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 Blackfinch 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.