PSL 2019 – Match 8: Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators

PSL 2019 Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators
PSL 2019
            Match Basics
PSL 4: Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators
Date: 20th February 2019
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Shozab Raza , Asif Yaqoob
Toss won by: Quetta Gladiators, decided to ball first
Scorecard Summary
Multan Sultans Innings: 160/9 (20 Overs)
Batting:Shoaib Malik 53 off 37 balls, J.M Vince 28 off 17 balls
Bowling: Mohammad Irfan 2/32 from 4 overs, Ghulam Mudassar 2/44 from 4  overs
Target: 161 runs from 20 overs
Quetta Gladiators Innings: 161/2 (18.3 Overs)
Batting:SR Watson 61 off 40 balls, Rossouw 67 off 45 balls
Bowling:Mohammad Irfan 1/26 from 4 overs,  Shahid Afridi 1/36 from 4 overs
Result: Quetta Gladiators won by 8 wickets
Man of the Match: Shane Watson
Multan Sultans Innings

Winning the toss, Quetta Gladiators Captain opted to field first, keeping in view the ability of the team and pitch calculations.

The openers Shan and Vince initiated the match with light scores. Sultans score stood at 54-2 when after Vince and Shan departed.

After 10 overs, the score-board showed 68-3. This was due to strict bowling and fielding from Gladiator’s side, not allowing Sultans to build a run-scoring momentum.

The score-graph reached the peak level when the famous striker, Shoaib Malik stepped in to secure the boundaries. His half-century took the whole match to a next level and the Sultan innings were saved from collapse.

Shahid Afridi and Ali Shafiq departed for a duck, ensuing a collapsed lower order.

The bowlers from the Gladiators especially Irfan, Mudassar and Sohail Tanveer with their good bowling strategy conceived minimal runs.

The innings terminated at a target of 160 Runs from 20 overs.

Quetta Gladiators Innings

With a reasonable target to be chased, from Quetta Gladiators, Watson and Ahsan Ali came in to bat. From Multan Sultans, Ali Shafiq and Noman Ali shared the ball.

The innings started solid with Watson who managed to brilliantly score 61 off 40 deliveries. The openers remained steadfast and took the control of the match allowing them to easily chase the target.

The bowlers of Multan Sultans had rather fragile bowling strategy as none of them could minimize the score from the opposite site and the Gladiators remained strong in building up their score-piles. The only major breakthrough was the returning of Watson from the ground on Lala’s good bowl.

Gladiator’s Russouw continued the free will scoring performance and scored 67 Runs off 45 deliveries.

The chase seemed not difficult to achieve, owing to the epic performance of Watson and Rossouw.

The bowling spells of the Sultans seemed to have failed to incline the match to their side. None of the bowlers showed a remarkable spell and the purple force made it to the target sweeping across all the hurdles.

The match 8 of PSL-4 was won by Quetta Gladiators by 8 Wickets with still 9 balls remaining.

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Multan Sultans Quetta Gladiators
Shan Masood

J.M Vince

L.J Evans

Shoaib Malik (c)

Andre Russell

Shahid Afridi

Shakeel Ansar

DT Christian

Nauman Ali

Ali Shafiq

Mohammad Irfan


Sarfraz Ahmed (c)

RR Rossouw

Umar Akmal

Sohail Tanveer

Shane Watson

Ghulam Mudassar

Muhammad Irfan

Fawad Ahmed

DR Smith

Ahsan Ali

Mohammed Nawaz


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