Islamabad United registered their third victory of this season of Pakistan Super League as they defeated Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets. Quetta faced their fourth consecutive loss of this season. As has been the trend, the Islamabad team elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed hit a brilliant fifty for Quetta in the first innings scoring 54 runs off 41 balls. He hit 4 sixes and 3 fours in his innings. Quetta posted 156/7 at the end of 20 overs in their innings.
Islamabad United looked very comfortable in their chase with their opener Paul Stirling hitting an explosive half-century. Stirling smashed 56 runs off 33 balls with the help of 8 fours and 2 sixes. Wicketkeeper Rohail Nazir too had an important contribution scoring 34 runs off 28 balls. Islamabad chased the total in 17 overs winning the match by 6 wickets.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the twelfth match of PSL 2021:
Milestones for Faheem Ashraf
3/11 – Faheem Ashraf performed wonderfully with the ball picking 3 wickets in his 4 over spell by giving away only 11 runs. This is the joint-second most economical 4 over spell by a bowler in PSL history.
50 – Faheem Ashraf became the fourth bowler to complete 50 wickets in PSL. Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Amir are the other three bowlers who have achieved this milestone.
Sarfaraz Ahmed’s feat
4 – Sarfaraz Ahmed hit 4 consecutive sixes in an over against Iftikhar Ahmed during his fiery knock. He is the fourth player to do so in league history so far.
1000 – Sarfaraz Ahmed also completed his 1000 runs in PSL during his innings. He is the eighth player to reach this mark. The wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 1050 runs in 56 matches at a strike rate of 128.67.
Terrible start for Quetta Gladiators
4 – Quetta Gladiators have now lost 4 starting matches in a row this season. This is the worst ever start for them in the league among all seasons.
Chasing trend continues
12 – For the 12th match in a row, a team chasing won the match this season. The teams have elected to bowl first in all these 12 matches.
Bad day for Mohammad Nawaz
13.66 – Mohammad Nawaz conceded 41 runs in his 3 overs at an economy rate of 13.66. This is the worst economy for a bowler in an innings in this season of PSL with a minimum of 3 overs bowled.
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