Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators, 8th Match – Quetta Gladiators Clinch Victory Against Islamabad United In PSL Thriller .

In a gripping encounter at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, the Quetta Gladiators emerged victorious against Islamabad United in the 8th match of the Pakistan Super League 2024. The thrilling match saw Quetta Gladiators continuing their unbeaten streak for the season, although they made the chase a lot more difficult than anticipated.

Quetta Gladiators won the match .
Quetta Gladiators won the match . , image – getty image.

Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators, 8th Match .

Opting to field first, Quetta Gladiators managed to restrict Islamabad United to 138/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Agha Salman was the top scorer for Islamabad United with a brisk 33 off 23 balls, supported by useful contributions from Munro and Hales. Quetta’s bowling attack, led by Abrar Ahmed’s 3 wickets, kept Islamabad from posting a daunting total.

Chasing 139 for victory, Quetta Gladiators started aggressively with Jason Roy smashing boundaries early on. However, Islamabad’s bowlers struck at crucial intervals, causing a mini-collapse in Quetta’s innings. Despite losing wickets regularly, Quetta’s Rilee Rossouw held the innings together with a gritty unbeaten knock of 34 runs. His partnership with Sherfane Rutherford proved crucial in steering Quetta closer to the target.

The match witnessed several twists and turns as Islamabad’s bowlers fought back, but Quetta’s lower order, guided by the experience of Mohammad Amir, held their nerve to secure victory with 10 balls to spare. Mohammad Amir’s cameo of 11 runs off 6 balls provided the finishing touches to Quetta’s successful run chase.

Islamabad United
Islamabad United , image – getty image.

Rilee Rossouw was rightfully awarded the Player of the Match for his composed innings under pressure, which played a pivotal role in Quetta Gladiators’ triumph.

Despite the loss, Islamabad United showcased a spirited performance with both bat and ball. However, they will rue missed opportunities and look to bounce back stronger in the upcoming matches of the tournament.

With this win, Quetta Gladiators maintain their unbeaten run and consolidate their position at the top of the Pakistan Super League 2024 points table. The thrilling encounter at Gaddafi Stadium served as another testament to the competitive spirit and excitement that the PSL brings to cricket fans around the world.

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