Islamabad start PSL 2019 with the Victory – United wins the 1st PSL Match

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

Batsman Dismissal Info R B 4s 6s SR
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

Batsman Dismissal Info R B 4s 6s SR
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 Innings

Bowling To Lahore Qalandars Innings

Bowler O M R W Econ 0s
Mohammad Sami 3 0 30 1 10.00 5
SR Patel 2 0 19 0 9.50 6
Waqas Maqsood 4 0 25 1 6.25 8
Shadab Khan 4 0 34 1 8.50 8
Faheem Ashraf 4 0 24 2 6.00 11
Hussain Talat 1 0 20 0 20.00 0
CS Delport 2 0 12 1 6.00 2

Bowling To Islamabad United Innings

Bowler O M R W Econ 0s
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4 0 45 0 11.25 6
Rahat Ali 4 0 29 4 7.25 14
CR Brathwaite 2 0 25 1 12.50 5
Yasir Shah 0 30 0 7.50 7
Mohammad Hafeez 3.2 0 28 0 8.40 5
Harris Rauf 2 0 17 0 8.50 3
Updated: February 21, 2019 — 6:33 am

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