Islamabad United defeats Quetta Gladiators by 39 runs

In the first eliminator of Pakistan Super League 9, Islamabad United defeats Quetta Gladiators by 39 runs in National Stadium Karachi.

Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan won the toss and elected to bat against Quetta Gladiators.

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Islamabad United’s inning

Against Quetta Gladiators, Islamabad United scored 174 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Martin Guptill scored 56 runs and Agha Salman scored 31 runs, Alex Hales, Shadab Khan scored 23 runs each and Azam Khan scored 18 runs while Faheem Ashraf and Hyder Ali scored one run each.

Apart from this, Naseem Shah was not out with 7 runs while Imad Wasim also scored 4 runs.

On behalf of Quetta, Muhammad Amir and Akeel Hosein dismissed 2 players each while Muhammad Wasim, Abrar Ahmed and Saud Shakeel took one wicket each.

Quetta Gladiators inning

Chasing the target of 175, Quetta lost their first five wickets within just 16 runs. At this point Akeel Hosein and Omair Yousuf made a partnership of 52 runs but Akeel was dismissed on 31 runs, Wasim Jr was also dismissed by Faheem Ashraf on 6 runs. Apart from this Muhammad Amir scored 23 runs and Omair scored 50 runs.

Quetta Gladiators whole team returned to the pavilion on runs in overs.

From Islamabad United Imad Wasim took 3 wickets, Naseem Shah took 2 while McCoy, Hunain and Faheem took one wicket each.

Islamabad will face Peshawar Zalmi on March 16 for the finals race.

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