Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by five wickets
SHARJAH: Quetta Gladiators defeated Karachi Kings by five wickets in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) match at Sharjah on Saturday, ARY News reported.
Karachi Kings won the toss and opted to bat first. They scored 126/9 in their 20 overs.
Skipper Shoaib Malik missed out on his half century as he was dismissed on 45 runs from 38 balls which included three fours and two sixes. James Vince contributed 23 runs from 17 balls with the help of a boundary and a six.
Ravi Bopara, the star of the Kings’ previous match, managed to score 14 runs for the team while Shakib Al-Hasan made 10 runs from 19 balls.
Grant Elliott took four wickets for Quetta Gladiators.
The Gladiators, chasing 127 runs to win the match, reached the target in 18.5 overs with five wickets in hand.
Openers Ahmed Shehzad was the stand out batsman for the Quetta side as he made 41 runs of 27 balls while hitting seven boundaries. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed was not out at 29 runs while Kevin Pietersen contributed 26 runs with the bat.
Usama Mir took two wickets for Karachi Kings while Shakib Al-Hasan and Imad Wasim grabbed a wicket each as well.
QUETTA GLADIATORS INNINGS
Over 18.5: Quetta Gladiators 127/5 (match over)
Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by five wickets.
Over 18: Quetta Gladiators 121/5 (require 6 runs to win)
Four runs given by Ravi Bopara in the over.
Over 17: Quetta Gladiators 117/5 (require 10 runs to win)
Mohammad Nawaz was run out by James Vince.
WICKET: Mohammad Nawaz run out 6 (7b 0x4 0x6). Quetta Gladiators 117/5 in 17 overs. Next batsman: Anwar Ali.
Over 16: Quetta Gladiators 112/4 (require 15 runs to win)
Sohail Khan found the inside edge but the ball went to the boundary.
Over 15: Quetta Gladiators 104/4 (require 23 runs to win)
Shakib Al-Hasan trapped Grant Elliott leg before.
WICKET: Grant Elliott lbw b Shakib Al-Hasan 5 (5b 1×4 0x6). Quetta Gladiators 103/4 in 14.3 overs. Next batsman: Mohammad Nawaz
Over 14: Quetta Gladiators 98/3 (require 29 runs to win)
Sohail Khan gave three runs in the over.
Over 13: Quetta Gladiators 95/3 (require 32 runs to win)
Usama Mir dismissed Kevin Pietersen and got Kevin Pietersen caught out .
WICKET: Kevin Pietersen c Sohail Tanvir b Usama Mir 26 (22b 7×4 0x6). Quetta Gladiators 95/3 in 12.5 overs. Next batsman: Grant Elliott
Over 12: Quetta Gladiators 92/2 (require 35 runs to win)
Five runs taken from Ravi Bopara’s over.
Over 11: Quetta Gladiators 87/2 (require 40 runs to win)
Kevin Pietersen scored the six from Usama Mir’s over.
Over 10: Quetta Gladiators 77/2 (require 50 runs to win)
Ravi Bopara gave six runs in his first over.
Over 9: Quetta Gladiators 71/2 (require 56 runs to win)
Usama Mir dismissed danger man Ahmed Shehzad in the over.
WICKET: Ahmed Shehzad b Usama Mir 41 (27b 7×4 0x6). Quetta Gladiators 66/2 in 8.1 overs. Next batsman: Sarfraz Ahmed.
Over 8: Quetta Gladiators 66/1 (require 61 runs to win)
Kevin Pietersen came down the pitch and hit Imad Wasim for a six.
Over 7: Quetta Gladiators 56/1 (require 71 runs to win)
Things looking comfortable for the batting side. Ahmed Shehzad cut Usama Mir for a boundary.
Over 6: Quetta Gladiators 47/1 (require 80 runs to win)
Ahmed Shehzad scored three boundaries from Shakib Al-Hasan’s over.
Over 5: Quetta Gladiators 35/1 (require 92 runs to win)
Imad Wasim got a wicket on the first ball and gave just two runs in it.
WICKET: Luke Wright c Mir Hamza b Imad Wasim 11 (12b 1×4 0x6). Quetta Gladiators 33/1 in 4.1 overs. Next batsman: Kevin Pietersen.
Over 4: Quetta Gladiators 33/0 (require 94 runs to win)
Shakib Al-Hasan was brought into bowl and he conceded 11 runs in the over. Sohail Tanvir’s over throw gave Gladiators five runs in the match.
Over 3: Quetta Gladiators 22/0 (require 105 runs to win)
Ahmed Shehzad played a wonderful cover drive of Sohail Khan to score the boundary.
Over 2: Quetta Gladiators 13/0 (require 114 runs to win)
Sohail Tanvir gave seven runs in the over. Luke Wright struck the wrong-footed bowler straight down the ground for a four.
Over 1: Quetta Gladiators 8/0 (require 119 runs to win)
A solid start by Qalandars’ openers Ahmed Shehzad and Luke Wright scored eight runs from the first over bowled by Sohail Khan. Ahmed Shehzad scored the boundary via cut shot.
KARACHI KINGS INNINGS
Over 20: Karachi Kings 126/9
Quetta Gladiators require 127 runs to win the match.
WICKET: Mushfiqur Rahim c & b Aizaz Cheema 6 (5b 1×4 0x6). Karachi Kings 120/9 in 19.4 overs Next batsman: Mir Hamza.
Over 19: Karachi Kings 118/8
Imad Wasim was run out by Zulfiqar Babar while the spinner bowled out Usama Mir in the over.
WICKET: Usama Mir b Zulfiqar Babar 0 (1b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 118/8 in 18.5 overs. Next batsman: Sohail Khan.
WICKET: Imad Wasim run out 2 (2b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 113/7 in 18.2 overs Next batsman: Usama Mir.
Over 18: Karachi Kings 112/6
A double strike by Grant Elliott as he dismissed Sohail Tanvir and Ravi Bopara in the same over.
WICKET: Ravi Bopara c & b Grant Elliott 14 (17b 1×4 0x6). Karachi Kings 111/6 in 17.5 overs Next batsman: Imad Wasim.
WICKET: Sohail Tanvir c Mohammad Nawaz b Grant Elliott 8 (7b 1×4 0x6). Karachi Kings 111/5 in 17.2 overs Next batsman: Mushfiqur Rahim.
Over 17: Karachi Kings 110/4
Nine runs coming from Zulfiqar Babar’s over. Sohail Tanvir swept the left armer for four runs.
Over 16: Karachi Kings 101/4
Grant Elliott provided another wicket for Gladiators as he dismissed Shakib Al-Hasan in his over.
WICKET: Shakib Al-Hasan c Aizaz Cheema b Grant Elliott 10 (19b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 97/4 in 15.1 overs Next batsman: Sohail Tanvir.
Over 15: Karachi Kings 97/3
Shoaib Malik reverse swept Mohammad Nabi for a boundary
Over 14: Karachi Kings 91/3
Five runs given by Mohammad Nawaz in the over.
Over 13: Karachi Kings 86/3
Shoaib Malik missed out on his half century as he was dismissed on 45 by Mohammad Nabi.
WICKET: Shoaib Malik c Ahmed Shehzad b Mohammad Nabi 45 (38b 3×4 2×6). Karachi Kings 86/3 in 12.5 overs Next batsman: Ravi Bopara.
Over 12: Karachi Kings 84/2
Mohammad Nawaz gave nine runs in the over thanks to a four leg-byes.
Over 11: Karachi Kings 75/2
Karachi Kings took nine runs from Mohammad Nabi’s first over. Shoaib Malik cleared the boundary on the last ball.
Over 10: Karachi Kings 66/2
Grant Elliott clean sent James Vince back into the pavilion.
WICKET: James Vince b Grant Elliott 23 (17b 1×4 1×6). Karachi Kings 63/2 in 9.2 overs. Next batsman: Shakib Al-Hasan
Over 9: Karachi Kings 62/1
Mohammad Nawaz gave five singles in the over.
Over 8: Karachi Kings 57/1
Karachi Kings batsmen score five runs from Grant Elliott’s over.
Over 7: Karachi Kings 52/1
Fifty up for Karachi Kings as Aizaz Cheema gave three singles in the over.
Over 6: Karachi Kings 49/1
Shoaib Malik hit Mohammad Nawaz towards the covers for a boundary.
Over 5: Karachi Kings 40/1
Aizaz Cheema was handed the ball to bowl and he gave 11 runs in his first over. James Vince hit the pacer for a maximum.
Over 4: Karachi Kings 29/1
Shoaib Malik scored the first six of the match towards the midwicket area from the bowling of Zulfiqar Babar. He then came down the track to hit the spinner for a boundary.
Over 3: Karachi Kings 17/1
Anwar Ali went for in his second over as Shoaib Malik struck the two consecutive boundaries. Nauman Anwar was cleaned up by the pacer.
WICKET: Nauman Anwar b Anwar Ali 6 (9b 1×4 0x6). Karachi Kings 16/1 in 2.4 overs. Next batsman: James Vince.
Over 2: Karachi Kings 7/0
Left arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar bowled the second over and gave just two runs in it.
Over 1: Karachi Kings 5/0
Nauman Anwar and skipper Shoaib Malik opened the batting for Karachi Kings while Anwar Ali bowled the first over. Anwar drove Anwar Ali for a boundary towards the off side.