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KARACHI: Sherfane Rutherford displayed nerves of steel and steered Quetta Gladiators to a narrow victory over Karachi Kings in the 16th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 here at National Bank Stadium on Thursday.

QG 169/5 (20 Overs)

Anwar Ali to bowl the final over

QG 151/5 (19 Overs)

Hasan bowls the penultimate over

QG 141/5 (18 Overs)

Muzarabani bowls his last

QG 132/5 (17 Overs)

Hasan replaces Muzarabani

QG 122/5 (16 Overs)

Malik bowls his third

QG 110/5 (15 Overs)

Muzarabani comes back

QG 100/5 (14 Overs)

Malik continues

QG 95/5 (13 Overs)

12.1: Wrong’un fuller outside off, plenty of flight on offer, takes the bait and pulled away in the air, didn’t get all of it, Niazi at deep midwicket tracks the ball to perfection.

Zahid again

QG 89/4 (12 Overs)

11.5: Tossed up on off stump, looks to big down the ground, miscues the skier and Shoaib Malik takes an easy catch running to his right

Shoaib Malik comes into the attack

QG 87/3 (11 Overs)

Zahid continues

QG 83/3 (10 Overs)

9.4: It was another steamy bumper that strangled Sarfaraz on the leg, ruffled by the searing pace and bounce, and he gloved it behind.

Hasan brought back

QG 73/2 (9 Overs)

8.2: Zahid tossed fuller just outside off, Nafay got down on one knee for a wallop and got more elevation but just not enough distance and Irfan takes a good catch.

Zahid continues

QG 69/1 (8 Overs)

Nawaz replaces Hasan

QG 60/1 (7 Overs)

Zahid Mehmood comes on

QG 57/1 (6 Overs)

Hasan Ali comes into the attack

QG 48/0 (5 Overs)

Anwar Ali comes on

QG 38/0 (4 Overs)

Muzarabani continues

QG 34/0 (3 Overs)

Nawaz continues

QG 14/0 (2 Overs)

Blessing Muzarabani bowls from the other end

QG 7/0 (1 Over)

Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel come out to open the innings for the Gladiators. Mohammad Nawaz to bowl the first over.


KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators’ spinners shared seven wickets between them and halted Karachi Kings to 165/8 in the 16th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 here at National Bank Stadium on Thursday.

KK 165/8 (20 Overs)

Wasim Jr bowls the final over

KK 145/8 (19 Overs)

Sohail bowls the penultimate over

KK 142/8 (18 Overs)

17.2: Wasim Jr hammers it on a length and it’s veering at middle and leg, Irfan chipped in the air and it goes straight to Jason Roy at long-on.

Wasim Jr comes back into the attack

KK 137/7 (17 Overs)

16.3: Abrar bowls a fuller loopy delivery and Hasan sliced it in the air which was calmly taken by Hosein at point.

16.1: Good length and fractionally spun away from middle, Pollard stepped to the leg side and was looking to heave him over midwicket but missed the line and the ball hit the top of the middle.

Abrar comes for his last

KK 134/5 (16 Overs)

Hosein bowls his last

KK 120/5 (15 Overs)

Usman bowls his last

KK 114/5 (14 Overs)

Hosein comes back

KK 111/4 (13 Overs)

12.2: Abrar lures him with a loopy delivery! Malik prances down the track and tries to change gears, slugged in the air and pouched safely by Jason Roy at long-off.

Abrar replaces Usman

KK 103/3 (12 Overs)

Sohail Khan returns

KK 93/3 (11 Overs)

Usman again

KK 91/3 (10 Overs)

Wasim Jr replaces Abrar

KK 76/3 (9 Overs)

Usman continues

KK 71/3 (8 Overs)

Abrar replaces Wasim Jr

KK 64/3 (7 Overs)

6.6: Tossed up on middle with some drift and Vince fails to flick it away. The ball hits him plumb in front.

6.1: Over the wicket, tossed up right up to the pads on middle. Prolonged appeal for an lbw and umpire took his time before raising the dreaded finger.

More spin as Usman Tariq comes on

KK 61/1 (6 Overs)

Mohammad Wasim Jr comes into the attack

KK 53/1 (5 Overs)

Abrar Ahmed comes on

KK 40/1 (4 Overs)

Sohail continues

KK 25/1 (3 Overs)

Hosein continues

KK 11/1 (2 Overs)

Sohail Khan bowls from the other end

KK 3/1 (1 Over)

0.3: Lands it on a fuller length and gets a hint of wobble from the middle. Shan Masood stepped away to the on side and was looking to drive it on the up, bamboozled by the late movement and decent bounce.

Shan Masood and James Vince come out to open the innings for Karachi Kings. Akeal Hosein bowls the first over.


KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators have won the toss and opted to field first against Karachi Kings in the 16th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 here at National Bank Stadium on Thursday.


Karachi Kings: Shan Masood (c), Tim Seifert, James Vince, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Mohammad Nawaz, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Anwar Ali, Hasan Ali, Zahid Mehmood, Blessing Muzarabani.

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Quetta Gladiators: Saud Shakeel, Jason Roy, Khawaja Nafay, Rilee Rossouw (c), Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford, Akeal Hosein, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Sohail Khan, Usman Tariq, Abrar Ahmed.


Matches 16, Quetta Gladiators 11, Karachi Kings 5

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