It’s the end of the first match of PSL after its resumption. Lahore Qalandars defeat Islamabad United in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Sohail Akthar captain of Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Opening the batting for Islamabad United were the experienced foreign openers Usman Khawaja and Colin Munro. The bowlers from Lahore bowled in the right areas and did not give any freebies to the batting team. The team finished with a below-par score of 143/9 in their quota of 20 overs. Faheem Ashraf is the best batsman for Islamabad United scoring 27. For Lahore Qalandars James Faulkner and Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers. James Faulkner picking up 3 wickets. Rashid Khan picking up a solitary wicket and giving away just 9 runs in 4 overs.
Opening the batting for Lahore Qalandars were Captain Sohail Akhtar and Fakhar Zaman. The bowlers dominated the innings and restricted the batsman from scoring easy runs. Lahore kept losing wickets in intervals and no batsman could stay in the middle. At one stage the match looked in favor of the United. With 16 needed off the last over. Rashid Khan changed the momentum and scored 15 in 5 balls. Lahore Qalandars defeat Islamabad United by 5 wickets. They completed 144/5 in 20 overs. For Lahore Captain Sohail Akhtar was the pick of the batsmen scoring 40 runs. For Islamabad United Hasan Ali was the pick of the bowlers taking 2 wickets giving away only 27 runs in 4 overs.
Rashid Khan won the man of the match