Match Centre

20 | 5 Runs | LQ: 189/9 (50 runs required, RR: 9.45)

  • Sandeep Lamichhane6 (8b)
  • Rahat Ali1 (2b)
  • Hussain Talat1-0-5-0
  • Muhammad Musa3-0-46-0

11.03pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo for tonight. See you tomorrow for the second PSL game of the season from Pakistan. Till then, it's goodbye.

10.45pm We should have the presentation soon.

Faheem Ashraf, the losing captain: "Credit goes to their batsmen, the way they played in the front and the back. Whatever plans we had for them, they managed to play around it. Every game is new, and we hope to play better in the Multan Sultans game.

Mohammad Sami, the winning captain: "Delport was good, but so were Salt and Asif. They set the game for us. The boys' morale is well, so that's why it's reflecting in their fielding effort too. Faheem was zabardast, and this is good for Pakistan and Islamabad."

Cameron Delport is the Man of the Match. "Was struggling earlier in the season, and was happy to win it for Islamabad. Been to Lahore before, but never played there. So happy to play a game in Karachi and Pakistan. I just decided to play straight, been working hard for the last few weeks, it all paid off tonight. Was a very important game for us,"

Talha: "Lahore Qalanders points table position reminds me the position of Pakistan team in 1992 WC .... alots of ifs and buts ......." -- Are you suggesting that Lahore Qalandars are going to win PSL4?

Maryam: "1 line summary of this match :catches win matches "

10.41pm A reminder of the list of records broken today:

List of records broken:
1) Highest PSL score of all time (238)
2) Most PSL sixes (16) in an innings
3) Joint-fastest PSL half-century (Asif Ali, 17 balls)
4) Highest ever total in Karachi
5) Most expensive spell in PSL (Shaheen Afridi, 62 runs)
6) Least number of twos in a completed PSL innings (one in the first innings)
7) Fastest PSL hundred (Cameron Delport, 49 balls)
8) Best figures in PSL4 (Faheem, 6/19)

Mangat: "Lahore will qualify if karachi lose both matches and lahore wins with a handsome margin against sultans. LQ will qualify on NRR" -- you got that right, boss

Talha: "Oh I thought being a Pakistani fan was difficult .... no it's Lahore Qalanders "

10.34pm Islamabad United win their final game of the league stage, and the defending champions have qualified for the playoffs. Many individual performances today, a bunch of records too, but the two standout players today were Cameron Delport and Faheem Ashraf. The former got the fastest PSL ton, the latter earned the second-best bowling figures in PSL history. Don't forget Asif Ali's record-equalling half-century too. For Lahore, Sohail was a lone bright spot. His 34-ball 75 gave Lahore fans some hope, but eventually the target was just too much, especially when the second-highest run-scorer made only 38. Lahore now must win their last game tomorrow, and then hope Karachi lose their next two games. If these two things don't happen, then Lahore can once again bid goodbye to the qualifiers.

Wajid Jawaid: "Karachi's match is before Lahore tomorrow. If they win then Lahore will effectively wave bye bye even before their last match"

Jibran T. Siddi: "Well played Qalandars, not your fault though. Players like AB, Brathwaite, Hafeez and Anderson batting on this small boundary would have made the match different."

ag00249: "@Jibran Delport came out to bat first on a pitch we knew little about! He set the show and deserves the MOM!!"

Umer: "After seeing LQs performance I'm feeling its better to be DD fanz"

Junaid Rana : "I think lahore should remove Aqib Javaid instantly... They are changing their team again and again but results are same so they should change management for the next season "

Hussain Talat to Lamichhane, 1 run, length ball, wide outside off, and he drags a pull to deep midwicket. Islamabad United win by 49 runs!

final ball coming up. Sami has a smile on his face. The man's enjoying himself.

Jibran T. Siddi: "Faheem deserves the MotM for going against the winds. Delport went with the flow."

Hussain Talat to Rahat Ali, 1 run, full on middle, and drilled to long on
Hussain Talat to Rahat Ali, no run, slower ball, length delivery outside off, and he misses the flat-batted shot. Through to the keeper
Hussain Talat to Lamichhane, 1 run, low full toss just outside off, and he drags a slogged shot to wide long on

Wajid Jawaid: "And Faheem's very first ball was hit for a 6! Unbelievable bowling in the next 23 balls"

Hussain Talat to Lamichhane, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, and drilled to deep extra cover. They come back for a rare two
Hussain Talat to Lamichhane, no run, back of a length outside off, and he misses a shot over extra cover

Hussain Talat

Qalandars 2nd innings Partnerships

1st51AP DevcichFakhar Zaman
2nd14MH WesselsFakhar Zaman
3rd5MH WesselsHaris Sohail
4th9MH WesselsSohail Akhtar
5th54D WieseSohail Akhtar
6th12Sohail AkhtarAgha Salman
7th30Sohail AkhtarShaheen Shah Afridi
8th0Shaheen Shah AfridiHaris Rauf
9th9S LamichhaneHaris Rauf
10th5Rahat AliS Lamichhane

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