Quetta Gladiators win by 8 wickets! That is game for Gladiators! They chase down the target with four overs to spare. Luke Wright finishes unbeaten 86 off 53 balls. Gladiators open their account on the points table. Mohammad Nawaz is Man of the Match. Hope you enjoyed the updates, join us tomorrow for double header. Also Read - PSL 2021: Multan Sultans Wins Maiden Title, Beats Peshawar Zalmi in Final by 47 Runs
Live Score Quetta Gladiators 119/2 after 15 Overs: This is turning out to be a good all-round performance from Mohammad Nawaz, after his four-wicket haul, he is batting on 19 off 20 balls. Luke Wright is on 76 off 49 balls. Also Watch- Free Live Cricket Streaming of Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Also Read - Match Highlights Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Updates PSL 2021: Zazai, Wells Shine as Peshawar Set Up Summit Clash Against Multan Sultans
Live Score Quetta Gladiators 95/2 after 11 Overs: Quetta Gladiators all set for an impressive win. Luke Wright is batting brilliantly on 64 off 38 balls and giving him company is Mohammad Nawaz.
Kevin Pietersen Out! Big wicket here for Islamabad United. Imran Khalid picks his second wicket. Pietersen played for spin, it was an arm-ball and KP was trapped in front of the wickets. K Pietersen lbw b Imran Khalid 8(12).
Live Score Quetta Gladiators 68/1 after 8 Overs: Quetta Gladiators need 60 more runs to win from 12 overs. Luke Wright and Kevin Pietersen are the two batsmen out there.
Ahmed Shehzad Out! Gone! Breakthrough for Islamabad United. Imran Khlid picks the wicket. Shehzad looking to play towards the leg, got the leading and straight into the hands of bowler. A Shehzad c and b Imran Khalid 11(9).
Live Score Quetta Gladiators 35/0 after 3 Overs: Another expensive over. Mohamamd Irfan concedes 15 runs. Luke Wright smashed him for back to back sixes. Quetta Gladiators off to a good start.
Live Score Quetta Gladiators 20/0 after 2 Overs: Samuel Badree into the attack. And he is bit expensive to start with. Gives away 14 runs from his first over. Couple of boundaries for Ahmed Shehzad and one for Luke Wright as well.
Live Score Quetta Gladiators 6/0 after 1 Over: Luke Wright and Ahmed Shehzad are the two opening batsmen for Gladiators. And tall Mohammad Irfan to start proceedings for Islamabad United. Good over this, but Wright smashed Irfan for a four through point region on the last ball and that spoiled the over somewhat.
Live Score Islamabad United 106/7 after 20 Overs: That is it. Islamabad United will be happy with the score they put on. At one stage it looked like even hundred is out of their reach. Andre Russell slammed unbeaten 35 off 25 balls. Umar Gul bowled a brilliant lst over and gave away just seven runs. Join us for Quetta Gladiators chase.
Misbah ul Haq Out! Gone! Misbah hits it straight to Umar Gul at short fine leg. He has played his part, a good knock comes to an end. He was slow to start with and needed to be. And picked it up towards the end. Misbah c Umar Gul b Anwar Ali 41(28).
Live Score Islamabad United 106/6 after 18 Overs: That is hundred up for Islamabad United. Andre Russell is very much helping United’s cause here. Launching the late onslaught. Expensive over from Umar Gul, gives away 20 runs. Russell slammed him for three fours and a six.
Live Score Islamabad United 77/6 after 16 Overs: Andre Russell has arrived for United and in style. He clobbers Nabi for a huge six. United need more from his bat tonight, the problem is he has little overs to do so.
Imran Khalid Out! This was on cards. Imran Khalid gies for slog sweep, but holes out to deep mid-wicket. That is wicket number four for Mohammad Nawaz. I Khalid c M Nabi b M Nawaz 4(6). That is end of Nawaz’s quota of 4 overs, his figures read 4/13.
Babar Azam Out! Half the United side back in hutch now. Babar Azam is the latest to be dismissed. Azam comes down the track, could not connect properly and the ball goes high in the air towards short third man, who takes the catch. B Azam c M Nabi b M Nawaz 15(18). Third wicket this for Nawaz.
Live Score Islamabad United 53/4 after 12 Overs: Better over this for Islamabad United, 13 from it. They need to accelerate now. Quetta Bowlers have been on target so far. Sarfraz has used four spinners so far.
Live Score Islamabad United 40/4 after 11 Overs: Babar Azama and Misbah ul Haq need to build a partnership here now. But having said this, they need to score quickly as well. Just nine overs remianing after this one.
Sam Billings Out! Four wickets down now. Sam Billings goes for reverse sweep and is cleaned up. He is cross with himself and why not. He had faced just four deliveries, not the right shot to implement early on in your innings. S Billings b M Nawaz 2(4). That is second for Nawaz.
Shane Watson Out! Gone! Another bowler picks a wicket in his first over. And it is spinner Mohammad Nawaz who picks the prized wicket of Watson. Pitched short and Watto goes for pull, he misses the length of the ball and is bowled. Watson b M Nawaz 15(27). United in trouble now.
Umar Amin Out! Umar Gul strikes in his first over. Bit wide, the batsman slashes hard at it, not the perfect placement and ends up hitting it to Luke Wright at point. Gladiators are off to a superb start. U Amin c L Wright b Umar Gul 0(4).
Live Score Islamabad United 12/0 after 6 Overs: Umar Amin, left-handed batsman, comes out to bat. This is great start for Quetta Gladiators. Just one run from this Mohammad Nabi over. Pressure building on Shane Watson, he needs to be there for United.
Sharjeel Khan Out! Gone! Zulfiqar Babar comes back into the attack and he strikes. Sharjeel hit Zulfiqar for a six, but the spinner came back and had him caught near the backward square leg. First wicket of PSL goes to Zulfiqar. Sharjeel Khan c Nabi b Babar 10(11).
Live Score Islamabad United 12/0 after 4 Overs: Change in bowling and Mohammad Nabi replaces Zulfiqar Babar . Good bowling this by Nabi, he is keeping it tight as well. Just one run from this over.
Live Score Islamabad United 11/0 after 3 Overs: Anwar Ali bowls his second over. Shane Watson pulls him through deep mid-wicket for first boundary of Islamabad United and PSL as well. Good tight over after that boundary, concedes just five runs.
Live Score Islamabad United 6/0 after 2 Overs: Zulfiqar Babar with the second over. Mohammad Nabi at backward square-leg almost pulled off a blinder. He dived to his left, as Sharjeel Khan went for the sweep, the ball just touched his finger tips. Six runs came from this over.
Live Score Islamabad United 0/0 after 1 Over: So the action has finally begun. And Anwar Ali to start proceedings for Quetta Gladiators. Shane Watson and Sharjeel Khan open the innings for Islamabad United. What a start for Gladiators. Anwar Ali starts off with a maiden over. Watson fails to get off the mark .
Here is a look at playing XI of both the teams-
Quetta Gladiators: Ahmed Shehzad, Luke Wright, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Kevin Pietersen, Elton Chigumbura, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Nawaz, Anwar Ali, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar, Akbar-ur-Rehman.
So here we go, the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 2016 is finally here! And to set the ball rolling, it is Islamabad United vs. Quetta Gladiators. Welcome to live score updates of the first match of PSL T20 at the Dubai International Stadium. Stay tuned as we bring you the toss update from the opening PSL T20 match.
The night has arrived. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) at last have a league of international standards. Apart from local Pakistani starts, PSL T20 has international superstars on board as well. Tonight’s attraction will be players like Ahmed Shehzad, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson, Umar Gul, Mohammad Irfan and Misbah-ul-Haq. Also Check- Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 2016 Schedule
It is Sarfraz Ahmed vs. Misbah tonight. The wicket-keeper batsman takes charge of Quetta Gladiators while Pakistan’s Test skipper Misbah will lead Islamabad United. Both the sides are loaded with quality players, and an exciting game of cricket is on cards.