Quetta Gladiators registered their third win in this yr’s Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) by chasing down the huge 200-run goal set by Islamabad United in the high-scoring thriller on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Gladiators reached the goal in 19.4 over courtesy of Sarfaraz Ahmed’s match-winning half-century and Umar Akmal’s blazing cameo of 23 runs in simply eight balls.
Whereas chasing the large complete, Gladiators have been supplied an excellent 88-run opening stand by Ahsan Ali and Jason Roy who was in the runs as soon as once more along with his good 54-run knock.
Although, each the openers have been dismissed in fast succession, James Vince held the innings by scoring 29 runs earlier than he was dismissed by Shadab Khan.
Iftikhar Ahmed was despatched again for simply 4 runs because the required run price soared. However it was Sarfaraz Ahmed and Umar Akmal’s present in the late overs which stole the limelight.
Umar in his comeback match performed an important cameo of 23 runs in simply 8 balls with three big sixes earlier than he was dismissed in the 18 over by Wasim.
Within the final over Sarfaraz completed the match fittingly by hitting the boundary and likewise reached the good half-century
For United, Shadab was good with the bowl with figures of 3-25 in 4 overs, Liam Dawson picked one wicket whereas different bowlers together with Hasan Ali, Wasim, and Faheem have been smashed.
Islamabad United posted an enormous 199-run complete courtesy of Alex Hales and Faheem Ashraf’s entertaining half-centuries after they have been invited to bat first by the Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz.
United have been supplied with a quick-fire 48 run opening stand by Hales and Rehmanullah Gurbaz. Gurbaz was clear bowled by Naseem Shah, however Hales continued to carve out runs.
Hales additionally launched a 52-run second-wicket stand with United skipper Shadab Khan who might solely handle to attain 12 runs. Hales scored 62 runs off 38 balls with 4 sixes and 4 fours.
Different batters Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Mohammad Akhlaq, and Liam Dawson additionally did not play an enormous knock. However it was Faheem Ashraf who got here to the rescue as he performed an excellent inning of 55 runs off 28 balls with the assistance of 4 sixes and five fours.
In the long run, Mohammad Wasim launched two successive sixes to take the full to 199.
For Gladiators’ all of the bowlers went to the cleaners besides Shahid Afridi and Noor Ahmed by registering an excellent financial system price of 6.75.
Afridi took two wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs, whereas Noor took one by giving freely 27 runs in the four-over spell.