result
18th Match (D/N), Dubai, Mar 8 2018, Pakistan Super League
(17.4/20 ov)164/4
United won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
player of the match
Luke Ronchi
Islamabad United
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• The Report by Arun Venugopal

Ronchi's 77 off 41 consigns Lahore to sixth straight loss

The result meant a brisk half-century from Anton Devcich and a late blitz from Brendon McCullum came to nought, and Lahore remained winless this season

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Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Lahore Qalandars163/8(20 overs)
Islamabad United164/4(17.4 overs)
Luke Ronchi77 (41)
Shadab Khan32 (24)
Imran Khan1/24(2.4)

6.50pm Lahore fall to their eighth successive loss - and sixth this season. What went wrong for them this evening? They were about 20-30 runs short on a good batting pitch. Instead of sending Baz or Narine at No. 4, they sent Ramdin, and he laboured to 9 off 20 balls. Baz smashed 33 off 12 balls in the death overs, but it isn't enough to keep Lahore alive in the tournament.

Ronchi launched Islamabad's chase with a rollicking 22-ball fifty - the joint fastest in the PSL. He holed out with his side 13 away from victory, but Misbah and Farhan confirmed the win with six wickets and 14 balls to spare. This means Islamabad move to second on the points table.

Ronchi (who else?) is the Player of the Match: It is going well at the moment and hopefully it continues. I am a quiet person, I just went for it. I enjoy facing spin - Yasir and Narine all these guys. I try to be as instinctive as possible. If I go on with a clear mind, things go well.

McCullum: We bowled really poorly and pretty disappointed with the bowling performance. We did well with the bat and Devcich was hungry. Young guys might get an opportunity with us out of the contention. Ultimately as captain, you are responsible for the performances. I have done what I have done with other teams as captain but it has not resonated.

Misbah: Good comeback from the bowlers. In the first ten overs, Lahore were scoring well. It becomes easy with Ronchi playing that way. Shadab has good technique and can bat at No.3. Those are qualities which can make him play anywhere. They were bowling a lot of spin, and he was good at it.

That's a wrap of this game. Thanks for tuning in. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off.

Sam: "Lahore need a full reboot, maybe change the skipper as well. They are really good team on paper but sometimes decision making comes short and sometimes execution. Sending Ramdin ahead of Baz or Naraine is truly head scratching move..."

17.4
1
Imran Khan to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

pitched up and outside off, Farhan reaches out for the ball with his hands and skies it over mid-off to seal Islamabad's six-wicket win

The field has been whisked in

17.3
1
Imran Khan to Misbah, 1 run

full-toss outside off, forced to long-off

17.2
1
Imran Khan to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

full and outside off, sliced between short third man and backward point

17.1
1
Imran Khan to Misbah, 1 run

middle-stump full-toss, whipped to deep square leg

end of over 179 runs
IU: 160/4CRR: 9.41 RRR: 1.33 • Need 4 from 18b
Misbah-ul-Haq10 (16)
Sahibzada Farhan1 (2)
Sohail Khan3-0-29-0
Sunil Narine4-0-28-3

Shen: "Watching Misbah play a T20 is as painful as watching Inzimam-ul-Haq play for Lahore Badshahs back in the days"

16.6
1lb
Sohail Khan to Misbah, 1 leg bye

slower offcutter, comes back in, and hits the pad outside the line. They sneak in a leg bye. Lahore review - only they know why - impact outside the line and missing off stump to boot

16.5
Sohail Khan to Misbah, no run

back of a length and just a shade outside off, defended back

Shabaib Abdulla: "Islamabad should win the match as soon as posible as at the end of the group stage NRR will play a vital role"

16.4
2
Sohail Khan to Misbah, 2 runs

short, wide, flayed away to the right of third man

16.3
4
Sohail Khan to Misbah, FOUR runs

Misbah gets inside the line of this short ball and tickles it fine of long leg for four

16.2
1
Sohail Khan to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

now it's Farhan's turn to pull between deep midwicket and long-on

16.1
1
Sohail Khan to Misbah, 1 run

short and outside off, pulled along the ground to deep midwicket

end of over 162 runs • 1 wicket
IU: 151/4CRR: 9.43 RRR: 3.25 • Need 13 from 24b
Sahibzada Farhan0 (1)
Misbah-ul-Haq3 (11)
Sunil Narine4-0-28-3
Yasir Shah4-0-26-0
15.6
Narine to Sahibzada Farhan, no run

sliced off the outside half to backward point

Kashif: "Alas! Misbah Should have finsihed this match with sixes but he is playing at 25 strike rate. "

15.5
W
Narine to Ronchi, OUT

Ronchi holes out with Islamabad 13 away from victory. Short and skids on outside off, Ronchi lines it up and middles a pull but picks out deep midwicket. Rollicking innings - the joint-fastest fifty in the PSL

Luke Ronchi c Aamer Yamin b Narine 77 (41b 5x4 6x6) SR: 187.8
15.4
1
Narine to Misbah, 1 run

tossed outside off, eased to sweeper cover

15.3
Narine to Misbah, no run

Misbah rides the bounce and steers to backward point

15.2
Narine to Misbah, no run

Misbah backs away and slashes and misses outside off

15.1
1
Narine to Ronchi, 1 run

dragged down on off, pulled to deep midwicket

end of over 153 runs
IU: 149/3CRR: 9.93 RRR: 3.00 • Need 15 from 30b
Misbah-ul-Haq2 (8)
Luke Ronchi76 (39)
Yasir Shah4-0-26-0
Sunil Narine3-0-26-2
14.6
Yasir Shah to Misbah, no run

pitches on leg and turns away, Misbah gets behind it in defence

Muneeb Siddiqui: "Ronchi getting into form has really helped a struggling Islamabad United side"

14.5
Yasir Shah to Misbah, no run

Misbah backs away and quietly bunts a full ball back to the bowler

14.4
1
Yasir Shah to Ronchi, 1 run

short and fast outside off, dragged to wide long-on

14.4
1nb
Yasir Shah to Ronchi, (no ball)

slider on middle, defended. Called no ball as Lahore did not have four fielders in the ring

Best performances - batters
Luke Ronchi portrait
L Ronchi IU
77 runs (41)
5 fours
6 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 four
1 six
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Anton Devcich portrait
AP Devcich LQ
62 runs (42)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
flick
23 runs
3 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Sunil Narine
SP Narine LQ
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
3
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Faheem Ashraf portrait
Faheem Ashraf IU
O
4
M
0
R
32
W
3
ECO
8
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossIslamabad United, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Luke Ronchi
Luke Ronchi
Match days08 March 2018 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
England Image
Tim Robinson
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Rashid Riaz
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Khalid Mahmood
Match Referee
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Mohammed Anees
PointsIslamabad United 2, Lahore Qalandars 0