Islamabad United come from behind to win PSL opener
Regular breakthroughs didn’t do it for Lahore Qalandars as Faheem Ashraf and Asif Ali put on an unbroken 59 off 28 for the sixth wicket
Islamabad have won with four balls to spare thanks to a 59-run stand for the sixth wicket. And it took only 4.4 overs. This is why they didn’t spend too much time trying to build the innings even when wickets fell quickly. They didn’t need to. Samit Patel, 238 T20s – 28 fifties – at a strike rate of 125, didn’t get a bat today. Neither did Shadab. And that is the story. They pulled it back late in Lahore’s innings, and blazed away early on to keep the required rate within distance. A three-wicket over from Rahat changed the momentum somewhat, but Islamabad didn’t let them build on that. A bright start to the evening for Qalandars.
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Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Series: Pakistan Super League 2018/19
Toss: Islamabad United , elected to field first
Player Of The Match: Faheem Ashraf
Match days: 14 February 2019 – night match (20-over match)
Umpires: Richard IllingworthRashid Riaz
TV Umpires: Shozab Raza
Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama
Points: Islamabad United 2, Lahore Qalandars 0