Monday, February 18th, 2019

COUNTY CAPTURE PARNELL TOP SCORES IN SUPER LEAGUE BOW BUT UNITED ARE BEATEN

wayne parnell top-scored when making his pakistan super league bow for champions islamabad united but ended on the losing side.

the worcestershire all-rounder was brought into the side for islamabadโ€™s third game in the competition against quetta gladiators in dubai.

parnell, who will start a three year contract at New Road for the 2019 season, came to the wicket with united 82-6 in the 13th over.

the 29-year-old responded in positive fashion to a challenging situation by making 41 off just 20 deliveries.

parnell, one of the rapids vitality blast heroes during the second half of last summerโ€™s t20 campaign, struck one six and seven fours.

he was eighth out at 144 in the penultimate over of the innings.

islamabad totalled 157-8 in their 20 overs but australian opener shane watson ensured that quetta made light work of their target.

he struck an unbeaten 81 as they reached 161-3 with 10 balls to spare. parnell bowled one over for 16 runs.

islamabad have won one of their opening three games.