Multan Sultans win Super Over as Lahore Qalandars suffer their fourth defeat
Islamabad United 121-9 (Yasir 3-20) beat
Lahore Qalandars 121 (Salman 48) in Super Over
12th game, Pakistan Super League, Sharjah
Andre Russell and Asif Ali pulled out a stunning 16-run chase in the Super Over as Islamabad United clinched a thrilling victory over Lahore Qalandars in the 12th game of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.
Lahore Qalandars batted first in the Super Over after the game got tied and it was a six apiece from Brendon McCullum and Umar Akmal that helped them post 15 runs off Mohammad Sami over.
In the chase, Asif Ali set the tone with a six early in the over from Mustafizur Rahman but still, Islamabad United were left with a daunting target off eight runs in the final two deliveries and Andre Russell struck a boundary and a six to steer his team through.
Earlier, Lahore won the toss and decided to bowl first. The decision proved right as Islamabad lost Luke Ronchi (0), Sahibzada Farhan (6), Misbah-ul-Haq (4) and Samit Patel (9) in single digits and were reduced to 44 for four.
Only JP Duminy (34) and Hussain Talat (33 not out) showed some resilience but with Yasir Shah (3-20) finding his stride in bowling, Islamabad were restricted to 121 for nine in the 20 overs.
In the chase, Brendon McCullum (34) and Agha Salman (48) were the only batsmen to cross the double-digit scores as Samit Patel (3-17) and Sami (3-21) kept a regular check on Lahore batsmen and when 15 runs were needed off the final two, they went on to lose Yasir (3) and McCullum that proved decisive.
Salman Irshad (6) struck a six in the first delivery he faced as Lahore went on to level the scores but fell in the next delivery with the game ending in a tie and leading into the Super Over.
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