Karachi Kings outclass Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2021 opener

Karachi Kings outclass Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2021 opener

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Karachi: In the first game of the sixth PSL game, the Karachi Kings easily defeated Queta Gladiators and reached the goal of 122 shots with only 13.5 points.

Opener Joe Clarke got the defending Champions off to a flier with 46 off just 23 deliveries and Mohammad Nabi took the team home with a blistering 30 off 14. Mohammad Hasnain was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets in his four overs.

In the first game, the Quetta Gladiator lost the early wicket at the beginning and failed to get things back. Before being eliminated, they could only complete 121 runs in 18.2 games. Chris Gayle showed some fighting with 39 (24), but the Karachi offense led by young pacemaker Arshad Iqbal restricted the game. He was also awarded the “Person in the Game” for his outstanding bowling performance.

Defending PSL Champions Karachi Kings won the toss and chose to field against Quetta Gladiators in the opening fixture of Pakistan Super League’s sixth edition.

The match was played at the National Stadium Karachi, where all PSL 6 matches will take place until March 7. At that point, the tournament will move to Lahore as part of the Covid-19 protocols being implemented by the organisers.

PSL 6 matches will be played among spectators with 20% of the stadium capacity. Fans must wear masks in the stands, and groups can only consist of members of one family.

SQUADS:

Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Imad Wasim (capt) Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal

Quetta Gladiators: Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt), Saim Ayub, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Qais Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Usman Shinwari

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