Quetta Gladiators on Saturday thrashed Karachi Kings by six runs within the sixth match of the eighth version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on the Nationwide Financial institution Cricket Enviornment, Karachi.
This was Quetta’s first win within the event. Whereas, Karachi have now misplaced three matches in a row.
Chasing a goal of 169 runs, Karachi had been restricted to 162-5 of their allotted 20 overs.
Kings all-rounder Shoaib Malik remained unbeaten on 71 runs in 49 balls however was not in a position to get his facet over the road. His innings included eight fours and a six.
In the meantime, Irfan Khan was not out on 37 runs in 26 balls with the assistance of 1 4 and three maximums.
Karachi made a poor begin to the run-chase after three fast wickets. Sharjeel Khan and Haider Ali had been each dismissed for a duck, whereas James Vince, who appeared to be in management briefly, might solely rating 22 runs in 14 balls.
Malik and Irfan threatened to chase down the goal, after including 86 runs in 54 balls for the sixth wicket, however Quetta’s bowlers, particularly Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain, held their nerve within the loss of life overs to make sure that their facet ended up successful the match.
Hasnain was the choose of the bowlers with figures of 2-29 in 4 overs. In the meantime, Naseem, Qais Ahmad and Mohammad Nawaz claimed one wicket every.
Earlier, Opener Martin Guptill scored a ton as Quetta Gladiators recovered towards Karachi Kings after shedding fast wickets.
Quetta posted 168-7 in 20 overs after being requested to bat first by Karachi.
Guptill smacked pacer Andrew Tye for 30 runs within the 19th over of the innings to succeed in his century.
The New Zealand cricketer scored 117 runs in 67 balls, with the assistance of 12 fours and 5 sixes, and was dismissed on the ultimate ball of the innings.
Quetta had been reeling after Karachi captain Imad Wasim bagged spectacular figures of 3-16 in 4 overs, which included wickets of Jason Roy, Abdul Bangalzai and Umar Akmal.
Iftikhar Ahmed was the second-highest run-scorer in Quetta’s innings after scoring 32 runs in 27 balls.
Pacer Aamer Yamin additionally claimed 3-37 in 4 overs.
Quetta Gladiators: Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Abdul Bangalzai, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Odean Smith, Qais Ahmad, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Karachi Kings: Sharjeel Khan, James Vince, Haider Ali, Matthew Wade(w), Irfan Khan, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim(c), Aamer Yamin, Andrew Tye, Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir.