'Burger bachche fir haar gaye' - Fans react as Quetta Gladiators maintain their winning streak in PSL 2024 as they beat Islamabad United

In the eighth game of the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2024, former champions, Quetta Gladiators took on Islamabad United at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

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Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United

Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United (Image Credit: Twitter)

In the eighth game of the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2024 (PSL), Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators locked horns. Ahead of the game, the two-time winners, United started the tournament with a win and a loss in their second game. On the other hand, the 2019 winners, Gladiators were unbeaten after playing two games. Meanwhile, in this game, the Purple Brigade, Quetta won the toss and bowled first.

They had a poor start with the ball but recovered shortly. Alex Hales (21), who gave a quick start, was removed by Akeal Hosein. Former New Zealand and Islamabad United player Colin Munro struggled on his way to 20 off 22 balls before getting out on the team score of 69. After this, the already struggling batting line-up couldn’t do much much from Agha Salman and Faheem Ashraf’s cameo.

For the Balochistan-based team, Quetta, Test player Abrar Ahmed took three wickets alongside former United player Mohammad Wasim. On the other hand, Hosein ended with two wickets and Mohammad Hasnain had one to his name. The Red Army ended with only 138/9 on the board

Quetta Gladiators maintain the winning streak despite the hiccups

In reply, the Rilee Rossouw-led side had a poor start as they lost Saud Shakeel in the third over as he was trapped lbw by Naseem Shah. Khawaja Nafay, the ongoing season's discovery, was cleaned up by the Champions Trophy 2017 winner Rumaan Raees. Jason Roy (37) kept the team ahead in the chase but was removed by the younger brother of Naseem, Hunain who picked his maiden PSL wicket. Skipper Shadab Khan removed former Pakistan and Gladiators skipper, Sarfaraz Ahmed to reduce the team to 54/4.

At this stage, skipper Rossouw and Sherfane Rutherford put together an important partnership of 62 runs. However, the former champions panicked a bit and lost seven wickets for 127/7. However, their skipper stayed till the end and helped the team remain unbeaten as of now. Former Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir hit two fours to help his captain.

This is how Twitter reacted

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