11.30pm A rather comfortable win for Quetta Gladiators as they move to second on the points table. First it was their bowlers who combined to restrict Islamabad United to only 134 on a good batting track. After that, it was a Kevin Pietersen special that rescued Quetta's chase after an early wobble. Mohammad Nawaz's smart knock (25 off 31) showed he has the temperament to play as per the game's situation. Sarfraz and Misbah shake hands as the teams make their way out. That's all from us today. Hope you enjoyed ESPNcricinfo's coverage of tonight's game. On behalf of Shashank Kishore, this is Sreshth Shah, saying good bye!

Sameer: "That extraordinary catch of Walton was equally entertaining as Denly but went unrecorded, he is infact more unluckier than the bowler !!!"

Mohammad Nawaz: "At the international level, I could not express my batting well, so happy to show it in the PSL. I've been using my mind to bat, so it's getting better. Earlier I used to mess up a bit. KP is an aggressive batsman, he punished the bad balls today. And when he bats well, the pressure is taken off me, and so I felt comfortable with him at the other end. Pietersen helps us in the nets as well. My aim is to be the best allrounder in Pakistan. I hope not to let you (Ramiz Raja) down."

17.1
1
Shadab Khan to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, back of a length outside off, cut to point and it's misfielded. They walk across for the run and Quetta Gladiators win by six wickets

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | QG: 134/4 (1 run required from 18 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 0.33)

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed6 (6b)
  • Mohammad Nawaz25 (31b)
  • Hussain Talat1-0-6-0
  • Steven Finn4-0-35-3
16.6
1
Hussain Talat to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, good length outside off, tapped off the front foot to mid off for a quick single. Scores are level
16.5
0
Hussain Talat to Sarfraz Ahmed, no run, short and wide outside off, carved off the back foot to point. Excellent fielding by the diving Shadab Khan
16.4
1lb
Hussain Talat to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 leg bye, full outside leg, tries to whip it towards fine leg but can't connect. Comes off his pads as they scamper across for the singl
16.3
1
Hussain Talat to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, good length on middle stump, stands tall and pulls along the ground to fine leg
16.3
1w
Hussain Talat to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 wide, good length on middle stump once again, and goes down the leg side once more. Sarfraz happy to get his body out of the way
16.3
1w
Hussain Talat to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 wide, good length on middle stump, shapes down the leg side for another extra. Quetta need just five now
16.2
1
Hussain Talat to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 run, short once again, and this time he crunches the pull. Played along the carpet to Duminy in the deep
16.2
1w
Hussain Talat to Mohammad Nawaz, 1 wide, short on middle stump, too short in fact. Way over the batsman's head as he chooses not to even play a shot
16.1
0
Hussain Talat to Mohammad Nawaz, no run, back of a length ball on leg stump, rolls his fingers over this delivery. It's a loopy delivery that he can't flick towards the leg side. Hits his chest

Only eight runs needed off four overs. A quick finish would do wonders for Quetta's net run-rate

Quetta Glad 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31SR WatsonAsad Shafiq
2nd11Umar AminAsad Shafiq
3rd6KP PietersenAsad Shafiq
4th70KP PietersenMohammad Nawaz (3)
5th17Sarfraz AhmedMohammad Nawaz (3)

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
IU1073140.296
KK1054110.028
PZ1055100.464
QG1055100.312
MS10459-0.191
LQ10376-0.931