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Quetta Gladiators go on top of the table by beating United

Talal Dar - 11-02-2016 - View: 319

The Gladiators chased the 118 runs target with 23 balls to spare and won by 7 wickets

Quetta Gladiators go on top of the table by beating United

Quetta Gladiators have gone back to the top of the table in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after beating Islamabad United for the second time in the tournament as getting their fourth overall win as captain Sarfraz Ahmed led from the front and scored fifty while chasing.

Quetta had won three of their first four games and had 6 points. Earlier on the day Peshawar Zalmi had also got their third win and had overtaken Quetta on the points table. So Quetta were looking to get their place back and chose to field first after winning the toss.

It proved out to be a good decision as Sharjeel Khan, who had scored 79 not out against Lahore yesterday, was dismissed after scoring just 2 runs. But Watson was impressive and showed some glimpses of yesterday's innings as he scored 40 off 28 balls.

Islamabad looked in good position as they were 55/1 but then they lost next 4 wickets for just 13 runs. Apart from Watson none of their other batsmen scored more than 20 and new entrant Grant Elliott caused problem for batsmen by picking up 3 wickets in his spell.

Quetta also faced some problems early as their opener Luke Wright was dismissed in the third over and Kevin Pietersen was dismissed for a golden duck. Ahmed Shehzad scored 41 and had 59 runs partnership with Sarfraz, who remained not out on 51. Muhammad Nawaz scored 14 and took Pakistan over the line.

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