Islamabad United Vs Lahore Qalandars
Feb 23, 2020, at Lahore
Another day at PSL and another entertaining match with such fine finishing by Musa from Islamabad united. The No 11 batsman who hit six to shinwari in the last over of today’s nerve wrenching match. A crowd of Lahore was down as the team presented a decent total on the board with an outclass performance by Hafeez. And after they performed quite well with the ball. After 9th wicket fall in the 18th over and 17 runs were remaining at that time when the man of the moment Muhammad Musa came in the crease and finish it as a genuine batsman.
In the first inning when Fakhar and Chris Lynn fell earlier, it was Hafeez who owned the responsibility of scoring the bulk of Lahore’s runs.
After managing 182 runs at the board, Lahore had a perfect start courtesy of Shaheen Afridi, who kept Luke Ronchi on a restricted in the first over before getting rid of him. The same was done by Hafeez for Colin Munro, and when Shadab Kahn walked out to bat at No. 4, it looked like a desperate strategy.
Turning Pont of Match
Shadab khan played an aggressive knock and set the momentum for the team. He kicked off the carnage with a couple of fours to Shinwari, right before smashing Rauf for 17 in his first over. Hafeez and David Wiese would go for six before his fourth maximum of the evening which brought up a 28-ball half-century.
Due to the trend set by Shadab Khan, the LQ was forced to bring Shaheen for 18 over. He got the first wicket at the very first ball of his over but later on Muhammad Musa hit him two fours in the over. Haris Rauf is just given 3 runs in his last over. But then it comes to the Shinwari to finish off the game and to get rid of the last wicket. But in actual it does not happen as Muhammad Musa on the very first ball of the last over hit him a six on a short ball. And just made it easier for his team to chases it comparatively easier.
Star of the day
Shadab khan with his good performance with bat and bowl was recognized as the star of the match.