9th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United

9th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United

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Quetta score resounding win against United

Sharjah February 28: Sarfraz Ahmed led Quetta Gladiators registered an emphatic six wicket win over former HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) champions Islamabad United in the ninth match of the 2018 edition of the league.

Set a target of 135 for a win, the Gladiators chased down the target in only 17.1 overs courtesy a 48 run innings by veteran Kevin Pietersen who helped his team recover from the early loss of Shane Watson and Umar Amin while Asad Shafiq also perished after a breezy 22.

Pietersen was named Man-of-the-Match for his match winning effort.

All-rounder Mohammad Nawaz made an unbeaten 25 and helped Pietersen build a match winning partnership of 70 runs for the fourth wicket.

Steven Finn bowled with great hostility taking three wickets in his fiery spell but even his heroics couldn’t stop the Gladiators batting juggernaut.

Mohammad Sami took one wicket for 22 runs.

Earlier, United failed to make most of largely batting friendly conditions after being asked to bat first at the toss by Sarfraz.

United were jolted early as Anwar Ali and Rahat Ali accounted for Chadwick Walton and Asif Ali.

Asif fell to a peach of a delivery by the left-armer Rahat that pitched on middle-stump and swung late to hit the top of the off-stump.

Luke Ronchi upped the ante taking 24 off the first over bowled by Hastings. But the joy was short-lived for both Ronchi and United as the opener was bowled by left-arm spinner Hasan Khan for 43.

Ronchi’s demise brought to the crease Misbahul Haq who was leading the United outfit for the first time in the 2018 edition after missing the first two games due to a hamstring injury.

New entrant JP Duminy and Misbah failed to sustain the momentum provided by Ronchi, the duo couldn’t force the pace in the middle overs and both were dismissed in quick succession as they attempted to up the scoring rate.

United desperately needed boundaries at the end of their innings but we’re held back by Gladiators bowling line-up.

The shackles were finally broken by Faheem who tonked two sides of successive deliveries in the penultimate over bowled by Watson.

United were eventually restricted to 134 for seven and despite the sluggish nature of the pitch, the United batsmen were disappointing with their efforts.

Rahat took one for 18 in his four overs while Anwar and Hasan took a wicket apiece conceding 13 and 12 runs each.

Scorecard

9th Match: Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United  |  Quetta Gladiators won by 6 wickets

Match Details
Toss Quetta Gladiators, who chose to field Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2018
Umpires
REJ Martinesz and RT Robinson Match Date 28 Feb 2018
Match Referee RS Mahanama Ground Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
TV Umpire Shozab Raza (Pakistan)    
Player of Match Kevin Pietersen (Quetta Gladiators)    

Islamabad United Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Luke Ronchi †
b Hassan Khan 43 0 26 7 1
2
Chadwick Walton
lbw Anwar Ali 8 0 7 0 0
3
Asif Ali
b Rahat Ali 6 0 7 0 0
4
Jean-Paul Duminy
c Mohammad Nawaz b John Hastings 14 0 26 0 0
5
Misbah ul Haq *
c Mahmudullah b Shane Watson 22 0 25 1 1
6
Hussain Talat
not out 9 0 13 0 0
7
Fahim Ashraf
run out Mohammad Nawaz 21 0 13 1 2
8
Shadab Khan
run out John Hastings 3 0 3 0 0
9
Mohammad Sami
Did not bat
10
Rumman Raees
Did not bat
11
Steven Finn
Did not bat
Extra w 8 8
Total 7 wickets; 20.0 overs; 134 6.7 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-13 ( Chadwick Walton, 2.1 ) ;  

2-25 ( Asif Ali, 4.1 ) ;  

3-66 ( Luke Ronchi, 8.2 ) ;  

4-93 ( Jean-Paul Duminy, 14.1 ) ;  

5-99 ( Misbah ul Haq , 16.2 ) ;  

6-128 ( Fahim Ashraf, 19.1 ) ;  

7-134 ( Shadab Khan, 20.0 )

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Anwar Ali
2.0 0 13 1 0 0

Mohammad Nawaz
4.0 0 20 0 1 0

Rahat Ali
4.0 0 18 1 2 0

John Hastings
4.0 0 36 1 1 0

Hassan Khan
2.0 0 12 1 0 0

Shane Watson
4.0 0 35 1 4 0

Quetta Gladiators Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Asad Shafiq
b Steven Finn 22 0 16 4 0
2
Shane Watson
c Rumman Raees b Steven Finn 13 0 11 1 1
3
Umar Amin
b Mohammad Sami 6 0 5 1 0
4
Kevin Pietersen
c Asif Ali b Steven Finn 48 0 34 4 3
5
Mohammad Nawaz
not out 25 0 31 0 2
6
Sarfraz Ahmed * †
not out 7 0 7 1 0
7
Mahmudullah
Did not bat
8
John Hastings
Did not bat
9
Rahat Ali
Did not bat
10
Anwar Ali
Did not bat
11
Hassan Khan
Did not bat
Extra lb 7, w 6, nb 1 14
Total 4 wickets; 17.1 overs; 0 mins 135 7.86 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-31 ( Shane Watson, 3.3 ) ;  

2-42 ( Umar Amin, 4.4 ) ;  

3-48 ( Asad Shafiq, 6.0 ) ;  

4-118 ( Kevin Pietersen, 15.2 ) ;  

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Rumman Raees
2.0 0 11 0 0 1

Mohammad Sami
4.0 0 22 1 1 0

Steven Finn
4.0 0 35 3 0 0

Fahim Ashraf
3.0 0 30 0 1 0

Shadab Khan
3.1 0 24 0 1 0

Hussain Talat
1.0 0 6 0 3 0

Match Notes

Islamabad United Inning

  • Islamabad United : 50 runs in 6.0 overs (36 balls), Extras 1

  • 3rd Wicket : 50 runs in 24 balls

    (Luke Ronchi 32
    , Jean-Paul Duminy 7

    , Ex 2)

  • Islamabad United : 100 runs in 16.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 3

  • Innings Break : Islamabad United – 134/7 in 20.0 overs

    (Hussain Talat 9

Quetta Gladiators Inning

  • Quetta Gladiators : 50 runs in 6.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 2

  • 4th Wicket : 50 runs in 43 balls

    (Kevin Pietersen 16
    , Mohammad Nawaz 30

    , Ex 4)

  • Quetta Gladiators : 100 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls), Extras 6