So, finally this is the match to decide which team is going out of the tournament; Kings or Qalandars. This match was played between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars. It was truly an amazing encounter and quiet emotional too because this match decided the farewell of a team. Scroll down to find out who won it and which team gone back home!
The 1st innings were batted by Lahore Qalandars, and it was truly joyous to watch Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal’s fabulous knock. They were the key players to put defendable score on the board. The bowlers of Islamabad United were looking quiet active and boosted after taking early wickets of Lahore Qalandars, but Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal performed responsibly for their team. Lahore Qalandars set a target of 151 for Islamabad United. Pretty defendable and achievable too. Depends on the bowling!
In the 2nd innings, Islamabad United took a good start but they lost early wickets too. Though, Brad Haddin became a key player for Islamabad United to keep up with the progress on the scoreboard. The bowlers of Qalandars were doing well, but the batting-team were stronger than them. The score was achievable as long as Misbah was there, smashing boundaries and taking the game away from the Qalandars. In the end, Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by 5 wickets with 6 balls remaining.
In this whole match, the owner of Lahore Qalandars team was looking critically nervous and disappointed. It must be really tough for him to watch his team losing and going out of the tournament, because if they could’ve won this match, Karachi Kings was out of the tournament! Well, winning and losing is a part of the game. We wish Lahore Qalandars better luck for the next time.
Watch this match’s video highlights below:
Watched this match? What do you think about the performance by each of both teams? Mohammad Irfan was declared as Man of the Match as he took 3 wickets against Lahore Qalandars with best overall bowling figures. What are your thoughts about him? Share your thoughts with us!
Now there are play-offs coming up. Let’s see which team leads and takes victory! It’ll surely be interesting!
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