Lahore Qalanders despite being getting a good score on the board Qalanders couldn’t succeed to defend the total.
Lahore Qalandars Vs Islamabad United match 7, played at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore,
Islamabad United won the toss and invited Lahore Qalanders to bat first.
Lahore Qalandars lost an early wicket as Chris Lyn after being scoring boundary went again for some runs and got caught by the fielder at 11 runs.
Fakhar Zaman at one end played a sensible cricket and he got out after scoring good 33, his innings included 5 fours, Professor Muhammad Hafeez played anchor role for making a good total of 182, he scored 98 not out, his outstanding innings included 7 fours and 7 sixes, he was not lucky enough to reach the 3 figures as of no more balls left, Captain Sohail Akhtar once again couldn’t perform well, neither he has disturbed the scorer much, he departed for 1 after facing 6 balls,
SR Patel and Visse scored 10 and 19 respectively. Qalander set the target of 183 in 20 overs for Islamabad United.
Islamabad United hopes from opening pair shattered down, as they lost Ronchi who went for 1 at Shaheen Shah delivery, and then Munro who won’t seem well settled went to hit Muhammad Hafeez and got bowled.
After 5-2, Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan realizes his need and he pushes himself up the order and performed as he intended to. Shadab Khan has hit a couple of maximums and fours also and underpressure the bowling side, he got out 52 by Haris Rauf caught by SR Patel.
CA Ingrim has played quickfire 30 runs innings in which he hit 3 sixes of SR Patel which eventually has shifted the momentum towards Islamabad United.
Shaheen Shah for Lahore Qalander bowled exceptionally well and took 2 wickets in the same over of Asif Ali and Hussain Talat both get caught out.
After 2 wickets fell in no time, it seems that the game is almost over but the triller was ahead of Musa Khan at no 11 waiting for the opportunity to be the hero of the game, who smashed a couple of big hits with great confidence and bring Islamabad United home safely
Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalander by 1 wicket