Live Updates

  • 1:48 AM IST

    So we will meet again tomorrow for another cracking encounter in Pakistan Super League, till then Good night, ta-da!

  • 1:47 AM IST

    Do read the match report here.

  • 1:10 AM IST

    Brief scores:
    Karachi Kings 159 for 8 in 20 overs (Babar Azam 50, Kumar Sangakkara 2; Thisara Perera 3 for 34, Tymal Mills 2 for 21) lost to Quetta Gladiators 160 for 3 in 19.1 overs (Rilee Rossouw 76*, Sarfraz Ahmed 56*; Sohail Khan 3 for 23) by 7 wickets and 5 balls to spare

  • 1:07 AM IST

    With this win, the Quetta Gladiators go to the top of the table having played and won 2 games while their opponents, Karachi Kings are lying at the bottom having lost both games they have played so far.

  • 1:06 AM IST

    That is it. The Quetta Gladiators have won this competition by 7 wickets keeping 5 balls in spare. Rilee Rossouw definitely the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 76 off 53 deliveries. Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed also played a unbeaten vital knock of 56 off 42 deliveries.

  • 12:38 AM IST

    Quetta Gladiators 117/3 in 15 overs | Batting: Rilee Rossouw 58 (40), Sarfraz Ahmed 33 (30): This partnership is taking the game away from the Karachi Kings. Rilee Rossouw is looking in a sublime touch and his skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is playing the role of second fiddle perfectly. They are knocking the ball around the park taking singles and doubles whenever they can and also they are not sparing any loose deliveries. All loose deliveries have been dispatched to the boundary ropes with perfection. This partnership has gone up to 88 runs. The Gladiators still require 42 off last 5 overs.

  • 12:09 AM IST

    Quetta Gladiators 78/3 in 10 overs | Batting: Rilee Rossouw 41 (23), Sarfraz Ahmed 11 (17): Both Rossouw and Sarfraz are batting sensibly here. They have struck some glorious shots and this partnership is very important and needs to keep growing if the Gladiators want to stand any chance of winning today and the way these 2 are batting, victory can be sensed. They still need 82 runs off 60 deliveries.

  • 11:56 PM IST

  • 11:47 PM IST

    Quetta Gladiators 32/3 in 5 overs | Batting: Rilee Rossouw 6 (5), Sarfraz Ahmed 1 (3): The Quetta Gladiators have lost their way in this run-chase. They are already 3 wickets down and the required run-rate is soaring high. They lost the wickets of Asad Shafiq (11), Ahmed Shahzad (11) and Kevin Pietersen (0) in no-time. Rossouw and skipper Sarfraz will have to be there for their team or else they will be marching towards a defeat quickly.

  • 11:08 PM IST

    We will take a short break and see you on the other side when the Quetta Gladiators begin their run-chase

Chris Gayle will be on focus when Karachi Kings take on Quetta Gladiators © AFP
Chris Gayle will be on focus when Karachi Kings take on Quetta Gladiators © AFP

Good Evening! Hello and Welcome to Cricket Country’s live coverage of the fifth match of the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017. The game will see Quetta Gladiators lock horns with Karachi Kings at Dubai on Saturday. PSL 2017 kicked off in a sparkling fashion on Thursday. Till now, the finalists from the previous edition, Islamabad United and Gladiators, are off the mark after tasting success in their first outing. On the other hand, Peshawar Zalmi also emerged victorious in their first game, whereas Karachi Kings and Lahore Gladiators ended up as the losing sides. Kings will be itching to win their first game when they take on Sarfraz Ahmed’s side.

Gladiators played their first game on Friday when they faced Lahore Qalandars. Their batting crumbled under the disciplined bowling attack of Qalandars. Rilee Rossouw saved them with a 60-run knock and took their score to 136 for 9. Gladiators defended the total in style by chipping in with regular wickets. Zulfiqar Babar, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Nawaz shared wickets to take their side to an 8-run win.

On the other hand, Kings faltered in their opening encounter versus Peshawar Zalmi. Kings were restricted for 118 for 7 in 20 overs, as the opponents chased down the total in 18.3 overs with 7 wickets in hand. Gladiators are favourites even though their batting collapsed, whereas Kings will have to pull up their socks and perform in all departments to spring victory.

Squads:

Quetta Gladiators: 

Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Bismillah Khan, Hasan Khan, Nathan McCullum, Mahmudullah, Tymal Mills, Mir Hamza, Mohammad Nawaz, Noor Wali, Thisara Perera, Kevin Pietersen, Rilee Rossouw, Saad Nasim, Umar Amin, Umar Gul, Luke Wright, Zulfiqar Babar

Karachi Kings:

Kumar Sangakkara (c & wk), Babar Azam, Abrar Ahmed, Ravi Bopara, Chris Gayle, Hasan Mohsin, Imad Wasim, Mahela Jayawardene, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Manzoor, Ryan McLaren, Mohammad Aamer, Kieron Pollard, Rahat Ali, Saifullah Bangash, Shahzaib Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Khan, Usama Mir

Editorial team of CricketCountry.