The match was played here at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Being sent in to bat, United lost wickets in regular intervals. But a late carnage from Parnell lifted the team to a respectable total of 161. Parnell made 41 runs on just 20 deliveries.
Gladiators began the chase miserably. They lost both Ahmed Shehzad and Rossouw inside power play.
The veteran all-rounder Shane Watson kept scoreboard ticking while Umar Akmal’s cameo of 44 runs kept things under control for Gladiators. After Umar’s departure, Watson unleashed some fierce hitting to bring Gladiators home with ten balls to spare.
Watson remained unbeaten on 81 runs.
This win means that Gladiator will continue to stay on the top of the table.