Karachi: In the 12th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 6 played at National Stadium Karachi, Islamabad United defeated Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets.
Quetta Gladiators while batting first gave 157 runs target to Islamabad United. Brilliant bowling performance by United helped to contain Quetta from giving a huge title.
Gladiators’ skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 54 runs off 41 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes and Muhammad Nawaz scored 31 runs off 29 balls.
On the other hand, Faheem Ashraf of United took 3 superb wickets while Hassan Ali took 1 wicket.
The Gladiators' opening order collapsed in the power play, however, skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed with 54 runs and Mohammad Nawaz with 31 runs led the way from then onwards.
Islamabad's bowlers played well, with Faheem Ashraf picking up three wickets and conceding only 11 runs, while Hasan Ali took two and Shadab Khan took one wicket.
Earlier, Islamabad United had won the toss and decided to ball against the opponent Quetta Gladiators.
The game was delayed yesterday after a player from Islamabad United, Fawad Ahmed, tested positive for coronavirus.
Quetta Gladiators haven’t had the start they wanted in the tournament, losing all three games initially, as they were first outplayed by the Karachi Kings before being knocked out by Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi.
Meanwhile, the United are placed in the middle of the table with three wins from three games.
Of the 11 PSL games so far, Quetta has an edge over Islamabad as it has won seven and lost five.