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Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators 7th Match | 15th February 2017 | Pakistan Super League 2017

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Islamabad United won by 5 wickets
Target: 149

  Commentary

  • And that is all we have for today! A win for Islamabad. Join us tomorrow as the Lahore Qalandars take on the Karachi Kings at 21:30 IST. Till then , Good night.

  • Misbah Ul-Haq (Islamabad United Captain): Luckily. Billings played a good knock and so did Watto. We did it well. Last five overs were the difference. It was an important win. You want to get early wins in the tournament. When you win, a lot of things go in your favour and that helps.

  • Sarfraz Khan (Quetta Gladiators Captain): We tried to build pressure. I would credit the bowlers of the united team. Our top-order has failed to fire. We would try to cover the bases that we missed in this game. The death over was the difference, Sami bowled very well for them and Watson's catch I dropped turned the match around. Hopefully, we do well in the matches to come.

  • Sam Billings (MoM): It helps when guys like Shane Watson come in and start smacking, it takes the pressure for me and I can play through. As along as I was there, I thought we would win the match. Everyone is kind of in-form and that helps. Even Smith got a fifty last game and all that helps. Was happy I could take he team through. Playing around the world adds to the experience.

  • Player of the match - Samuel Billings

  • Islamabad United won by 5 wickets

  • And that seals the match for Islamabad United. Led by Sam Billings's 50-ball 78 studded with eight fours and three sixes. Watson too chipping in with a valuable 27-ball 36. United notch up their victory by five wickets and five balls to spare.

  • 19.1 4

    T Perera to S Billings, FOUR, pitched full and slammed to long on for a boundary!

  • IU - 145/5 (19.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    S Khan : 0(0)

    S Billings : 75(49)

    U Gul : 4-0-35-1

    T Perera : 3-0-36-1

  • Shadab Khan comes to the crease.

  • 18.6 W

    U Gul to A Ali, OUT, and tries to clear fine leg with that slog sweep, but miscues to PietersenA Ali c K Pietersen b U Gul 1(2) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 18.5 1

    U Gul to S Billings, 1 run, full again and clipped to square leg for one

  • 18.4 4

    U Gul to S Billings, FOUR, straight and full and flicked it for a boundary through long on

  • 18.3 1

    U Gul to A Ali, 1 run, chipped to deep square leg

  • 18.2 1

    U Gul to S Billings, 1 run, good length, swings, misses and a run after a shy at the stumps

  • 18.1 2

    U Gul to S Billings, 2 runs, full and on the off stump, hit to deep midwicket for a quick double!

  • Umar Gul takes over the ball.

  • IU - 136/4 (18.0 overs)
    16 Runs

    A Ali : 0(0)

    S Billings : 67(45)

    T Perera : 3-0-36-1

    A Ali : 4-0-27-0

  • 17.6 1

    T Perera to S Billings, 1 run, full and struck to covers for one

  • Asif Ali is the new man in.

  • 17.5 W

    T Perera to S Watson, OUT, banged in short and caught by Hassan at deep mid wicket trying to clear the rope with that pull! S Watson c H Khan b T Perera 36(27) [4s-4] [6s-2]

  • 17.4 6

    T Perera to S Watson, SIX, straight and a clean strike! straight back over Perera's head for a six!

  • 17.3 4

    T Perera to S Watson, FOUR, half volley and cover driven for four!

  • 4th Wicket: 53 runs in 40 balls (Shane Watson 26*, Samuel Billings 27*)

  • 17.2 4

    T Perera to S Watson, FOUR, full toss and clubbed away through long on to the fence !

  • 17.1 1

    T Perera to S Billings, 1 run, slower one on the off stump and swept away to deep midwicket

  • Thisara Perera comes to bowl the next over.

  • IU - 120/3 (17.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    S Watson : 22(23)

    S Billings : 65(43)

    A Ali : 4-0-27-0

    M Nawaz (3) : 4-0-18-2

  • 16.6 0

    A Ali to S Watson, no run, good length and Watson tucks it to covers

  • 16.5 0

    A Ali to S Watson, no run, full and misses

  • 16.4 1

    A Ali to S Billings, 1 run, full and drifting down leg, flicked away to the on side

Islamabad United won by 5 wickets
Target: 149

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Asad Shafiq b S Watson 45 42 4 0 107.14
Ahmed Shehzad c Z Khan b M Sami 26 15 3 1 173.33
Kevin Pietersen lbw b M Sami 0 1 0 0 0.00
Rilee Rossouw c R Raees b S Watson 7 13 0 0 53.85
Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk) c B Haddin b R Raees 12 11 0 1 109.09
Mahmudullah Not Out 29 20 2 1 145.00
Thisara Perera Run Out (R Raees) 27 18 2 1 150.00

Total 148 For 6 Wkts/20.0 Overs(7.4 RPO)

Extras 2 (0 lb, 2 wd, 0 byes, 0 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Mohammad Irfan 4 0 37 0 9.25 7 0 0
Mohammad Sami 4 0 28 2 7.00 9 0 1
Rumman Raees 4 0 29 1 7.25 8 0 1
Shadab Khan 4 0 19 0 4.75 5 0 0
Shane Watson 3 0 22 2 7.33 5 0 0
Zohaib Khan 1 0 13 0 13.00 1 0 0

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Dwayne Smith b Mohammad Nawaz (3) 10 16 1 0 62.50
*Samuel Billings Not Out 79 50 8 3 158.00
Brad Haddin (wk) c S Ahmed b Mohammad Nawaz (3) 6 9 1 0 66.67
Misbah-ul-Haq (c) lbw b H Khan 10 11 2 0 90.91
Shane Watson c H Khan b T Perera 36 27 4 2 133.33
Asif Ali c K Pietersen b U Gul 1 2 0 0 50.00
Shadab Khan Not Out 0 0 0 0 0.00

Total 149 For 5 Wkts/19.1 Overs(7.77 RPO)

Extras 7 (1 lb, 2 wd, 4 byes, 0 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Anwar Ali 4 0 27 0 6.75 13 0 2
Umar Gul 4 0 35 1 8.75 8 0 0
Thisara Perera 3.1 0 40 1 12.63 3 0 0
Mohammad Nawaz (3) 4 0 18 2 4.50 16 0 0
Hasan Khan 4 0 24 1 6.00 8 0 0

Batting Partnership

WKTS PARTNERS RUNS BALLS FOW OV
1 D Smith & S Billings
Dwayne Smith
3933395.3
2 S Billings & B Haddin
Brad Haddin
1414537.5
3 S Billings & Misbah ul Haq
Misbah ul Haq
19177210.4
4 S Billings & S Watson
Shane Watson
634313517.5
5 S Billings & A Ali
Asif Ali
10714518.6
6 S Billings & S Khan
41

149 For 5 Wkts/19.1 Overs

End of the Innings

Islamabad United won by 5 wickets
Target: 149

  Full commentary

  • And Islamabad United finish up with 148 for six from their 20 overs. Shafiq top-scoring with 45 at the top and a breezy 20-ball 29 from Mahmudullah. A quickfire 18-ball 27 by Thisara Perera sees them post a decent total on the board.

  • QG - 148/6 (20.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 29(20)

    R Raees : 4-0-29-1

    M Sami : 4-0-28-2

  • 19.6 W

    R Raees to T Perera, OUT, looks for the yorker, hits it back to the bowler who puts a stop with his feet. Perera looks for a single, runs down and is run out by Raees who throws it to the stumps. No run for Islamabad there. T Perera run out (R Raees) 27(18) [4s-2] [6s-1]

  • 19.5 1

    R Raees to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full length, going down leg and tucked away to third man for a single

  • 19.4 1

    R Raees to T Perera, 1 run, slower short ball and worked away to square leg

  • 19.3 2

    R Raees to T Perera, 2 runs, bowled full and outside off, worked away on the on side for a couple

  • 19.2 0

    R Raees to T Perera, no run,

  • 19.1 4

    R Raees to T Perera, FOUR, low full toss outside off and slapped away through point for a boundary!

  • QG - 140/5 (19.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 28(19)

    T Perera : 20(13)

    M Sami : 4-0-28-2

    R Raees : 3-0-21-1

  • 18.6 4

    M Sami to Mahmudullah, FOUR, full toss and slammed to mid on for a boundary!

  • 18.5 1

    M Sami to T Perera, 1 run,

  • 18.5 WD

    M Sami to T Perera, WIDE,

  • 18.4 1

    M Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower one this time, outside off and worked down to long off

  • 18.3 1

    M Sami to T Perera, 1 run, full toss and slapped away to cover for one

  • 18.2 2

    M Sami to T Perera, 2 runs, full and outside off, hammered straight over the bowler's head for a double

  • 18.1 1

    M Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full length, outside off and slapped away to mid off for one

  • QG - 129/5 (18.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    T Perera : 16(10)

    Mahmudullah : 22(16)

    R Raees : 3-0-21-1

    M Sami : 3-0-17-2

  • 17.6 1

    R Raees to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and hit back over the bowlers head for a single

  • 17.5 6

    R Raees to Mahmudullah, SIX, back of the length, change of pace on the off stump, but gets enough bat to pummel it for a six over long off

  • 17.4 1

    R Raees to T Perera, 1 run, full and straight and drives it to long off for a single

  • 17.3 1

    R Raees to Mahmudullah, 1 run,

  • 17.2 0

    R Raees to Mahmudullah, no run, full and on the off stump, misses it

  • 17.2 WD

    R Raees to Mahmudullah, WIDE, full toss down down the leg side and wide signalled

  • 17.1 1

    R Raees to T Perera, 1 run, low full toss and punched away to the off side for one

  • Rumman Raees comes into the attack.

  • QG - 118/5 (17.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 14(12)

    T Perera : 14(8)

    M Sami : 3-0-17-2

    S Watson : 3-0-22-2

  • 16.6 0

    M Sami to Mahmudullah, no run, yorker and dug back to Sami

  • 16.5 1

    M Sami to T Perera, 1 run, full on the off stump again, cut away to point for one

  • 16.4 0

    M Sami to T Perera, no run, full and outside off, swings and misses

  • 16.3 1

    M Sami to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and outside off, hit to covers

  • 16.2 1

    M Sami to T Perera, 1 run, kept full and outside off again, hit to covers for a single

  • 16.1 4

    M Sami to T Perera, FOUR, full length outside off, thick edge and beats the keeper to trickle down for four

  • Mohammad Sami comes into the attack.

  • QG - 111/5 (16.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 13(10)

    T Perera : 8(4)

    S Watson : 3-0-22-2

    M Irfan : 4-0-37-0

  • 15.6 1

    S Watson to T Perera, 1 run, full and outside off, slapped away to covers for a single

  • 15.5 0

    S Watson to T Perera, no run, wide yorker and flayed away to third man

  • 15.4 6

    S Watson to T Perera, SIX, full and outside off, right up and lauunches back for a six straight over Watson's head

  • 15.3 1

    S Watson to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full length and outside off, punched to long off

  • 15.2 1

    S Watson to T Perera, 1 run, pitched short and cut away to point for a single to get off the mark

  • Thisara Perera walks in.

  • 15.1 W

    S Watson to A Shafiq, OUT, full and straight and Shafiq misses it completely! A wicket for Watson right after the strategic timeout! Shafiq goes for a composed 45. A Shafiq b S Watson 45(42) [4s-4] [6s-0]

  • Shane Watson has been introduced into the attack.

  • QG - 102/4 (15.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 12(9)

    A Shafiq : 45(41)

    M Irfan : 4-0-37-0

    S Khan : 4-0-19-0

  • 14.6 1

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, 1 run, full toss on the off stump and slapped away to covers for a single

  • 14.5 1

    M Irfan to Mahmudullah, 1 run,

  • 14.4 2

    M Irfan to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, full-toss just outside off, carved towards third man for two

  • 14.3 4

    M Irfan to Mahmudullah, FOUR, short ball, top edged over the keepers head for a boundary!

  • 14.2 2

    M Irfan to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, back of length, outside off, and inside edged to long leg for a couple

  • 14.1 1

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, 1 run, pitched full and chopped away to third man for one

  • Mohammad Irfan arrives at the crease.

  • QG - 91/4 (14.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    Mahmudullah : 3(5)

    A Shafiq : 43(39)

    S Khan : 4-0-19-0

    R Raees : 2-0-10-1

  • 13.6 0

    S Khan to Mahmudullah, no run,

  • 13.5 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run,

  • 13.4 1

    S Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, slower legbreak, length, and knocks it to the leg side

  • 13.3 0

    S Khan to Mahmudullah, no run, skids outside off. aims for the reverse sweep, off- balance, gets some bat on it for a run

  • 13.2 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run, short and outside off, cut to point for one

  • 13.1 1

    S Khan to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and angled in on the off stump, stroked through midwicket

  • Shadab Khan comes to bowl the next over.

  • QG - 87/4 (13.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    A Shafiq : 41(37)

    Mahmudullah : 1(1)

    R Raees : 2-0-10-1

    Z Khan : 1-0-13-0

  • 12.6 0

    R Raees to A Shafiq, no run, Pitched outside off and slapped away to point

  • 12.5 1

    R Raees to Mahmudullah, 1 run, full and drifting down leg and tucked away to square leg for a single

  • 12.4 1

    R Raees to A Shafiq, 1 run, shuffles across off stump and works it towards square leg

  • 12.3 0

    R Raees to A Shafiq, no run, full and driven through covers

  • Mahmudullah arrives at the crease.

  • 12.2 W

    R Raees to S Ahmed, OUT, pitched short and top edged! Hadin calls for it and taken! safe hands Haddin! S Ahmed c B Haddin b R Raees 12(11) [4s-0] [6s-1]

  • 12.1 0

    R Raees to S Ahmed, no run, banged short and Ahmed prods it back to the bowler

  • Rumman Raees into the attack.

  • QG - 85/3 (12.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    A Shafiq : 40(34)

    S Ahmed : 12(9)

    Z Khan : 1-0-13-0

    S Khan : 3-0-15-0

  • 11.6 4

    Z Khan to A Shafiq, FOUR,

  • 11.5 1

    Z Khan to S Ahmed, 1 run,

  • 11.4 6

    Z Khan to S Ahmed, SIX, good length and slog swept over mid on for a maximum!

  • 11.3 1

    Z Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run,

  • 11.2 1

    Z Khan to S Ahmed, 1 run, short and wide outside off, rocks on the backfoot and hits it to sweper cover

  • 11.1 0

    Z Khan to S Ahmed, no run, short and outside off, chopped away to cover

  • Zohaib Khan arrives at the crease.

  • QG - 72/3 (11.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    A Shafiq : 35(32)

    S Ahmed : 4(5)

    S Khan : 3-0-15-0

    S Watson : 2-0-13-1

  • 10.6 1

    S Khan to S Ahmed, 1 run,

  • 10.5 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run, floated outside off and worked away to deep square leg

  • 10.4 1

    S Khan to S Ahmed, 1 run, pitched full and taps it to covers for a single

  • 10.3 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run, short and outside off, chopped away to third man for a single

  • 10.2 1

    S Khan to S Ahmed, 1 run, tossed outside off and swept to deep square leg for a single

  • 10.1 0

    S Khan to S Ahmed, no run, leg break outside off and Sarfraz is beaten.

  • QG - 67/3 (10.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    A Shafiq : 33(30)

    S Ahmed : 1(1)

    S Watson : 2-0-13-1

    S Khan : 2-0-10-0

  • 9.6 1

    S Watson to S Ahmed, 1 run, pitched full on the off stump and punched to long on for one

  • Sarfraz Ahmed comes to the crease.

  • 9.5 W

    S Watson to R Rossouw, OUT, Short of a length and outside off, miscued to long-on staright to Raees' throat! R Rossouw c R Raees b S Watson 7(13) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 9.4 0

    S Watson to R Rossouw, no run, no run, wide yorker outside off, Rossouw fails to reach the ball

  • 9.3 1

    S Watson to A Shafiq, 1 run, full toss and slapped away to long off for a single

  • 9.2 1

    S Watson to R Rossouw, 1 run, back of a length and outside off, carved away to deep point

  • 9.1 1

    S Watson to A Shafiq, 1 run, short and outside off, hit to long off for one

  • QG - 63/2 (9.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    R Rossouw : 6(10)

    A Shafiq : 31(28)

    S Khan : 2-0-10-0

    S Watson : 1-0-9-0

  • 8.6 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run, darting away from the off stump, cut through point for a single

  • 8.5 1

    S Khan to R Rossouw, 1 run, pitched short and outside the off stump. Cut away to point for one

  • 8.4 0

    S Khan to R Rossouw, no run, Missed Stumping by Brad Haddin,

  • 8.3 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run, outside off and swept through to backward square leg

  • 8.2 1

    S Khan to R Rossouw, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump and worked through deep square for a single

  • 8.1 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run, tossed up outside off and driven through mid off for a single

  • QG - 58/2 (8.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    R Rossouw : 4(7)

    A Shafiq : 28(25)

    S Watson : 1-0-9-0

    S Khan : 1-0-5-0

  • 7.6 0

    S Watson to R Rossouw, no run, yorker outside off and misses

  • 7.5 1

    S Watson to A Shafiq, 1 run,

  • 7.4 4

    S Watson to A Shafiq, FOUR, banged short , rocks off the backfoot and pulled away for a boundary to fine leg

  • 7.3 1

    S Watson to R Rossouw, 1 run, short and outside off, pulled through to square leg

  • 7.2 1

    S Watson to A Shafiq, 1 run, yorker and dug out to mid wicket for one

  • QG 51/2 (7.1 ovs)

  • 7.1 2

    S Watson to A Shafiq, 2 runs, full and straight on the off stump, driven through mid-off and a misfiels allows Shafiq to scamper for two

  • Shane Watson takes over the ball.

  • QG - 49/2 (7.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    R Rossouw : 3(5)

    A Shafiq : 20(21)

    S Khan : 1-0-5-0

    M Irfan : 3-0-26-0

  • 6.6 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run, drifting outside off and hit to sweeper cover

  • 6.5 1

    S Khan to R Rossouw, 1 run, tossed up on the leg stump, inside edges for one

  • 6.4 0

    S Khan to R Rossouw, no run,

  • 6.3 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run, full and going down leg again, sweeps over long leg for one

  • 6.2 1

    S Khan to R Rossouw, 1 run, short and sliding down leg, tucked away to square for one

  • 6.1 1

    S Khan to A Shafiq, 1 run, flat and outside off, whacked away to sweeper cover for a single

  • Shadab Khan comes into the attack.

  • QG - 44/2 (6.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    R Rossouw : 1(2)

    A Shafiq : 17(18)

    M Irfan : 3-0-26-0

    M Sami : 2-0-10-2

  • 5.6 0

    M Irfan to R Rossouw, no run, full on the pads and Rossouw on the backfoot and defends

  • 5.5 1

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, 1 run, full and straight, worked away to mid on for one

  • 5.4 0

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, no run, full toss and hit straight to covers

  • 5.3 2

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, 2 runs, full and going down leg, clips it to square leg for a double

  • 5.2 0

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, no run, bouncer and ducks

  • 5.1 4

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, FOUR, banged in short, and hoicked away to deep midwicket for a boundary

  • Mohammad Irfan into the attack.

  • QG - 37/2 (5.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    R Rossouw : 1(1)

    A Shafiq : 10(13)

    M Sami : 2-0-10-2

    R Raees : 1-0-8-0

  • 4.6 1

    M Sami to A Shafiq, 1 run, full and going down leg, clipped away to square leg for one

  • 4.5 0

    M Sami to A Shafiq, no run,

  • 4.4 0

    M Sami to A Shafiq, no run, full and straight and hit back straight to the bowler

  • 4.3 1

    M Sami to R Rossouw, 1 run, full length, outside off and Russouw slaps it to point for a single to get off the mark

  • Rilee Rossouw is the new man in. And Sami is on a hat-trick

  • 4.2 W

    M Sami to K Pietersen, OUT, full length, struck on the pads and that is given! Pietersen out for nought! K Pietersen lbw b M Sami 0(1) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • Kevin Pietersen walks in.

  • 4.1 W

    M Sami to A Shehzad, OUT, Banged short, rocks on the backfoot, and pulls it to mid off, straight to Khan's throat! A Shehzad c Z Khan b M Sami 26(15) [4s-3] [6s-1]

  • Mohammad Sami into the attack.

  • QG - 35/0 (4.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    A Shafiq : 9(10)

    A Shehzad : 26(14)

    R Raees : 1-0-8-0

    M Irfan : 2-0-19-0

  • 3.6 4

    R Raees to A Shafiq, FOUR, full length and slammed away to the ropes over mid off. First boundary for Shafiq

  • 3.5 1

    R Raees to A Shehzad, 1 run,

  • 3.4 1

    R Raees to A Shafiq, 1 run, back of a length and slapped to mid-off for a single

  • 3.3 1

    R Raees to A Shehzad, 1 run, pitched up outside off, leans through and drives it to mid-off

  • 3.2 0

    R Raees to A Shehzad, no run,

  • 3.1 1

    R Raees to A Shafiq, 1 run, full length and driven through mid-off for one

  • Rumman Raees arrives at the crease.

  • QG - 27/0 (3.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    A Shehzad : 24(11)

    A Shafiq : 3(7)

    M Irfan : 2-0-19-0

    M Sami : 1-0-8-0

  • 2.6 4

    M Irfan to A Shehzad, FOUR, fuller length, outside off and leans into the drive through covers again for a four

  • 2.5 0

    M Irfan to A Shehzad, no run,

  • 2.4 4

    M Irfan to A Shehzad, FOUR, full length and driven powerfully through the covers for a boundary!

  • 2.3 1

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, 1 run,

  • 2.2 0

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, no run, short and angling away outside off, no run though as he misses the cut

  • 2.1 0

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, no run, pitched short, swings and misses it completely

  • QG - 18/0 (2.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    A Shehzad : 16(8)

    A Shafiq : 2(4)

    M Sami : 1-0-8-0

    M Irfan : 1-0-10-0

  • 1.6 0

    M Sami to A Shehzad, no run, back of a length and inside edged, gets away though

  • 1.5 1

    M Sami to A Shafiq, 1 run, short and hit to midwicket for a quick single

  • 1.4 0

    M Sami to A Shafiq, no run, Pitched short and hit straight to covers and stopped with Smith putting in the dive

  • 1.3 0

    M Sami to A Shafiq, no run, bowled full again, driven straight to covers

  • 1.2 1

    M Sami to A Shehzad, 1 run, full length driven to mid off for a single

  • 1.1 6

    M Sami to A Shehzad, SIX, short and banged away for a six to the cow corner!

  • Mohammad Sami has been introduced into the attack.

  • QG - 10/0 (1.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    A Shafiq : 1(1)

    A Shehzad : 9(5)

    M Irfan : 1-0-10-0

  • 0.6 1

    M Irfan to A Shehzad, 1 run, full this time, nudged away to square leg again for one

  • 0.5 2

    M Irfan to A Shehzad, 2 runs, banged short outside the off-stump, works it away through square leg for a double

  • 0.4 2

    M Irfan to A Shehzad, 2 runs, Slaps it to mid-on for a couple

  • 0.3 0

    M Irfan to A Shehzad, no run, cuts it to point, no feet movement from Shehzad though

  • 0.2 4

    M Irfan to A Shehzad, FOUR, Inside edge and races away to the fence!

  • 0.1 1

    M Irfan to A Shafiq, 1 run, bit of a bounce, Shafiq runs it down to third man to get off the mark with a single

  • Asad Shafiq and Ahmed Shehzad come to the middle, Mohammad Irfan to start the bowling attack.

  • A night game with perfect conditions at 28-degrees. The pitch is like a mirror says Danny Morrison. "Players love this surface. If you bat first, the average score you get is 149. But history tells us that the side chasing it wins six out of nine times. An absolute belter this," Morrison fancies

  • Good evening everyone. Before we get underway with the commentary for tonight with game number seven between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, a quick recap of all that has happened in the Pakistan Super League. First the corruption scandal, followed by the blasts in Lahore where the final was scheduled. Islamabad United though have task cut out for them as they take on a confident Quetta who have two wins in both their matches.

  • Islamabad United Won the Toss & Elected to Field

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  • And that is all we have for today! A win for Islamabad. Join us tomorrow as the Lahore Qalandars take on the Karachi Kings at 21:30 IST. Till then , Good night.

  • Misbah Ul-Haq (Islamabad United Captain): Luckily. Billings played a good knock and so did Watto. We did it well. Last five overs were the difference. It was an important win. You want to get early wins in the tournament. When you win, a lot of things go in your favour and that helps.

  • Sarfraz Khan (Quetta Gladiators Captain): We tried to build pressure. I would credit the bowlers of the united team. Our top-order has failed to fire. We would try to cover the bases that we missed in this game. The death over was the difference, Sami bowled very well for them and Watson's catch I dropped turned the match around. Hopefully, we do well in the matches to come.

  • Sam Billings (MoM): It helps when guys like Shane Watson come in and start smacking, it takes the pressure for me and I can play through. As along as I was there, I thought we would win the match. Everyone is kind of in-form and that helps. Even Smith got a fifty last game and all that helps. Was happy I could take he team through. Playing around the world adds to the experience.

  • Player of the match - Samuel Billings

  • Islamabad United won by 5 wickets

  • And that seals the match for Islamabad United. Led by Sam Billings's 50-ball 78 studded with eight fours and three sixes. Watson too chipping in with a valuable 27-ball 36. United notch up their victory by five wickets and five balls to spare.

  • 19.1 4

    T Perera to S Billings, FOUR, pitched full and slammed to long on for a boundary!

  • IU - 145/5 (19.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    S Khan : 0(0)

    S Billings : 75(49)

    U Gul : 4-0-35-1

    T Perera : 3-0-36-1

  • Shadab Khan comes to the crease.

  • 18.6 W

    U Gul to A Ali, OUT, and tries to clear fine leg with that slog sweep, but miscues to PietersenA Ali c K Pietersen b U Gul 1(2) [4s-0] [6s-0]

  • 18.5 1

    U Gul to S Billings, 1 run, full again and clipped to square leg for one

  • 18.4 4

    U Gul to S Billings, FOUR, straight and full and flicked it for a boundary through long on

  • 18.3 1

    U Gul to A Ali, 1 run, chipped to deep square leg

  • 18.2 1

    U Gul to S Billings, 1 run, good length, swings, misses and a run after a shy at the stumps

  • 18.1 2

    U Gul to S Billings, 2 runs, full and on the off stump, hit to deep midwicket for a quick double!

  • Umar Gul takes over the ball.

  • IU - 136/4 (18.0 overs)
    16 Runs

    A Ali : 0(0)

    S Billings : 67(45)

    T Perera : 3-0-36-1

    A Ali : 4-0-27-0

  • 17.6 1

    T Perera to S Billings, 1 run, full and struck to covers for one

  • Asif Ali is the new man in.

  • 17.5 W

    T Perera to S Watson, OUT, banged in short and caught by Hassan at deep mid wicket trying to clear the rope with that pull! S Watson c H Khan b T Perera 36(27) [4s-4] [6s-2]

  • 17.4 6

    T Perera to S Watson, SIX, straight and a clean strike! straight back over Perera's head for a six!

  • 17.3 4

    T Perera to S Watson, FOUR, half volley and cover driven for four!

  • 4th Wicket: 53 runs in 40 balls (Shane Watson 26*, Samuel Billings 27*)

  • 17.2 4

    T Perera to S Watson, FOUR, full toss and clubbed away through long on to the fence !

  • 17.1 1

    T Perera to S Billings, 1 run, slower one on the off stump and swept away to deep midwicket

  • Thisara Perera comes to bowl the next over.

  • IU - 120/3 (17.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    S Watson : 22(23)

    S Billings : 65(43)

    A Ali : 4-0-27-0

    M Nawaz (3) : 4-0-18-2

  • 16.6 0

    A Ali to S Watson, no run, good length and Watson tucks it to covers

  • 16.5 0

    A Ali to S Watson, no run, full and misses

  • 16.4 1

    A Ali to S Billings, 1 run, full and drifting down leg, flicked away to the on side

  • 16.3 6

    A Ali to S Billings, SIX, banged in short, pulled away to six over deep square leg for a maximum!

  • 16.2 0

    A Ali to S Billings, no run, slower bouncer, hits it to covers in an attempt to get under it

  • 16.1 0

    A Ali to S Billings, no run, full and straight, swings and misses

  • Anwar Ali into the attack.

  • IU - 113/3 (16.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    S Watson : 22(21)

    S Billings : 58(39)

    M Nawaz (3) : 4-0-18-2

    T Perera : 2-0-20-0

  • 15.6 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, no run, pitched full on the off stump, defended off the backfoot

  • 15.5 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, no run, full and away from the off stump, cut to point

  • 15.4 2

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, 2 runs, pitched up front and worked away to long on for a couple

  • 15.3 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, no run, flat and pushed back to the bowler

  • 15.2 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, no run, pitched up front and defended off the backfoot

  • 15.1 1

    M Nawaz (3) to S Billings, 1 run, pitched up front and flicked to the on side for one

  • Mohammad Nawaz (3) into the attack.

  • IU - 110/3 (15.0 overs)
    16 Runs

    S Watson : 20(16)

    S Billings : 57(38)

    T Perera : 2-0-20-0

    U Gul : 3-0-26-0

  • 14.6 1

    T Perera to S Billings, 1 run, full and outside off, hit to extra cover for one

  • 14.5 6

    T Perera to S Billings, SIX, drifting down leg and Billings sweeps it for six over deep square leg

  • 14.4 1

    T Perera to S Watson, 1 run, slapped away to point for one

  • S Billings: 50* (36) [4s-6] [6s-1]

  • 14.3 1

    T Perera to S Billings, 1 run, taps it to covers to reach his maiden half century off just 36 balls

  • 14.2 1

    T Perera to S Watson, 1 run, full length, on the off stump and driven to long off for a single

  • IU 100/3 (14.1 ovs)

  • 14.1 6

    T Perera to S Watson, SIX, slow and short, width offered and Watson hits it right out of the park! Huge six that!

  • Thisara Perera takes over the ball.

  • IU - 94/3 (14.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    S Billings : 49(35)

    S Watson : 12(13)

    U Gul : 3-0-26-0

    H Khan : 4-0-24-1

  • 13.6 0

    U Gul to S Billings, no run, pitched short and Billings misses the pull

  • 13.5 1

    U Gul to S Watson, 1 run, good length, off stump and worked away to square leg for one

  • 13.4 4

    U Gul to S Watson, FOUR, banged in short and a pull to muscle the ball through midwicket! one bounce for four

  • 13.3 4

    U Gul to S Watson, FOUR, full and straight and Watson drills it down long off for a boundary!

  • 13.2 1

    U Gul to S Billings, 1 run, full and going down leg, flicks it to covers for one

  • 13.1 1

    U Gul to S Watson, 1 run, back of length and taps it to covers and hares in for a quick single

  • Umar Gul comes into the attack.

  • IU - 83/3 (13.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    S Billings : 48(33)

    S Watson : 2(9)

    H Khan : 4-0-24-1

    M Nawaz (3) : 3-0-15-2

  • 12.6 0

    H Khan to S Billings, no run, full and pitching on the off stump, defended on the back foot

  • 12.5 1

    H Khan to S Watson, 1 run, pitched full and driven to long off for one

  • 12.4 1

    H Khan to S Billings, 1 run, full and pushed to deep mid wicket

  • 12.3 6

    H Khan to S Billings, SIX, dancing down and slams it back straight over the bowlers head!

  • 12.2 1

    H Khan to S Watson, 1 run, off the mark of the 8th ball as he clips it away into the on-side by staying on the back foot

  • 12.1 1

    H Khan to S Billings, 1 run, pitched full and hit hard to the bowler, who isses it and Billings scampers for a single

  • IU - 73/3 (12.0 overs)
    1 Run

    S Watson : 0(7)

    S Billings : 40(29)

    M Nawaz (3) : 3-0-15-2

    H Khan : 3-0-14-1

  • 11.6 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, no run, skidding down leg, sweeps and misses and it thuds him on the pad

  • 11.5 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, no run, keeping it full and defended back to the bowler

  • 11.4 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, no run,

  • 11.3 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, no run,

  • 11.2 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Watson, no run, full and on the off stump, takes the edge and grassed! Catch Dropped by Sarfraz Ahmed,

  • 11.1 1

    M Nawaz (3) to S Billings, 1 run,skidding on the leg stump, Billings flicks it on the on side for one

  • Mohammad Nawaz (3) takes over the ball.

  • IU - 72/3 (11.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    S Watson : 0(2)

    S Billings : 39(28)

    H Khan : 3-0-14-1

    U Gul : 2-0-15-0

  • 10.6 0

    H Khan to S Watson, no run, same delivery and a simlilar shot, on the backfoot and defended

  • 10.5 0

    H Khan to S Watson, no run, pitched in full and Watson stands tall and defends it

  • Shane Watson arrives at the crease.

  • 10.4 W

    H Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, tries the sweep for the turning delivery again, struck on the pads and given leg before! Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b H Khan 10(11) [4s-2] [6s-0]

  • 10.3 0

    H Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full and hit back to the bowler

  • 10.2 4

    H Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, drifting down leg and sweeps it through square leg for four

  • 10.1 1

    H Khan to S Billings, 1 run, pushed through on the stumps to long-on

  • IU - 67/2 (10.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    Misbah-ul-Haq : 6(8)

    S Billings : 38(27)

    U Gul : 2-0-15-0

    H Khan : 2-0-9-0

  • 9.6 4B

    U Gul to Misbah-ul-Haq, 4 byes, straying down the leg side

  • 9.5 0

    U Gul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defended on the back foot

  • 9.4 4

    U Gul to Misbah-ul-Haq, FOUR, full and driven straight down the ground!

  • 9.3 0

    U Gul to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, back of lengthm shuffles across and slaps it to mid on

  • 9.2 1

    U Gul to S Billings, 1 run, wide outside the off stump and taps it to third man for one

  • 9.1 0

    U Gul to S Billings, no run, slightly wide and dabs to third man

  • Umar Gul into the attack.

  • IU - 58/2 (9.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Misbah-ul-Haq : 2(4)

    S Billings : 37(25)

    H Khan : 2-0-9-0

    M Nawaz (3) : 2-0-14-2

  • 8.6 1

    H Khan to S Billings, 1 run,

  • 8.5 1

    H Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run,

  • 8.4 0

    H Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, darting away from the off stump, sweeps and misses

  • 8.3 1

    H Khan to S Billings, 1 run, short and on the off and hit to short third man

  • 8.2 1

    H Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, short and wide, slapped to cover point for a single

  • 8.1 1

    H Khan to S Billings, 1 run, full and on the off stump, slapped away to mid wicket

  • IU - 53/2 (8.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    Misbah-ul-Haq : 0(1)

    S Billings : 34(22)

    M Nawaz (3) : 2-0-14-2

    H Khan : 1-0-4-0

  • 7.6 0

    M Nawaz (3) to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run,

  • Misbah-ul-Haq arrives at the crease.

  • 7.5 W

    M Nawaz (3) to B Haddin, OUT, and that's out! full length, no feet movement, edges it to the keeperB Haddin c S Ahmed b M Nawaz (3) 6(9) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • IU 53/1 (7.4 ovs)

  • 7.4 4

    M Nawaz (3) to B Haddin, FOUR, pitched up again, full and straight and Haddin hits it straight back over the bowlers head for a boundary

  • 7.3 1

    M Nawaz (3) to S Billings, 1 run, full length on the off and clips it to long on for one

  • 7.2 4

    M Nawaz (3) to S Billings, FOUR, pitched upfront, comes down the track, lofts it over mid off for four!

  • 7.1 0

    M Nawaz (3) to S Billings, no run,

  • IU - 44/1 (7.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    B Haddin : 2(7)

    S Billings : 29(19)

    H Khan : 1-0-4-0

    M Nawaz (3) : 1-0-5-1

  • 6.6 0

    H Khan to B Haddin, no run,

  • 6.5 1

    H Khan to S Billings, 1 run,

  • 6.4 1

    H Khan to B Haddin, 1 run,

  • 6.3 1

    H Khan to S Billings, 1 run,

  • 6.2 1

    H Khan to B Haddin, 1 run, short and wide, chipped to third man

  • 6.1 0

    H Khan to B Haddin, no run, pitched away from the off stump, Haddin dabs it to third man

  • Hasan Khan into the attack.

  • IU - 40/1 (6.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    S Billings : 27(17)

    B Haddin : 0(3)

    M Nawaz (3) : 1-0-5-1

    A Ali : 3-0-20-0

  • 5.6 1LB

    M Nawaz (3) to B Haddin, 1 leg bye,

  • 5.5 0

    M Nawaz (3) to B Haddin, no run,

  • 5.4 0

    M Nawaz (3) to B Haddin, no run, Haddin makes some room and tries to push it through covers, misses

  • Brad Haddin comes to the crease.

  • 5.3 W

    M Nawaz (3) to D Smith, OUT, pitched full, looks to sweep but misses and is cleaned up! Nawaz with the breakthrough! D Smith b M Nawaz (3) 10(16) [4s-1] [6s-0]

  • 5.2 4

    M Nawaz (3) to D Smith, FOUR, pitching towards leg and sweeps it down fine leg for four

  • 5.1 1

    M Nawaz (3) to S Billings, 1 run, full and straight, driven through long off for a single

  • Mohammad Nawaz (3) arrives at the crease.

  • IU - 34/0 (5.0 overs)
    14 Runs

    D Smith : 6(14)

    S Billings : 26(16)

    A Ali : 3-0-20-0

    T Perera : 1-0-4-0

  • 4.6 1

    A Ali to S Billings, 1 run,

  • 4.5 4

    A Ali to S Billings, FOUR,

  • 4.4 0

    A Ali to S Billings, no run,

  • 4.3 4

    A Ali to S Billings, FOUR, down the track again, fuller one this time, slaps it down mid off again for a boundary

  • 4.2 4

    A Ali to S Billings, FOUR, pitched short, off stump, gets in line and slams it down mid off for a four!

  • 4.1 1

    A Ali to D Smith, 1 run,

  • Anwar Ali comes into the attack.

  • IU - 20/0 (4.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    S Billings : 13(11)

    D Smith : 5(13)

    T Perera : 1-0-4-0

    U Gul : 1-0-10-0

  • 3.6 1

    T Perera to D Smith, 1 run,

  • 3.5 0

    T Perera to D Smith, no run, back of a length and punched back to mid wicket

  • 3.4 1

    T Perera to S Billings, 1 run, full and punched back to the covers for one

  • 3.3 1

    T Perera to D Smith, 1 run,

  • 3.2 0

    T Perera to D Smith, no run, full and outside off, swing and a miss

  • 3.1 1

    T Perera to S Billings, 1 run, starts off with a slower one, full and straight, punched to covers

  • Thisara Perera into the attack.

  • IU - 16/0 (3.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    D Smith : 3(9)

    S Billings : 11(9)

    A Ali : 2-0-6-0

    U Gul : 1-0-10-0

  • 2.6 0

    A Ali to D Smith, no run, full and outside off, driven to mid-off for a single

  • 2.5 0

    A Ali to D Smith, no run, full and inside edged onto the pads

  • 2.4 0

    A Ali to D Smith, no run,

  • 2.3 1

    A Ali to S Billings, 1 run, full on the off stump and punched to covers

  • 2.2 0

    A Ali to S Billings, no run, short and outside off, leans back and chops to point

  • 2.1 1

    A Ali to D Smith, 1 run,

  • IU - 14/0 (2.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    S Billings : 10(7)

    D Smith : 2(5)

    U Gul : 1-0-10-0

    A Ali : 1-0-4-0

  • 1.6 0

    U Gul to S Billings, no run,

  • 1.5 1

    U Gul to D Smith, 1 run,

  • 1.4 1

    U Gul to S Billings, 1 run,

  • 1.3 4

    U Gul to S Billings, FOUR, full and on the pads, Billings just ficks it from the wrist and the ball races away to the fence through mid wicket

  • 1.2 0

    U Gul to S Billings, no run, full and hit straight to covers

  • 1.1 4

    U Gul to S Billings, FOUR, juicy half volley and driven through mid off for a handsome boundary!

  • Umar Gul arrives at the crease.

  • IU - 4/0 (1.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    D Smith : 1(4)

    S Billings : 1(2)

    A Ali : 1-0-4-0

  • 0.6 0

    A Ali to D Smith, no run, short and on the odf stump, Smith rocks back and defends it

  • 0.6 WD

    A Ali to D Smith, WIDE, bouncer, on the leg side as Smith ducks

  • 0.5 1

    A Ali to S Billings, 1 run, full and on the off stump, moves across and taps it to cover for one

  • 0.4 0

    A Ali to S Billings, no run, good length and a bit of movement there, Billings defends it on the backfoot

  • 0.3 1

    A Ali to D Smith, 1 run, full and straight, punched to the on-side for one

  • 0.2 0

    A Ali to D Smith, no run, full and straight,

  • 0.1 0

    A Ali to D Smith, no run, short and wide, slapped away to covers

  • 0.1 WD

    A Ali to D Smith, WIDE, straying down the leg side for a wide

  • Dwayne Smith and Samuel Billings come to open the innings, Anwar Ali with the ball.

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Islamabad United won by 5 wickets
Target: 149
Match Summary
  • »  Islamabad United Won the Toss & Elected to Field
  • »  Quetta Gladiators 1st innings
  • »  QG 51/2 (7.1 ovs)
  • »  Over 8.4: R Rossouw (5*), Missed Stumping by Brad Haddin
  • »  QG 101/4 (14.5 ovs)
Match Summary
  • »  Islamabad United 2nd innings
  • »  IU 53/1 (7.4 ovs)
  • »  Over 11.2: S Watson (0*), Catch Dropped by Sarfraz Ahmed
  • »  IU 100/3 (14.1 ovs)
  • »  S Billings: 50* (36) [4s-6] [6s-1]
  • »  4th Wicket: 53 runs in 40 balls (Shane Watson 26*, Samuel Billings 27*)

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