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PSL 8: Lahore Qalandars top points table after record win over Islamabad United

Lahore Qalandars recorded their biggest win in terms of runs and the joint-second biggest in the history of HBL Pakistan Super League to go on top of the points table as they steamrolled Islamabad United by 110 runs on Monday night at the Gaddafi Stadium.

Match Summary

Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United, 16th Match

Lahore Qalandars 200/7 (20 ov)

Islamabad United 90/10 (13.5 ov)

Lahore Qalandars won by 110 runs.


This was their second comprehensive win in as many nights as a combined batting effort – in which Abdullah Shafique stood out with 24-ball 45 – helped them to 200 for seven before Islamabad United faltered to 90 all out with as many as 37 balls to spare.

The opening pair of Mirza Tahir Baig (20 off 17) and Fakhar Zaman (36 off 23) put 58 runs before Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan provided his side a much-needed breakthrough by bowling the former on a delivery which stayed low. The next over, Fakhar walked back, also bowled off Tom Curran, which brought Abdullah and Sam Billings (33 off 23) together in the middle.

The two put a breezy stand of 71 in 39 balls that set the platform for Lahore Qalandars to post another imposing score, after they had posted 241 – their highest ever total – yesterday and cameos from Sikandar Raza (23 not out off 10), David Wiese (12 off six) and Rashid Khan (18 off 12) propelled Lahore Qalandars to 200 that marked the eighth instance of an HBL PSL side breaching the 200-run mark. No side has scored 200 or more this often.

Islamabad United were clueless against the quality Lahore Qalandars bowling attack. Colin Munro (18 off 14) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (23 off 17) put 41 runs and when the latter was dismissed off Zaman Khan in the fourth over, it opened the floodgates.

Islamabad United lost five wickets for only 14 runs in one of the most epic collapses of this HBL PSL as they slipped from 54 for one to 68 for six and then lost three wickets at the score of 90. David Wiese took three wickets for 17, Sikandar and Rashid took two wickets each.

Match Stats

Lahore Qalandars: Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Tahir Baig - 6.2 ov), 2-62 (Fakhar Zaman - 7.2 ov), 3-133 (Abdullah Shafique - 13.4 ov), 4-140 (Hussain Talat - 14.4 ov), 5-146 (Sam Billings - 15.2 ov), 6-159 (David Wiese - 16.3 ov), 7-199 (Rashid Khan - 19.5 ov)

Islamabad United Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz - 3.6 ov), 2-54 (Colin Munro - 5.2 ov), 3-59 (Rassie van der Dussen - 6.4 ov), 4-63 (Shadab Khan - 7.5 ov), 5-68 (Asif Ali - 8.5 ov), 6-68 (Azam Khan - 9.1 ov), 7-81 (Tom Curran - 10.5 ov), 8-90 (Hasan Ali - 13.3 ov), 9-90 (Zeeshan Zameer - 13.4 ov), 10-90 (Abrar Ahmed - 13.5 ov)

Playing XI

Lahore Qalandars: Sam Billings(WK), Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Tahir Baig, Sikandar Raza, David Wiese, Hussain Talat, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi(C), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Islamabad United: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Azam Khan(WK), Colin Munro, Rassie van der Dussen, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan(C), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Tom Curran, Abrar Ahmed, Zeeshan Zameer

Match Details

Date: 2023-02-27 14:00:00

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Toss: Lahore Qalandars won the toss & elected to bat

Officials: Umpires: Faisal Afridi (Pakistan), Michael Gough (England), Richard Illingworth (England TV)

Match Referee: Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

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