Rashid Khan’s allround brilliance helped Lahore Qalandars clinch the last ball thriller. Earlier, Shadab Khan’s decision to bowl Hussain Talat in the last over to defend 16 runs, instead of bringing the captain himself backfired as the Qalandars fired up the resumption of the PSL 2021 with a nail biting finsih win over Islamabad United.
Rashid Khan had troubled almost all the batsmen in the two paced pitch and varied the pace and slammed three consecutive boundaries off the first three balls of the last over to bring down the equation to 4 off 3 balls, and gudiding his team to a 5-wicket victory, this strengthened Lahore’s position at the top of the table.
Sohail Akhtar, Captain of Lahore had set the pace of the chase by applying himself to the tricky surface with a 30-ball 40 at the Shaikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday.
Islamabad United 143/9 in 20 overs (Faheem Ashraf 27, Usman Khawaja 18; James Faulkner 3-32, Haris Rauf 2-28) lost to Lahore Qalandars 144/5 in 20 overs (Sohail Akhtar 40, Mohammad Hafeez 29; Hasan Ali 2-27, Shadab Khan 1-23) by 5 wickets.
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