The Qalandars beat United again by shaking up their strong batting.
In the 16th match of the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore today, Lahore Qalandars beat Islamabad United by an amazing 110 runs.
Lahore chose to bat first and set a huge goal of 201 runs before bowling out Islamabad for 90 runs in 13.5 overs. Abdullah Shafique played a great innings and David Wiese and Sikandar Raza did a great job as bowlers.
United’s strong batting is shaken up by the Qalandars, who win again.
In response to the big score, Islamabad couldn’t form a partnership and couldn’t get going, except for the 41 runs Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Colin Munro scored together at the start.
After openers Colin Munro and Gurbaz (23) helped Islamabad get off to a good start, Lahore needed a big hit. That’s what Zaman Khan did.
Gurbaz missed Zaman’s slow, short bowl, and Fakhar Zaman hit a home run to send the Afghan batter back to the pavilion.
Soon after Gurbaz left, Shaheen brought in David Wiese, who beat Colin Munro and brought Islamabad’s score to 54-2.
The left-handed batter hit 14 balls and scored 18 runs.
In the next over, Rassie van der Dussen (3) was sent packing by the fiery pacer Haris Rauf.
Wiese did it again. After a successful review, he sent Shadab Khan, the captain of Islamabad, back to the pavilion.
Islamabad kept losing wickets. Asif Ali went for a six to try to get more runs, but Haris caught him off Rashid Khan.
Wiese made things worse for Islamabad by getting Azam Khan out lbw. The wicket-keeper batter, who had scored 96 runs against Quetta Gladiators in their last game, was sent home after scoring only four runs.
Tom Curran was bowled out by Rashid, who got his second of the night (10).
Inside the 14th over, Hasan Ali, Abrar Ahmed, and Zeeshan Zameer were all sent back.
Wiese took three wickets for Lahore, while Rashid and Raza each took two. Both Zaman and Haris got a wicket.
Earlier, Lahore Qalandars gave Islamabad United a goal of 201 runs.
Lahore Qalandars got off to a good start against Islamabad United thanks to Tahir Baig and Fakhar Zaman. For the first wicket, the two batters worked together to set a goal of 58 runs.
But Shadab Khan gave Islamabad a much-needed break when he bowled out Tahir after he had scored 20 runs off 17 balls.
Tom Curran got rid of Fakhar in the next over. The left-handed batter was trying to hit a home run, but the ball got an inside edge and hit the stumps.
Still, the attack kept going as Abdullah Shafique and Sam Billings kept hitting the walls.
Abdullah and Sam had a great run of 71 runs together in just 38 balls. But Curran struck again. He got rid of Abdullah, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz caught him at midwicket. This broke the important partnership.
The 23-year-old was out after getting 45 runs off 24 balls, including four boundaries and two sixes.
Billings was the next batter to leave the game because his teammate beat him. The right-handed batter hit 23 balls and scored 33 runs.
After Billings left, David Weise (12) came to the crease, but Abrar Ahmed sent him back.
Rashid Khan, who spins the ball, also had an important cameo of 18 runs, which he got by hitting two fours and a six. But fell to Hasan Ali. Sikandar Raza, who can play many different positions, scored 23 runs off of 10 balls.
Playing XIs Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Tahir Baig, Abdullah Shafique, Sam Billings (wk), Hussain Talat, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Colin Munro, Rassie van der Dussen, Shadab Khan (captain), Azam Khan (wicketkeeper), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Curran, Abrar Ahmed, Zeeshan Zameer, and Hasan Ali make up Islamabad United.