HBL PSL 2016 – 11th Match: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators

HBL PSL 2016 – 11th Match: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators

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HBL PSL 2016 – 11th Match: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators

Quetta dominate Islamabad once again as they move to the top of the table

Islamabad United were back in action after a dominant performance against Lahore Qalandars from the day before. Gladiators won the toss and chose to field, as Sharjeel Khan and Shane Watson came to open the innings for United, fresh from a record breaking partnership in the HBL PSL. Their partnership would end earlier this time around though, as Zulfiqar Babar took Sharjeel with a juicy full toss which went unpunished and landed safely in Akbar Ur Rehman’s hands in the fourth over. Watson got off to a flying start and it seemed he never left the pitch from the night before! He took on Muhammad Nawaz and smashed him for consecutive sixes, and in no time had taken Islamabad United to 39/1 after five overs. Brad Haddin whacked a glorious six from the first ball he faced in the tournament and United were off to a promising start. However, things took a dramatic turn for Islamabad once Watson was dismissed off Aizaz Cheema in the seventh over after scoring 40 from 28 balls. Gladiators halted proceedings through some brilliant bowling.

Grant Elliot made his debut for the Gladiators in the HBL PSL and wasted little time in making his mark. He bowled a clever slower ball and deceived Haddin, who was stumped by Sarfraz behind the stumps. He got Billings on his very next delivery, as Islamabad’s batsmen began to lose control of the innings. After the end of their first ten overs, United were 66/4. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals as Gladiators started bossing the match. Khalid Latif was next to fall off Mohammad Nabi as he was caught leg before. Hawkeye revealed that the ball would have missed the stumps. Nawaz picked up Imran Khalid next, just as he was beginning to score some runs. Andre Russell was also sent packing cheaply as Islamabad failed to get a single partnership going and their tail collapsed dramatically. Elliot ended up with 3 wickets as Islamabad were bowled all out for 117 runs in 19.1 overs. Gladiators must have felt pretty confident going in to the break.

Luke Wright and Ahmad Shehzad opened the innings for the Gladiators. They needed to keep wickets intact but Andre Russell had different ideas and bowled a phenomenal third over of the innings. Wright was caught by Sam Billings on the off side, before Russell bowled a superb yorker on the very next delivery to bowl out Kevin Pietersen for a golden duck! It seemed as if we had a match on our hands but Shehzad kept scoring runs steadily on the other end with some beautiful strokes. Quetta’s skipper Sarfraz Ahmed kept rotating the strike and started to build a partnership with Shehzad. Both batsmen put on an important partnership, adding 59 runs from 43 balls for the 3rd wicket before Shehzad became Russell’s third victim as he was caught in the deep by Sharjeel. Shehzad scored a confident

Quetta Gladiators were firmly in control of the match when Nawaz came out to bat. Sarfraz kept the scoreboard ticking knowing that his team did not need to do anything fancy. Ajmal tried to contain runs but wickets were hard to come by for United. The Gladiators cruised to their target in the 17th over, as Sarfraz led from the front and remained unbeaten at 51 from 39 deliveries, capping off another comprehensive victory by seven wickets. Grant Elliott was awarded the man of the match for his wonderful bowling performance. With this win, the Gladiators move to the top of the table once again as they continue to dominate in the HBL PSL.

Scorecard

11th Match: Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators  |  Quetta Gladiators won by 7 wickets

Match Details
Toss Quetta Gladiators, who chose to field Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2016
Umpires
Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and JS Wilson Match Date 11 Feb 2016
Match Referee Mohammad Anees (Pakistan) Ground Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
TV Umpire Shozab Raza (Pakistan)    
Player of Match Grant Elliott (Quetta Gladiators)    

Islamabad United Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1

Shane Watson *

c Ahmed Shehzad b Aizaz Cheema 40 0 28 3 3
2

Sharjeel Khan

c Akbar-ur-Rehman b Zulfiqar Babar 2 0 3 0 0
3

Brad Haddin †

st Sarfraz Ahmed b Grant Elliott 15 0 15 0 1
4

Khalid Latif

lbw Mohammad Nabi 6 0 10 0 0
5

Sam Billings

lbw Grant Elliott 2 0 4 0 0
6

Imran Khalid

c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz 18 0 18 1 1
7

Kamran Ghulam

c Anwar Ali b Grant Elliott 9 0 12 0 0
8

Andre Russell

lbw Zulfiqar Babar 10 0 13 1 0
9

Saeed Ajmal

c Zulfiqar Babar b Anwar Ali 10 0 6 0 1
10

Rumman Raees

b Aizaz Cheema 2 0 5 0 0
11

Mohammad Irfan

not out 0 0 1 0 0
Extra w 3 3
Total 10 wickets; 19.1 overs; 0 mins 117 6.1 runs per over

Fall of wickets
1-25 ( Sharjeel Khan, 3.4 ) ;  
2-55 ( Shane Watson, 6.4 ) ;  
3-60 ( Brad Haddin, 8.0 ) ;  
4-64 ( Sam Billings, 9.1 ) ;  
5-68 ( Khalid Latif, 11.0 ) ;  
6-86 ( Imran Khalid, 13.3 ) ;  
7-103 ( Andre Russell, 17.0 ) ;  
8-103 ( Kamran Ghulam, 17.1 ) ;  
9-117 ( Rumman Raees, 18.5 ) ;  
10-117 ( Saeed Ajmal, 19.1 )

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Anwar Ali

2.1 0 10 1 1 0

Zulfiqar Babar

4.0 0 29 2 0 0

Aizaz Cheema

3.0 0 14 2 1 0

Mohammad Nawaz

4.0 0 29 1 0 0

Grant Elliott

4.0 0 25 3 1 0

Mohammad Nabi

2.0 0 10 1 0 0

Quetta Gladiators Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1

Luke Wright

c Sam Billings b Andre Russell 5 0 6 1 0
2

Ahmed Shehzad

c Sharjeel Khan b Andre Russell 41 0 31 5 1
3

Kevin Pietersen

b Andre Russell 0 0 1 0 0
4

Sarfraz Ahmed * †

not out 51 0 39 6 0
5

Mohammad Nawaz

not out 14 0 21 0 0
6

Mohammad Nabi

Did not bat
7

Aizaz Cheema

Did not bat
8

Akbar-ur-Rehman

Did not bat
9

Grant Elliott

Did not bat
10

Anwar Ali

Did not bat
11

Zulfiqar Babar

Did not bat
Extra lb 1, w 5, nb 1 7
Total 3 wickets; 16.1 overs; 118 7.3 runs per over

Fall of wickets
1-14 ( Luke Wright, 2.2 ) ;  
2-14 ( Kevin Pietersen, 2.3 ) ;  
3-73 ( Ahmed Shehzad, 9.4 ) ;  

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Andre Russell

3.0 0 18 3 2 0

Mohammad Irfan

2.0 0 23 0 1 0

Shane Watson *

1.0 0 7 0 0 0

Rumman Raees

3.0 0 19 0 1 1

Saeed Ajmal

4.0 0 24 0 0 0

Imran Khalid

3.1 0 26 0 1 0

Match Notes

Islamabad United Inning

  • Islamabad United : 50 runs in 5.5 overs (35 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket : 50 runs in 14 balls
    (Brad Haddin 18
    , Shane Watson 11
    , Ex 0)
  • Islamabad United : 100 runs in 16.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 1
  • Innings Break : Islamabad United – 117/10 in 19.1 overs
    (Mohammad Irfan 0

Quetta Gladiators Inning

  • Quetta Gladiators : 50 runs in 6.1 overs (37 balls), Extras 2
  • 3rd Wicket : 50 runs in 31 balls
    (Sarfraz Ahmed 20
    , Ahmed Shehzad 25
    , Ex 0)
  • Quetta Gladiators : 100 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 6