result
18th Match (N), Abu Dhabi, Jun 11 2021, Pakistan Super League
(10/20 ov, target 134)137/0
United won by 10 wickets (with 60 balls remaining)
player of the match
Colin Munro
Islamabad United
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• Danyal Rasool

Munro smashes 90 as Islamabad United embarrass Quetta Gladiators by chasing target in 10 overs

United bowlers played their part too; Javed and Wasim combined their eight overs for 30 runs while Hasan took two wickets

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Quetta Gladiators133/10(20 overs)
Islamabad United137/0(10 overs)
end of over 1010 runs
IU: 137/0CRR: 13.70 
Colin Munro90 (36)
Usman Khawaja40 (27)
Mohammad Nawaz2-0-18-0
Zahid Mahmood2-0-36-0

OK, then! That's all. A big boost to United's net run rate too as they move to second with eight points. The Gladiators remain rock bottom. See you tomorrow for another Gladiators game, this time they'll be facing Peshawar Zalmi. Good night!

Shadab Khan, winning captain: "The way we played last game, we had come close. We could've taken that result negatively or positively, but today's game showed we took positives out of last game. The bowling has been good all tournament, and in a T20 tournament your bowling makes you win competitions. Things depend on situation, we won the toss, it wasn't easy to bat in the first innings, but was easier in second innings. Want to continue doing good things next game too. Our bowlers Musa, Akif, Wasim did well. Akif is playing after a long time, comebacks are not easy. Musa's two crucial wickets. Wasim's bowling all tournament is great. What's good is our youngsters are doing well. Hasan and I bowled well too, as a unit we are bowling well. If you can restrict under 140 in T20, you know you're bowling well. Faheem Ashraf has stitches, hopefully he will be ready by end of the league phase. He is an important player so we are not risking his recovery by bringing him quickly."

Colin Munro is the Player of the Match. He says, "We didn't adapt to conditions in the earlier game. Today we skinned the cat differently, we watched the games after us and today the wicket got better in the evening. Earlier game we didn't give ourselves time to build an innings, tonight it was about adapting to conditions, taking a bit of time and enjoying it out there. Played a heck of a lot better second innings. Wasim and Akif bowled beautifully."

Shaheer: "This is no doubt the best ever chase in the history of PSL"

Sarfaraz, the losing captain: "Score was low, and bowling wasn't good, we didn't expect them to chase so quickly. Got to praise Munro and Khawaja. We didn't bowl well, and of course batting wasn't good either. But we also need help winning the toss."

Rahul Sargam: "Remember Munro had a terrific big bash season earlier, I hope he will continue to perform like that get the call for the world cup "

11.15pm That was a quick finish, United win by 10 wickets and 60 balls to spare. Munro unbeaten on a 36-ball 90. Khawaja with a useful 27-ball 41. And remember United took all ten wickets in the first innings too. If there ever was a knockout punch delivered in T20 cricket, this is it.

Badar: "It's utterly embarrassing not just for Quetta but to see Pakistan bowlers hoping to play the World T20 all taken to cleaners here. "

Saqib: "Would have to disagree with You @Badar as for me, none from the Quetta team apart from Nawaz deserves to be in the Pakistan WT20 Team.So, it was more of an entertaining night. Enjoy! Cheers! "

9.6
6
Nawaz to Munro, SIX runs

and that's over! The first time a PSL game has been won inside ten overs! Full outside off and in classical Munro fashion, it's been reverse swept over third man! Man, that was brutal.

9.5
1
Nawaz to Khawaja, 1 run

hammers a full ball outside off to deep midwicket

9.4
1
Nawaz to Munro, 1 run

nudged to deep midwicket

9.3
1
Nawaz to Khawaja, 1 run

driven to long on

9.3
1w
Nawaz to Khawaja, 1 wide
9.2
Nawaz to Khawaja, no run

two dots in a row... that's weird for tonight. Another length ball that he fails to cut

9.1
Nawaz to Khawaja, no run

fullish, outside off. Turning in, and cut to short third man

Seven needed.

end of over 914 runs
IU: 127/0CRR: 14.11 RRR: 0.64 • Need 7 from 66b
Colin Munro83 (34)
Usman Khawaja38 (23)
Zahid Mahmood2-0-36-0
Mohammad Nawaz1-0-8-0
8.6
4
Zahid to Munro, FOUR runs

what an innings this is! Full, outside leg, and swept behind square. Easy, peasy... moves on to 83

8.5
Zahid to Munro, no run

full, outside leg. Comes down the wicket and tries to slog sweep. Hits the pad

Shatrughan Tewa: "I hope NZ selectors are looking at this match. Munro Returns"

8.4
Zahid to Munro, no run

misses the reverse sweep. Full on leg, and turning towards off. Just past the outside of off stump

8.3
Zahid to Munro, no run

full, on leg stump. Turning in, defended

8.2
6
Zahid to Munro, SIX runs

even better! Full on middle. Skips down the wicket and hammers a six over long on, quite like Brian Lara of yore

8.1
4
Zahid to Munro, FOUR runs

falls just short of the diving deep midwicket fielder! Leg break, from around the stumps. Slog sweep to the leg side. One bounce four after going under the fielder

end of over 89 runs
IU: 113/0CRR: 14.12 RRR: 1.75 • Need 21 from 72b
Colin Munro69 (28)
Usman Khawaja38 (23)
Mohammad Nawaz1-0-8-0
Mohammad Hasnain2-0-21-0
7.6
1lb
Nawaz to Munro, 1 leg bye

a great over, considering the circumstances. Full, outside off. Munro walks across all three stumps, and tries to sweep. Hits the boot, and a futile lbw appeal

7.6
1w
Nawaz to Munro, 1 wide

slips out of the hand, this length ball wide outside off stump. Left alone, wide collected

7.5
Nawaz to Munro, no run

a rare dot. arm ball, length outside off. Cut to short third man

Stat alert.

7.4
1
Nawaz to Khawaja, 1 run

fullish, on off. Worked off his pads to deep midwicket

7.3
1
Nawaz to Munro, 1 run

slaps a cut to deep point

7.2
1
Nawaz to Khawaja, 1 run

length ball outside off. Turning in. Cut to point

7.1
4
Nawaz to Khawaja, FOUR runs

reverse swept for four! Full, outside off, and gloriously played past short third man

Thanks, Danyal. Well guess I'm here for a very short stint. Nawaz.

Best performances - batters
Colin Munro portrait
C Munro IU
90 runs (36)
12 fours
5 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
flick
12 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Jake Weatherald player portrait
J Weatherald QG
43 runs (35)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control60%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Mohammad Wasim IU
O
4
M
0
R
12
W
2
ECO
3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Hasan Ali portrait
Hasan Ali IU
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossIslamabad United, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Colin Munro
Colin Munro
Match days11 June 2021 - night(20-over match)
Player Replacement
Naseem Shah for Andre Russell (Quetta Gladiators 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
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Rashid Riaz
Reserve Umpire
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Zameer Haider
Match Referee
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Muhammad Javed
PointsIslamabad United 2, Quetta Gladiators 0