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PSL 9

Quetta Gladiators 169 for 5( Rutherford 58 *, Roy 52, Mahmood 2- 17) beat Karachi lords 165 for 6( Vince 37, Abrar 3- 31, Tariq 2- 16) by five wickets. Before the summary, if you have missed any PSL 9 matches just click the link to read the summaries of all matches.

Sherfane Rutherford hit an unbeaten half-century and earned a five-gate palm for Quetta Gladiators over a depleted Karachi Lords in the Pakistan Super League on Thursday.

Rutherford smashed 58 not out 31 balls with six towering sixes and a match-winning boundary off the final ball as Quetta recovered from a middle-order collapse to chase down 166 for their fourth palm in five games in PSL 9

Karachi could not cash in on James Vince and Tim Seifert’s poignant fur in the powerplay before they got tangled against the Quetta baits and were confined to 165 for 8. It was Karachi’s third loss in five games.

Several frontline Karachi players including Mir Hamza, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Leus du Plooy missed the game because of a viral infection. Du Plooy was rehabilitated.

Legspinner Zahid Mahmood, playing in his first game of the season, and Hasan Ali brought Karachi into the game with two lattices each and Shoaib Malik had the crucial gate of half- centurion Jason Roy as Quetta stumbled to 89 for 5 in the 12th over.

But Rutherford led the counterattack- with Akeal Hosein with his important hitting before smashing fast bowler Anwar Ali in the final over. Quetta demanded 15 from six balls, and Rutherford’s two sixes off the first two balls listed the game in their favor.

Before, Shan Masood’s below- par first season as Karachi captain continued when he was sailed for 2 by leftarm incentive Hosein in the first over. Vince smacked eight fours in his whirlwind knock during the power play before incentive Usman Tariq changed the complexion of the game by enmeshing both Seifert and Vince lbw in his first over.

Abrar Ahmed came back well in his last two overs and got three lattices as Kieron Pollard was sailed by the legspinner in the death overs. Anwar handed a late flurry with an unbeaten 25 that included 20 off Mohammad Wasim’s last over but it wasn’t enough.

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