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PSL 2018: Schedule
Match Basics

Match 3:
Islamabad United versus Quetta Gladiators
Date: 28 th February,2018
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Umpires: Tim Robinson, Ranmore Martinesz
Toss won by: Quetta Gladiators, elected to field first.
Scorecard Summary
Β 1st Team Play: 134/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.7)Performers:

Batting: Luke Ronchi 43 runs off 26 balls, Faheem Ashraf 21 off 13 balls.

Bowling: Rahat Ali 1/18 in 4 overs, Mohammad Nawaz 0/20 in 4 overs.

Target: 135 runs from 20 overs.

2ND Team Play: 135/4 (17.1 Overs, RR: 7.86)

Performers:

Batting: Kevin Pietersen 48 runs off 34 balls, Asad Shafiq 22 runs off 16 balls.

Bowling: ST Finn 3/35 in 4 overs, Mohammad Sami 1/22 in 4 overs.

Player of the match: Kevin Pietersen

Result: Quetta Gladiators won by 6 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

Highlights & Analysis

  1. In the first match of the season at the historic Sharjah Cricket Stadium, the Quetta Galdiators put in an impressive performance and stifled Islamabad United to record a morale boosting victory. The starring role in their success was played by the brilliant Kevin Pietersen. After an uneasy start to his innings, Pietersen settled and started to play in the way that has put many bowling attacks to the sword. He smashed the ball to the boundary seven times and in doing so, wrecked any chances of Islamabad pulling off an unlikely victory.
  2. The setup and platform for the batting fireworks were setup by the well rounded Quetta bowling attack. The bowlers not only took wickets at crucial times but also kept the Islamabad batsmen in check and provided them with few if any easy opportunities to score.
  3. The Islamabad outfit must be disappointed by their experienced middle order’s inability to score runs and build upon the good work of Luke Ronchi, whose innings was perhaps the only positive of the night for them. Both Misbah-ul-Haq and JP Duminy were playing their first matches of the season and looked understandably rusty. They must quickly find form if Islamabad are to have a positive season.
  4. Quetta climb to third place and now have four points. Misbah’s Islamabad, meanwhile, are stuck on two points, and are placed fifth, in what is proving to be a substandard season.

Teams


Quetta Gladiators


Islamabad United

Sarfraz Ahmed (skipper)
Asad Shafiq, Umer Amin
Muhammad Nawaz, Kevin Pietersen
Rahat Ali, Shane Watson
Hassaan Khan, Anwar Ali
Jofra Archer
Rilee Rosouw
Rameez Raja (jnr)
Saud Shakeel
Saad Ali
Mahmoodullah Riyadh
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Misbah-ul-Haq (c)
Alex Hales
Sam Billings
Mohammad Hasan
Chadwick Walton
Rohail Nazir
Luke Ronchi
Amad Butt
JP Duminy
Hussain Talat
Samit Pate
Andre Russell
Shadab Khan
Faheem Ashraf
Samuel Badree
Steven Finn
Mohammad Sami
Rumman Raees
Zafar Gohar

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