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The match 26 of the Pakistan Tremendous League 2023 introduced extra pleasure for the followers as Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars went up towards one another on Thursday, March 9 on the Pindi Membership Floor, Rawalpindi.
The Qalandars’ captain Shaheen Shah Afridi received the toss and elected to bat first on a belter of a observe. Nevertheless, they acquired an early blow as opener Abdullah Shafique departed within the first over itself after scoring simply 1 run. Kamran Ghulam walked in at quantity three and stabilized the innings with Fakhar Zaman, who appeared in high quality contact.
The duo was concerned in a large 122-run partnership off 61 balls for the second wicket the place Fakhar did the majority of the scoring. Ghulam was ultimately dismissed for 41 off 30 balls as Mohammad Wasim Jr. gave United their second breakthrough.
Nevertheless, Fakhar continued his blistering innings and placed on a powerful exhibition of attacking strokeplay. He acquired concerned in a 70-run stand for the third wicket in 42 balls with Sam Billings, taking his aspect near the 200-run mark.
The southpaw was lastly dismissed for 115 off 57 balls, after smashing eight fours and eight sixes in his innings. An unbeaten quick-fire knock by Rashid Khan the place he gathered 15 runs off 5 balls took Qalandars to a complete of 226/5 of their allotted 20 overs. For United, Fazalhaq Farooqi emerged as the highest performer with the ball ending with figures of three/40 in 4 overs.
United falters below big scoreboard stress
In reply, United appeared below stress proper from the primary ball of their chase as they remained effectively behind the required fee all through the sport. The openers placed on a stand of 32 runs for the primary wicket in 23 balls however couldn’t make the most of the beginning and succumbed to the scoreboard stress. Wickets stored falling at common intervals as batters stored attempting to maintain up with the required run-rate. In consequence, the United acquired bundled out for simply 107 in 15.1 overs handing a 119 run win to the Qalandars.
Rashid Khan was the decide of the bowlers for the desk toppers, selecting up 4/21 in 4 overs whereas Zaman Khan and Haris Rauf picked up two wickets every.
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