Match Over - Islamabad United won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Quetta Gladiators, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: RS Mahanama
  • When: 15 Mar 2018, 18:00 SAST
  • Winner: Islamabad United
  • Man of the Match: JP Duminy


  • Umpire1: Aleem Dar
  • Umpire2: Khalid Mahmood
  • Third Umpire: Rashid Riaz



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Quetta Gladiators



Overs: 18.2 / 20.0

Islamabad United

Sarfraz Ahmed: "We have to do better with the bat, especially the top order. We lost too many wickets early on. We'll sit and talk with the boys and make an effort to sort this out. We have a bit of a gap, we'll see what the position is on the points table and see what to do. If we had runs on the board, it wouldn't have been easy to chase on this pitch, despite the dew factor. Because of the dew, it was difficult for the spinners to grip the ball, which is why I didn't use Hasan Khan and Nawaz for their full quota."

JP Duminy is the man of the match. "Opening the batting is new to me, it's something I've thoroughly enjoyed, and hopefully something I can take forward. I think the wicket played a little better in the second half. The key was to hold your shape when you play your shots, especially on these low and skiddy wickets. It's just about identifying certain bowlers at certain stages of the game."

Mujtaba: "If Karachi loses tomorrow and Peshawar wins they will jump from no 5 to no 2. Whatta comeback that would be"

Sarim Baig: "Thank You KP. For all the great hundreds to being Dhoni's first test wicket, you have been an absolute legend for the game, a great ambassador and role model for children. Happy to see you end it all in the PSL of all leagues " -- There's still a chance he'll play the first Qualifier in Dubai, but a lovely, heartfelt eulogy nonetheless. And also, Dhoni doesn't have any Test wickets - DRS ensured Pietersen got away!

11.43pm Islamabad have dominated this game from start to finish, and they win it with 10 balls to spare. Quetta probably know 147 was never going to be enough, particularly with the dew setting in and making things difficult for the team bowling second. There never seemed to be much of a wicket threat in Quetta's bowling either, and with JP Duminy holding the innings together, Islamabad were always around or above the asking rate. Another calm and power-packed cameo from Hussain Talat, too, to ensure there was no late drama.

18.2Rahat Ali to Asif Ali, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, bang, Asif finishes it in style. Full, on leg stump, and he clears his front leg and sends another sweetly timed lofted hit soaring waaaaay over long-on.
18.1Rahat Ali to Asif Ali, 2 runs, digs in a bouncer, right at Asif's left shoulder, and he's late on the pull. Goes high in the air, but falls to ground beyond square leg, beyond the reach of Pietersen turning around and chasing back.
End of over 18. 11 runs this over. 141/4 after 108 balls.
Asif Ali 10 (5b 0x4 1x6 ) Mir Hamza 4-0-27-1
Hussain Talat 28 (17b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 129/4 after 101 balls.
JP Duminy 54 (47b 4x4 2x6 ) Rahat Ali 3-0-24-2
Hussain Talat 26 (15b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 16. 11 runs this over. 121/3 after 93 balls.
Hussain Talat 20 (9b 1x4 2x6 ) SR Watson 3-0-25-1
JP Duminy 53 (45b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 15. 15 runs this over. 110/3 after 90 balls.
Hussain Talat 13 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) Anwar Ali 3-0-26-0
JP Duminy 52 (44b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 14. 5 runs this over. 95/3 after 84 balls.
JP Duminy 45 (40b 4x4 1x6 ) SR Watson 3-0-14-1
Hussain Talat 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 5 runs this over. 90/3 after 78 balls.
Hussain Talat 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) Anwar Ali 2-0-11-0
JP Duminy 41 (36b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12. 2 runs this over. 85/3 after 72 balls.
Shadab Khan 18 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) SR Watson 2-0-9-1
JP Duminy 40 (33b 4x4 1x6 ) more

AA: "@Amjad - Yep. IU will finish in top 2 even if they lose both the matches. QG can get a top 2 finish by winning this game. If they lose this one, they'll have to hope for results of other matches going their way to get a top 2 position"

With that, they've taken a strategic time-out.

End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 83/2 after 66 balls.
JP Duminy 39 (30b 4x4 1x6 ) Anwar Ali 1-0-6-0
Shadab Khan 17 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 7 runs this over. 77/2 after 60 balls.
Shadab Khan 12 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) SR Watson 1-0-7-0
JP Duminy 38 (28b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 9. 3 runs this over. 70/2 after 54 balls.
Shadab Khan 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) Mir Hamza 3-0-16-1
JP Duminy 36 (26b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 9 runs this over. 67/2 after 48 balls.
JP Duminy 34 (24b 4x4 1x6 ) Hasan Khan 2-0-15-0
Shadab Khan 6 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 7 runs this over. 58/2 after 42 balls.
AD Hales 16 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) Mir Hamza 2-0-13-1
JP Duminy 31 (21b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 51/1 after 36 balls.
AD Hales 11 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Khan 1-0-6-0
JP Duminy 29 (19b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 45/1 after 30 balls.
JP Duminy 28 (18b 4x4 1x6 ) Mir Hamza 1-0-6-0
AD Hales 6 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 11 runs this over. 39/1 after 24 balls.
AD Hales 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) Rahat Ali 2-0-22-1
JP Duminy 23 (13b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 15 runs this over. 28/1 after 18 balls.
JP Duminy 17 (9b 2x4 1x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 2-0-17-0
AD Hales 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 11 runs this over. 13/1 after 12 balls.
L Ronchi 10 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) Rahat Ali 1-0-11-1
JP Duminy 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 5 balls.
L Ronchi 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Nawaz 1-0-2-0
JP Duminy 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
JP DuminyC Hasan Khan B Rahat Ali544742114.89
L RonchiB Rahat Ali10911111.11
AD HalesC SR Watson B Mir Hamza161220133.33
Shadab KhanB SR Watson181830100
Hussain Talatnot out 281722164.71
Asif Alinot out 18702257.14
Faheem Ashraf -
Misbah-ul-Haq -
SR Patel -
Amad Butt -
Mohammad Sami -
Total 149/4
Mohammad Nawaz2.001708.5
Rahat Ali3.203329.9
Mir Hamza4.002716.75
Hasan Khan2.001507.5
SR Watson4.003117.75
Anwar Ali3.002608.67