Quetta Gladiators won by 6 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | 0

The new season of Pakistan Super league is ongoing which has started in 22nd February in the year. Now, already number of matches have finished successfully. In the 9th match of the tournament of PSL, Quetta Gladiators won by 6 wickets against Islamabad United.

Quetta Gladiators which is regarded as one of the most successful team in the league competition, they have achieved their 2nd victory in the ongoing season. Though, the opening of the tournament of Gladiators was not good enough but faced defeat against Karachi Kings. But since the 2nd match, they turned around and beat Lahore Qalandars and in the 3rd match they beat Islamabad United.

Quetta Gladiators won by 6 wickets

On the other hand, Islamabad United was once the champion of Pakistan Super League where they won the very first title of the tournament. It was their 2nd defeat where they played total three matches in the season of PSL and managed just one victory which was against the newborn team Multan Sultans.

Though, there are still plenty of matches ahead of the both teams and both of them have chance to qualify for the playoff round.

The 9th match of the tournament which was between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, it took place in 28th February, 2018. From the match, the hosting ground changed to Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. Earlier, the first eight matches staged at Dubai International Stadium. It was a day match where Tim Robinson and Ranmore Martinesz were the field umpires.

Before the match in toss event Quetta Gladiators won the toss and let United to bat first. So, Islamabad United came to bat and in complete 20 overs they did manage to present 134 runs in front of Gladiators. They lost seven wickets back then where Luke Ronchi scored 43 runs in 26 balls for United. Hasan Khan bowled well for Gladiators but took only one wickets. The score was not enough in T20 format. So, Quetta Gladiators made the chase successfully. In 17.1 overs Gladiators reached the target by losing four wickets. Kevin Pietersen scored 48 runs for Gladiators. Steven Finn took three wickets for United. But could not save the match. Later, Pietersen took the player of the match award.

Gladiators started the chase well with Asad Shafiq and Watson. In 31 runs opener Watson was gone with 13 runs and Asad scored 22 runs so far. Later, Pietersen and Mohammad Nawaz took the team to victory. Nawaz scored 25 runs so far.

Quetta Gladiators will play against Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United will play against Lahore Qalandars.

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