The 15th match of the Pakistan Super League 2021 played yesterday between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. In which Lahore Qalandars won the match by 5 wickets.
Lahore Qalandars won the toss and invited Islamabad United to bat first, Islamabad United batted first, scored 153 runs after losing 9 wickets in 20 over. Islamabad United started not very well, Faheem Ashraf scored 27 runs in 24 balls, Usman Khawaja 18 runs in 17 balls, Hasan Ali runs in 9 balls, Hussain Talat runs in 17 balls, Iftikhar Ahmed runs in 16 balls, Colin Munro 11 runs in 7 balls, Rohail Nazir 8 runs in 5 balls, Shadab Khan 7 runs in 8 balls, Asif Ali 7 runs in 8 balls, Mohammad Wasim Jr played an unbeaten inning of 10 runs in 5 balls, and Fawad Ahmed also remains unbeaten for 4 runs in 3 balls. In this way, Islamabad United batted first after losing the toss, scored 143 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs, and set a target of 144 runs in front of Lahore Qalandar.
Lahore Qalandar bowlers performed brilliantly, James Faulkner took 3 wickets, Ahmed Daniyal and Haris Rauf took 2-2 wickets, Shaheen Afridi, and Rashid Khan got 1-1 wicket.
Lahore Qalandars chasing 144 runs in the second, they achieved the target after losing 5 wickets in the last ball of the inning and won the match by 5 wickets. Lahore Qalandars started well, Fakhar Zaman and Sohail Akhtar came to start the inning, the first wicket has gone in 21 runs, Fakhar Zaman dismissed for 9 runs in 15 balls, next batsman Muhammad Faizan came to bat, and played well for a while with Sohail Akhtar, the second wicket fell in 44 runs, Muhammad Faizan dismissed for 9 runs in 12 balls, next batsman Mohammad Hafeez came to bat, handled the inning and played well with Sohail Akhtar, the third wicket fell in 82 runs, Sohail Akhtar dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 40 runs with the help of 1 six and 5 boundries in 30 balls, next batsman Ben Dunk came to bat, and played well with Mohammad Hafeez, the fourth wicket fell in 97 runs, Mohammad Hafeez dismissed after scoring 29 runs in 25 balls, next batsman Tim David came to bat, and played well with Ben Dunk, the fifth wicket fell in 122 runs, Ben Dunk dismissed after scoring 17 runs in 18 balls, after that Rashid Khan came to bat, and played unbeaten victory inning of 15 runs in just 5 balls with Tim David, and Tim David also played quick unbeaten inning of 23 runs in just 15 balls. In this way, Lahore Qalandars chasing 144 runs in the second, they achieved the target after losing just 5 wickets on the last ball of the inning and won the match by 5 wickets.
Islamabad United bowlers Hasan Ali took 2 wickets, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Ahmed, and Shadab Khan got 1-1 wicket.
Lahore Qalandars bowler Rashid Khan selected the best player of the match, he played a brilliant unbeaten quick victory inning of 15 runs with the help of 3 s boundries in just 5 balls, and also took 1 wicket just 9 runs in his spell.