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Watson guides Gladiators to finals

07 March 2019

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Thunder captain set for Pakistan return

Sydney Thunder captain Shane Watson has continued his incredible run of form in the Pakistan Super League, scoring an unbeaten 91 to help the Quetta Gladiators secure a place in the finals.

His knock on Monday was his third half century of the season and took him to the top of the batting chart, with 332 runs from nine matches at 47.42.

The first part of tournament has taken place in the United Arab Emirates, with the final leg of the tournament set to be held in Pakistan.

Previously Watson has only played PSL matches in the UAE however yesterday he announced that he will travel to Pakistan to contest the finals with the Gladiators.

"It has been a tough decision, more so from my family's point of view, and it all comes down to the support that my wife and my family has given me," Watson said.

"I am very excited as it has been 14 years since I was in Pakistan last."

Leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed has also been in great form for the Gladiators, most recently claiming 3/26 from his four overs on Tuesday, while Chris Green made 18 not out and finished with economical figures of 0/17 from his four overs for the Multan Sultans on Monday.

Green has played four games since his breakout PSL debut where he claimed 3/32.

View Pakistan Super League results and fixtures here.