PSL 2019 started Feb 14, 2019 with a sizzling and glittering Opening Ceremony, followed by the 1st match between Lahore Qalandars Vs Isalamabad United. Islamabad United is the Most successful team of the tournament and has won the PSL 2 times. Lahore Qalandars, on the other hand, is yet to amaze the crowed. The team has been on the last spot in the past 3 seasons of PSL.
Lahore Qalandars bated 1st and scored 171 Runs for the loss of 8 wickets at the end of 20 overs. The top scorer was Fakhar Zaman who scored a blistering 65 runs of just 44 balls. Sohail Ahktar Scored 37 runs and became the 2nd top scorer from Qalandars side.
Top wicket takers from Islamabad united side was Faheem Ashraf who took 2 wickets.
Islamabad United chasing a very competitive total of 171 runs won in the 20th over of the match with 5 wickets remaining by making 177 runs for the loss of just 5 wickets with 4 balls to go. The defending Champions proved that they are still favourite to win the PSL 2019.
The top scorer of Islamabad was Hussain Tallat who made wonderful 37 Runs. Rahat Ali took 4 wickets but these were not enough to lead Lahore to a victory and the disappointment for the Lahore fans continues. Lets see either Lahore Qalandars would bring some luck for the next match or not.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Man of the match score: 681117 Faheem Ashraf gets 50 points
Batting Innings – Lahore Qalandars
|Fakhar Zaman||c Rizwan Hussain b Shadab Khan||65||44||6||3||147|
|Sohail Akhtar||c Ronchi b Faheem Ashraf||37||30||4||1||123|
|AB de Villiers||c Salt b Waqas Maqsood||24||17||2||1||141|
|AP Devcich||run out (Faheem Ashraf)||14||12||0||0||116|
|BRM Taylor||lbw b Delport||2||3||0||0||66|
|CR Brathwaite||c Hussain Talat b Faheem Ashraf||6||6||1||0||100|
|Mohammad Hafeez (c)||not out||5||3||1||0||166|
|Yasir Shah||run out ( Ronchi)||7||4||0||1||175|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||lbw b Mohammad Sami||2||2||0||0||100|
Batting Innings -Islamabad United
|L Ronchi||c Haris Rauf b Rahat Ali||27||17||4||1||158|
|Rizwan Hussain||c Mohammad Hafeez b Rahat Ali||15||15||2||0||100|
|CS Delport||c Mohammad Hafeez b Rahat Ali||24||21||0||2||114|
|PD Salt||c sub (Hassan Khan) b Rahat Ali||4||4||1||0||100|
|Hussain Talat||c Rahat Ali b Brathwaite||37||30||3||1||123|
|Asif Ali||not out||36||19||2||3||189|
|Faheem Ashraf||not out||23||11||2||2||209|
Bowling To Lahore Qalandars Innings
Bowling To Islamabad United Innings
|Shaheen Shah Afridi||4||0||45||0||11.25||6|