PSL-5: Islamabad United crush Lahore Qalandars by 71 runs | Sports


LAHORE: Islamabad United easily defeated Lahore Qalandars by 71 runs in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) – 2020 here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday night.

Chasing a huge target of 199 runs, the Qalandars were all out for 127 in 18.5 overs.

Only four batsmen could get into the double figures – Usman Shinwari (30), Ben Dunk (25), Salman Butt (21) and Mohammad Hafeez (10).

For the United, left-arm pacer Rumman Raees and left-arm spinner Zafar Gohar claimed three wickets each for 29 and 31, respectively, while captain Shadab Khan took two wickets.

Earlier, Islamabad United plundered a big score of 197 for the loss of only three wickets after being put into bat.

Luke Ronchi and Colin Munro provided a fine start with an opening wicket stand of 103 runs.

Colin Munro top scored with an unbeaten 87. He struck eight fours and three sixes during his 59-ball innings.

Other major contributor was Luke Ronchi who made 48 off 31 balls with six fours and a six.

This was third victory for the United from six matches whereas the Qalandars suffered from defeat for the fourth time in five matches.

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