Pietersen’s sublime 48 downs United

Quetta Gladiators register six-wicket win in Sharjah on Wednesday


Azeem Siddiqui February 28, 2018
PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

Kevin Pietersen produced a brilliant knock to help Quetta Gladiators beat Islamabad United by six wickets in the ninth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Sharjah on Wednesday.

After opting to bowl first, Gladiators put an outstanding show in the field and restricted their opposition to just 134 for the loss of seven wickets.

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Wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi finished the innings with the top score of 43 off 26 balls with the help of seven fours and one six.

For Gladiators, Anwar Ali, Rahat Ali, John Hastings, Hasan Khan and Shane Watson claimed a wicket each.

In reply, Gladiators secured the victory inside 18 overs at the expense of just four wickets.

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The star of the show was veteran right-handed batsman Kevin Pietersen, who scored a brilliant 48 off 34 with the help of four fours and three sixes.

He was well supported by all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz, who scored an unbeaten 25 off 31.

For United, English pacer Steven Finn was the most successful bowler, as he claimed three wickets.

For his outstanding batting performance, Pietersen was named player of the match.



QG 135-4 (17.1 overs)

And that's it. Gladiators registered a comfortable win on the night.

Shadab to start his new over.



QG 134-4 (17 overs)

Seven off the over.

Hussain Talat to start his new over.



QG 127-4 (16 overs)

Fifteen runs and a wicket off the over.







Finn to start his final over.



QG 112-3 (15 overs)

Three off the over.

Mohammad Sami to start his new over.



QG 109-3 (14 overs)

Thirteen off the over.



Shadab to start his new over.



QG 96-3 (13 overs)

Four off the over.

Sami to start his new over.

QG 92-3 (12 overs)

Just one off the over.

Shadab Khan to start his new over.



QG 91-3 (11 overs)

Eighteen off the over.





Faheem to start his new over.



QG 73-3 (10 overs)

Nine off the over.

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Shadab Khan to start his new over.



QG 64-3 (9 overs)

Seven off the over.



Ashraf to continue.



QG 57-3 (8 overs)

Just four off the over.

Finn to continue.



QG 53-3 (7 overs)

Five off the over.

Faheem Ashraf to start his new over.



QG 48-3 (6 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over.



Finn to continue.



QG 42-2 (5 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over.





Mohammad Sami to start his new over.



QG 36-1 (4 overs)

Fifteen runs and a wicket off the over.









Steven Finn to start his new over.



QG 21-0 (3 overs)

Ten off the over.





Rumman Raees to start



QG 11-0 (2 overs)

Nine off the over.

Mohammad Sami to start his new over.



QG 2-0 (1 over)

Just two off the over.

Rumman Raees to start his new over.



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



IU 134-7 (20 overs)

Six runs and two wickets off the over.

OUT! Another run out and great finish from Hastings.



Hastings to bowl his final over.



IU 128-5 (19 overs)

Eighteen off the over.



Watson to bowl his final over.



IU 110-5 (18 overs)

Seven off the over.



Rahat Ali to start his new over.



IU 103-5 (17 overs)

Five runs and a wicket off the over.



Watson to start his new over.



IU 98-4 (16 overs)

Just one off the over.

Rahat Ali to start his new over.



IU 97-4 (15 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.



Hastings to start his new over.



IU 93-3 (14 overs)

Nine off the over.

Watson to start his new over.



IU 84-3 (13 overs)

Two off the over.

Hastings to start his new over.



IU 82-3 (12 overs)

Three off the over.

Watson to start his new over.



IU 79-3 (11 overs)

Nine off the over.



Hasan to continue.



IU 70-3 (10 overs)

Just two off the over.

Nawaz to start his new over.



IU 68-3 (9 overs)

Just two runs and a wicket off the over.



Hasan Khan to start his first over.



IU 66-2 (8 overs)

Six off the over.

Nawaz to start his new over.



IU 59-2 (7 overs)

Seven off the over.

Rahat to continue.



IU 52-2 (6 overs)

Twenty four off the over. Great one for United.





John Hastings to start his new over.



IU 28-2 (5 overs)

Three runs and a wicket off the over.



Rahat Ali to start his new over.



IU 25-1 (4 overs)

Five off the over.

Nawaz to continue.



IU 20-1 (3 overs)

Seven off the over.



Anwar Ali to continue.



IU 13-1 (2 overs)

Seven off the over.

Mohammad Nawaz to start his first over.



IU 6-0 (1 over)

Six off the over.



Anwar Ali to start his first over.



TOSS: The news from the centre is United have won the toss and opted to bowl first.

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