Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the 11th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016 between Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators. Gladiators have earned victory over Islamabad United, Karachi Kings and a very edgy patch against Peshawar Zalmi. They have lost a match against Lahore Qalandars where they were beaten by a huge margin of 63 runs, which was the highest run chase in this tournament so far. Mohammad Nawaz has been the start for Gladiators receiving ‘Man of the Match’ awards in four matches so far, this has been advantage for him as he is called for Pakistan Squad for ICC World Twenty20 2016 to be held in India in 2016. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: Pakistan Super League 2016, Lahore Qalandars vs Quetta Gladiators, Match 11 at Sharjah.

Live Cricket Score, Quetta Gladiators 118/3| Over 16.1|Target 118| Batting:  Sarfaraz Ahmed 51 (39),Mohammad Nawaz 14 (21): It’s all- over and the Gladiators have secured a comfortable win with 23 balls to spare. It was a fantastic all-round display from them and walk away as deserved winners of the match.

Live Cricket Score, Quetta Gladiators 76/3| Over 10|Target 118| Batting:  Sarfaraz Ahmed 24 (21),Mohammad Nawaz 1 (1): Shahzad is dismissed after playing extremely well. Mohammad Nawaz will look to guide his team home along with Sarfaraz Ahmed. . OUT!  Ahmed Shehzad c Sharjeel b Russell 41 (31)

Live Cricket Score, Quetta Gladiators54/2| Over 7|Target 118| Batting: Ahmed Shehzad 31(22), Sarfaraz Ahmed 16(13) : After the early fall of wickets both Ahmed Shehzad and Sarfaraz Khan have managed to string up a partnership, to guide their team to 50 runs. Shehzad has been the more dominant of the partner, hitting five four’s, while Sarfaraz on the other hand has looked more composed hitting just two four’s. Mohammad Irfan has been taken to the stands by both the batsmen has he has cost 23 runs in his two overs.

Live Cricket Score, Quetta Gladiators,  19/2| Over 3|Target 118| Batting: Ahmed Shehzad 7(8), Sarfaraz Ahmed 1(1) : FOUR! Sarfaraz gets cracking his first boundary of the innings.Sarfaraz Ahmed is coming out in the middle to support Ahmed Shehzad .OUT! Kevin Pietersen goes for a first ball duck, not the start he would have wanted. Kevin Pietersen out in the middle .OUT! Andre Russell it is, picks the dangerous looking Luke Wright. Wright played well for his cautious 6 ball 5, hitting one boundary. Mohammad Irfan and Andre Russell have struck to their line and length style of bowling which enabled Karachi Kings to only 13 runs off two overs.

Live Cricket Score, Islamabad United 117/10| 19.1 Overs ||Batting: Mohammad Irfan :   OUT!! Anwar Ali picks up the final wicket as Saeed Ajmal goes for 10 runs. Aizaz Cheema to bowl the penultimate over. OUT!! bowled, leg stump of the ground, Cheema gets Rumman Raees for 2. Grant Elliot into the attack. OUT! Kamran Ghulam goes for just 9 runs of 12 balls as Anwar Ali takes a spendid running ctach at mid-wicket. SIX Saeed Ajmal goes big! Big over for United 10 runs from it and a wicket. Andre Russell was the seventh wicket to fall after Zulfiqar Babar traps him in front for a lbw for just 10 runs.

Live Cricket Score, Islamabad United 86/6| 14 Overs ||Batting: Kamran Ghulam 2(3) ,Andre Russell :  Mohammad Nawaz come to bowl his final over, will look for wickets. SIX! just manages to get above the rope, good short from Imran Khalid. OUT! Khalid goes making run a ball, 18 runs with one four and one six, gives a simple catch to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Andre Russell come into the middle.  Mohammad Nabi to continue with his second over. Dropped! Imran Khalid survives as Anwar drops a simple catch. FOUR! such cruel is the game, Nabi will surely be disappointing. Nabi gave only  8 runs in his over.

Live Cricket Score, Islamabad United 71/5| 12 Overs ||Batting: Imran Khalid 5(12), Kamran Ghulam 0(0): Mohammad Nawaz is back into the attack, having already taken for 19 runs in his two overs. A miser over by Nawaz giving away just 3 runs from this over. Mohammad Nabi into the attack for the 10th over and is asking the batsmen a lot of questions. OUT ! Nabi picks up Khalid Latif for 6 from 10 balls. United are looking in trouble with half team down for just 65 runs. OUT! Grant Elliot picks his second wicket as Sam Billings goes for just 2 runs. Elliot has been the trouble maker for the United batsmen, giving away only 2 runs from the over.

Live Cricket Score, Islamabad United 56/3| 8 Overs ||Batting: Khalid Latif 2(2), Sam Billings: Quetta Gladiators have managed to get the danger-man Shane Watson for 40 runs in 28 balls and Brad Haddin who was looking good, Haddin managed only 15 runs. Haddin trying to be cheeky , gets his foot out of the cease only to be stumped by Sarfaraz Ahmed. Aizaz Cheema was bowling well, managed to get Watson to pull and give a simple catch to Ahmed Shehzad standing at cover region. Watson was belligerent in his last match making 78 runs.
Live Cricket Score, Islamabad United 31/1 | 4 Overs ||Batting: Shane Watson 15(17) , Brad Haddin 6(2)  : Zulfiqar Babar comes to bowl his second over. SIX! Brad Haddin goes massive first ball. OUT! Sharjeel Khan goes for just making 2 runs, this was a ball to be punished but Shajeel managed to get it into the hands of the fielder at deep-wicket.  FOUR!! 80 meters, Shane Watson gets a crack on, having hit 3 boundaries already. Both

TOSS : Quetta Gladiators skippered by Sarfaraz Ahmed wins the toss and fins no hesitation in bowling first

Playing XI:

Quetta Gladiators:  Kevin Pietersen, Grant Elliott, Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain & Wicket-keeper), Ahmed Shehzad, Luke Wright,  Mohammad Nabi, Anwar Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Mohammad Nawaz, Aizaz Cheema

Islamabad United XI: Shane Watson(Captain), Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Brad Haddin, Imran Khalid, Sam Billings(wicket-keeper), Kamran Ghulam, , Andre Russell, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Saeed Ajmal

On the other hand Islamabad United have Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq as captain who has been injured so far, which has forced Shane Watson to skipper the side. They won a brilliant game of cricket last night against Lahore Qalandars. It was Shane Watson onslaught they helped their team get past Lahore Qalandars total of 167. Watson was helped by young Sharjeel Khan who made a 43 ball 79. The main players in Gladiators are Kevin Pietersen, Kumar Sangakkara, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Umar Gul the fast bowler. Gladiators will look to continue their momentum in this match, while Islamabad will be looking to gain confidence from their win the last night.will look to win the game and take a lead in the innings. The Pakistan Super League has got off to a good start. There have already been some thrilling matches so far and some excellent performances with the ball. The batsmen have not quite got going yet, but it is only a matter of time before we see some huge scores as well.