Quetta Gladiators beat Islamabad United by eight wickets with brilliant performances of Nawaz and Wright.
Pakistan Super League have created many chances for young talent to show their skills at international level. Mohammad Nawaz,left arm spinner, took this opportunity and get 4 wickets for just 13 runs playing from Quetta Gladiators and played vital role in victory over Islamabad United in Dubai
Long wait of cricket fans was over with the start of PSL. After opening ceremony match started at 9:30 pm. Sarfaraz Ahmad selected to bowl first after winning the toss.
None of the top five batsmen were able to cross 15 runs and Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets from those.
Islamabad were 63 for 6 in the 15th over when their captain Misbah-ul-Haq (41 off 28) and Andre Russell (35 off 20) made a partnership of 57 runs in 27 balls and made a respectable total to fight on. Russell hit three fours and a six in the 18th over bowled by Umer Gul and Misbah carved Anwar Ali for three fours in the 19th over who had bowled a maiden over to start the PSL,
Islamabad United made 128 in 20 overs with losing 7 wickets.
A chase that was barely over run-a-ball asks very little effort of batsmen in this form of cricket. Luke Wright opened the innings with a blast and finished unbeaten with 86 on just 53 balls with 11 fours and four sixes to win the match comfortably with 24 balls remaining.
Mohammad Nawaz was man of the match on his all-round performance.