289dThe Report by Danyal Rasool

Lahore Qalandars blow it in Super Over finish

With the equation reading 45 off 52 balls with eight wickets in hand, Lahore Qalandars should have won this game easily; but they didn't, and Andre Russell's hitting downed them in the PSL's first ever Super Over

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Agha Salman
48(35) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
9 4 0 6 9 2 7 11
JP Duminy
34(36) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 7 6 3 7 1 10

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Patel
O4
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Yasir Shah
O4
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: @sreshthx

END OF OVER:
1 | IU: 19/0

12.30am That is now Lahore's sixth-consecutive defeat. They came close, didn't they? But just not good enough tonight. It's been an excellent game of cricket. Cricket, T20 cricket especially, is a game of such fine margins and today shows exactly that.

Remember that catch Yasir Shah dropped off Islamabad's final ball? Remember the wide Fizz bowled in the super over? Remember the many dot balls Baz ate today? It all makes a difference in this format. Islamabad United win a thriller, and we hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.

That's all from us. It's Sreshth Shah, on behalf of Ranjith P, signing off. Thanks for your company. Bye bye!

0.6
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Russell, SIX runs, it's a six! Andre Russell, you beauty! Scenes at Sharjah, and Dean Jones is on his feet! It's a back-of-a-length ball on middle stump, Russell stands tall and muscles this over long on. McCullum - at long on - has no chance!

Big conference between Baz and Fizz here. Reminder: a tie means Lahore win. Yasir Shah joins the conference too. Kyle Mills shows a stoic look at the dug out.

0.5
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Russell, FOUR runs, short on middle stump, pulls, but it's been top edged! Flies over Ramdin's head, and it's a boundary! Gets the equation down to three off the final ball
0.5
0w
Mustafizur Rahman to Russell, 1 wide, full and wide outside off. Too wide! The drama's going to continue. Ramdin does really well to get his body behind the line. Awry line
0.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Asif Ali, 1 run, short on middle stump, tries to pull but bottom edged to the keeper. Ramdin misfields, as the ball goes between his legs. Doesn't go too far, though. Eight needed off two balls
0.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Asif Ali, no run, short and wide outside off, forces the batsman to reach at it but he can't connect. Is it a wide? Nooo, Fizz gets away with it.
0.2
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Asif Ali, SIX runs, McCullum drops the catch at long on, and it's a six! He's furious. It's full on leg stump, and lifted over the bowler's head. Two fielders congregating there, but Umar Akmal got in the way of Baz's attempted catch. Tries to flick it back, but can't.
0.1
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Russell, 1 run, good length on middle stump, pulled over midwicket to the man at cow corner. Falls just in front of the fielder there. Russell gets off strike. Fifteen needed off five balls

Shiv: "Remember that drop catch from yasir shah in the last ball of the 1st innings "

Yep, looks like it's Mustafizur whose gonna bowl. Russell takes strike. Sit back, fellas. The last six balls of this epic T20 match.

END OF OVER:
1 | LQ: 15/1

Advantage Lahore in Sharjah. If it's a tie, they're certain to win. They have five more boundaries than Islamabad.

Conference between Ramdin and McCullum near the boundary rope. It's either Narine or Fizz whose gonna bowl the super over for Lahore. Both are practicing, probably so that the Islamabad batsmen remain confused. Russell's padded up, so is Asif Ali.

Muhammad ayub : "How it is decided that which team will bat 1st in super over.?" -- team that bats second in regular time, bats first in the super over. It's a rule

0.6
2
Mohammad Sami to Fakhar Zaman, 2 runs, yorker wide outside off, crunches it to deep extra cover on the full. They'll come back for the second. Islamabad need 16 to win

Here's Fakhar, only one ball for him to face. How can Lahore finish? Fine leg's gone back, third man's come up.

0.5
1
Mohammad Sami to Umar Akmal, 1 run, yorker on middle stump. Can't put that away! Dug away towards the off side and Akmal scampers across
0.4
6
Mohammad Sami to Umar Akmal, SIX runs, top edged for a maximum! You can't set a field for that kinda shot. Back of a length outside off, tries to slog towards the leg side, but it takes the outside edge. Goes over the keeper's head and beyond the ropes! Akmal takes full advantage of Sami's pace

Malik Tanzeel: "How the match is twisted in last overs, i think super overs will also be tied" -- teams with more boundaries win, in case of a tie

0.3
0
Mohammad Sami to Umar Akmal, no run, short on off stump, tries to pull but can't connect. Goes over his shoulder and through to Ronchi. Excellent delivery

Here's Umar Akmal. He's taking strike. Four balls to go.

0.2
W
Mohammad Sami to McCullum, OUT, another flat-batted six, oh no! He's holed out. That fielder came in after the first ball, and Baz tries to repeat that. It's good length on middle once again, but McCullum pings it straight to deep backward square. That's one down

BB McCullum c Patel b Mohammad Sami

0.1
6
Mohammad Sami to McCullum, SIX runs, swivels! And it's a flat-batted six! Good length on middle stump, goes deep into the crease and pulls over the square-leg umpire. Lands flat just beyond the rope. No one there in the deep

Lahore will bat first in the super over. Sami to bowl. Brendon McCullum and Fakhar Zaman in the middle. Remember, two wickets in hand.

12am Big conference going on in the middle. It's the first time in the PSL that we're having a super over. Waqar Younis and Dean Jones having a chat with Luke Ronchi.

Mubashir Imam: "I just screamed at top of my lungs when it went to super over and my mom think I am crazy.

Shahid Shaikh : "Omg....... I am shivering in the middle of the night..... Come on LQ... "

Azmat Siddiqui: "If Super overs are also tied then Misbah and Devichich would have beard competition."

Noman: "Who cares for 1st game as a washout when you got super over!!!"

Obaid: "I have nothing to bite... this is PSL!!!!!!"

Atif Sharif: "Is it happening or I am dreaming "

19.4
W
Mohammad Sami to Salman Irshad, OUT, super over! Short on middle stump, tries to pull and mistimed. Taken by square leg and we've had an epic finish to regulation time! What scenes

Salman Irshad c Asif Ali b Mohammad Sami 6 (2b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300.00

19.3
6
Mohammad Sami to Salman Irshad, SIX runs, soars over deep point! Takes a wicket first ball, hits a six first ball! It's good length outside off, and he slashes hard at it. Uses the bottom hand and sends this into the stands. Scores are tied!. Unbelievable stuff

Lahore need seven off four. One wicket in hand. What a crazy match.

19.2
W
Mohammad Sami to McCullum, OUT, Scenes at the PSL! What is happening?! Let me gather my breath. Good-length on middle stump, pulls towards midwicket. Excellent stop by the mid-wicket fielder, who throws the ball towards Sami at the non-striker's. The stumps are broken, but McCullum thinks he's safe. They're taking the second run. But hold on, we're going upstairs. Sami's work at the non-striker's is clean! McCullum has to go. Celebrations in the Islamabad camp

BB McCullum run out (Mohammad Sami) 34 (49b 2x4 1x6) SR: 69.38

Farooq : "Madness! This is Madness No, THIS IS PSL "

19.1
0
Mohammad Sami to McCullum, no run, back of of a length on middle and leg, defended down the ground towards the non-striker. Excellent stop by Sami, who dives to his right on his followthrough

Seven runs for a Lahore win. Six runs means it's a super-over. Five and below means Islamabad win. Nail-biting stuff. Here's Mohammad Sami. Experienced bowler v experienced batsman.

END OF OVER:
19 | LQ: 115/8 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.05, RRR: 7.00)

18.6
1
Patel to McCullum, 1 run, full on middle stump, needed the single and earns it. Tucked towards the leg side for a single. He'll keep strike

AyeshaSalam: "As a cricket pundit you want Lahore to lose this one after a pathetic batting display. But as a fan you desperately want Mccullum to pull this through!"

18.5
0
Patel to McCullum, no run, full on off stump, walks down the wicket and taps it back to the bowler. Excellent line

Qalandars 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4BB McCullumUmar Akmal
2nd0BB McCullumFakhar Zaman
3rd73BB McCullumAgha Salman
4th4BB McCullumD Ramdin
5th14BB McCullumSohail Akhtar
6th10BB McCullumSP Narine
7th0BB McCullumSohail Khan
8th9BB McCullumYasir Shah
9th1BB McCullumSalman Irshad
10th6Mustafizur RahmanSalman Irshad