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PSL 2017, Results

Match 5 Result:Karachi Fails to Impress again,Quetta Gladiators Win by 7 Wickets

Rossouw Celebrating Quetta Gladiators Win
Posted: February 13, 2017 at 3:36 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Karachi Kings fails to impress again, Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by 7 Wickets to remain on top of PSL Points Table

The fifth match of PSL 2017 was played between Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Pitch of Dubai stadium was suitable for batting and spinning because of its low grass on surface. Quetta Gladiators won the toss and captain decided to bowl first. This  was the second match of both teams. Previously Quetta Gladiators has won against Lahore Qalandars with 8 runs. Karachi Kings played their first match against Peshawar Zalmi and Peshawar Zalmi won that game by seven wickets.

The players from Quetta Gladiators who participated in PSL fifth match were Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Mohammad Nawaz, Kevin Pietersen, Luke Wright, Rilee Rossouw, Mir Hamza, Zulfiqar Babar, Bismillah Khan, Saad Nasim, Nathan McCullum, Thisara Perera, Mahmudullah Riyad, Anwar Ali, Tymal Mills, Hassan Khan, Asad Shafiq, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Amin, and Noor Wali.

Whereas, the players from Karachi Kings were Kumar Sangakkara, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Kashif Bhatti, Abrar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Safiullah Bangash, Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Kieron Pollard, Ryan McLaren, Shazaib Hasan, Sohail Khan, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam, Mahela Jayawardene, Abdul Hameed/Hasan Mohsin, Khurram Manzoor, and Usama Mir.

In the first innings, Karachi Kings was able to score decent runs of 159 by falling of 8 wickets at the end of twenty overs. The most remarkable batsman from Kings’ side was Babar Azam who made his half century on 42 balls with his fantastic one six four boundaries.

Thisara Perera took hazardous Chris Gayle’s wicket. After Babar, performance of Kings’ captain Sangakkara was appreciable who scored 25 runs out of 22 balls. Besides these two players, no other players could make rational score and got shattered one after the other resulting in making total score of 159 runs. Babar Azam and Sangakkara were in good partnership when Perera knocked captain Sangakkara out.

After that Mohammad Nawaz took Kieren Pollard wicket and it was his first wicket of this match. Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara could score 15 and 16 runs respectively, whereas, Sohail Khan could only mark 2 runs when he was run out by Sarfraz Ahmad. At 18th over, Kings strongest player Babr Azam lost his wicket after making his half century.

In the second innings, Quetta Gladiators came to pitch for their batting and soon they were under extreme pressure after losing their three wickets after scoring only 30 runs. All three wickets of Ahmad Shahzad, Kevin Pietersen, and Asad Shafiq were taken by Sohail Khan. After that, Sarfraz Ahmad and Rilee Roussouw came to the pitch and amazed everyone by making longest partnership in T20 game format.

Together, they became successful in achievig scores of 130 runs leading Qladiators towards its victory. Roussouw three sixes and seven fours helped Gladiators to accomplish their target.

Sarfraz Ahmad and Rilee Roussouw duo is the highest partnership by any Pakistani team in T20 format. They broke the previous record of Umar Akmal and Nasir Jamshed, which they made in Pakistan’s domestic T20 tournamnet back in the year 2015. After winning this match, Quetta Gladiators are now on the top of PSL rankings and Karachi Kings are at the bottom among all team after losing their two successive matches.

PSL 2017 Match 5 : Karachi Kings vs. Quetta Gladiators Complete Scorecard



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