Sharjah (March 02, 2018): With the help of Talat’s quickfire 33 Islamabad United set 122 runs target for Lahore in the 12th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Friday.
Lahore Qalandars won the toss and decided to field first in the 12th fixture of the Pakistan Super League 2018 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The Qalandars handed debut to Salman Irshad — a rare and exciting fast bowler out of Kashmir. The equally promising Shaheeh Shah Afridi made way for him.
Surprisingly, captain Brendon McCullum decided to give the new ball to Fakhar Zaman, who is known for opening the batting rather than bowling.
The gamble paid off almost instantly as Zaman bowled out Luke Ronchi on the second ball and bowled an excellent opening over — a sign that the conditions were going to favour the bowlers even more than they generally have in the PSL.