Islamabad united won the match by 28 run

 Islamabad united won the match by 28 run

Islamabad United has beaten Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs

Abu Dhabi, 14June: Islamabad United has beaten Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six.

In-form Qalandars lost eight wickets for 38 runs in 153 chase. United are now leveled with Qalandars in points but are at the top of the table due to better run-rate.

At the beginning of the chase, Lahore seemed like it would cruise to victory when Sohail Akhtar and Fakhar Zaman had opened the innings and taken their side to 55/0. But Fawad Ahmed bowled the Qalandars captain for 34 on the last ball of the powerplay.

Zeeshan Ashraf then followed his skipper to the dugout after five balls. He was run out due to a mix up between him and Zaman. With the fall of the wicket, Lahore were 58/2.

Then a double-wicket over by Mohammad Musa started to turn the tide in favour of Islamabad.

Musa, in the 11th over, dismissed Mohammad Hafeez and Ben Dunk within two runs to bring his side back in the game.

Veteran Mohammad Hafeez was caught at point by Hussain Talat and Ben Dunk was dismissed after he edged a ball to the wicketkeeper.

When Musa was asked to bowl the 13th over, he took the crucial wicket of Zaman. The opener was caught when he tried to hit for a six at third man.

After Musa, Shadab bowled the 14th over and took wickets of Tim David and Rashid Khan to expose Lahore’s tail.

In the 14th over, Shaheen Shah Afridi and James Faulkner were sent back to the pavilion. The dismissals put Lahore at 100/9 at the end of the 15th over.

At that point, the Qalandars required 53 runs from 30 balls while Islamabad needed one wicket to win. And United made sure there were no twists in the tale by taking Lahore’s last wicket at the second ball of the 18th over to wrap up the game.

The win has propelled Islamabad United to the top of the table and pushed Lahore to the number 2 spot.

Apart from Musa’s three, Fawad and Shadab took two wickets each and Ali Khan took one wicket.

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