Quetta Gladiators have defeated Karachi Kings by six runs on Saturday during the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi.
This was Quetta’s first win in the tournament, meanwhile Karachi have now lost three matches in a row.
Chasing a target of 169 runs, Karachi were restricted to 162-5 in their allotted 20 overs.
The in-form Shoaib Malik remained unbeaten on 71 runs in 49 balls but he was not able to get his side over the line. His innings included eight fours and a six.
Opener Martin Guptill scored a ton as Quetta Gladiators recovered against Karachi Kings, after losing quick wickets early, on Saturday at the National Bank Cricket Arena.
Quetta posted 168-7 in 20 overs after being asked to bat first by Karachi.
Guptill smacked pacer Andrew Tye for 30 runs in the 19th over of the innings to reach his century.
The New Zealand cricketer scored 117 runs in 67 balls, with the help of 12 fours and five sixes, and was dismissed on the final ball of the innings.
Quetta were reeling after Karachi captain Imad Wasim bagged impressive figures of 3-16 in four overs, which included wickets of Jason Roy, Abdul Bangalzai and Umar Akmal.
Iftikhar Ahmed was the second highest run-scorer in Quetta’s innings after scoring 32 runs in 27 balls.
Pacer Aamer Yamin also claimed 3-37 in four overs.
Earlier, Karachi Kings had won the toss and decided to bowl first against Quetta Gladiators during the sixth match of the ongoing PSL in Karachi on Saturday.
Quetta Gladiators (Playing XI):
Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Abdul Bangalzai, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Odean Smith, Qais Ahmad, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Karachi Kings (Playing XI):
Sharjeel Khan, James Vince, Haider Ali, Matthew Wade(w), Irfan Khan, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim(c), Aamer Yamin, Andrew Tye, Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir.
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