Match Over - Islamabad United won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Islamabad United, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: Mohammed Anees
  • When: 08 Mar 2018, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: Islamabad United
  • Man of the Match: L Ronchi


  • Umpire1: RT Robinson
  • Umpire2: Aleem Dar
  • Third Umpire: Rashid Riaz



Overs: 17.4 / 20.0

Islamabad United



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Lahore Qalandars

6.50pm Lahore fall to their eighth successive loss - and sixth this season. What went wrong for them this evening? They were about 20-30 runs short on a good batting pitch. Instead of sending Baz or Narine at No. 4, they sent Ramdin, and he laboured to 9 off 20 balls. Baz smashed 33 off 12 balls in the death overs, but it isn't enough to keep Lahore alive in the tournament.

Ronchi launched Islamabad's chase with a rollicking 22-ball fifty - the joint fastest in the PSL. He holed out with his side 13 away from victory, but Misbah and Farhan confirmed the win with six wickets and 14 balls to spare. This means Islamabad move to second on the points table.

Ronchi (who else?) is the Player of the Match: It is going well at the moment and hopefully it continues. I am a quiet person, I just went for it. I enjoy facing spin - Yasir and Narine all these guys. I try to be as instinctive as possible. If I go on with a clear mind, things go well.

McCullum: We bowled really poorly and pretty disappointed with the bowling performance. We did well with the bat and Devcich was hungry. Young guys might get an opportunity with us out of the contention. Ultimately as captain, you are responsible for the performances. I have done what I have done with other teams as captain but it has not resonated.

Misbah: Good comeback from the bowlers. In the first ten overs, Lahore were scoring well. It becomes easy with Ronchi playing that way. Shadab has good technique and can bat at No.3. Those are qualities which can make him play anywhere. They were bowling a lot of spin, and he was good at it.

That's a wrap of this game. Thanks for tuning in. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off.

Sam: "Lahore need a full reboot, maybe change the skipper as well. They are really good team on paper but sometimes decision making comes short and sometimes execution. Sending Ramdin ahead of Baz or Naraine is truly head scratching move..."

17.4Imran Khan to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run, pitched up and outside off, Farhan reaches out for the ball with his hands and skies it over mid-off to seal Islamabad's six-wicket win.
17.3Imran Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, full-toss outside off, forced to long-off.
17.2Imran Khan to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run, full and outside off, sliced between short third man and backward point.
17.1Imran Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, middle-stump full-toss, whipped to deep square leg.
End of over 17. 9 runs this over. 160/4 after 102 balls.
Misbah-ul-Haq 10 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) Sohail Khan 3-0-29-0
Sahibzada Farhan 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shen: "Watching Misbah play a T20 is as painful as watching Inzimam-ul-Haq play for Lahore Badshahs back in the days"

End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 151/4 after 96 balls.
Sahibzada Farhan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 4-0-28-3
Misbah-ul-Haq 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Kashif: "Alas! Misbah Should have finsihed this match with sixes but he is playing at 25 strike rate. "

End of over 15. 3 runs this over. 149/3 after 89 balls.
Misbah-ul-Haq 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Yasir Shah 4-0-26-0
L Ronchi 76 (39b 5x4 6x6 ) more
End of over 14. 7 runs this over. 146/3 after 84 balls.
Misbah-ul-Haq 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 3-0-26-2
L Ronchi 75 (37b 5x4 6x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 139/2 after 78 balls.
L Ronchi 75 (37b 5x4 6x6 ) Yasir Shah 3-0-23-0
Asif Ali 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 9 runs this over. 135/2 after 72 balls.
L Ronchi 72 (32b 5x4 6x6 ) Imran Khan 2-0-20-1
Asif Ali 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 122/1 after 65 balls.
L Ronchi 66 (29b 4x4 6x6 ) Sohail Khan 2-0-17-0
Shadab Khan 25 (20b 0x4 2x6 ) more

Tayyab: "Shadab the wonder kid - Never ceases to amaze. "

End of over 10. 12 runs this over. 109/1 after 59 balls.
Shadab Khan 18 (17b 0x4 1x6 ) Salman Irshad 1-0-12-0
L Ronchi 61 (26b 3x4 6x6 ) more

Surath: "Fully agree with the comments on keeper/batsmen. BAZ can keep wickets for LQ and they can always include an additional batsman instead of relying on Ramdin. "

End of over 9. 15 runs this over. 96/1 after 53 balls.
L Ronchi 52 (22b 3x4 5x6 ) Aamer Yamin 1-0-15-0
Shadab Khan 15 (14b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Arsalan Ahmed : "Ramdin made 9 off his 20 balls and Ron himself almost has 45. That is the difference between the worst and the best keeper batsman in the Psl and it is selections like these why Lahore are where they are in the points table right now. "

End of over 8. 11 runs this over. 81/1 after 48 balls.
Shadab Khan 13 (12b 0x4 1x6 ) Yasir Shah 2-0-19-0
L Ronchi 44 (19b 3x4 4x6 ) more
End of over 7. 10 runs this over. 69/1 after 41 balls.
L Ronchi 38 (16b 2x4 4x6 ) SP Narine 2-0-18-1
Shadab Khan 7 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 11 runs this over. 59/1 after 36 balls.
Shadab Khan 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Imran Khan 1-0-11-0
L Ronchi 31 (14b 2x4 3x6 ) more

Daniyal: "I like this move from Misbah! I've calling out for Shadab to bat higher, as he put on tremendous performances in New Zealand, where none of the batsmen got going really. Hope he gets some runs here."

End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 48/1 after 30 balls.
L Ronchi 24 (12b 2x4 2x6 ) SP Narine 1-0-8-1
Shadab Khan 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Shadab at No.3

End of over 4. 8 runs this over. 40/0 after 24 balls.
JP Duminy 21 (16b 3x4 1x6 ) Yasir Shah 1-0-8-0
L Ronchi 17 (8b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 18 runs this over. 32/0 after 18 balls.
L Ronchi 17 (8b 2x4 1x6 ) Fakhar Zaman 2-0-21-0
JP Duminy 13 (10b 1x4 1x6 ) more

tipu: "@Suhail: No more Akmals please!"

End of over 2. 10 runs this over. 13/0 after 11 balls.
L Ronchi 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) Sohail Khan 1-0-9-0
JP Duminy 6 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 3 runs this over. 3/0 after 6 balls.
JP Duminy 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Fakhar Zaman 1-0-3-0
L Ronchi 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
JP DuminyC BB McCullum B SP Narine211731123.53
L RonchiC Aamer Yamin B SP Narine774156187.8
Shadab KhanC Fakhar Zaman B Imran Khan322403133.33
Asif AliLBW SP Narine7401175
Misbah-ul-Haqnot out 12181066.67
Sahibzada Farhannot out 340075
Hussain Talat -
SR Patel -
Faheem Ashraf -
ST Finn -
Mohammad Sami -
Total 164/4
Fakhar Zaman2.0021010.5
Sohail Khan3.002909.67
Yasir Shah4.002606.5
SP Narine4.002837
Imran Khan2.402419
Aamer Yamin1.0016016
Salman Irshad1.0018018