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Elliott, Akmal help Lahore beat Islamabad in last-over thriller

SHARJAH: Lahore Qalandars defeated Islamabad United by 1 wicket in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) encounter here at Sharjah, ARY News reported.

A regular fall of wickets stumbled Lahore Qalandar’s chase of 146 runs target give by Islamabad United but Umar Akmal’s 66 off 42 balls  and Elliott’s last-over six saw Lahore home.

IU’s Rumman Raees took 3 wickets while Shadab Khan took 2 wickets.

Islamabad United could only put up a total of 145 runs on board after put into bat by Lahore Qalandars who won the toss.

A quick 42 off 24 balls by the young Shadab Khan helped Islamabad put up a fighting total as none of other IU batsman could score more than 20 runs. Lahore Qalandars’ bowlers kept taking wickets to keep Islamabad struggling and the 145 runs came at the cost of 8 wickets.

Lahore Qalandars’ bowler Aamer Yamin took 3 wickets while Yasir Shah took 2 wickets.



This is the second PSL 2017 clash between the two teams. In their last clash, Qalandars beat Islamabad United by six wickets.



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