result
20th Match (D/N), Abu Dhabi, Jun 13 2021, Pakistan Super League
(18.2/20 ov, target 153)124
United won by 28 runs
player of the match
Asif Ali
Islamabad United
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• Sreshth Shah

Asif Ali 75, Muhammad Musa's three-for help Islamabad United complete come-from-behind win

Qalandars surrendered from advantageous positions in both innings after dominating the first ten overs each time

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: @himanshu_a30
Scorecard summary
Islamabad United152/7(20 overs)
Lahore Qalandars124/10(18.2 overs)

That's it from us from the first of the two PSL matches today. But don't forget to catch the action live as the Multan Sultans face the Peshawar Zalmi soon. It was a wonderful game of cricket first up, and on behalf of Sreshth and Ranjith, it's me Himanshu signing off. Good night, and take care.

Shadab Khan, the winning captain: "We never thought that we shouldn't have batted first after we were 20 for 5. Cricket is a funny game, and we saw the comeback we made today."

Asif Ali, as should have been, is the Player of the Match: "Conditions were difficult and we were under pressure. We wanted to bat deep, and that's what I told my partner [Ifthikar] too."

And Sampath from the stats team has this nugget: Just the seventh time in T20 history that a team has won despite their top five batters collectively scoring less than 20 runs. Only the Mumbai Indians and the Islamabad United have done it in franchise leagues.

Baig : "Excellent come back by IU and excellent ball by ball commentary.... " --- Our pleasure, Baig.

fatima: "unbelievable! take a bows united , take a bow captain!! for making this impossible to possible. What a turnaround!!"

Here's Sohail Akhtar after the loss: "Credit to their bowlers Shadab and Fawad. We need to take responsibility for such matches. We conceded 15-20 extra runs, and then the middle order didn't click for us. We played well, but have got a blow now. Nothing can be worse, and we hope we can only get better."

8.50pm What a sensational comeback by Islamabad United here. They were 20 for 5 with the bat, and posted 152. Then the Qalandars were 86 for 2, and they crumbled to 124 courtesy of the United bowlers. Huge credit to Asif and Ifthikar, and then Musa, Fawad and Shadab to pull it United's way.

18.2
W
Ali Khan to Haris Rauf, OUT

taken on the jump at long-on, and that's game over. A brilliant catch on the edge of the boundary in a tense situation. That was a full delivery on off, which Haris saw as a golden opportunity to swing for six, but he doesn't get it off the middle. And after those crucial runs, Ifthikar leaps on the fence to finish off the game for his side

Haris Rauf c Iftikhar Ahmed b Ali Khan 17 (11b 0x4 2x6) SR: 154.54
18.1
1lb
Ali Khan to Ahmed Daniyal, 1 leg bye

fuller and on the pads while angling away, he misses the flick. But the batters can sneak in a single. Half an appeal for lbw from the bowler, but that was way down leg

30 needed from 12. Fancy a late drama, anyone?

end of over 1814 runs
LQ: 123/9CRR: 6.83 RRR: 15.00 • Need 30 from 12b
Ahmed Daniyal6 (8)
Haris Rauf17 (10)
Mohammad Wasim3-0-38-0
Fawad Ahmed4-0-27-2
17.6
1
Mohammad Wasim to Ahmed Daniyal, 1 run

yorker length on off, and almost a Dhoni-like helicopter there from the batter. Just that the ball only lobs off his pad straight back but far enough for a single

Shadab has a word with Wasim now

17.5
1
Mohammad Wasim to Haris Rauf, 1 run

slower ball on off, and on a full length. Goes for the heave again, but can only get that mistimed to long-on

17.4
6
Mohammad Wasim to Haris Rauf, SIX runs

and rammed back over the bowler's head this time. Fuller ball on off, Haris is deep in his crease and gets that right off the screws to dispatch for another six

17.3
6
Mohammad Wasim to Haris Rauf, SIX runs

sliced away over extra cover. Some late entertainment here, as Wasim goes full and wider outside off and Haris swings his bat to send that all the way

17.2
Mohammad Wasim to Haris Rauf, no run

fuller on off, and a slower ball. Haris swings his bat, but is beaten by the slowness of the delivery

17.1
Mohammad Wasim to Haris Rauf, no run

short ball first up and just outside off. The batter goes for the upper cut, but misses

Wasim is back

Haris afridi: "Man of the match himanshu" --- I'll take that.

end of over 175 runs
LQ: 109/9CRR: 6.41 RRR: 14.67 • Need 44 from 18b
Haris Rauf4 (5)
Ahmed Daniyal5 (7)
Fawad Ahmed4-0-27-2
Shadab Khan4-0-14-2
16.6
1
Fawad to Haris Rauf, 1 run

goes for the slog, and the ball lands on the bounce to long-on. Fawad went on a good length on middle, and the balls seemed to turn into the batter as he played that heave

16.5
1
Fawad to Ahmed Daniyal, 1 run

full on off, and drilled down to long-off

16.4
3
Fawad to Haris Rauf, 3 runs

goes for the heave, but that's edged to third man. That was flighted wide of off, and the batter's edge means Asif Ali has to give the chase

16.3
Fawad to Haris Rauf, no run

down the track to this full ball on middle and off, comes off the inside half of the bat to short midwicket though

16.2
Fawad to Haris Rauf, no run

flighted ball and full on middle, turning into the batter, who goes for the sweep but that hits his back pad

16.1
Fawad to Haris Rauf, no run

short of length on middle, turns away and defended off the back foot

Taimoor: "Ishtiaq Sarwar: I have noted your statement earlier. Islamabad snatched the game during batting come back."

end of over 164 runs
LQ: 104/9CRR: 6.50 RRR: 12.25 • Need 49 from 24b
Ahmed Daniyal4 (6)
Haris Rauf0 (0)
Shadab Khan4-0-14-2
Fawad Ahmed3-0-22-2
15.6
Shadab to Ahmed Daniyal, no run

flatter, fuller and wider outside off. Turns away, and the batter is happy to let that go

15.5
Shadab to Ahmed Daniyal, no run

quicker and shorter on middle and off. Defended off the back foot

Slip in now

15.4
4
Shadab to Ahmed Daniyal, FOUR runs

edged and four to third man. Legspinner pitched just outside off, turns away and takes the edge from the drive

15.3
Shadab to Ahmed Daniyal, no run

googly that pitches on off on a full length. The batter gets an inside edge as he defends, and there's nearly a run-out at the non-striker's end

15.2
Shadab to Ahmed Daniyal, no run

slower and full outside off, left alone

15.1
Shadab to Ahmed Daniyal, no run

full on middle and leg, and turns away late. Defended back

SHamza: "At this point it's Sreshth's Lahore vs Himanshu's Islamabad" --- So there's a clear winner there then.

Best performances - batters
Asif Ali
Asif Ali IU
75 runs (43)
6 fours
5 sixes
Control63%
Productive shot
slog sweep
15 runs
0 four
2 sixes
40631442420
Iftikhar Ahmed
Iftikhar Ahmed IU
49 runs (37)
6 fours
0 six
Control76%
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
1 four
0 six
949117405
Best performances - bowlers
James Faulkner profile
JP Faulkner LQ
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
3
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Musa Khan player portrait
Muhammad Musa IU
O
3
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
6
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossIslamabad United, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Asif Ali
Asif Ali
Match days13 June 2021 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Asif Yaqoob
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Zameer Haider
PointsIslamabad United 2, Lahore Qalandars 0