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In a thrilling match between Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings, Quetta emerged victorious in a close-run chase, successfully pursuing a target of 165 runs with just 1 ball to spare. The Gladiators’ chase was anchored by a solid start from openers Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel, who built a brisk partnership of 57 runs. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, contributions from the middle order, including a sensational unbeaten knock of 58 runs from Sherfane Rutherford, propelled Quetta towards victory. Karachi Kings’ bowlers put up a fight, with Zahid Mahmood and Hasan Ali picking up crucial wickets, but Quetta’s lower-order batsmen held their nerve to secure the win.

Earlier in the match, Karachi Kings struggled to build momentum with the bat after opting to bat first, managing to post a modest total of 165/8. Despite a solid start provided by Tim Seifert and James Vince, Karachi’s middle order faltered against disciplined bowling from Quetta, with Abrar Ahmed emerging as the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/31. Despite late resistance, Karachi Kings couldn’t push the total beyond reach for Quetta. The match provided edge-of-the-seat entertainment, showcasing the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket and leaving fans eagerly anticipating future encounters in the tournament.

Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators: PSL 9, Match 16

QG vs KK Summary Scorecard PSL 9 Match 16

Quetta Gladiators Secure Thrilling Victory in High-Octane Clash Against Karachi Kings

Quetta Gladiators’ chase got off to a solid start, with openers Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel providing a steady foundation. The pair put on a brisk partnership of 57 runs in just 5.6 overs before Hasan Ali struck for Karachi Kings, dismissing Shakeel for a well-made 24. Jason Roy, however, continued to anchor the innings, showcasing his power-hitting prowess with a blistering half-century. His aggressive knock of 52 runs off 31 balls included 2 fours and an impressive 4 sixes.

Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Quetta Gladiators kept the scoreboard ticking, thanks to valuable contributions from the middle order. Khawaja Nafay, Sarfaraz Ahmed, and Rilee Rossouw all chipped in with useful contributions, albeit brief, to keep the momentum going. However, it was Sherfane Rutherford who turned the tide in Quetta’s favor with a sensational unbeaten knock of 58 runs off just 31 balls. Rutherford’s onslaught, which included 1 four and an incredible 6 sixes, propelled Quetta towards the target.

Quetta Gladiators Batting Scorecard

Jason Roy523124167.74
Saud Shakeel242040120.00
Khawaja Nafay260033.33
Sarfaraz Ahmed †360050.00
Rilee Rossouw (c)6101060.00
Sherfane Rutherford58*3116187.09
Akeal Hosein22*1711129.41

Did not bat: Mohammad Wasim, Abrar Ahmed, Usman Tariq, Sohail Khan

Fall of wickets:
1-57 (Saud Shakeel, 5.6 ov),
2-70 (Khawaja Nafay, 8.2 ov),
3-75 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 9.4 ov),
4-89 (Jason Roy, 11.5 ov),
5-89 (Rilee Rossouw, 12.1 ov)

Quetta Gladiators Bowling Scorecard

Mohammad Nawaz3036012.0043200
Blessing Muzarabani403007.5081200
Anwar Ali2028014.0053210
Hasan Ali403929.75100401
Zahid Mahmood401724.25132000
Shoaib Malik301916.3350100

The Karachi Kings bowlers toiled hard to contain the Gladiators’ batting onslaught, with Zahid Mahmood and Hasan Ali picking up crucial wickets. Mahmood was particularly impressive, finishing with figures of 2/17 in his 4 overs, while Hasan Ali contributed with 2 vital wickets.

The turning point of the match came in the 12th over when Zahid Mahmood dismissed Rilee Rossouw, followed by the crucial wicket of Jason Roy in the 12th over by Shoaib Malik. However, Quetta Gladiators’ lower-order batsmen, led by Rutherford and Akeal Hosein, held their nerve in the tense final overs to guide their team to a thrilling victory.

With this win, Quetta Gladiators showcased their resilience and determination, overcoming a stiff challenge from Karachi Kings to secure a crucial victory in the tournament.

Karachi Kings’s Innings

In a thrilling encounter between Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings, Quetta’s decision to field first after winning the toss seemed to be paying dividends as they restricted Karachi to a challenging total of 165/8 in their allotted 20 overs.

Karachi Kings got off to a shaky start, losing their skipper Shan Masood early in the innings to the crafty bowling of Akeal Hosein. Tim Seifert and James Vince then steadied the ship with a brisk partnership, taking the score to 61 in just 6.1 overs. However, their momentum was halted by a brilliant spell from Usman Tariq, who dismissed both set batsmen in quick succession.

The middle order of Karachi Kings failed to capitalize on the solid start provided by Seifert and Vince. Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Nawaz, and Kieron Pollard all fell cheaply, unable to cope with the disciplined bowling of Abrar Ahmed and Usman Tariq. Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers for Quetta, finishing with impressive figures of 3/31 in his 4 overs.

Despite some late resistance from Irfan Khan and Anwar Ali, Karachi Kings could only manage to post a modest total of 165/8 at the end of their innings. Mohammad Wasim also contributed with a crucial wicket, dismissing Irfan Khan in the penultimate over of the innings.

Karachi Kings Batting Scorecard

Shan Masood (c)2320066.66
Tim Seifert †21113021190.90
James Vince37253380148.00
Shoaib Malik1220300060.00
Mohammad Nawaz28193240147.36
Kieron Pollard13101701130.00
Irfan Khan15101911150.00
Hasan Ali22100100.00
Anwar Ali25*141712178.57
Zahid Mahmood36130050.00
Source: espncricinfo

Did not bat: Blessing Muzarabani

Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Shan Masood, 0.3 ov),
2-61 (Tim Seifert, 6.1 ov),
3-64 (James Vince, 6.6 ov),
4-103 (Shoaib Malik, 12.2 ov),
5-113 (Mohammad Nawaz, 13.4 ov),
6-134 (Kieron Pollard, 16.1 ov),
7-136 (Hasan Ali, 16.3 ov),
8-138 (Irfan Khan, 17.2 ov)

Karachi Kings Bowling Scorecard

Akeal Hosein403428.5084100
Sohail Khan403609.0094100
Abrar Ahmed403137.75103100
Mohammad Wasim4046111.5075210
Usman Tariq401624.00140040

Quetta Gladiators showed great discipline and composure with the ball, consistently picking up wickets at crucial junctures to keep the pressure on Karachi Kings. Their fielding was also top-notch, with Abrar Ahmed taking a stunning catch to dismiss Mohammad Nawaz. As Karachi Kings’ innings came to a close, Quetta Gladiators would have been satisfied with their efforts in restricting their opponents to a manageable total.