KARACHI: Quetta Gladiators finally got off the mark after defeating Multan Sultans by 22 runs in match number 14 of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 at the city’s National stadium on Wednesday.
The Gladiators have broken the tournament’s streak of teams winning the match by chasing runs — and finally got a win for themselves.
Multan Sultans were all out for 154 in the last over of the match, with Dale Steyn taking the final wicket. The Gladiators’ bowlers put up an impressive show today, with Qais Ahmad leading the way.
Ahmad got three wickets and conceded only 21 runs, while Mohammad Hasnain and Zahid Mahmood picked up two wickets each for 34 and 39, respectively.
The Sultans’ skipper Mohammad Rizwan scored 66 runs off 50 balls, including 7 fours and 2 sixes, however, he could not get his side the victory that it needed.
Earlier, the Gladiators’ batting line-up started off good with youngsters Usman Khan and Saim Ayub, however, after the 13th over, their wickets started tumbling.
Usman Khan played an impressive knock, scoring 81 runs off 50 balls, including 10 fours and 3 sixes, that helped the struggling Gladiators put up a defendable score on the board.
The Gladiators have the upper hand as now, they have won four games against Sultans, while the Sultans have defeated them two times.
Quetta Gladiators: Anwar Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Dale Steyn, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis
Multan Sultans: Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dahani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan Sr