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PSL3: United Beat Qalandars In Nail-Biting Super Over

Sharjah (March 03, 2018): Islamabad United won a nail-biting thriller against Brendon McCullum-led Lahore Qalandars in a super over at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium tonight.

United won the game by chasing 16 runs in the first-ever super over bowled in the history of Pakistan Super League.

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 Super Over – Qalandars On Strike

1 – Brendon McCullum scores a FOUR to Mohammad Sami

2 – Sami dismissed Mc Cullum, CAUGHT deep backward square

3 – Umar Akmal missed the ball

4 – Akmal hit a SIX

5 – Akmal took a run on a yorker

6 – Fakhar Zaman took TWO runs

Super Over – United On strike

1 – Andre Russel took a run, pulled over midwicket to the man at the corner

0.2 – Asif Ali hit a SIX, as McCullum dropped catch at long on

0.3 – Mustafizur Rehman bowls a dot ball, short and wide outside off

0.4 –  One run off a bye, bottom edged to the keeper. Ramdin misfields

0.5 – WIDE

0.6 – Russel scores a FOUR, pulls, a top-edged boundary

0.7 – Russel hit SIX on a back of a length delivery

 Mohammad Sami was awarded with Man of the Match award. Earlier, Sohail Khan bagged two wickets, while debutant Salman Irshad, Mustafizur Rahman and Fakhar Zaman picked one wicket each. JP Duminy scored 34 off 35 balls, while Hussain Talat remained unbeaten on 33 runs for the Misbah-led Islamabad United.

 United’s spinner Samit Patel gave the men in red much-needed breakthrough in the low-scoring match by dismissing Qalandars’ openers, Umar Akmal and Fakhar Zaman, in successive deliveries of his first over.

 Debutant Agha Salman played an impressive of 48 off 35 balls, including six boundaries and two sixes, before throwing his wicket on a short-ball of Sami.

The senior fast bowler also took the wicket of Dinesh Ramdin on the 13th over of the game.

Fahim Ashraf on the last ball of the 15th over dismissed Sohail Akhtar. The next to depart were Sunil Narine, Sohail Akhtar and Yasir Shah in the 16th and 17th over of the game.

In the final stage of the game, skipper McCullum was dismissed on a run-out.

 Earlier, Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field in their match against Islamabad United at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium tonight.

 Opening bowler Fakhar Zaman dismissed United’s opener Luke Ronchi on the second ball of his over. A masterstroke decision by skipper Brendon McCullum gave the men in green a timely wicket.

Sohail Khan took the wicket of another opener Sahibzada Farhan on the last ball of his second over. Sunil Narine took his catch on the long-on. Farhan managed to score only six off 16 deliveries.

 Debutant Salman Irshad took the prize wicket of skipper Misbah ul Haq. Yasir Shah opened his wicket-tally after Samit Patel falls for nine runs on a googly outside off at the 11th over of the match. In his very next over, Shah dismissed Asif Ali and JP Duminy on a bold and an lbw respectively.

Still searching for their first win of this season, Qalandars will look to break the curse in the match.

 With three defeats in their three matches so far, Lahore Qalandars’ performance has raised several question marks on their player selection, drafting and batting technique.

They have faced ugly batting collapses, indicating a clear lack of batsmen capable of anchoring and constructing the innings. Their bowling has largely been lacklustre, with raw talent like Shaheen Shah Afridi showing promise but lacking maturity at the big stage.

United have had their own share of woes. Misbah finally recovered from a hamstring injury to lead his team against Quetta Gladiators, but Rumman Raees was forced off the field with a knee injury that could threaten his PSL campaign. Islamabad United have managed to win only one of their three matches so far.

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