In Pakistan Super League 8, Lahore Qalandars defeated Islamabad United by a huge margin of 110 runs.
In the 16th match of PSL 8 played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, Lahore Qalandars set Islamabad United a target of 201 runs to win, but Shadab Khan XI were bowled out for only 90 runs in 13.5 overs.
The openers gave Islamabad United a 41-run start, Rahmanullah Garbaz was the top scorer with 23 runs, who was caught by Fakhar Zaman off Zaman Khan, Colin Munro 18 and Tom Curran 10 runs out.
8 players of Shadab XI could not enter even in double figures, Rasi van der Dusen 3, Shadab Khan 4, Azam Khan 4, Asif Ali 3, Hasan Ali 4, Zeeshan Zameer and Abrar Ahmed returned to the pavilion without scoring, Faheem Ashraf 4 Scored runs and remained not out.
The team of Islamabad United was dismissed for the lowest score of 2023, earlier yesterday the team of Multan Sultans was dismissed for 101 runs against Karachi Kings.
David Wiese of Lahore Qalandars was declared the best player of the match, he dismissed 3 players by giving only 17 runs in 3 overs, Rashid Khan scored 8 runs while Sikandar Raza gave 2 runs and dismissed 2 players by giving 6 runs. .
Earlier, Lahore Qalandars won the toss and decided to bat first against Islamabad United and scored 200 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
No player on behalf of Lahore Qalandars could score a half-century, but thanks to aggressive batting, the players managed to reach the team’s total of 200 runs.
Abdullah Shafiq and Fakhar Zaman were the top scorers by scoring 45 runs, Sam Billing scored 33 and Mirza Baig scored 20 runs, Hussain Talat scored 6 runs, David Wiese scored 12 runs and Rashid Khan returned to the pavilion scoring 18 runs.
Sikandar Raza played an aggressive innings of 23 runs off 10 balls, Lahore Qalandars hit a total of 7 sixes and 22 fours.
On behalf of Islamabad United, Tom Curran got 3 wickets, Shadab Khan got 2 wickets while Hasan Ali and Abrar Ahmed got one wicket each.
Captain Lahore Qalandars Shaheen Afridi said that our bowling is strong, there is no change in the team for today’s match.
On the other hand, Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan said that he would have decided to bowl if he had won the toss.
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Remember that last day Lahore Qalandars defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 40 runs. Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to bat against Peshawar Zalmi in the first match of PSL 8 at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore.
Lahore Qalandars scored 241 runs by losing only 3 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. On behalf of Lahore Qalandars, Abdullah Shafiq scored 75 off 45 balls, Fakhar Zaman scored 96 off 41 balls while Sam Billings scored 47 off 23 balls.
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In response, Peshawar Zalmi could only score 201 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Captain Shaheen Shah Afridi took 5 wickets in 4 overs on behalf of Lahore Qalandars.