium, total two matches were staged and the match between United and Quetta was the second one. Quetta won the toss and came to field. They stroke in the first over and took one most important wicket named Smith with 0 run. Later, in the second wicket partnership between Rafatullah and Hussain Talat, they added 60 runs when Rafatullah was out with 17 runs but Talat stood still. He scored highest 56 runs for the team and the skipper of the team Misbah scored 25 runs so far. Excluding Smith, rest players at least contributed to the score and made almost two figure runs. So, United finished the innings with 165 runs by losing six wickets so far. Anwar Ali and Zulfiqar Babar took two wickets each.

Quetta was about to chase the score with the help of Ahmed Shehzad and Pietersen and both of them scored more than fifty runs where Pietersen scored highest 69 runs for the team. And unfortunately fallen of both of them, no players could stand for long and not even scored more than nine runs. So, they lost total five wickets till the end but their batsmen failed to hit strong and finally end up with 164 runs and faced an unexpected defeat. The both teams has just one match left in hand in this group stage and they need to with the match to secure their journey to the play off.

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