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PSL: Quetta win third straight after overcoming Islamabad

Islamabad have won only one game so far
Photo via AFP
Photo via AFP

Quetta Gladiators won their third straight match in the Pakistan Super League on Thursday after holding their nerves against Islamabad United.

Quetta won the toss and put United in to bat first. Although Islamabad got off to a flying start, the wickets soon started to tumble.

Agha Salman scored 33 off 23 and Alex hales hit 21 off 9 balls to guide Islamabad to 138 for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Abrar Ahmad starred with the ball, taking 3 wickets for 18 runs while Muhammad Wasim finished with figures of 3-18.

In response, Quetta got off to a realtively quiet start, falling to 51-3 in 6.1 overs.

However, Rilee Russow (34) and Sherfane Rutherford (29) continued to chip away at the target, eventually getting home in 18.2 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. The two put up 50 runs in 42 balls for the 5th wicket parnership.

Shadab Khan was Islamabad’s best bowler of the night with figures of 2-24 in four overs.

Quetta have now won all three of their matches and are on the second spot in the table. Meanwhile, Islamabad have only managed to win one game so far.

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