Gladiators-Zalmi match abandoned due to rain

Posted February 17, 2017

Islamabad United too are in a good situation like Peshawar Zalmi and the Quetta Gladiators with two wins and a loss.

The second match of the day is scheduled to be played between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings, but with more forecast of rain, the match is likely to face the same fate.

Yet despite not being at their best, Peshawar, led by two-time World T20 winning captain Darren Sammy, know how to grind out a win and the match against Quetta would test both teams to their limits at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Quetta Gladiators lost two wickets in the first four overs of the match, with Islamabad United on the offensive. Gladiators have equal number of victories from as many matches but are behind Zalmi on net run-rate. The rain interrupts play once again and the match was restricted to 16 overs per side. However, when Quetta's innings was about to begin, rain played spoilsport for the umpteenth time, keeping the players indoors. Tamim then upped the ante by thumping four sixes off the bowling of Babar, Anawar Ali and Mohammad Nawaz.

Islamabad, meanwhile, have been in fine form and atoned for their loss against Lahore by defeating Quetta in the ensuing match.

Tamim reached to his fifty as he hits a massive six of a full-toss ball by Zulfiqar Babar.

With Tamim still at the crease, Peshawar were hopeful of posting a competitive total. On a couple of occasions, rain relented and the target was reduced to 79 off nine and further to 55 off 6.