Sharjah (Staff Report): Islamabad United defeated Quetta Gladiators by 5 wickets in the 7th match of the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Wednesday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Islamabad United won the toss and opted to bowl against Quetta Gladiators in the first encounter at Sharjah.
Batting first, Quetta Gladiators set a target of 149 runs as Asad Shafiq managed to score 45 runs giving a fine start to Quetta accompanied by Ahmed Shehzad who managed to bag 26 runs.
Pietersen got out on the very first delivery apparently disappointing his fans who were eyeing a massive score through his bat.
Laterwards Mahmudullah and Perera took the crease and scored 29 and 27 runs respectively setting a reasonable target of 149 runs. Quetta lost 6 wickets in its innings.
Islamabad United clinched the target in the last over with Shane Watson scoring a crucial 36 runs and Misbah a mere 10 runs.
The match started at 09:00 PM Pakistan time, which corresponds to 08:00 PM Indian time, 05:00 GMT and 08:00 PM according to UAE time.