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12th Match (N), Sharjah, Mar 2 2018, Pakistan Super League
(19.4/20 ov, target 122)121
Match tied (United won the one-over eliminator)
Player Of The Match
3/21
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• The 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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Scores: Ranjith P
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Scorecard summary
Islamabad United121/9(20 overs)
Lahore Qalandars121/10(19.4 overs)

Here's Fakhar, only one ball for him to face. How can Lahore finish?

Fine leg's gone back, third man's come up.

SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER19 runs
IU: 19/0CRR: 19.00 

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 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 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
1w
Mustafizur 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 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
Mustafizur 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 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 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.

SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER15 runs • 1 wicket
LQ: 15/1CRR: 15.00 

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
Sami to 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
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
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
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
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

Brendon McCullum c Patel b Mohammad Sami 0 (2b 0x4 1x6)
0.1
6
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
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
19.3
6
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
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

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

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

19.1
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 198 runs • 1 wicket
LQ: 115/8CRR: 6.05 RRR: 7.00
Brendon McCullum34 (47)
Salman Irshad0 (0)
Samit Patel 4-0-17-3
Shadab Khan 4-0-29-1
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
Patel to McCullum, no run

full on off stump, walks down the wicket and taps it back to the bowler. Excellent line

18.4
W
Patel to Yasir Shah, OUT

more drama! He holes out! Straight to long off. Full on off stump, and doesn't have the distance. Pouched in the deep

Yasir Shah c Duminy b Patel 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
18.3
4b
Patel to Yasir Shah, 4 byes

misses everything! Four byes! That's perfect for Lahore. Full on leg stump and McCullum tries to sweep. He misses, nad so does Ronchi. Just misses leg stump, but goes away for four

18.2
2
Patel to Yasir Shah, 2 runs

full on off stump, shoveled to Russell at long on. Misfield from Russell, allowing them to take the extra run. Chance of a run out, but Patel already broke the stumps with his boot

Bilal Ahmed: "Fielding has been the outstanding factor in this year's psl so far. Extreme athleticism and good technique has seen shown us some stunners"

18.1
1
Patel to McCullum, 1 run

full on off stump, walks down the ground and drives to long off

Fifteen needed off two overs

end of over 182 runs • 1 wicket
LQ: 107/7CRR: 5.94 RRR: 7.50
Yasir Shah1 (2)
Brendon McCullum32 (44)
Shadab Khan 4-0-29-1
Andre Russell 4-0-22-1
17.6
Shadab to Yasir Shah, no run

full on off stump, defended with soft hands towards point. Yasir wants the single, but Baz turns it down

Qaisar Hayat: "Fasten your seats belts. We are going to see another low scoring thriller of #PSL"

Hafiz: "There should be some kind of measurement of twisting in a scale ranged from 0 to 100. Then we can compared which league has most twisting among BPL, IPL, PSL, CPL, BBL. That can say which league is more interesting to watch!! "

17.5
1
Shadab to McCullum, 1 run

full on off stump, turns away towards the off side and McCullum pushes towards midwicket. They scamper across for the single

shoaib malik: "Qalandar's think tank should have realised before the tournament that this is not T10 league where you can have three or four power hitters and will win the match without a strong middle order.."

17.4
1
Shadab to Yasir Shah, 1 run

good length on off stump, punched off the back foot to long on

Seventeen needed off 15 balls now. They've lost five wickets for 28 runs now

17.3
W
Shadab to Sohail Khan, OUT

flying catch at midwicket! Back of a length on middle stump, pulled off the back foot, but Asif Ali - at midwicket - charges to his left and takes an excellent catch

Sohail Khan c Asif Ali b Shadab Khan 0 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.2
Shadab to Sohail Khan, no run

good length on middle stump, defended back to the bowler

17.1
Shadab to Sohail Khan, no run

good length on off stump, turned towards the leg side

end of over 1710 runs • 1 wicket
LQ: 105/6CRR: 6.17 RRR: 5.66
Brendon McCullum31 (43)
Andre Russell 4-0-22-1
Faheem Ashraf 1-0-10-1
16.6
W
Russell to Narine, OUT

soft catch! Narine's blitz comes to an end. It was short on middle, and Narine tries to pull. Top edges it, and Misbah composes himself at mid off to complete a single catch

Sunil Narine c Misbah-ul-Haq b Russell 9 (4b 2x4 0x6) SR: 225
16.5
4
Russell to Narine, FOUR runs

shoveled! Full on off stump, and lifted over cover. Narine is great with his bottom hand, and it's in Narine's slot. Sent to the extra-cover boundary!

16.4
1
Russell to McCullum, 1 run

good length on middle and leg, bunts this shot to deep extra cover

16.3
Russell to McCullum, no run

good length on off stump, slight tail into McCullum. Tapped off the back foot, back to Russell

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Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossLahore Qalandars, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Sami
Mohammad Sami
Match days02 March 2018 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Khalid Mahmood
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Ranmore Martinesz
TV Umpire
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Ahmed Shahab
Reserve Umpire
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Rashid Riaz
Match Referee
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Mohammed Anees
PointsIslamabad United 2, Lahore Qalandars 0