PSL 2021 – ISL beats LAH: Asif Ali shines as Islamabad united defeats Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs- A sensational fightback from Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed coupled with a dominating bowling performance have helped Islamabad United defeat Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs. Apart from openers Fakhar Zaman and Sohail Akhtar, the entire batting department flopped for Lahore as they got bowled out for just 124 runs with 10 balls to spare. Mohammad Musa scalped 3 wickets while Fawad Ahmed and Shadab Khan took 2 wickets each.
Earlier, a sensational batting performance from Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali in the middle order has helped Islamabad united to reach a good enough total against Lahore qalandars. While Asif Ali slammed 75 runs off 43 balls, Iftikhar added 49 runs to the scorecard. Earlier James Faulkner dismantled the batting lineup with 3 crucial wickets while Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf also took 2 wickets each.
|Fakhar Zaman||c Iftikhar Ahmed b Muhammad Musa||44||37||4||2||118.92|
|Sohail Akhtar (C)||lbw b Fawad Ahmed||34||19||6||1||178.95|
|Zeeshan Ashraf||runout (Rohail Nazir / SH Khan)||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Mohammad Hafeez||c Hussain Talat b Muhammad Musa||8||8||1||0||100.00|
|Ben Dunk (WK)||c Rohail Nazir b Muhammad Musa||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Tim David||c Iftikhar Ahmed b SH Khan||3||8||0||0||37.50|
|Rashid Khan||b SH Khan||4||7||0||0||57.14|
|James Faulkner||b Fawad Ahmed||1||5||0||0||20.00|
|Shaheen Afridi||runout (Fawad Ahmed / Hussain Talat)||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Ahmed Daniyal||Not out||6||8||1||0||75.00|
|Haris Rauf||c Iftikhar Ahmed b Ali Khan||17||12||0||2||141.67|
|Extra||5 (b 0, w 3, nb 0, lb 2)|
|Yet To Bat|
|Usman Khawaja||c BR Dunk b S Afridi||0||3||0||0||0.00|
|Colin Munro||lbw b JP Faulkner||4||11||0||0||36.36|
|Rohail Nazir (WK)||lbw b JP Faulkner||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Hussain Talat||c Tim David b JP Faulkner||8||13||1||0||61.54|
|Shadab Khan (C)||c BR Dunk b Haris Rauf||5||7||0||0||71.43|
|Iftikhar Ahmed||c Rashid Khan b Haris Rauf||49||37||6||0||132.43|
|Asif Ali||hit wicket (S Afridi)||75||43||6||5||174.42|
|Mohammad Wasim||Not out||4||4||0||0||100.00|
|Muhammad Musa||Not out||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||6 (b 2, w 2, nb 1, lb 1)|
|Yet To Bat||Fawad Ahmed, Ali Khan|
Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan won the toss and opted to bat firsts against Lahore Qalandar on Sunday. This is the returning fixture between both the teams as in the first game Lahore Qalandars turned out victorious by 5 wickets in a last-ball thriller.
The decision of batting first by Shadab is one that shocked everyone as it has been a trend in PSL to win the toss and field first as chasing teams are winning most of the matches.
Lahore Qalandars (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar(c), Zeeshan Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk(w), Tim David, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
Islamabad United (Playing XI): Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Hussain Talat, Rohail Nazir(w), Shadab Khan(c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Muhammad Musa, Ali Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr
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PSL/Super League T20, ISL vs LAH squads
Ali Khan, Shadab Khan (c), Rohail Nazir, Usman Khawaja, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Akif Javed, Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Akhlaq, Musa Khan, Zafar Gohar and Zeeshan Zameer
James Faulkner, Maaz Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar (c), Tim David, Zaid Alam, Ahmed Danyal, Ben Dunk, Callum Ferguson, Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Faizan, Mohammad Hafeez, Rashid Khan, Salman Ali Agha, Seekuge Prasana, Sultan Ahmed, and Zeeshan Ashraf