PSL 6 – Quetta Gladiators beat Multan Sultans by 22 runs
KARACHI – Quetta Gladiators defeated Multan Sultan by 22 runs, bagging the first victory of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 on Wednesday.
Gladiators have set a target of 177 runs while Sultans' all players were sent to the pavilion at 157 runs by the rival team's bowlers. Gladiators have become the first side to defend a total in PSL 6.
Sultans' opening batsman Mohammad Rizwan took a strong start by smashing 66 scores while James Vince scored 23 runs before he was caught out by Sarfaraz Ahmed.
The rest of the team, however, could not face the sizzling bowling by Gladiators, who were striving for overcoming their losing streak. Qais Ahmed, who also won player of the match title, took three wickets while Hasnain claimed two wickets.
Earlier today, Gladiators won the toss and decided to field first against Sultans.
Quetta Gladiators: Anwar Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Dale Steyn, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis
Multan Sultans: Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan Sr
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