PSL 3: Islamabad United Defeated Quetta Gladiators by Six Wickets

Due to the excellent batting of JP Duminy and Hussain Talat, Islamabad United defeated the Quetta Gladiators by wickets and reinforced their first position on the points table. They also took the revenge for the defeat in the open phase of the event.

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In the Sharjah game, Sarfraz Ahmed, captain of Quetta Gladiators, decided to bat first after winning the toss.

Quetta Gladiators won the toss and decided to bat first, that could not prove to be right and all three foreigners Shane Watson, Jason Rai and Kevin Pietersen were out on the overall score of 41.

On this occasion, captain Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Amin handled the batting line and completed the half-century and scored 64 runs for the fourth wicket, but Umar Amin returned to the pavilion after scored 28 runs.

However, the real blow to the Gladiators was when Sarfraz Ahmed failed to play a full toss ball and became the wicket of Hussain Talat after made 43 runs.

Fahim Ashraf soon gave Islamabad United more than two successes by taking the wickets of Anwar Ali and Mohammad Nawaz and increased the troubles of Quetta.

At the end of the first inning, Rilee Rossouw and Hasan Khan presented a much better game for which Gladiators were able to set up a 147-run combination in the fixed over.

Fahim Ashraf took three wickets and Imad Butt won two wickets from Islamabad United.

In pursuit of the target, Luke Ronchi initially got a new life when Mohammad Nawaz failed to get his catch on the easy ball, but the wicketkeeper-batsman did not take advantage of the opportunity and returned to the pavilion by scored just 10 runs.

Duminy was seen in a good form and he scored 58 with Alex Hales, but English batsman scored 16 runs while became a wicket for Mir Hamza.

United gave the opportunity to play Shadab Khan at the upper number, who scored 187 runs and reached score 85 but Shane Watson’s experience ended his innings.

The possibility of the return of Quetta Gladiators in the match was somewhat apparent, but Hussain Talat came to the field and drove the hopes of the victory of the Gladiators with aggressive angles.

Hussain Talal and Duminy scored 44 runs for the fourth wicket, especially Hussain Talat adopted the aggressive style, Duminy was out after making 54 runs, but the match had dropped out of the Gladiators.

Asif Ali came in the field and made only seven balls with 18 runs with two sixes on 7 balls and recorded a seal on the team’s win.

Islamabad’s team won the match with six wickets and got revenge for their defeat in the first round of the event from Gladiators, Gladiators also defeated United from six wickets.

JP Duminy was declared the man of the match.

With the victory, the position of Islamabad United on the points table is stable, and at the same time, they are with 14 points while the Gladiators are on second on the points table with 10 points.

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