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PSL: Islamabad stun Quetta to qualify for Playoffs

Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2017, Dubai
Islamabad United 165 for 6 (Talat 56, Zulfiqar 2-17) beat Quetta Gladiators 164 for 5 (Pietersen 69, Shehzad 59, Irfan 1-23) by one run

Quetta got to inside a meter of the complete line, and remained there, nearly as though they were gotten in a sand trap. Alternately perhaps they simply needed to give last-over bowler Mohammad Sami the best birthday endowment of his life on the day he turned 36. Regardless, the defending champs grabbed the moment by its neck as the table toppers panicked like a deer in headlights to squeeze out the unlikeliest of wins and secure a playoff spot.

Islamabad’s innings had been characterized by a powerlessness to take off despite the fact that the stage had been set by Hussain Talat, so profoundly respected by everybody at the establishment yet just playing his first match. He gave the driving force after Dwayne Smith’s first over expulsion, and was especially rebuffing on another developing player, Hasan Khan.

Talat kicked the Islamabad innings from the get-go, contributing an amazing 74 runs.

Quetta’s shocker of a collapse started with a customary choice to offer Pietersen out lbw to reprieve the century stand, and with seven required off 12 balls, the abnormal call to send in Anwar Ali rather than a consistent batsman reverse discharges.

Rumman Raees and Mohammad Sami hit their lengths routinely, Raees reliably going for yorker length and pretty much pulling it off every conveyance. The principal ball from Sami was poor, yet Anwar Ali neglected to put it away. Madhouse resulted, and Islamabad were that bit more formed toward the end. All things considered, they never ought to have won this entertaining old diversion, however some way or another, they did.

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