PSL 8: Islamabad United defeated Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs thanks to Azam Khan’s brilliant batting.

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Karachi.(maqsood ahmed) Islamabad United outclassed Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs in the 13th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8 on Friday. Chasing the 221-run target to win, the entire Quetta Gladiators team got out for 157 runs in 19.1 overs.

Azam Khan and Asif Ali helped Islamabad United to build a giant total of 220 runs for Quetta Gladiators at the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. Azam played a splendid innings of 97 runs off 42 balls while Asif made 42 off 24 regaining control after their side faced early losses. Shadab Khan could score only 12 runs while Rahmanullah Gurbaz was removed for eight.

Colin Munro attempted to build a strong opening total but he was sent to packing by Aimal Khan for 38 runs. Gladiators’ Mohammad Hasnain and Odean Smith took two wickets each. Earlier, Islamabad United won the toss and decided to bat first against Gladiators. Gladiators’ main area of concern was their batting, which completely failed to click in all matches they have played this season so far.

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