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Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by 5 wickets in opening PSL match in Dubai

Hussain Talat 37 for Islamabad United
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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 today.

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

Scorecard                                             

Tournament Stats and Points Table

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.

 

Islamabad United - Cameron Delport, Luke Ronchi(wk), Philip Salt, Samit Patel, Rizwan Hussain, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami(c), Waqas Maqsood

Lahore Qalandars - AB de Villiers, Anton Devcich, Brendan Taylor(wk), Carlos Brathwaite, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez(c), Sohail Akhtar, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Rahat Ali

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