17th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans

17th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans

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Gladiators score much needed win against Sultans as Gul six-for goes in vain

Dubai March 7: Languishing at the fifth spot before the start of the match the Quetta Gladiators made a grand comeback by defeating table-toppers in a HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) nail-biter at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

The match was settled by a smashing sixer by Pakistan U19 captain Hassan Khan who hoiced Kieron Pollard over the mid-wicket fence on the penultimate ball of the game as the Gladiators gave their mentor Sir Vivian Richards the perfect birthday gift.

On the other hand Hassan’s heroics spoiled the party for fast bowler Umar Gul who while making his first appearance for Multan Sultans took an HBL PSL 2018 record six wicket haul conceding a mere 24 runs in his four overs.

Umar’s last over was full of action packed cricket as the pacer accounted for Anwar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed after Anwar and Rile Rossouw had hit him for crucial maximums in the same over.

Gladiators kept losing wickets in their chase but owed their success to significant contributions by Shane Watson, Asad Shafiq, Rameez Raja Jr, Anwar, Rossouw and the match winning stroke by the nerveless Hassan.

The Sultans had a horror start to their innings as the highest run-getter in the ongoing edition Kumar Sangakkara perished on the very first ball of the match bowled by Mohammad Nawaz.

Sultans were rocked again as Ahmed Shehzad fell to a catch behind the stumps off Anwar Ali. The two early strikes justified Sarfraz Ahmed’s decision to field first at the toss.

Sultans decided to counter attack and sent Sohail Tanvir up the order, the left-hander scored a quickfire 19 before losing his wicket to Shane Watson.

The hero of Sultans’ triumph against Zalmi last night Sohaib Maqsood played some delightful shots but his innings was cut short by Gladiators debutant Ben Laughlin who had him lbw for 28.

Shoaib Malik upped the scoring rate by taking on Mohammad Nawaz and depositing him in the stands twice in the same over.

Newcomer to the Sultans side Ross Whiteley chipped in with a 16 run contribution before falling to Rahat Ali.

Kieron Pollard helped Malik sneak past the 150 mark with an unbeaten 15 off 6 balls, Malik unfurled some big shots of his own to end on 65 off 43 balls, his innings included three sixes and four fours.

Scorecard

17th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans  |  Quetta Gladiators won by 2 wickets

Match Details
Toss Quetta Gladiators, who chose to field Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2018
Umpires Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RT Robinson Match Date 07 Mar 2018
Match Referee Mohammad Anees (Pakistan) Ground Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
TV Umpire Ahmed Shahab
Player of Match Umar Gul (Multan Sultans)

Multan Sultans Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Kumar Sangakkara †
c Hassan Khan b Mohammad Nawaz 0 0 1 0 0
2
Ahmed Shehzad
c Sarfraz Ahmed b Anwar Ali 1 0 7 0 0
3
Sohaib Maqsood
lbw Ben Laughlin 27 0 33 2 1
4
Sohail Tanvir
b Shane Watson 19 0 15 1 1
5
Shoaib Malik *
not out 65 0 43 4 3
6
Ross Whiteley
c Ben Laughlin b Rahat Ali 16 0 15 0 1
7
Kieron Pollard
not out 15 0 6 1 1
8
Saif Badar
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
9
Umar Gul
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
10
Imran Tahir
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
11
Mohammad Irfan
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
Extra lb 3, w 6 9
Total 5 wickets; 20.0 overs; 0 mins 152 7.6 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-0 ( Kumar Sangakkara, 0.1 ) ;

2-3 ( Ahmed Shehzad, 1.5 ) ;

3-41 ( Sohail Tanvir, 6.5 ) ;

4-81 ( Sohaib Maqsood, 12.4 ) ;

5-119 ( Ross Whiteley, 17.2 ) ;

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Mohammad Nawaz
3.0 0 18 1 0 0

Anwar Ali
3.0 0 24 1 2 0

Rahat Ali
4.0 0 24 1 3 0

Ben Laughlin
4.0 0 37 1 0 0

Shane Watson
4.0 0 37 1 1 0

Hassan Khan
2.0 0 9 0 0 0

Quetta Gladiators Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Asad Shafiq
c Imran Tahir b Umar Gul 20 0 20 4 0
2
Shane Watson
c Saif Badar b Umar Gul 26 0 26 5 0
3
Kevin Pietersen
lbw Shoaib Malik 5 0 10 0 0
4
Rilee Rossouw
c Ross Whiteley b Umar Gul 27 0 24 2 1
5
Rameez Raja jr
b Imran Tahir 22 0 14 2 1
6
Sarfraz Ahmed * †
c Shan Masood b Umar Gul 11 0 10 0 0
7
Anwar Ali
c Imran Tahir b Umar Gul 15 0 8 1 1
8
Mohammad Nawaz
c Kieron Pollard b Umar Gul 11 0 4 1 1
9
Hassan Khan
not out 9 0 3 0 1
10
Ben Laughlin
not out 3 0 2 0 0
11
Rahat Ali
Did not bat
Extra w 5, nb 2 7
Total 8 wickets; 19.5 overs; 156 7.87 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-48 ( Shane Watson, 6.4 ) ;

2-54 ( Asad Shafiq, 8.3 ) ;

3-62 ( Kevin Pietersen, 10.2 ) ;

4-90 ( Rameez Raja jr, 13.3 ) ;

5-114 ( Sarfraz Ahmed, 16.2 ) ;

6-118 ( Rilee Rossouw, 17.0 ) ;

7-144 ( Mohammad Nawaz, 18.4 ) ;

8-144 ( Anwar Ali, 19.0 ) ;

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Sohail Tanvir
4.0 0 37 0 1 0

Mohammad Irfan
4.0 0 32 0 0 1

Imran Tahir
4.0 0 24 1 0 0

Umar Gul
4.0 0 24 6 0 0

Shoaib Malik *
2.0 0 18 1 0 0

Kieron Pollard
1.5 0 21 0 0 1

Match Notes

Multan Sultans Inning

  • Multan Sultans : 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 3
  • 4th Wicket : 50 runs in 28 balls

    (Shoaib Malik 6
    , Sohaib Maqsood 26

    , Ex 0)

  • Multan Sultans : 100 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 7
  • Shoaib Malik : 50 off 36 balls
    (
    3 x 4  2 x 6  )
  • Multan Sultans : 150 runs in 19.5 overs (119 balls), Extras 9
  • Innings Break : Multan Sultans – 152/5 in 20.0 overs

    (Shoaib Malik 65
    , Kieron Pollard 15)

Quetta Gladiators Inning

  • Quetta Gladiators : 50 runs in 7.1 overs (43 balls), Extras 5
  • Quetta Gladiators : 100 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 7
  • Quetta Gladiators : 150 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 7