WEB DESK: Quetta Gladiators won by eight wickets in the first match against Islamabad united on Thursday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium as the Pakistan Super League commenced on its journey to mark history. Muhammad Nawaz was named Man of the Match, Aaj News reported.
Quetta Gladiators won the toss and chose to bowl. Luke Wright and Muhammad Nawaz remained not out as Wright was almost close to making a century with 82 runs.
Islamabad were 63 for 6 in the 15th over when their captain Misbah-ul-Haq (41 off 28) andAndre Russell (35 off 20) slammed 57 runs in 27 balls to lend some respectability to the total. Russell caned Umar Gul for three fours and a six in the 18th over and Misbah carved Anwar Ali, who had bowled a maiden to kickstart the PSL, for three fours in the 19th over.