The most awaited cricket league of the world, “HBL PSL V ” started last night. The Karachi National Stadium witnessed the star-studded opening ceremony of the HBL PSLV and the event started with the Pakistan National Anthem
The grand ceremony begins with a sufi trio Sanam Marvi, Fareed Ayaz, Abu Mohammad and soch. To entertain the audience Sajjad Ali, Abrar-ul-Haq, Aima Baig and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan fire up the stage with their performances. The spectacular HBL PSL V opening ceremony was capped off with the official anthem Tayyar Hain and splendid fireworks around the stadium.
Highlights Of The Match
The focus then shifted to the first match of the tournament between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United. Quetta Gladiator won the toss and chose balling.
The defending champions, Quetta Gladiators, built pressure on Islamabad United in the first ball when Colin Munro was out on Mohammad Nawaz’s ball. Dawid Malan and Luke Ronchi tried to rebuild the innings and added 38 runs in 22 deliveries. Malan and Colin Ingram managed to score some quick runs for Islamabad United, smashing some fours and sixes. Whereas, Captain Shadab Khan could only manage to score 8 runs
In response, Quetta also lost three wickets. Jason Roy was on none, and Ahmed Shahzad was sent back to the Pavilion on 7 runs by Mohammad Musa, while Shane Watson was out on 15. Captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and Azam added 62 runs for the fourth partnership and laid the foundation for Gladiators ‘ win.
The young sensation, Mohammad Hasnain took 4 wickets and became the man of the match.