Multan Sultans’s Ihsanullah claimed a five-for to bowl out Quetta Gladiators for 110 runs during the third match of the ongoing eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Multan Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
Ihsanullah was up to his absolute best against the home side as he claimed five wickets and gave away only 12 runs in his four overs.
Apart from him, Multan’s other two pacer, Sameen Gul and Abbas Afridi, gave their side an early boost by claiming a wicket each.
Sameen struck in his first over as aggressive batter Martin Guptill was sent packing by him after scoring seven runs.
The next to fall was Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, who was caught by mid-on fielder Kieron Pollard off Abbas Afridi.
Meanwhile, Quetta lost Sarfaraz Ahmed after Ihsanullah bowled a fiery delivery to topple the stumps. The skipper went back after scoring only two runs.
Ihsanullah struck again in his second over, as he sent destructive batter Jason Roy packing after scoring 27 runs.
The tall bowler continued to impress with his fiery pace. He trapped in-form Iftikhar Ahmed for an lbw.
After all three pacers played their part, Usama Mir delivered for the home side, trapping Mohammad Nawaz for an lbw on the last ball of his second over, reducing Quetta two 66-6 in 12 overs.
The Gladiators lost one more wicket to none other than Ihsanullah, who bowled a deadly bouncer that hit Umar Akmal’s bat and was caught behind by Mohammad Rizwan.
The right-arm pacer finally completed his five-for after bowling out Naseem Shah (1) with a brilliant delivery.
Despite having some top batters of the format, Mohammad Hasnain was the second top-scorer for Quetta, gathering 22 runs off 20 balls before being sent back to the pavilion by Sameen.
Earlier, Multan Sultans won the toss and opted to bowl first against Quetta Gladiators.