Islamabad United Suffers Defeat against Lahore Qalandars in PSL Season 9 Match

In the 23rd match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) Season 9, held at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Islamabad United, led by captain Shadab Khan, won the toss and elected to field first against Lahore Qalandars. However, Lahore Qalandars opted to bat first and managed to score 162 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Chasing a target of 163 runs, Islamabad United’s entire team collapsed in the 19th over, scoring only 145 runs. Faheem Ashraf stood out with a notable contribution of 41 runs, while Asif Khan scored 29, and Nasim Shah added 27 runs. Despite efforts from Colin Munro, who scored 15 runs, no other player could enter the double figures.

From Lahore Qalandars’ bowling side, Zaman Khan took 4 wickets, while Shaheen Shah Afridi claimed 2 wickets. David Wiese, Jahan Dad Khan, and Asan Hafeez each took one wicket, contributing to Islamabad United’s downfall.

Before their collapse, Lahore Qalandars put up a respectable batting performance, with Rashid Khan scoring 64 runs and captain Shaheen Shah Afridi adding 30 runs. However, other players like Sohail Akhtar, Fakhar Zaman, Fakhar Zaman, Samit Patel, Seekkuge Prasanna, and Hassan Ali failed to make significant contributions, resulting in Lahore Qalandars’ total of 162 runs.

For Islamabad United, Rumman Raees took 2 wickets, while Nasim Shah, Haneef Shah, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, and Shadab Khan each claimed one wicket.

The match witnessed a thrilling contest between the two teams, with Lahore Qalandars emerging victorious over Islamabad United. The game showcased some outstanding individual performances but ultimately highlighted Lahore Qalandars’ dominance with both bat and ball.