Qalandars hand 169-run target to United


Lahore Qalandars have handed a 169-run target to Islamabad United as both teams battle each other for a seat in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2022 finals Gaddafi Stadium.

Liam Dawson gave a big relief to his team Is-lamabad United as he dismissed Lahore Qalandars Fakhar Zaman in the first over of the eliminator 2 of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) seventh edition.

Dawson bowled a short ball and Zaman — who is the highest scoring batter in PSL 7 — looked to cut it but got caught at the third man.

Waqas Maqsood caught the ball to dismiss the batter for one run, leaving Fakhar in shock.

The winner of this virtual semi-final will play Multan Sultans in the final on Sunday night.

Lahore Qalandars proved themselves a better side than Islamabad United on the league stage. Shaheen Afridi-led Qalandars won six matches on their way to a second-place finish while Shadab Khan’s United clinched the playoff berth on net run rate, winning just four group matches and levelling their points with Quetta Gladiators.

Playing XIs:

Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam Mohammad Hafeez, Phil Salt (wk), Harry Brook, David Wiese, Samit Patel, Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Islamabad United: Will Jacks, Alex Hales, Paul Stirling, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan (wk), Asif Ali, Liam Dawson, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Athar Mahmood, Waqas Maqsood.—AFP


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