length ball, wide outside off, and he drags a pull to deep midwicket. Islamabad United win by 49 runs!
11.03pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo for tonight. See you tomorrow for the second PSL game of the season from Pakistan. Till then, it's goodbye.
10.45pm We should have the presentation soon.
Faheem Ashraf, the losing captain: "Credit goes to their batsmen, the way they played in the front and the back. Whatever plans we had for them, they managed to play around it. Every game is new, and we hope to play better in the Multan Sultans game.
Mohammad Sami, the winning captain: "Delport was good, but so were Salt and Asif. They set the game for us. The boys' morale is well, so that's why it's reflecting in their fielding effort too. Faheem was zabardast, and this is good for Pakistan and Islamabad."
Cameron Delport is the Man of the Match. "Was struggling earlier in the season, and was happy to win it for Islamabad. Been to Lahore before, but never played there. So happy to play a game in Karachi and Pakistan. I just decided to play straight, been working hard for the last few weeks, it all paid off tonight. Was a very important game for us,"
Talha: "Lahore Qalanders points table position reminds me the position of Pakistan team in 1992 WC .... alots of ifs and buts ......." -- Are you suggesting that Lahore Qalandars are going to win PSL4?
Maryam: "1 line summary of this match :catches win matches "
10.41pm A reminder of the list of records broken today:
List of records broken:
1) Highest PSL score of all time (238)
2) Most PSL sixes (16) in an innings
3) Joint-fastest PSL half-century (Asif Ali, 17 balls)
4) Highest ever total in Karachi
5) Most expensive spell in PSL (Shaheen Afridi, 62 runs)
6) Least number of twos in a completed PSL innings (one in the first innings)
7) Fastest PSL hundred (Cameron Delport, 49 balls)
8) Best figures in PSL4 (Faheem, 6/19)
Mangat: "Lahore will qualify if karachi lose both matches and lahore wins with a handsome margin against sultans. LQ will qualify on NRR" -- you got that right, boss
Talha: "Oh I thought being a Pakistani fan was difficult .... no it's Lahore Qalanders "
10.34pm Islamabad United win their final game of the league stage, and the defending champions have qualified for the playoffs. Many individual performances today, a bunch of records too, but the two standout players today were Cameron Delport and Faheem Ashraf. The former got the fastest PSL ton, the latter earned the second-best bowling figures in PSL history. Don't forget Asif Ali's record-equalling half-century too. For Lahore, Sohail was a lone bright spot. His 34-ball 75 gave Lahore fans some hope, but eventually the target was just too much, especially when the second-highest run-scorer made only 38. Lahore now must win their last game tomorrow, and then hope Karachi lose their next two games. If these two things don't happen, then Lahore can once again bid goodbye to the qualifiers.
Wajid Jawaid: "Karachi's match is before Lahore tomorrow. If they win then Lahore will effectively wave bye bye even before their last match"
Jibran T. Siddi: "Well played Qalandars, not your fault though. Players like AB, Brathwaite, Hafeez and Anderson batting on this small boundary would have made the match different."
ag00249: "@Jibran Delport came out to bat first on a pitch we knew little about! He set the show and deserves the MOM!!"
Umer: "After seeing LQs performance I'm feeling its better to be DD fanz"
Junaid Rana : "I think lahore should remove Aqib Javaid instantly... They are changing their team again and again but results are same so they should change management for the next season "
final ball coming up. Sami has a smile on his face. The man's enjoying himself.
Jibran T. Siddi: "Faheem deserves the MotM for going against the winds. Delport went with the flow."
full on middle, and drilled to long on
slower ball, length delivery outside off, and he misses the flat-batted shot. Through to the keeper
low full toss just outside off, and he drags a slogged shot to wide long on
Wajid Jawaid: "And Faheem's very first ball was hit for a 6! Unbelievable bowling in the next 23 balls"
full and wide outside off, and drilled to deep extra cover. They come back for a rare two
back of a length outside off, and he misses a shot over extra cover
comedy of errors! Yorker on leg, and the ball has been inside-edged onto his toes. Batsman tries to go for a single since he doesn't know where the ball is. Musa picks the ball up, and tries to whip the bails off (at the batsman's end), but he loses his balance and drops the ball. Seeing that, the batsman tries to run again, but this time Musa controls his running, takes an aim at the stumps, and gets a direct-hit! Wow
low full toss on middle, and he clatters this down to long on
Umar Ahmad: "Considering the performances of Delport and Faheem, I am bit confused who deserves the MOTM award for this game!!!. Surely both have produced masterpiece in their respective fields." -- Give it to both of them, surely!
back of a length on leg, and he tries to pull. Misses
my my my! Full on off, and he skips down the wicket, before hammering a six over the bowler's head!
full on off, and he digs this away to cover
This big defeat could hurt Lahore. Their NRR will take a big blow, and that gives Karachi Kings the chance to qualify even if they lose both their next matches. Interesting!
full on middle, and he goes for a big swing towards the leg side. Inside-edged onto his body
length ball on leg, and squared away to point. Faheem finishes with 6/19. Crazy figures on a day where we've seen more than 400 runs scored
full on middle, and the front-foot defense takes an inside edge into his pads
If Faheem can take a seventh wicket, he will become the first man in all T20s to achieve that
full on middle, and tapped away to point
Ravi Bopara (6/16) has the record for best bowling performance in the PSL. Can Faheem get a seventh and add another record to Islamabad's name for the night?
Faheem now leads the bowling charts this season for most wickets. He's on 19 wickets, one ahead of Hasan Ali
that's Faheem's sixth! Yorker on middle, and Shaheen attempts to dig this away, but the ball clatters into the base of the stumps. What an evening he's having
full on off, and he goes for a leg-side heave. Misses altogether
Aleem: "People asking for even competition between bat and bowl need to know that there is prize for catching a six in crowd not for cheering for clean bowled."
Marvelous from Faheem. An economy of less than six currently, on a day where most bowlers have gone for double-digit economies
back of a length, outside off, and pulled to wide long on! Faheen takes five wickets! And he becomes the joint-highest wickettaker this season. Sohail's valiant innings comes to an end, and for what it's worth, this is perhaps the end of Lahore's attempt at chasing 239
Lahore need 64 off 18. And Faheem's four-for takes him to second (17 wickets) on the tally for most wickets this season. Hasan Ali, with 18, still leads the charts
Mahd: "Sohail Akhtar and Fakhar had a good thing going on when they were both opening why did Lahore have to jinx it"
slower ball on leg, and nudged to square leg for a single
yorker on leg, and clipped past short fine leg! Another boundary.