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Shehzad 71 helps Quetta cruise to win

Ahmed Shehzad's stroke-filled 71 and his 92-run opening partnership with Luke Wright eased Quetta Gladiators to an eight-wicket win over Karachi Kings

Match Centre

Commentator: Thilak Gowda

Well, what a clinical performance from the Quetta Gladiators. They have out-bowled, out-batted and out-captained the Kings. Nothing went smooth for the Karachi Kings. Lost early wickets. Malik and Bopara injected useful partnership. Chasing 148, Wright and Shehzad tore the Kings apart. Early on in the chase, Luke Wright was lucky were he wasn't adjudged out in the very first over. There after, the duo negotiated the spin well, maneuvered the quickies very well. Shaezhad played an innings of the tournament so far and guaranteed his teams victory before he got out. KP came in and finished the proceedings.

Ahmed Shehzad has been adjudged Man of the Match for his scintillating knock.

17.2
6
Iftikhar Ahmed to Pietersen, SIX runs, full and boom, back over the bowlers head. It was tossed up on off stump, KP gets to the pitch of the ball and sends it packing over the sight screen
17.1
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Sarfraz Ahmed, 1 run, width on off and cuts to cover

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | QG: 146/2 (2 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.58, RRR: 0.66)

  • Kevin Pietersen23 (16b)
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed1 (1b)
  • Ravi Bopara1-0-8-0
  • Shakib Al Hasan4-0-43-1
16.6
0
Bopara to Pietersen, no run, slower ball, on middle and leg. KP clears his front foot for a wild slog, misses
16.5
0
Bopara to Pietersen, no run, fuller on off stump and pushed wide of cover. KP fancies a run but the skipper sends him back.
16.4
0
Bopara to Pietersen, no run, full and wide on off stump, slapped to cover
16.3
6
Bopara to Pietersen, SIX runs, slower ball, drops it short too. KP gets on top of the bounce and thwacks it over deep mid wicket.

Quetta Glad 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st92LJ WrightAhmed Shehzad
2nd46KP PietersenAhmed Shehzad
3rd15KP PietersenSarfaraz Ahmed

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PZ862120.573
QG862120.216
IU8448-0.282
KK8264-0.036
LQ8264-0.536