Islamabad United’s turbo-charged performance propelled them to the top of PSL standings with 10 points in 7 games.
Match 20: Multan Sultans vs. Lahore Qalandars
Toss: Multan Sultans, elected to bat first
Multan Sultans Innings
It was an off-day for Multan Sultans as they stuttered to 114 thanks to a mesmerizing spell of fast bowling from the teenager Shaheen Shah Afridi who destroyed the Sultans lower order by taking 5 wickets for just 4 runs.
From 92/2 to 114 all out, Sultans were left clueless by the young left-arm pacer.
Lahore Qalandars Innings
While many would have expected yet another collapse on their way, but the captain ensured that there were no hiccups this time around. A cautious 35 from McCullum took his team home after six consecutive defeats in this year’s PSL.
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) March 9, 2018
Summary: Lahore Qalandars won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Multan Sultans — 114 all out (19.4 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 45 (30)
Shaheen Afridi 5-4 (3.4 overs)
Lahore Qalandars — 115 for 4 (18.2 overs)
Brendon McCullum 35 (35)
Mohammad Irfan 1-20 (4 overs)
Man of the Match: Shaheen Afridi (Lahore Qalandars)
Match 21: Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United
Toss: Peshawar Zalmi, elected to field
Islamabad United Innings
JP Duminy’s well-paced knock of 73* combined with useful contributions from Luke Ronchi and Hussain Talat ensured that Asif Ali had the opportunity to smash the ball all around the park which he did very well in his 24-ball 45.
Islamabad propelled to their highest ever score (182/5) in PSL.
Peshawar Zalmi Innings
An intelligently picked bowling line-up which included three spinners – Shadab Khan, Samit Patel and Zafar Gohar – succumbed the Zalmi batting line-up. The spinners took 8 wickets with Patel taking 4 and Gohar 3.
Peshawar fell short of the total by 26 runs which pushed them to number 5 in the points table with 6 points after 7 games.
Summary: Islamabad United won by 26 runs
Islamabad United — 182 for 5 (20 overs)
JP Duminy 73 (54)
Wahab Riaz 3-30 (4 overs)
Peshawar Zalmi — 156 for 9 (20 overs)
Wahab Riaz 33 (25)
Samit Patel 4-34 (4 overs)
Man of the Match: JP Duminy (Islamabad United)