Thousands of spectators turn out to witness Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmai match: Photo Quetta Voice

Manan Mandokhail, Syed Ali Shah:
After a tough battle, Quetta gladiators won Pakistan Super League (PSL) match against the Peshawar Zalmai on Sunday evening at the Nawab Akbar Bugti Stadium. Quetta won by three runs as Naseem Shah played well and ensure the success of Quetta gladiators against the Zalmai. Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Quddus Bizenjo and other high-level officials also witnessed the match.

Peshawar Zalmai scored 181 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Quetta’s Naseem Shah turned the tide of the match in the last over. Peshawar Zalmai needed 9 runs but could only get 5 runs as Naseem Shah ensured the success of the Quetta gladiators at the eleventh hour. Fans of Quetta gladiators chanted full-throated slogans in the support of Naseem Shah after the victory. The ground was jam-packed with spectators to witness the match between Quetta gladiators and Peshawar Zalmai.

Thousands turned out to witness the historic match between the Quetta gladiators and Peshawar Zalmai. Despite all odds, the administration managed to ensure the holding of the match. The match was underway when the city was rocked with a powerful blast. Despite the blast, the cricket fans preferred to watch the match and the number of spectators doubled at the stadium.

Within two days, the administration sold out 14000 tickets. Thousands were waiting outside the stadium since there was no space inside the stadium. Some highly charged spectators burnt down tires to protest against the denial of entry to them. Police resorted to baton charges to disperse the unruly crowd outside the Nawab Akbar Bugti stadium.

The administration of the match stopped the match for thirty minutes as the spectators outside the stadium chanted slogans and burnt tires to vent their anger. Police reached the spot and dispersed the highly charged crowd. Baton-wielding policemen were deployed on all roads leading towards the Nawab Akbar Bugti stadium.

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