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HBL PSL 4: Gladiators Score Easy Win Against Multan Sultans

SHARJAH: Quetta Gladiators continued their emphatic winning streak in their 2019 Pakistan Super League fixture at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium against Shoaib Malik-led Multan Sultans as the side cruied to win by 8 wickets.

Having won the toss, Quetta had opted to bowl first as has become a tried-and-tested success formula for the side this year.

Multan Sultan set a target of 161 runs to Quetta Gladiators to chase with their skipper Malik scoring 53 off 37 with four boundaries and two sixes at the strike rate of 143.24, before giving his wicket on the ball of fast bowler Sohail Tanvir.

However, three wickets in the fnial over of the first inings dismantled the backbone of the batting line-up, restirciting Sultans to only 160 runs.

In the second innings of the game, Quetta put Multan to the sword thanks to a blistering start from Shane Watson, and fireworks from Rilee Rossouw at the end.

Shane Watson, also crowned the man of the match, scored 61 off 40. Rossouw made 67 off 45 and Umar Akmal added 17 off 18 balls to the score.

With just two players down, courtesy Mohammad Irfan and Shahid Afridi, the side was able to chase the target in 18.3 overs.

With this third consecutive win, Sarfraz-led Quetta Gladiators strengthen their grip as the leading side in PSL 2019 points table.