PSL 2018: Schedule
Match Basics

Match 19 : 
Quetta Gladiators versus Karachi Kings
Date: 8th March, 2018
Ground: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Umpires: : Asif Yaqoob, Shozab Raza
Toss won by: Karachi Kings, elected to field first
Scorecard Summary

1st Team Play: 180/4 (20 Overs, RR: 9.0).


Batting: Shane Watson 90 runs off 58 balls, Kevin Pietersen 52 runs off 34 balls.

Bowling: Usman Khan 1/22 in 4 overs, Shahid Afridi 1/29 in 4 overs.

Target: 181 runs from 20 overs.

2ND Team Play: 113/8 (20 Overs, RR: 5.65).


Batting: Imad Wasim 35 runs off 31 balls, Babar Azam 32 runs off 32 balls.

Bowling: Anwar Ali 2/21 in 3 overs, Mohammad Nawaz 1/17 in 4 overs.

Player of the match: Shane Watson.

Result: Quetta Gladiators won by 67 runs.

Highlights & Analysis

  1. In the sunset of their glorious careers, Pietersen and Watson ripped through Karachi with an absorbing partnership of 86 runs in just 58 balls. Their partnership helped Quetta maintain a high run rate through the middle overs and resulted in Quetta posting a mammoth total.
  1. With Afridi opening the batting, Karachi looked to get off to a flying start from the very beginning. That, unfortunately for them, did not happen. Afridi fell early and started the slide which the rest of the batting lineup was unable to stop. Four of their top five batsmen fell for a combined six runs, with Denly, Afridi, Ingram and Bopara scoring 1, 1, 5 and 0 respectively.
  1. This game produced big numbers and records. Quetta’s winning margin was the greatest ever in PSL history and Shane Watson’s glorious innings meant that he now holds the record for the highest number of runs scored in an innings in this year’s edition. Lastly, Quetta just fell short of recording the highest total of this season by three runs.
  1. Quetta surge to second in the table after Thursday’s big win, their eight points behind only Multan Sultan, who have nine. Karachi, with seven points, drop down to fourth.


Quetta Gladiators

Karachi Kings

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
Imad Wasim (skipper)
Khurram Manzoor
Shahid Afridi
Babar Azam
Colin Ingram
Ravi Bopara
Muhammad Amir
Tymal Mills
Muhammad Irfan
Muhammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper)
Joe Denly
David Wiese
Muhammad Taha
Hassan Mohsin
Usama Mir

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