20th Match – Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars
Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by 5 Wickets Which book Karachi Kings playoff Round
Lahore Qalandars are out of tournament, while Karachi’s “IN” is confirmend by this game.
Sohaib Maqsood (59) and Umar Akmal (72*) lived up to the expectations of fans and took the score to 15o/5 in 20 overs for Qalandars in the First Innings. In Response IU started losing quick wickets but, Brad Haddin and Khalid Lateef provided and then Misbah, Brad Haddin in later part of the innings took the game away from Lahore Qalandars.
Haddin was top scorer with 54 while Misbah scored 38 runs in Islamabad’s victory.
With this defeat, Lahore Qalandars have been put out of the tournament which makes way for Karachi Kings to qualify for play-off round.
Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars Full Match Highlights
Prediction & Discussion Before the Match
The final match of the league stage in PSL between Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United will be played today at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The weather is not too good, with prediction of showers expected.
Lahore Qalandars lost by two-wicket to the Quetta Gladiators on 16 February, a match that they should have won with a Big target of 202 Runs.
The marquee player of Qalandars, Chris Gayle finally came good, smashing 60 with 34-balls in the last game while Umar Akmal continued his impressive run. Ahar Ali the Skipper is too got into the runs, and expecting to go better against Islamabad United. This is a Must win game for Qalandars, A win for Lahore here and if Karachi Kings lost against Peshawar Zalmi today, will ensure the knock-out stages for Lahore Qalandars.
Islamabad is in third place in the table with 6 points, which look like that they had qualified for the play-off stage. However, if they lose to Lahore and Karachi Kings win against Peshawar Zalmi, things may be changed for them.
ISB United Skipper, Misbah-ul-Haq would want to avoid such a scenario depending on Andre Russell, Brad Haddin and S Badree to fire to ensure that his team beat Lahore Qalandars on Wednesday, but hewill miss Shane Watson who flewed home due to injury in the PSL.
Lahore Qalandars to win