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PSL 2022: Lahore Qalandars Beat Islamabad United By 6 Runs To Progress Towards Final

Lahore Qalandars in search of their first PSL trophy defeated 2 time champions Islamabad by 6 runs in the second Eliminator in an classic last over finish at the Gaddaffi Stadium in Lahore.

For the Qalandars David Wiese was star with both the bat and ball as he scored 28 runs in the last over to push Lahore Qalandars to 168 for 7 after 20 overs, He also defended 8 runs in the last over, at the start of the last over it started raining but Islamabad were ahead of the DLS score but Mohammad Wasim Jr denied singles on the first two balls and was run out on the 3rd ball in search of second run. Waqas Maqsood the last batsman was caught in the deep to give Lahore Qalandars an opportunity for their maiden PSL Title.

PSL 2022: Lahore Qalandars Beat Islamabad United By 6 Runs To Progress Towards Final

During the chase it was a very poor start for the United’s as they slipped to 46 for 4 at the end of 6 overs of powerplay, with Captain Afridi giving the early set back by dismissing will jacks on duck and Paul Stirling on 13. but last game hero Alex Hales was going strong at the other end along with Azam khan who scored quick 40 runs of 28 balls including 3 boundaries and 2 sixes but his run out swing the match in favour of the Qalandars.

Earlier today after winning the toss Lahore Qalandars opted to bat on a slow wicket but there start was very poor with highest run scorer of the season Fakhar Zaman being dismissed on 1 by Liam Dawson in the first over then Dawson dismissed Salt on 2 runs in the third over to leave Lahore struggling at 7/2.

Lahore now needed to rebuild the inning and they found the right man in form of Abdullah Shafique and Kamran Ghulam who began the rebuilding and both the batsman adding quick 73 runs between them for the 3rd wicket before Kamran Ghulam caught at long off on the bowling of Shadab Khan in the process Shafique managed to get to his half century as he scored 52 of just 28 deliveries but after his dismissal Qalandars batsman were struggling for the momentum but a late 8 ball 28 from David Wiese help Lahore get a good score, for Islamabad Liam Dawson and Wasim Jr, got two wickets while Maqsood and Shadab got a wicket each.

Brief Scores:

Lahore Qalandars –168/7 (Abdullah Shafique 52) beat Islamabad United 162 all out (Azam Khan 40) by 6 runs

Player of the Match – David Wiese for his 8 ball 28 and 1 wicket.

What’s Ahead ?

Lahore Qalandars will now face defending champions Multan Sultans in the final of PSL season 7 at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore on Feb 27, Sunday, where Lahore will be hunting for their first PSL Title while Sultan’s will try to defend their title and keep it with themselves.

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