According to the Pakistan Super League 2020 schedule, the 7th match contested between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United. What a thrilling contest between both teams count in unlikeliest and most ludicrous patch up by Qalandars. Mohammad Hafeez 98 runs innings and Shaheen Shah brilliant bowling performances grabbing four wickets the crucial one, and Qalandars lost to United by one run. Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 7th Match PSL 2020 the 2nd match at Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
While batting first, LQ posted a big total on board, and Hafeez recorded the highest innings by Qalandars batsman in all four previous seasons of the T20 competition. For Islamabad United, it could have been a thriller, but Qalandars delivered the unlikeliest performance of the season. It may be a stroke of bitter luck for Qalandars as they failed to mark their first victory of PSL 5 despite getting to closer to the total.
Qalandars Highest Total
Most of the time, it’s been predicted that LQ loses control over nerves, especially in such daftest games. Some of the golden chances to Lahore as they dismissed the dangerous opening pair of United in just two overs. Shadab Khan changed the batting by promoting himself to the top of the order he stood and delivered. His 52 runs innings off 29 balls, including four maximums and three fours, helped United in maintaining the required run-rate.
After winning the toss, United decided to ball first and got an unlikely 182 runs target in 20 overs. Fakhar Zaman paired with Chris Lynn in opening the innings for Qalandars. Lynn fell after scoring 11 runs off eight balls, leaving LQ to 22/1, and then Hafeez joined Fakhar on the crease. Qalandars kept on losing wickets at regular intervals, but Professor decided not to miss his form and opportunity of scoring a big total. The middle-order didn’t help on the other end for any small partnership.
Hafeez 98 and Shaheen 4 Wickets Wasted
Hafeez played brilliant innings of 98 runs for 57 balls, including seven sixes and seven fours. Hafeez’s partnership with Fakhar and Samit Patel predicted LQ going past 170, and they successfully achieved that. Faheem Ashraf became the most expensive bowler by conceding 42 runs with two wickets in his four overs bowling spell. Shadab Khan bowled brilliantly by taking two wickets. He conceded only 14 runs off his four overs bowling spell.
In response, to182 runs, Islamabad United kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Shadab Khan half-century and Colin Ingram 30 runs took game closer to the total. An unbelievable performance by number 11 batsman walking to the crease and smashing boundaries. Amad Butt and Mohammad Musa formed a partnership of 20* unbeaten in four overs that was unlikely. Shaheen uprooted all four outstanding batsmen, but he completed his bowling spell earlier.
Mohammad Musa became a little expensive while bowling as he conceded 37 runs in his three overs. But what a great he had with the bat scoring 17 most important runs at 9th wicket partnership with Amad Butt. In the last over, Qalandars required to defend nine races, and Usman Shinwari came to the bowling end. Musa smashed him a big six on the very first ball he faced, and it’s all over. Qalandars went for their 2nd consecutive loss of the tournament.
Qalandars vs United Playing XI
The Teams Squad for Lahore Qalandars vs Islamabad United 7th Match PSL 2020!
Fakhar Zaman, Chris Lynn, Mohammad Hafeez, Sohail Akhtar, Dane Vilas. Samit Patel, David Wiese, Faizan Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Usman Shinwari
Luke Ronchi, Colin Munro, David Malan, Shadab Khan, Colin Ingram. Asif Ali, Hussain Talat, Faheem Ashraf, Amad Butt, Ahmed Safi Abdullah, Mohammad Musa