Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United | Full Match Highlights | Match 1| HBL PSL 2020

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United | Full Match Highlights | Match 1| HBL PSL 2020

Posted on Feb 21, 2020

In the inaugural match of the Pakistan Super League, the Gladiators beat Islamabad United by 3 wickets.

The Quetta Gladiators were off to a good start in pursuit of a 169-run target, and on 26 runs, their 3 players took the pavilion.

The Gladiators suffered the first loss by Jason Roy, who was LBW out in the second ball of the inning.

Shane Watson and Ahmed Shehzad tried to push the score but Shane Watson was run out at a score of 20, he scored 15 runs.

Ahmed Shehzad also failed to play big innings and the batsman, who scored 7 runs, Fahim Ashraf took a good catch.

After that, captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Azam Khan stepped up the score and set up a vital partnership to bring the team back into the match, but on 88, Sarfraz Ahmed came out of the LBW and go to the pavilion, scoring 21 runs.

Azam Khan, on the other hand, kept playing aggressively and scored an incredible 59 runs with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes.

However, with Azam Khan at 128 and Mohammad Nawaz out on 130, United was hopeful of victory again.

On the occasion, Sohail Khan and Ben Cutting supported the team and set up a valuable partnership of 33 runs. Sohail Khan scored 18 runs.

Quetta Gladiators achieved the target of 169 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the 19th over.

Earlier, the entire team of Islamabad United were bowled out for 168 in 19.1 overs.

Quetta Gladiators' Mohammad Nawaz took the wicket on the first ball of the fifth edition of the Pakistan Super League.

Colin Monroe returned to the pavilion with an easy catch for Mohammed Nawaz.

After that, Luke Ronak and David Milan took an aggressive approach and set up a 37-run stand for the second wicket.

David Milan and Hussein Talat contributed to the team's score, but Hussein Talat scored 19 runs on a 106-run stand.

Colin Ingram was not able to add to the team's score and returned to the pavilion with a personal score of 6 for a catch.

David Milan showed excellent batting, scoring 64 runs with 5 fours and three sixes, after which Ben Cutting ended his innings.

Islamabad United's pace was also reduced after the wickets fell intermittently and no batsman, apart from David Milan, was able to play big innings.

Asif Ali 19, Captain Shadab Khan 8, Fahim Ashraf 20, Emad Butt and Mohammad Musa were out without any runs.

Quetta Gladiators' Mohammed Hassanin took 4 wickets in disastrous bowling, Ben Cutting 3, Sohail Khan 2 and Mohammad Nawaz took one wicket.

Both teams have so far competed in the league's top 10 matches, where Quetta Gladiators won six and Islamabad United won 4 matches.

It should be remembered that in the final of the first edition of the Pakistan Super League, Islamabad United had the honour of defeating Quetta Gladiators and becoming champions.


Mian Tajamul

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