HomePAKISTAN CRICKETLatest Match Report - Qalandars vs United sixteenth Match 2022/23

Latest Match Report – Qalandars vs United sixteenth Match 2022/23


Lahore Qalandars 200 for 7 (Shafique 45, Zaman 36, Billings 33, Curran 3-34) beat Islamabad United 90 (Gurbaz 23, Munro 18, Wiese 3-17, Raza 2-6, Rashid 2-8) by 110 runs

This was a match between Lahore Qalandars bowlers and Islamabad United’s batters. However actually, it was no match between Qalandars’ bowlers and United’s batters. Within the clearest assertion of intent, Qalandars wiped the ground with the two-time champions, taking aside their bowling line-up, posting 200. However they’d saved the perfect for the second innings as they dismembered probably the most famed batting line-up in PSL historical past, ripping by them and skittling them out for 90. It’s the joint second-heaviest defeat in PSL.

After a pulsating victory over Peshawar Zalmi the day past, Qalandars continued the momentum at dwelling. Till 24 hours prior, it was unclear whether or not this metropolis would be capable to host any extra PSL matches this 12 months, however now that it is confirmed they are going to, the defending champions seem injected with rather more ruthless sense of function. Fakhar Zaman and Tahir Baig obtained them off to a extra productive begin than yesterday, compiling 56 within the powerplay.

United plugged away to attempt to rein the Qalandars in, in entrance of one other packed home in Lahore. Shadab Khan struck in his first over earlier than Tom Curran eliminated Fakhar within the subsequent to ship each openers again. However Qalandars continued to hammer away with the bat. Sam Billings type gaves the center order one other dimension, and amidst an explosive stand with Abdullah Shafique, the sport actually ran away from United. Each batters mixed to plunder 4 boundaries in Shadab’s third over to up the ante, and Shafique adopted it up by smashing Zeeshan Zameer for 18 in his second. Billings and Shafique added 71 off 39 balls and it set Qalandars up for an explosive end.
Sikandar Raza, David Wiese and Rashid Khan supplied it. Abrar Ahmed went for 21 to herald the beginning of the demise overs earlier than Raza and Rashid bludgeoned 40 in 20 balls in a priceless late partnership to swell Qalandars’ rating.

For the primary 4 overs, Qalandars had been challenged by a characteristically slapdash begin from Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Shaheen Shah Afridi started with a 14-run over – ten of these by way of wides – after which, Zaman Khan was walloped over cow nook for an enormous six within the fourth over.

Simply because the chase gave the impression to be on monitor, Zaman dented United which led to a collapse. He dived to his left to dismiss Gurbaz within the final ball of the fourth over. Thereon, United imploded remarkably to lose their ten wickets for 49 with Qalandars overwhelming United with each the standard and amount of their wicket-taking bowlers.

Wiese broke the again of the line-up by taking three middle-order wickets – Colin Munro, Shadab and Azam Khan – to kill the competition. Within the interim, Haris Rauf outfoxed Rassie van der Dussen with a stunning slower supply.

They usually nonetheless had the small matter of Rashid to take care of. The Afghan was sometimes unplayable; his wily mixture of topspinners, flippers and googlies had been an excessive amount of for United. Raza would add the icing on the cake with three wickets, together with a run-out, in an over.

With Lahore formally confirmed because the hosts for the playoffs and last, their grip on this trophy solely seems to be tightening.

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