Match 9: Islamabad United Vs Quetta Gladiators

Bilal Qadir

Match 9: Islamabad United Vs Quetta Gladiators

After a break, cricket fans were waiting for another thrilling match of Pakistan Super League. Today match was played between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators. Islamabad United is the one-time winner of Pakistan Super League and Quetta Gladiators are two times runner-up. So we could expect a tough game between both the teams as both sides were good. Good news for Islamabad fans Misbah ul Haq is back. Quetta won the toss and they decided to bowl first. Two changes for both sides. John Hastings and Mahmudullah in replace of Rossouw and Archer. Misbah ul Haq and JP Dumny in replace of Sahibzada Farhan and Andre Russell. Anwar Ali took the wicket of Walton. He scored 8 runs from 7 balls. Rahat Ali took the wicket of Asif Ali. He scored 6 runs from 7 balls. Hassan Khan took the wicket of Ronchi. He scored 43 runs from 26 balls. Misbah ul Haq and Duminy were on the crease. After 9 overs, Islamabad United were 68 for 3. Islamabad United was looking for the solid partnership. Sarfraz is using his bowlers pretty good. We all know he is aggressive captain. Misbah Ul Haq hit his first six to Hassan Khan. What a huge six. Misbah was looking in form. John Hastings took the wicket of Dumny. He scored 14 runs from 26 balls. Hussain Talat was the new batsman. After 15 overs, Islamabad United were 97 for 5. Misbah ul Haq was now the key for Islamabad United in order to set the high target for Quetta Gladiators. Shane Watson took the wicket of Misbah Ul Haq. He scored 22 runs from 25 balls. Islamabad United was now under pressure. Faheem Ashraf was the new batsman. After hitting two sixes to Shane Watson, Faheem Ashraf run out. He scored 21 runs from 13 balls. Shadab Khan was the new batsman. Islamabad United set the target of 135 for Quetta Gladiators. Hussain Talat remained not out. He scored 9 runs from 13 balls. Luke Ronchi was the highest scorer from Islamabad United. He scored 43 runs from 26 balls. Anwar Ali, Rahat Ali, John Hastings, Hassan Khan and Shane Watson took 1 wicket each. 

 

 

Misbah Ul Haq scored 22 runs from 25 balls in his first inning in PSL 3

Shane Watson and Asad Shafiq were opening the innings for Quetta Gladiators. Rumman Raees was to bowl the 1st over for Islamabad United. Good 1st over from Ruman Raees. He just gave 1 run. Muhammad Sami was to bowl the 2nd over. Muhammad Sami gave 9 runs in his 1st over. Quetta Gladiators after 2 overs, 11 without any loss. Ruman Raees took the wicket of Shane Watson. Oh no no that was no ball from Ruman Raees and Shane Watson would survive. After hitting one four and six to Steve Finn, Steve Finn took the revenge and picked up the Shane Watson wicket. He scored 13 runs from 11 balls. Umar Amin was the new batsman. Muhammad Sami took the wicket of Umar Amin. He scored 6 runs from 5 balls. Kevin Pietersen was the new batsman. After 5 overs, Quetta Gladiators were 42 for 2. Steve Finn took another one. Asad Shafiq who was playing good, got out. He scored 22 runs from 16 balls. Muhammad Nawaz was the new batsman. After 10 overs, Quetta Gladiators were 73 for 3. Kevin Pietersen was looking dangerous. Bad news for Islamabad United fans, Ruman Raees got injured during fielding. 

Ruman Raees Got Injured during fielding vs Quetta Gladiators

Kevin Pietersen and Muhammad Nawaz were bashing balls everywhere in the ground. They were looking in hurry to finish the match. After 15 overs, Quetta Gladiators were 112 for 3. Steve Finn took the wicket of Kevin Pietersen. He scored 48 runs from 34 balls. Sarfraz Ahmed was the new batsman. Quetta Gladiators won the match by 6 wickets.  

Final Score Card Match 9

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