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PSL 2021: Asif, Musa star as United down Qalandars

Shadab-led side register an epic 28-run victory

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 13, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Posted: Jun 13, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

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Asif Ali and Musa Khan starred as Islamabad United registered an epic 28-run victory against Lahore Qalandars.

While chasing a respectable total of 153, Qalandars went off to a decent start courtesy of 55-run partnership between Fakhar Zaman and captain Sohail Akhtar.

After the departure of Sohail, who scored 34 off 19 balls, Qalandars batting line-up collapsed and they were reduced to 99-7 in 14 overs.

They eventually bowled out for just 124 in the 19th over.

Fakhar was the top scorer for the losing side as he scored 44 off 37 deliveries.

For United, Musa Khan was the star of the show with the ball as he claimed three wickets for 18 runs in his four-over spell.

Earlier, after opting to bat first,  United lost five wickets with just 20 runs on the board.

However, Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali made a crucial partnership to guide the side to a respectable total of 152.

Asif finished the innings with top score of 75 off 43 deliveries with the help of six boundaries and five maximums.

And that’s it. United secured an epic 28-run victory, courtesy brilliant spells from Musa Khan.

OUT! Ali Khan removed Haris Rauf who departs after scoring 17 off 11 balls.

OUT! Fawad Ahmed finally gets his wicket as he removes Faulkner, who departs after scoring just one.

RUNOUT! This is not what Qalandars would want to see at this stage. Shaheen departs without troubling the scorers, courtesy poor running between the wickets.

Shahdab proved to be to good for Rashid Khan, who departs after scoring just four.

LQ 99-7 (13.6 overs)

Shadab joins the party as he removes in-form Tim David, who departs after scoring just three.

LQ 97-6 (13.2 overs)

Musa turning the game in favour of Islamabad United.

Musa Khan on fire for Islamabad United.

Another wicket for Islamabad United.

At the halfway stage:

LQ 86-2 (10 overs)

RUNOUT! A big mix-up help Islamabad United in getting rid of Zeeshan Ashraf.

LQ 58-2 (6.5 overs)

At the end of powerplay:

LQ 55-1 (6 overs)

Huge wicket for Islamabad United

So we are back with the second innings of the day.

We will join you again for the second-half.

A great comeback from Islamabad United, who managed to post a competitive total.

At the end of innings:

IU 152-7 (20 overs)

OUT! Haris Rauf removes set Iftikhar Ahmed, who departs after scoring 49.

OUT! An unfortunate way to get dismissed. Take a bow Asif Ali for a brilliant knock of 75 off 43 balls.

IU 143-4 (18.5 over)

Something to cheer for Islamabad United

At the end of the half-way stage:

IU 47-5 (10 overs)

OUT! Haris Rauf removes Islamabad United skipper Shadab Khan, who departs after scoring just five

At the end of the powerplay:

IU 20-4 (6 overs)

United are in deep trouble

OUT! James Faulkner picks up a huge wicket for Lahore Qalandars. Dangerous Colin Munro departs after scoring just four

IU 13-3 (3.4 over)

Another big wicket for Lahore Qalandars

Great start by Lahore Qalandars

Lets look at the Lahore Qalandars lineup in today’s fixture

Lets look at the Islamabad United lineup in today’s fixture

TOSS: The news from the center is Shadab Khan has won the toss elected to bat first.

Match 20 is being played in Abu Dhabi this season.

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