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.
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
|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)|
|Yet To Bat||JP Faulkner, S Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ahmed Daniyal|
|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)|
|Yet To Bat|