Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by 5 wickets in opening PSL Match


Islamabad United won the toss and decided to bowl against Lahore Qalandars, in the first match of the Pakistan Super League 2019 – PSL 2019 – at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Batting first, Lahore Qalandars made a competitive 171 – 8, with Fakhar Zaman 65 and Sohail Akhtar 37 the stars with the bat and Faheem Ashraf 2-24 and Waqas Maqsood 1-25, the wizards with the ball, for Islamabad United.

In reply, Islamabad United got over the line, in the run chase, in the last over, winning by 5 wickets – Hussain Talat 37 and Luke Ronchi 27 the mainstays with the bat, at the beginning of the innings, and Asif Ali 36* and Faheem Ashraf 23*, bringing them home by 5 wickets; Rahat Ali 4-29 was the pick of the bowlers for Lahore.

Match Summary

Islamabad United 177 – 5 (Hussain Talat 37, Asif Ali 36*, Faheem Ashraf 23*; Rahat Ali 4-29)

Lahore Qalandars 171 – 8 (Fakhar Zaman 65, Sohail Akhtar 37; Faheem Ashraf 2-24, Waqas Maqsood 1-25)

Result – Islamabad United win by 5 wickets

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