Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Highlights
Islamabad United- Scattered On The Crease:
As soon as the match started, the first ever ball of this league went dot, but Anwar Ali continued and delivered maid in first over. It has became a remarkable over of Anwar Ali as the first over of the league went in zero runs. The start if Islamabad United was extremely slow but soon the wickets fell rapidly which put a lot of pressure on them. The opening partnership of Shane Watson and Sharjeel Khan did not went long and soon the top and the middle order failed on the crease. The top and the middle order of Islamabad United scattered on the crease. The score was below 100 after 15 overs but as soon as Andre Russell entered in the ground, very powerfully he smashed the ball and enabled his team to cross 100 with the contribution of the skipper Misbah ul Haq. Before the entrance of Andre Russell on the crease theinnings were dull and slow. But Russell charged his partner Misbah where they both put up the score to 128. Russell remained on the crease till the last ball of the innings. Andre Russell has altered the complexion of the game and made the last four overs very coastly for Gladiators. Skipper played responsibily and scored highest among his team of 41 in 28 balls by playing his typical Misbah knocks.
After a failed batting performance Islamabad United again chose a wrong side. They were not very impressive in bowling as they did not aware of the fact that the pitch needed a spinner. The main ingredient of the pitch is to introduce spinners who could easily counter the batsman. They must know how to aim in the stumps. Muhammad Irfan has been gone for plenty and remained an expensive bowler for United.
Quetta Gladiators – Glads Every One:
The start of Gladiators was fantastic, openers beautifully posted 55 runs together but sooner Shehzad went to pavillion by an immature shot. Whereas Luke Wright has played a terrific innings of 86 in just 53 balls, by hiiting …. Smashed sixes and plenty of foures and gathered the target to an easy win. The charismatic innings of Luke Wright went amazing and sooner he became a batsman who deserved a standing ovation. He played very defencive strokes which were very aggressive. Kieven Pieterson went early on just 8 runs, by a LBW. But the consistent partnership of Muhammad Nawaz and the charming Luke Wright got a way towards the victory. By the end of 16 overs Quetta Gladiators finished the match and set a remarkable winning in the innaugaral match of PSL. Muhammad Nawaz also played well with the support of Wright and stayed on the crease till the last ball.
Quetta bowled very well with the spinners. Quetta really dominated the game with an over all performance. They bowled extremely amazing where a new comer Muhammad Nawaz took four despertately needed wickets by giving just 13 runs which was extremely marvellous. This kind of performance with a new comer who is playing his first ever international match is very difficult but Nawaz made it beautifully. Nawaz remained a key man for Gladiators for the magical spell and of four wickets in his first International match.