Quetta Gladiators down Multan Sultans in thriller

Published: March 7, 2018
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Quetta Gladiators registered a hard-fought two-wicket win over Multan Sultans in the 17th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL)’s third edition in Dubai on Wednesday.

After being put into bat first, Sultans managed to score 152 for the loss of five wickets, courtesy captain Shoaib Malik’s brilliant unbeaten 65 off 43 with the help of four fours and three sixes.

Maqsood, Tanvir help Sultans beat Zalmi

For Gladiators, Mohammad Nawaz, Rahat Ali, Anwar Ali, Shane Watson and Ben Laughlin claimed a wicket each.

In reply, Gladiators went over the line on the second last ball of the innings, courtesy young Hasan Khan’s maximum on the bowling of Kieron Pollard.

Maqsood, Tanvir help Sultans beat Zalmi

Left-hander Rilee Rossouw was the top scorer for the winning side, as he scored 27 off 24.

For Sultans, pacer Umar Gul was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed best ever figures in a PSL match by claiming six wickets and gave 24 runs in his four overs.

And that’s it from us today. Hope you liked our coverage. We will join you tomorrow for a double-header. Till then, its goodbye from Azeem Siddiqui.

QG 156-8 (19.5 overs)

SIX! What a finish, and what a hit from young Hasan Khan. Great win for Gladiators.

Pollard to bowl the final over of the match.

QG 144-8 (19 overs)

Thirteen runs and two wickets off the over.

Gul to continue.

QG 131-6 (18 overs)

Thirteen off the over.

Tanvir to bowl his final over.

QG 118-6 (17 overs)

Five runs and two wickets off the over.

Gul to start his new over.

QG 113-4 (16 overs)

Eight off the over.

Tahir to continue.

QG 105-4 (15 overs)

Twelve off the over.

Irfan to continue.

QG 93-4 (14 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.

Tahir to continue.

QG 89-3 (13 overs)

Fourteen off the over.

Malik to continue.

QG 75-3 (12 overs)

Nine off the over.

Pollard to start his first over.

QG 66-3 (11 overs)

Four runs and a wicket off the over.

Shoaib Malik to start his new over.

QG 62-2 (10 overs)

Six off the over.

Irfan to continue.

QG 56-2 (9 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.

Gul to continue.

QG 53-1 (8 overs)

Four off the over.

Imran Tahir to start his new over.

QG 49-1 (7 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.

Umar Gul to start his new over.

QG 46-0 (6 overs)

Eight off the over.

Imran Tahir to start his new over.

QG 38-0 (5 overs)

Eight off the over.

Tanvir to start his new over.

QG 30-0 (4 overs)

Ten off the over.

Irfan to start his new over.

QG 20-0 (3 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Tanvir to start his new over.

 QG 9-0 (2 overs)

Five off the over.

Muhammad Irfan to start his first over.

 QG 4-0 (1 over)

Five off the over.

Sohail Tanvir to start first over for Sultans, whereas Shane Watson and Asad Shafiq to open for Gladiators.

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

MS 152-5 (20 overs)

Nine off the over.

Watson to continue.

MS 143-5 (19 overs)

Eighteen off the over.

Laughlin to continue.

MS 125-5 (18 overs)

Eight runs and a wicket off the over.

Rahat to start his new over.

MS 117-4 (17 overs)

Laughlin to start his new over.

MS 106-4 (16 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Watson to start his new over.

MS 95-4 (15 overs)

Six off the over.

Rahat to start his new over.

MS 89-4 (14 overs)

Eight off the over.

Anwar Ali to start his new over.

MS 81-4 (13 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.

Laughlin to start his new over.

MS 78-3 (12 overs)

Ten off the over.

Watson to start his new over.

MS 68-3 (11 overs)

Seven off the over.

Hasan Khan to continue.

MS 61-3 (10 overs)

Thirteen off the over.

Nawaz to start his new over.

MS 48-3 (9 overs)

Just two off the over.

Hasan Khan to start his new over.

MS 46-3 (8 overs)

Just two off the over.

Nawaz to start his new over.

MS 43-3 (7 overs)

Eight runs and a wicket off the over.

Watson to start his new over.

MS 35-2 (6 overs)

Five off the over.

Ben Laughlin to start his first over.

MS 30-2 (5 overs)

Nine off the over.

Rahat to start his new over.

MS 21-2 (4 overs)

Sixteen off the over.

Anwar Ali to start his new over.

MS 5-2 (3 overs)

Two off the over.

Rahat Ali to start his first over.

MS 3-2 (2 overs)

Just one run and a wicket off the over.

Anwar Ali to start his first over.

MS 2-1 (1 over)

Two runs and a wicket off the over.

So its Mohammad Nawaz to start for Gladiators, whereas Ahmed Shehzad and Kumar Sangakkara to open for Sultans.

Toss: The news from the centre is that Gladiators have won the toss and opted to bowl first.

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