Lahore Finally Win, Islamabad Climb to Top of Standings

The result we all have been waiting for; Lahore Qalandars winning their first game this season to the delight of owner Fawad Rana as McCullum’s side crushed the table-toppers Multan.

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.

 

Summary: Lahore Qalandars won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

1st Innings:
Multan Sultans — 114 all out (19.4 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 45 (30)
Shaheen Afridi 5-4 (3.4 overs)

2nd Innings:
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

1st Innings:

Islamabad United — 182 for 5 (20 overs)
JP Duminy 73 (54)
Wahab Riaz 3-30 (4 overs)

2nd Innings:
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)

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