A must win game for Lahore Qalandars to advance in the tournament. Islamabad United has already qualified for the playoffs, but, they would love to carry on their winning streak. Surely, all the Karachi Kings fans will be supporting Islamabad United as a win for Islamabad United here will take Karachi into the playoffs.
Misbah ul Haq has won the all important toss and opted to bat first. A number of changes in the United side, whereas, Lahore will step into the ground without Gayle!
Islamabad United: Sharjeel Khan, Dwayne Smith, Khalid Latif, Asif Ali, Misbah-ul-Haq, Brad Haddin, Azhar Mahmood, Saeed Ajmal, Ashar Zaidi, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Irfan.
Lahore Qalandars: Azhar Ali, Cameron Delport, Sohaib Maqsood, Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Rizwan, Umar Akmal, Kevon Cooper, Ajantha Mendis, Ehsan Adil, Adnan Rasool, Zia-ul-Haq.
Muhammad Irfan has the new ball in hand, Cameron Delport and Azhar Ali to open the innings.
At the end of 1 overs the score is 4/1
Azhar Ali edged one to the slips, straightforward catch for Azhar Mehmood.
At the end of 2 overs the score is 5/2
The young sensation, Rumman Raees gets Cameron Delport on the first delivery of his spell. Once again, slips in the game and Azhar Mehmood grabs another one.
Sohaib Maqsood and Mohammad Rizwan at the crease now.
An extremely impressive over by Rumman, just a wide and a wicket in theover.
At the end of 3 overs the score is 7/3
Another one bites the dust! Mohammad Irfan got Mohammad Rizwan on a short pitched delivery.
Umar Akmal walks out to bat.
At the end of 4 overs the score is 9/3
United’s bowlers not giving anything away. Rumman bowled another brilliant over.
At the end of 5 overs the score is 12/3
Mohammad Irfan bowled his third economical over of the game.
At the end of 6 overs the score is 28/3
A productive over for Lahore Qalandars, Maqsood hit a four and a six off Azhar Mehmood in the over.
At the end of 7 overs the score is 33/3
Ashar Zaidi bowled a decent over.
At the end of 8 overs the score is 38/3
At the end of 9 overs the score is 42/3
At the end of 10 overs the score is 54/3
Runs starting to flow now for Lahore Qalandars. Maqsood hit a six and Umar Akmal scored a four off Dwayne Smith’s first over in the PSL.
At the end of 11 overs the score is 58/3
Ashar Zaidi is keeping it nice and tight for United, only 4 runs from the over.
At the end of 12 overs the score is 68/3
Lahore Qalandars looking to accelerate their innings now.
The magician into the attack now
At the end of 13 overs the score is 72/3
Saeed Ajmal bowls another impressive over. Lahore Qalandars’ owners looks worried.
At the end of 14 overs the score is 81/3
Its strategic timeout
At the end of 15 overs the score is 90/3
Sohaib Maqsood brought up his half century, a crucial innings at a crucial stage.
At the end of 16 overs the score is 103/4
Mohammad Irfan got Sohaib Maqsood, but he has played his part in the game. A crafted innings of 57 runs.
Dwayne Bravo is the new man
At the end of 17 overs the score is 107/4
Saeed Ajmal impressive as always.
At the end of 18 overs the score is 120/4
Umar Akmal carrying on his good form, brought up another half century in this over.
At the end of 19 overs the score is 134/4
Lahore Qalandars are on their way to get a competitive total.
At the end of 20 overs the score is 150/5
Dwayne Bravo got run out after a handy innings of 13 runs off 12 balls.
Umar Akmal has played another gem of an innings, he has taken Lahore to a pretty decent total of 150 runs. He scored 72 runs off 49 deliveries with 5 fours and 3 sixes. He has cherished the Lahore Qalandars fans and the owner.
Islamabad United will have to work hard to chase off the total of 151 runs. It looks like a thrilling chase ahead.
At the end of 1 over the score 8/0
At the end of 2 overs the score 15/1
Zia ul Haq gets Dwayne Smith’s priced wicket
At the end of 3 overs the score 24/2
At the end of 4 overs the score 32/2
At the end of 5 overs the score 36/2
Lahore Qalandars’ looks happy with the proceedings
At the end of 6 overs the score 48/2
Brad Haddin lofts the last ball of the over covers for a six!
Ajantha Mendis comes to bowl.
At the end of 7 overs the score 60/2
Brad Haddin is playing the aggressor role here.
At the end of 8 overs the score 66/2
At the end of 9 overs the score 79/2
Brad Haddin taking on Dwayne Bravo, hitting a straight six and piercing the gap through gully for a four.
Azhar Ali has brought himself into the attack, looking for a breakthrough.
At the end of 10 overs the score 83/2
The hero of the last match with ball for Lahore, Ehsan Adil comes on to bowl.
At the end of 11 overs the score 87/2
A decent over in the context of the game. leaking just 4 runs in the over.
Time for a strategic timeout, Lahore needs to come up with a mind blowing strategy to save the game.
At the end of 12 overs the score 93/2
Hadding brings up his 50
At the end of 13 overs the score 99/3
Khalid Latif gets run out, is it the turning point in the game?
Skipper is out on the crease now. He starts off with a boundary.
Wasim Akram talking to the commentators
At the end of 14 overs the score 106/3
At the end of 15 overs the score 119/4
Brad Haddin also gets run out after a handy innings of 54 runs.
At the end of 16 overs the score 126/4
At the end of 17 overs the score 128/5
Ehsan Adil gets Asif Ali leg before, Asif Ali finished the game against Karachi Kings.
At the end of 18 overs the score 136/5
Misbah ul Haq dropped! Zia ul Haq didn’t really attempted the catch, how costly will it be!
At the end of 18.5 overs the score
Ajantha Mendis couldn’t do anything significant. Lahore Qalandars have lost the must win game by 5 wickets, Misbah took his team over the line. But, the happiest fans are of Karachi Kings as they have qualified for the playoffs.