March, 21, 2023


Islamabad was outclassed by 110 runs, Lahore’s second consecutive victory at home ground, the team scored a huge total of 200 for 7 wickets without any half-century, Abdullah Shafiq’s 45 runs, and Fakhar departed for 36. (PSL)

The visiting batting line, adorned with power hitters, lost both passion and consciousness and piled up for 90 runs, only 3 batsmen could enter double figures, David Visa 3, Rashid Khan, Sikandar Raza 2, took 2 wickets. (PSL)

Lahore (Abbas Raza / Sports Reporter) In HBL PSL 8, United’s batting was shattered by Qalandar’s attacks. A mammoth total of 200 for 7 was achieved with small but aggressive partnerships without any half-centuries, Abdullah Shafiq 45, Fakhar Zaman 36, and Sam Billings 33, Tom Curran took 3 catches, power hitters in reply. Mazeen Mehman’s batting line lost both passion and consciousness, after the opening partnership of 41 runs ended, one wicket fell in all from the 5th to 11th over, the score increased by 40 runs, and the whole team piled up for 90 runs. Only 3 batsmen could get into double figures, David Visa 3 while Rashid Khan and Sikandar Raza took 2 wickets each(PSL).

According to the details, Lahore Qalandars won the toss and decided to bat at the Gaddafi Stadium, the openers started aggressively and got boundaries continuously, the pacers and spinners failed to stop the flow of runs, and the score was 57 in the power play. One more run was added as Mirza Tahir Baig (20) was bowled by Shadab Khan, in the next over Tom Curran of Fakhar Zaman (36) blew the middle stump. Sam Billings and Abdullah Shafique completed the deficit by scoring 17 runs including 2 fours. Abdullah Shafiq scored 18 runs including 2 fours and a six in Zeeshan Zameer’s over. He had scored 45 runs off 24 balls when Tom Curran sent the pavilion with the help of Rahman Ullah Garbaz. Hussain Talat scored only 6 runs to Shadab Khan. Sam Curran’s innings of 33 run off 23 balls were ended by Tom Curran with the help of Zeeshan Zameer, then the total was 140. Abrar Ahmed made David Visa (12) catch Hassan Ali. But he also gave away 21 runs including 2 sixes and as many fours, Rashid Khan scored 18 runs at a blistering pace in the last over and was caught by Hasan Ali and substitute fielder Mubaser Khan in the last over, Sikandar Raza scored 23 runs off 10 balls. Lahore Qalandars remained not out and scored 200 runs for 7 wickets. Tom Curran managed to get 3 and Shadab Khan 2. In reply, Islamabad started to chase the target, Shaheen Shah Afridi’s 2 wide balls went over the boundary to become 10 runs. Baz (23) hit Zaman Khan for a six but Fakhar Zaman’s brilliant catch in the same over showed him the way back, the first wicket fell for 41. Colin Munro (18) showed aggressive ambitions but David Visaa took Shaheen Shah. With the help of Afridi, 56 runs were scored in the powerplay, Rasi van der Dosen scored only 3 runs and left Haris Rauf’s ball to the substitute fielder Ahsan Bhatti, David Visa to Shadab Khan (4) match of wicketkeeper Sam Billings. Banawaya, after the appeal was rejected, Lahore Qalandar’s Car Yoyo was successful. Rashid Khan, who proved to be expensive in the last match against Peshawar Zalmi, regained his confidence and got Asif Ali (3) to run with the help of Haris Rauf, David Visa got Azam Khan lbw for 4, and the batter Thar Dampier. In a failed attempt to save the wicket, Rashid Khan finally got a BW on 10 after troubling Tom Curran, the first wicket fell in the fourth over, the disaster stopped in the fifth, then until the 11th over. A wicket fell in everyone, during which 40 runs were scored, Sikandar Raza started his second over, Sam Billings ran out Hasan Ali (4) on Haris Rauf’s throw, and Zeeshan Zameer was bowled without opening the account on the next ball. The spinner bowled Abrar Ahmed (0) lbw on the next ball, the better car yoyo proved to be a waste of time, Islamabad United was bundled out for just 90 runs 37 balls earlier, David Visa 3 while Rashid Khan. And Sikandar Raza managed to take 2, 2 wickets, this is Lahore Qalandars’ second consecutive victory at home ground, the hosts defeated Multan Sultans on Sunday.

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