Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United: It was the 7th match of PSL 5 played in Gaddafi Stadium Lahore. This was the best match in PSL 5 till now. In the high scorning match, both teams fight at their best. Here are some details about the match.
Lahore Qalandars Batting
Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field first. Lahore Qalandars couldn’t get a good start as their star batsman Chris Lynn (11) returned to pavilion soon. Lahore lost his first wicket on 22 runs. After that, Fakhar Zaman (33) made a good partnership with Muhammad Hafeez, but he also lost his wicket on 89.
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Muhammad Hafeez played very well, and he made 98 runs and remained not out. David Wiese was the other batsman who played well in tale enders as he made 19 runs out of 9 balls. The skipper Sohail Akhtar (1), Dane Vilas (3), and Samit Patel (10) couldn’t impress the audience with their bat.
Lahore Qalandars made a good total of 182/6 in Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United match.
Islamabad United Bowling
Lahore Qalandars beat every bowler of the United team except Shadab Khan. Shadab was the best bowler as he gave 14 runs in 4 overs and picked two main batsmen of the Qalandars side. Faheem Ashraf (42/4) and Amad Butt (35/4) couldn’t impress. Faheem got 2 wickets.
Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United
Hussain Talat (24/2) didn’t get any wicket. Ahmed Safi Abdullah (27/3) picked 1 batsman on his debut match. Muhammad Musa (37/3) was the bowler with the highest average from the United side. He got down 1 batsman.
Islamabad United Batting
Islamabad United had a terrible start. In fact, it was the worst start of innings from any team in PSL 2020. United lost their 2 wicket on 5 runs. 2 main batsmen Luke Ronchi (1) and Colin Munro (2) went back in the first 2 overs. Here, the skipper made the most important decision as he came for batting.
Shadab was playing at zero when he was caught behind the stumps but keeper didn’t get this edge sound. After that Shadab was catch out on Usman Shinwari ball but that was a no ball. In this way, Shadab made 52 runs. David Malan (22), Asif Ali (18), and Colin Ingram (30) were other batsmen which played well.
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Hussain Talat (5), Faheem Ashraf (11), and Amad Butt (8) were not good with the bat. Ahmed Safi Abdullah and Muhammad Musa were playing when the score was up. Safi made 8 runs. Here is the bad luck for Qalandars as Muhammad Musa who came for batting on number 11 but he made 11 runs with 2 fours and 1 six. Usman Shinwari could save 9 runs in last over. Lahore Qalandars lost their second match.
Lahore Qalandars Bowling
Shaheen Shah Afridi was the best bowler from Qalandars side as he gave 18 runs in 4 overs and picked 4 players. Muhammad Hafeez was also good with the ball as he gave 11 runs in 2 overs by getting 1 wicket.
Usman Shinwari and Haris Rauf went opposite the expectations. Shinwari increased the score by 46 runs in 3.5 overs with no wicket. Haris Rauf got 2 wicket in return of 41 runs in 4 overs. David Wiese was a reasonable bower too, as he picked 1 player in return of 33 runs in 4 overs. Samit Patel didn’t fulfil the requirements as a captain can expect by a professional spinner. He gave 30 runs in 2 overs with 1 wicket.
Islamabad united won the match by 1 wicket. Shadab Khan was the man of the match in Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United match.