PSL3: Kings thrash Gladiators to open account in style

Imad Wasim-led unit register comfortable 19-run victory in Dubai on Friday


Azeem Siddiqui February 23, 2018
PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

Karachi produced an all-rounde performance to outclass last year’s runners up Quetta Gladiators in the second match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL)'s third edition in Dubai on Friday.

After opting to bat first, Kings posted 149 for the loss of nine wickets, courtesy Colin Ingram’s 41 off 21 with the help of five fours and two sixes.

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Veteran all-rounder Shane Watson was the pick of the bowlers for Sarfraz Ahmed-led unit, as he claimed three wickets and just gave away 22 runs in his four overs.

In reply, Gladiators fell 20 runs short of the target and only managed to post 130 for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

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Left-handed batsman Umar Amin finished the innings with the top score of run-a-ball 31 with the help of four fours, whereas all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz scored fighting 30 off 20, including three fours and one six.

For Kings, captain Imad and pacers Tymal Mills and Muhammad Irfan claimed two wickets each.



And that's it from the second match. We will join you soon for the second match.



QG 130-9 (20 overs)

Eight runs and a wicket.

OUT! Irfan gets another wicket on the final delivery of the day.

Irfan to bowl final over.



QG 122-8 (19 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.



Mills to bowl his final over.



QG 118-7 (18 overs)

Five runs and a wicket off the over.



Amir to bowl his final over.



QG 113-6 (17 overs)

Six runs off the over.

Mills to start his new over.



QG 107-6 (16 overs)

Ten off the over.



Mohammad Amir to start his new over.



QG 97-6 (15 overs)

Seventeen off the over. Great one for Gladiators.





Irfan to start his new over.



QG 80-6 (14 overs)

Just six off the over.

Afridi to start his final over.



QG 74-6 (13 overs)

Seven runs and a wicket off the over.



Irfan to start his new over.



QG 67-5 (12 overs)

Nine runs and a wicket off the over.



Afridi to start his new over.



QG 58-4 (11 overs)

Five off the over.

Imad to start his new over.



QG 53-4 (10 overs)

Seven off the over.



Afridi to start his new over.



QG 46-4 (9 overs)

Just five runs and a wicket off the over.



Imad to start his new over.



QG 41-3 (8 overs)

Just one off the over.

Shahid Afridi to start his first over.



QG 40-3 (7 overs)

Fourteen off the over. Great one for Kings.





Mills to continue.



QG 26-3 (6 overs)

Four off the over.

Muhammad Irfan to start his first over of the day.



QG 22-3 (5 overs)

Just seven and a wicket off the over.





Tymal Mills to start his first over.



QG 15-2 (4 overs)

Four off the over.



Amir to continue.



QG 11-2 (3 overs)

Seven runs and a wicket off the over.





Imad to continue.



QG 4-1 (2 overs)

Just one run and a wicket off the over.



Mohammad Amir to start his first over.



QG 3-0 (1 over)

Just three off the over.



So its Shane Watson and Asad Shafiq to start for Gladiators, whereas it captain Imad Wasim to start for Kings.



So that's it from the first half. We will join you soon for the second innings.



KK 149-9 (19 overs)

Just nine runs and three wickets off the over. Great bowling from the veteran all-rounder.







Watson to start final over of the innings.



KK 140-6 (19 overs)

Five runs and a wicket off the over.



Archer to start his final over.



KK 135-5 (18 overs)

Just four runs and a wicket off the over. Brilliant bowling from the all-rounder.



Anwar Ali to start his new over.



KK 131-4 (17 overs)

Nine runs and a wicket off the over.







Archer to start his new over.



KK 122-3 (16 overs)

Eleven off the over. Good one for Kings.





Rahat Ali to start his new over.



KK 111-3 (15 overs)

Eighteen off the over. Great one for Kings.







Anwar Ali to start his new over.



KK 93-3 (14 overs)

Just three off the over.

Watson to start his new over.



KK 90-3 (13 overs)

Nine runs and a wicket off the over.





Anwar Ali to start his new over.



KK 81-2 (12 overs)

Fifteen off the over. Great one for Kings.





Rahat to continue.



KK 66-2 (11 overs)

Six off the over.



Hasan to continue.



KK 60-2 (10 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.



Rahat to continue.



KK 57-1 (9 overs)

Four off the over.

Hasan to continue.



KK 53-1 (8 overs)

Seven off the over.

Rahat Ali to start his first over.



KK 46-1 (7 overs)

Seven off the over.

Hasan Khan to start his first over in the PSL.



KK 39-1 (6 overs)

Four off it. Good one for Gladiators.

Archer to start his new over.



KK 35-1 (5 overs)

Five off the over.



FOUR! Manzoor hits his first boundary of the day. Good shot.

Watson to start his new over.



KK 30-0 (4 overs)

Just five off the over.

Mohammad Nawaz to start his first over.



KK 25-0 (3 overs)

Six off the over.

Shane Watson to start his first over.



KK 19-0 (2 overs)

Thirteen off the over. Great one for Kings.





Jofra Archer to start his first over in the PSL.



KK 6-0 (1 over)

Six off the first over.





So it's Anwar Ali to start for Gladiators, whereas Khurram Manzoor and Joe Denly to open for Kings.



TOSS: The news from the centre is that Karachi Kings have won the toss and decided to bat first.

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