Quetta Gladiators makes a comeback in the PSL 2023
Match 22: Quetta Gladiators makes a comeback in PSL 2023 by getting victorious against Karachi Kings. Quetta Gladiators won the toss and opted to chase. Additionally, Karachi Kings were not good in the batting and only gave a 165-run target to Quetta Gladiators to chase.
Additionally, Quetta Gladiators’ batting was also not so good except Martin Guptill. He was the “Man of the Match” in the match 22 of Quetta Gladiator vs Karachi Kings. Furthermore, Guptill was the reason who made Quetta Gladiators victorious by finishing in the last over.
Karachi Kings are now out of the tournament as they have lost 7 matches out of 9. Now they only have one match left against Multan Sultans which they will play in vain. In contrast, Quetta Gladiators makes their way back into the PSL 8 by winning match 22. QG have two matches left before the playoffs and of they manage to win both matches, there is a chance that they might play in the playoff of HBL PSL 2023.
Quetta Gladiators Makes A Comeback In PSL 2023
Karachi Kings Highlights
Karachi Kings came to bat first and lost a big wicket on the first ball. Matthew Wade went back to the dugout as Naseem dismisses him with great intent. But Adam Rossington had a wonderful night. Karachi Kings got to make 53 runs at the end of the powerplay despite losing a wicket. From the other end, Tayyab Tahir looked good for a couple of shots.
Tayyab was hitting the boundaries and taking the runs for his team. But then he tried to go big but the ball went straight to the fielder. Aimal Khan is the bowler from Quetta Gladiators who took the wicket of Tayyab. However, the runs kept coming in as he was the only one who was taking the charge.
After a little bit, Qasim Akram played a half swing and the ball was caught by Naseem Shah. Aimal was again successful in picking up another wicket. Shoaib Malik was a bit rusty as he played spin-bowlers. But he did not get a hold of it and got out as Umar Akmal took an easy catch.
Imad Wasim showed his form with the bat as he has been doing on short balls. He took it out on the youngster Aimal Khan. That’s how Karachi Kings extracted 50 from his partnership with Rossington. Then a top-edge from Rossington and another good catch was taken in the deep. But Rossington added a fifty to his HBL PSL career.
After that, a beautiful yorker from Naseem Shah took out the wicket of James Fuller early. Then some good for Karachi Kings came back by Aamer Yamin. This all-rounder took Karachi to some respectable total and gave a 165-run target to the Quetta Gladiators.
Quetta Gladiators Highlights
KKvsQG Match 22 QG Batting Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators’ runs chase started by Martin Guptill making good runs tonight. Omaid Yousaf was the other opeing batter who got out early. Nawaz came in and had a brief inning of 15 runs. But Martin Guptill kept hitting the essential runs needed by QG to win this match. He played a wonderful inning of 86 runs off 56 balls. His inning included 9 good fours and 4 massive sixes.
Iftikhar Ahmed is facing real issues since the start of HBL PSL 2023. He was performing very well in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). But here in his native cricket, he is failing to show some good batting. Najeebullah Zadran, who played impressively in QG’s previous match against Islamabad United. Zadran had hard luck today and got out on the third ball he played.
Similarly, Umar Akmal also got out very soon as he tried to go for a boundary. Sarfaraz Ahmed played a gentle inning of 29 runs from 25 balls that gave a little relief to his team. Because he was having hard luck in batting since the start of the tournament. But Karachi Kings were not able to take out Guptill and Guptill took the match towards Quetta Gladiators. In the last over, he hit two boundaries leading Quetta Gladiators to victory against the Karachi Kings by 4 wickets.
On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators were good enough with the ball tonight as Aimal Khan and Naseem Shah each got two wickets. Mohammad Nawaz was also successful in taking out Shoaib Malik. Naveen-Ul-Haq also came in handy as he sent Rossington back to the dugout.
In a remarkable resurgence, Quetta Gladiators have made a triumphant comeback in PSL 2023. With unwavering determination and skillful performances, they have reclaimed their position as strong contenders. This comeback stands as a testament to their resilience and teamwork, leaving fans eagerly anticipating their future endeavors in the cricketing world.