Lahore Qalandars beat Islamabad United in a last-over thriller by eight runs in the 12th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the National Stadium in Karachi. Zaman Khan with his excellent bowling restricted Islamabad on 166.

Coming to bat first, Lahore Qalandars handed a 175-run target to Islamabad United.

United’s bowlers destroyed the middle-order of Lahore Qalandars as they lost three crucial wickets in the last over restricting the batters to set a 175-run target. 

United’s skipper Shadab Khan drew the first blood for his team after bowling out Abdullah Shafique in the eighth over of the match.

Shadab Khan and Waqas Masood took four scalps each. While the skipper managed to send Qalandars ace batter Fakhar Zaman back to the pavilion. Masood took three wickets in his last over.

However, the team’s openers steered the team to a 174-run total. Experienced Fakhar Zaman made 38 runs off 27 balls with four fours and one six.

Abdullah Shafique made 44 precocious runs off 24 balls with six fours and one six. Harry Brook, however, added 37 runs to his team’s total.

Possible playing XI:

Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Hafeez, Kamran Ghulam, Phil Salt (wk), Harry Brook, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Islamabad United: Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Paul Stirling, Mubashir Khan, Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Waqas Maqsood