Quetta Gladiators thrash Karachi Kings to register first win

In the fourth match of HBLPSL 7, Quetta Gladiators defeated Karachi Kings by 8 wickets, thanks to the devastating bowling of the young fast bowler Naseem Shah.

Naseem bowled brilliantly and guided 5 players back to the pavilion.

The winning team achieved the target of 114 runs for the loss of just 2 wickets in the 16th over.

Chasing the target in the fourth match of the league played at the National Stadium Karachi, Quetta Gladiators openers Ehsan Ali and Will Smeed made a confident start and put up a 76-run partnership. Ehsan Ali scored an unbeaten 57 and Will Smeed scored 30 runs. This is the second consecutive half century by Ehsan Ali in as many matches.
Captain Sarfraz Ahmed remained unbeaten on 16.

Earlier, Sarfraz Ahmed decided to field first after winning the toss.

In front of Naseem Shah’s fast bowling, the Karachi Kings team proved to be a wall of sand and piled up 113 runs in 17.3 overs.

Only four Karachi Kings players, including captain Babar Azam, could enter the double figures. Babar Azam scored 32, Emad Wasim 26, Aamir Yameen 20 and Sharjeel Khan 10 runs. Naseem Shah guided 5 players to the pavilion for 20 runs. Sohail Tanveer took two wickets while James Faulkner, Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Hasnain took one wicket each.

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