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PSL 2017, 15th Match: Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by six wickets

11:48 PM | 23 Feb, 2017
PSL 2017, 15th Match: Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by six wickets
DUBAI - Quetta Gladiators have booked their berth in the play-offs of the second edition of Pakistan Super League, with an outstanding six-wicket win against Karachi Kings in Dubai on Thursday.

Chasing a target of 155 runs target, Asad Shafiq and Ahmad Shahzad's fifties led to an easy win for the topped ranked on points table Gladiators.

Ahmed Shahzad scored three sixes and four boundaries to score 54 off 40 deliveries, while Asad Shafiq scored 51 off 38 with the help of one six and six boundaries.


Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 19 off 17 deliveries to complete Quetta’s win with a boundary to backwards point off Mohammad Aamir.

For Karachi Kings, Sohail Khan got two wickets, taking his tournament’s wickets tally to 11 – the most by any bowler in the second season.

Earlier, Quetta Kings won the and bowled out Karachi Kings at 154/6 in 20 overs. Babar Azam scored 36 and captain Kumar Sangakkara 28 managed to give Kings a brisk start but both departed after powerplay as the Gladiators fought back in the match.

Out-of-form Chris Gayle just managed to post 29 runs off 34 balls. Shoaib Malik also scored just 9 runs from 9 balls.


Some late hitting from Kieron Pollard in the final over guided Kings to a respectable total of 154. The West Indian all-rounder made a 19-ball 31 hitting three fours and one six. Ravi Bopara could only score 1 run.

For Gladiators, Mahmudullah picked up three vital wickets, Anwar Ali got two while Mir Hamza chipped in with one.

The match started at 09:00 PM Pakistan time, which corresponds to 08:00 PM Indian time, 05:00 GMT and 08:00 PM according to UAE time on Monday.

Where to watch: All matches will air on PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Geo Super. Similarly, cricket enthusiasts of the world can catch live action on MENA – OSN, Africa – Startimes, Bangladesh – Gazi TV, UK – A plus, channel 44, Prime TV, Geo TV, Caribbean – Flow TV, USA – A Plus, Afghanistan – Moby.


Karachi Kings will be out of the tournament in case they lose a match. Quetta is on the top of the points table with 7 points after playing five matches. Lahore and Islamabad are on second and third positions respectively with 6 points each after playing six matches.

Peshawar is at number four with five points after playing six matches while Karachi Kings is holding the last spot with 4 points after playing five games.


Squads

Karachi Kings: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Safiullah Bangash, Shazaib Hasan, Sohail Khan, Kieron Pollard, Ryan McLaren, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Usman Khan, Hasan Mohsin, Mahela Jayawardene, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam.

Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Umar Gul, Asad Shafiq, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Nawaz, Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Rilee Rossouw, Mahmudullah Riyad, Anwar Ali, Tymal Mills, Hassan Khan, Nathan McCullum, Thisara Perera, Bismillah Khan, Mir Hamza, Zulfiqar Babar, Saad Nasim, Umar Amin, Noor Wali.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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