PSL 2019 – Match 8: Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators
|Multan Sultans vs Quetta Gladiators
|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|
|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.
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 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|
Shoaib Malik (c)
Sarfraz Ahmed (c)
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