PSL 2021, Lahore beat Islamabad: Rashid Khan stars with late flurry, Qalandars beat Islamabad United by 5 wickets

Lahore beat Islamabad, PSL 2021: Qalandars beat Islamabad by 5 wickets
Lahore beat Islamabad, PSL 2021: Qalandars beat Islamabad by 5 wickets

PSL 2021, Lahore beat Islamabad: Rashid Khan hit consecutive boundaries in the final over to guide Lahore Qalandars over the rope and defeat Islamabad United by 5 wickets in a nail-biting contest in the opening match of the second leg of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) sixth edition at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Rashid Khan scored 15 from 5 balls, while Qalandars’ skipper Sohail Akhtar lead from the front, scoring 40 runs — the highest individual score in the innings — before being dismissed by Fawad Ahmed.

Mohammad Hafeez scored 29, Tim David 23, Ben Dunk 17, and Fakhar Zaman, Muhammad Faizan hit 9 runs each.

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Meanwhile,  Hasan Ali took two wickets, while Faheem Ashraf , Shadab Khan, and Fawad Ahmed were able to take a wicket each.

PSL 2021, Lahore beat Islamabad: Islamabad United had set a 144-run target for Lahore Qalandars. None of United’s players, except Faheem Ashraf, 27, were able to score above 20 runs.

United put up a mediocre batting effort as their top order — Usman Khawaja, 18, Colin Munro, 11, Rohail Nazir, 8 — could not produce much, and neither could the middle order.

Colin Munro and Usman Khawaja opened for United, with Shaheen Shah Afridi opening the bowling for the Qalandars.

PSL 2021, Lahore beat Islamabad: James Faulkner took three wickets, Haris Rauf and Ahmed Daniyal two each, and Shaheen Shah Afridi and Rashid Khan were able to pick a wicket each.

The Qalandars were able to keep their blowing and fielding tight as they were able to restrict United to a struggling 143.

Following the well-deserved victory, the Qalandars have now become table toppers 8 points to their name.

PSL 2021 LAH vs ISL Full Scoreboard

Lahore Qalandars Innings: 144/5 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Fakhar Zaman b Faheem Ashraf 9 15 2 0 60.00
Sohail Akhtar (C) lbw b Fawad Ahmed 40 30 5 1 133.33
Muhammad Faizan b SH Khan 9 12 1 0 75.00
Mohammad Hafeez c Asif Ali b Hasan Ali 29 25 3 0 116.00
Ben Dunk (WK) c Iftikhar Ahmed b Hasan Ali 17 18 1 1 94.44
Tim David Not out 23 15 1 1 153.33
Rashid Khan Not out 15 5 3 0 300.00
Extra 2 (b 0, w 1, nb 0, lb 1)
Total 144/5 (20)
Yet To Bat JP FaulknerS AfridiHaris RaufAhmed Daniyal
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Hasan Ali 4 0 27 2 6.75
Faheem Ashraf 4 0 31 1 7.75
Mohammad Wasim 4 0 22 0 5.50
Fawad Ahmed 4 0 24 1 6.00
Shadab Khan 3 0 23 1 7.67
Hussain Talat 1 0 16 0 16.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
FK Zaman 1-21 3.5
Muhammad Faizan 2-44 7.4
Sohail Akhtar 3-82 12.2
Mohammad Hafeez 4-97 14.5
BR Dunk 5-122 18.4
Islamabad United Innings 143/9 (20 ov)
Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Usman Khawaja c JP Faulkner b Haris Rauf 18 17 2 0 105.88
Colin Munro b JP Faulkner 11 7 1 1 157.14
Rohail Nazir (WK) c FK Zaman b JP Faulkner 8 5 2 0 160.00
Shadab Khan (C) c Sohail Akhtar b JP Faulkner 7 8 1 0 87.50
Iftikhar Ahmed c Sohail Akhtar b Ahmed Daniyal 12 16 0 1 75.00
Hussain Talat b Rashid Khan 14 17 1 0 82.35
Asif Ali c Mohammad Hafeez b Ahmed Daniyal 7 9 1 0 77.78
Faheem Ashraf c & b S Afridi 27 24 2 1 112.50
Hasan Ali c S Afridi b Haris Rauf 14 9 2 0 155.56
Mohammad Wasim Not out 10 5 1 1 200.00
Fawad Ahmed Not out 4 3 0 0 133.33
Extra 11 (b 5, w 3, nb 0, lb 3)
Total 143/9 (20)
Yet To Bat
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Shaheen Afridi 4 0 37 1 9.25
James Faulkner 4 0 32 3 8.00
Ahmed Daniyal 4 0 29 2 7.25
Haris Rauf 4 0 28 2 7.00
Rashid Khan 4 0 9 1 2.25
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
C Munro 1-12 1.5
Rohail Nazir 2-30 3.3
SH Khan 3-42 5.2
Usman Khawaja 4-50 6.4
Iftikhar Ahmed 5-72 11.2
Hussain Talat 6-80 12.1
Asif Ali 7-93 14.3
Hasan Ali 8-109 16.5
Faheem Ashraf 9-139 19.3