Karachi: Lahore Qalandars beat Islamabad United in the last over by 8 runs. In the 12th match of PSL 7 being played at the National Stadium in Karachi, Islamabad United was given a target of 175 runs by Lahore Qalandars to win. United made 166 runs in 20 overs by losing 5 wickets.
Until the 19th over, United had a strong grip on the match but after the dismissals of Shadab and Colin Munro, the United team needed 12 runs in the last over but could only make four runs.
PSL 7 Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United Match Summary:
United did not have a good start in the pursuit of the target, where Alex Hales returned to the pavilion with 11 runs on a total of 16, while Paul Sterling was also dismissed after scoring 14 runs off 37 balls.
In such a situation, captain Shadab Khan and Colin Munro showed responsible batting and made a partnership of 100 runs for their team, and kept the match out of the reach of Lahore Qalandars.
The revival of Qalandars started when Shadab was dismissed for 52 off 137 and Colin Munro was dismissed for 60 at 140.
At a time when United had to reach an easy target of 35 off 21 balls, the team’s aggressive batsmen Muhammad Asif and Azam Khan were on the crease.
The Qalandars bowlers used their experience to stop them from scoring runs, and then when 12 runs were needed in the last over, Zaman Khan took the wicket of Asif Ali and turned the match in his team’s favor.