“Unplayable”: Faheem Ashraf uproots Cameron Delport’s off-stump in Islamabad vs Quetta PSL 2021 match

Dixit Bhargav
|Published March 02, 2021

Faheem Ashraf uproots: The all-rounder from Islamabad United was the pick of their bowlers at the National Stadium tonight.

During the 12th match of the ongoing sixth season of the Pakistan Super League between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators in Karachi, Islamabad United all-rounder knocked out Quetta Gladiators opening batsman’s Cameron Delport’s off-stump to register a delightful sight.

It all happened on the first delivery of the third over when Delport’s attempt of attacking Ashraf proved too costly for him. Having missed the line of the ball, the southpaw witnessed his off-stump being airborne.

After Saim Ayub (5) in the first over, Delport (1) became the second Quetta batsman to get out after Islamabad captain Shadab Khan won the toss and chose to field.

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Ashraf, who got a wicket off his first ball at the National Stadium tonight, ended up being the pick of his team’s bowlers as his bowling figures of 4-0-11-3 played a pivotal role in restricting Gladiators to 156/7 in 20 overs.

Apart from Delport, Ashraf also dismissed Gladiators batsman Azam Khan (4) and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed (54). While Khan had terribly mis-timed an ordinary delivery on the off-side, Ahmed was found wanting in front of stumps whilst want to attack Ashraf in the 17th over.

Other than Ashraf, United fast bowler Hasan Ali and captain Shadab Khan picked two and one wicket respectively.

Faheem Ashraf uproots Cameron Delport’s off-stump

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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