PSL 2018, 9th match: Quetta beat Islamabad by six wickets

08:29 PM | 28 Feb, 2018
PSL 2018, 9th match: Quetta beat Islamabad by six wickets
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SHARJAH - Quetta Gladiators defeated Islamabad United by six wickets in the ninth match of the Pakistan Super League 2018 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Batting first, Islamabad United scored 134 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. Luke Ronchi made 43 runs off 26 balls while skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scored 22. In reply, Quetta Gladiators achieved the target in 17.1 overs for four wickets. Kevin Pietersen was declared man of the match as he hammered 48 in just 31 balls.

Both the teams made changes in their squad as Misbah-ul Haq and JP Duminy joined United's final playing-11, while John Hastings and Mahmudullah are featuring for the Gladiators.

Fast bowler Anwar Ali gave an early breakthrough to Quetta after taking down United's opener Chadwick Walton for eight runs in his second over of the match.

Earlier, Quetta Gladiators skipper Sarfaraz Ahmad won the toss and elected to bowl first against Islamabad United in the ninth match of the Pakistan Super League 2018 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

The match starts at 09.00pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST). PTV Sports, Geo Sports, and Ten Sports will broadcast live fixtures for Pakistan and UAE citizens.

The cricket fans can also view the match online on the PSL-T20 Official website. For the live score, updates, and analysis, you can follow dailypakistan.com.pk.

You can also download Goonj application for Live Streaming.

Both the teams have won one match and lost one match so far. Islamabad United collapsed against Peshawar Zalmi by 34 runs but rallied to defeat Multan Sultans by 5 wickets in their next match.

Currently, Islamabad United is at fifth place in the rankings while Quetta Gladiators are on the third spot.

Points Table:

SQUADS

Islamabad United: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Mohammad Hasan, Chadwick Walton, Rohail Nazir, Luke Ronchi, Amad Butt, Jean-Paul Duminy, Hussain Talat, Samit Patel, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Samuel Badree, Steven Finn, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees and Zafar Gohar.

Quetta Gladiators: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Rilee Rossouw, Jason Roy, Kevin Pietersen, Rameez Raja, Asad Shafiq, Shane Watson, Umar Amin, Mohammad Nawaz, Mahmudullah, Jofra Archer, Saad Ali, Saud Shakeel, Rashid Khan, Anwar Ali, Hassan Khan Mohammad, Mir Hamza, Rahat Ali and Hasan Khan.

Match Prediction 

Karachi 60%

Islamabad 40%

Weather Report

No chances of rain