Quetta Gladiators Easily Won a PSL Match against Islamabad United

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Players of Quetta Gladiators Celebrating Victory over Islamabad United By Taking SelfiesIn another PSL (Pakistan Super League) low scoring game Quetta Gladitors send back all 10 players of Islamabad back to the pavilion in just 19.1 overs, at a point when they had scored 117 runs only. By achieving the target in just 16.1 overs the Islamabad United added another victory to their unending list of victories in this first season of Pakistan Super League.

From Islamabad United batting side the best score was 40 which was scored by Shane Watson on just 28 balls with the help of 3 sixes and 3 fours. Other than him no one reached the figure of 20 and everyone was back to pavilion at at point.

Quetta Gladiators bowlers did very good job. Grant Elliot took three wickets in 4 overs by giving just 25 runs. Zulafqar Babar and Aizaz Cheema took two wickets each. Anwar Ali, Muhammad Nawaz and Muhammad Nabi took one wicket each. So there was no bowler on the Quetta Gladiators side today, who did not took a wicket. If was show of pure collective effort.

While chasing the target Sarfaraz Ahmed did best 51 runs on 39 balls with the help of six boundaries. Ahmed Shehzad supported him with 41 runs on 31 balls with the help of five FOURS and just on SIX. Muhammad Nawaz was 21 NOT OUT on 14 balls with Sarfaraz Still on the crease when the Quetta Gladiators won the match for good.

Andre Russel was only bowler from Islamabad United who took the wickets. He took three wickets in just three overs that he bowled. Also he given only 18 runs in those three overs, while the pitch was totally favoring the batsmen. Nothing more to say about the Islamabad United’s bowling performance, as they were not at able to contain the opposition.

Overall, today Islamabad United’s shaky performance was no match for the solid authoritative show from the Quetta Gladiators. So the Gladiators took the rightfully deserved victory.

Peshawar Zalmi Defeats Karachi Kings in a Very Well Fought Match

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Peshawar Zalmi player hitting the ball182 was the target given by Peshawar Zalmi to Karachi Kings after batting first. However, Karachi Kings did not been able to win achieve the target but they reached very close, as close as 179 runs. Match however was very close and was very tense for supporters of both the teams. On different occlusions the match became one sided but moments later it turned alive again, going back and forth many times. Match gone right to the last ball and the last ball decided the winner, as on last ball there was chance of both teams to win.

With seven FOURS and three SIXES Muhammad Hafeez scored 59 runs on 35 balls for the Peshawar Zalmi. Tamim Iqbal scoring 37 and Kamran Akmal scoring 30, did well in adding good numbers on total. After them about four performances under 2o enabled the Peshawar Zalmi to reach 182.

Ravi Bopara from Karachi Kings side took 2 wickets along with Muhammad Amir and Sohail Tanvir, who took one wicket each. Muhammad Amir was most economical bowler who given just 24 runs on four overs, plus there was a wicket, which he took.

From Karachi Kings batting side the Ravi Bopara was the man who with his 67 runs on 33 balls, put life in a dead match. He made the game alive once again, at a point when there was no hope left for Karachi Kings. He came too much close to winning the game for Karachi Kings. He was striking very hard with the bat but players and other side of wicket were getting out too quickly. So at end in the pressure of finishing off the game, he given a catch which ended his golden match winning kind of innings, but sorry to say it was not his or his team’s day. However, his four SIXES and five FOURs were worth watching.

Second best scorer from the Karachi kings Side was James Vince, he scored 44 runs on 28 balls by hitting five FOURS and one SIX. Sohail Tanvir Scored 23 on 17 balls by hitting two SIXES and two FOURS. That is all from the Karachi Kings batting glory, however, they were unlucky today as they were not able to finish the game off.

Wahab Riaz took 2 wickets and given 29 runs while bowling 4 overs. Also he was most economical bowler of Zalmi bowling side today. Muhammad Asghar, Shawn Tait, Shahid Afridi and Darren Sammy were able to take just one wicket each.

Again, best of effort from both the teams and in the end Peshawar Zalmi emerged victorious. Today’s match between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings was nothing but good cricket. More such matches will do wonders in promoting the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Which is going superb right now. May Allah Bless Pakistan.

Islamabad United Beats Lahore Qalandars in another PSL Match Today

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Sharjeel Khan hitting against lahore qalandarsWhile playing first the Lahore Qalandars gave the target of 166 runs to Islamabad United. From Lahore Qalandars side Muhammad Rizwan was the best scored 50 runs on 27 balls. Other than him, no one else was able to break the barrier of 20s. Bowling performance from Islamabad United side was mixed, however we can safely say the Muhammad Sami did better than others, as he took two wickets in three overs by giving 21 runs.

Islamabad United today played the solid batting innings, Shane Watson scored 79 runs on 47 ball with the help of four FOURS and seven SIXES. Sharjeel Khan also scored 79 runs but on 43 balls, also he remained NOT OUT. Sharjeel did this total using seven SIXES and five Fours. Andre Russel was able to score on 2 runs on 5 balls before he got out.

From Lahore Qalandars side Ehsan Adil was able to take two wickets but he gave too many runs, which is 41 on 3.5 overs. Best bowling economy rate from Lahore Qalandars bowling was of Dwayne Bravo, he game 28 runs in four overs, averaging 7 runs per over. But he was not able to grab a wicket for the Lahore Qalandars.

This was another good day for Islamabad United and Pakistan Super League. Qalandars also put up a good fight today, but it was just not their day today. Best of luck to both of these teams for coming PSL (Pakistan Super League) matches.

Lahore Qalandars take their first victory of PSL, it is huge and was against Quetta Gladiators

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Umar Akmal of Lahore Qalandars waving cricket bat after nice innings against Quetta GladiatorsLahore Qalandars was the team which was losing each and every match of current first season of PSL (Pakistan Super League). On other hand the Quetta Gladiators were winning each game of the tournament yet. They even won from all teams which defeated Lahore Qalandars previously in this current season. Plus victory was not only shocking, it was huge. Lahore Qalandars set a target of 195 and Quetta Gladiators were not able to achieve it. The Gladiators got out in just 16.2 overs by scoring just 131 runs.

Main ingredients of this victory were the innings of Umar Akmal and than Cameron Delport. Cameron Delport was one of the openers with Azhar Ali on other end. While Azhar Ali got out by scoring just 20 runs on 21 balls, Cameron Delport stood strong and scored supporting innings of 73 runs on 55 balls. However, on other side of wicket while coming in at number three Umar Akmal unleashed his all batting skill today. He player beautiful super fast innings of 93 runs on just 40 balls with the help of six FOURs and eight SIXES. Umar Akmal played with the exceptional strike rate of 232.5, which is simply awesome to watch.

For the bowlers of Quetta Gladiators there was nothing much in the game. Three of them who are Anwar Ali, Zulfiqar Babar and Umar Gul manage to take one wicket each. Most expensive bowler was Umar Gul who gave 50 runs in four overs he bowled, with the average of 12.5 runs per over.

Coming to the batting of Quetta Gladiators, it was total disaster today. Best scorer was Muhammad Nawaz who did 42 on 32 balls, than trailing him was Sarfaraz the captain, who did just 31 runs and those on 19 balls. All team was out in just 16.2 over with seven players scoring under 10 and two of others scoring under 20 runs.

Like their batting the bowling of Lahore Qalandars was also superb. Zafar Gohar took four wickets, Ajantha Mendis was able to take three, with three other bowlers taking one wicket each. Best stats were of Zafar Gohar who in 3.2 over given just 14 runs and took four wickets. Worst were of Hamad Azam, who gave 25 runs and took no wicket at all in four overs, but still this is still acceptable in game of Twenty20 and specially when opposition is chasing total of 195.

This was again a good cricketing day, specially very good for PSL. An upset which was lesson for Quetta Gladiators and other teams, that winning few games do not mean, you will be the winner through out. Plus it was very nice the way Lahore Qalandars took themselves up and together after losing few previous games. This match also proved that no one should think of couple of teams as favorites, any team can take the trophy with some hard work.

Quetta Gladiators Defeat Peshawar Zalmi in Biggest PSL Match Yet

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PSL Kevin Pietersen Quetta vs PeshawarBefore today both the Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi were winning each of their matches in current first season of PSL (Pakistan Super League). So this match was destined to break the winning streak of one these two great teams. Well, that happened, when at absolute end of the game Quetta Gladiators defeated the peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets.

shahid afridi celebratingThe game was absolutely intense, as both of the teams performed very well and fought for the victory. In this game, I can safely say that both of these teams truly deserved this victory, but than one had be declared a winner, which Quetta rightfully was.

While playing first Peshawar Zalmi scored 135 runs, Darren Sammy was the best scorer, who scored 48 runs on 31 balls with four SIXES and just one FOUR. Second best was Shahid Yousaf who scored 21 on 25 balls with just one boundary, a FOUR. Awfully, Shahid Afridi did not scored on thing on just 2 balls his fate was catch out, as usual. In the process from Quetta Gladiators side Muhammad Nawaz took 3 and Umer Gul took two wickets. Anwar Ali and Zulafqar Babar also managed to bag one each.

Coming to Quetta Gladiators batting side, all players given mixed batting performance. However, Kevin Pietersen leaded the scoreboard with 35 runs on 29 ball with help of two FOURs and one SIX. Trailing him was Sarfaraz Ahmed the captain, who scored 21 on 24 balls with help of two FOURs. From the bowling side, Peshawar Zalmi, Shahid Afridi and Wahab Riaz managed to take two wickets each. Also all other bowlers, Shawn Tait, Muhammad Asghar and Junaid Khan manged to take one wicket each.

Am0ung all the Peshawar Zalmi bowlers, the captain Shahid Afridi was most economical who given just 17 runs in Four overs he bowled, with one maiden over. Most expensive bowler from the Zalmi side was Shawn Tait, who given 32 runs in four overs he bowled.

Stats are one thing but overall this match was a thriller, till the very end, the last ball of the match no one knew who is going to win. During the course of match, it several times gone in favor of both teams and kept the viewers very interested. So it was supposed to be a big match and it stood up to its reputation.

Much more such thriller matches are expected as the Pakistan Super League progresses. Best of Luck PSL, Best of Luck Pakistan Cricket and Finally may Allah Bless Pakistan.