Asif Ali propels Islamabad to sensational win

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Match 20 : ISL vs LAH
Asif Ali propels Islamabad to sensational win
13 Jun 2021
04:56 PM IST
Islamabad go top
With this win, Islamabad United go top of the PSL 2021 table. They looked down and out when they were reduced to 20 for 5 at one stage, but an incredible knock Asif Ali (75) and Iftikhar Ahmed (49) gave Islamabad a competitive total. United bowlers too put in a commendable effort, with Mohammad Musa's three wickets in two overs, shifting the match in their favour.
LAH 124/10(18.2)
04:53 PM IST
Islamabad pull off a heist!
Islamabad United have pulled off an incredible victory. Lahore Qalandars were 86 for 2 in 10 overs, but in the end have been bowled out for just 124in the 19th over. Mohammad Musa was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Shadab Khan and Fawad Ahmed finished with two wickets apiece.
LAH 104/9(16.0)
04:38 PM IST
Lahore in disarray
Lahore Qalandars are just one wicket away from losing this game. They were well in command at one point, but a flurry of wickets saw them completely lose the plot. They were 86 for 2 in the 11th over and five overs later, they were 100 for 9. Mohammad Musa and Shadab Khan doing bulk of the damage.
LAH 96/5(13)
04:21 PM IST
Musa strikes again!
Mohammad Musa strikes thrice in two overs to bring Islamabad United right back into this game. His latest victim was Fakhar Zaman, who was caught at third man for 44 off 37. Qalandars have lost half their side now and now need to score at over eight an over from here. Tim David and Rashid Khan have their task cut out.
LAH 88/4(11.0)
04:08 PM IST
Big wicket!
Islamabad United are over the moon as they have dismissed Lahore Qalandars' most experienced player Mohammad Hafeez. Hafeez pulled a short ball from Mohammad Musa straight down the throat of the deep square-leg fielder. Ben Dunk too was caught behind in the same over. Qalandars are still in control as the required run-rate is still just over seven and they have six wickets in hand. Fakhar Zaman is now well set and eyeing yet another fifty.
LAH 75/2(8.0)
03:51 PM IST
Double Strike!
After Sohail Akhrat's dismissal, Islamabad United have managed to pick up another wicket with Zeeshan Ashraf run-out for a single, thanks to a good throw from Shadab Khan. United have begun to apply the brakes here and Lahore Qalandars are under the pump now. They have the experienced Mohammad Hafeez and Fakhar Zaman at the crease at the moment.
LAH 55/1(6.0)
03:42 PM IST
Aggressive start
Lahore Qalandars have made an excellent start to the game and at the moment, they seem to be well on course. Fakhar Zaman and skipper Sohail Akhtar have put on over 50 within the first six overs. But leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed managed to get rid of Akhtar off the final ball of the powerplay, which will be a huge boost for Islamabad United.
LAH 25/0(3.0)
03:26 PM IST
Qalandars start well
And we're back! Lahore Qalandars needing 153 to win the game have started off well in their chase, scoring 11 of the first over from Mohammad Wasim. However, Ali Khan gave away just two in the next over. However, they got things back on track with 12 coming off Mohammad Musa's over.
ISL 152/7(20.0)
02:57 PM IST
United ride on Asif Ali's fifty to reach 152
Asif Ali was, unfortunately, hit-wicket for a 43-ball 75 and put on 123 with Iftikhar Ahmed to give Islamabad United something to bowl at in the end. Ifthihar eventually fell one short of a well-deserved fifty but played extremely well alongside Asif. United managed to get 47 off the final five overs. 152 is by no stretch of imagination a match-winning one, but it is a score United will take after they lost half their side with just 20 runs on the board.
ISL 127/5(17.0)
02:35 PM IST
100 partnership!
Islamabad United looked down and out at 20 for 5 at this stage, but Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed have batted extremely well and have given their side a chance of reaching 150, which could be a competitive total. Qalandars have bowled a few loose balls in the last few overs and are being rightly punished. The conditions too have improved for the batsmen, with no more swing on offer as it was earlier in the innings.
ISL 105/5(15.0)
02:25 PM IST
United continue their charge
Islamabad United have taken Ahmed Daniyal and also Rashid Khan to the cleaners, scoring off them with utmost ease. Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed have given their team an excellent platform with their impressive partnership and will look to finish off in style as well. Qalandars for the first time have been put under pressure in this match.
ISL 83/5(13.0)
02:12 PM IST
Fifty for Asif Ali
Asif Ali brings up his fifty off just 28 deliveries with five fours and three sixes punctuating his innings. He came in at a tricky time and has given Islamabad United a chance to reach a decent total. Iftikhar Ahmed has played second-fiddle and has done extremely well in that role
ISL 71/5(12.0)
02:04 PM IST
50 partnership!
Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed bring up their fifty-run stand off just 33 deliveries, a welcome one for Islamabad United. Asif has been excellent so far and has successfully picked Rashid Khan well too. Even though this is a recovery of sorts, United are not out of the woods just yet.
ISL 47/5(10)
01:55 PM IST
Asif Ali on the charge
Asif Ali gets a couple off boundaries off Haris Rauf and becomes the first batsman in the innings to get to double figures. Iftikhar and Asif are the last recognised pair in the United innings and will have to take their team to a respectable total. However, Qalandars still have three overs of Rashd Khan up their sleeves, which could prove to be pivotal in keeping Islamabad to a below par score
ISL 24/5(7)
01:43 PM IST
United lose half their side
Haris Rauf struck off his very first delivery, Shadab Khan being his victim. Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali are in the middle. The fast bowlers have made perfect use of a tinge of swing which has worked in their favour. How much will Islamabad get from here?
ISL 20/4(6.0)
01:35 PM IST
Wickets continue to tumble
It has been a disastrous powerplay for Islamabad United. They have lost four wickets within the first six overs, three of them have been picked up by James Faulkner with Hussain Talat (8) being his latest victim. It is going to be an uphill task for United from her to get a decent score on the board.
ISL 13/3(3.4)
01:24 PM IST
Faulkner strikes again!
James Faulkner this time has gotten the huge wicket of Colin Munro and United now are in big trouble. Hussain Talat and Shadab Khan will a huge task on their hands now.
ISL 4/2(1.4)
01:13 PM IST
Faulkner gets Nazir
Rohail Nazir, who got a life earlier, has been trapped in front by James Faulkner, who is continuing his good form in the tournament. A lot now rests on Colin Munro, who is fresh from an unbeaten 90 in the previous game. There was a collision between him and Ben Dunk, earlier in the over but both seem to be alright.
ISL 3/1(1)
01:07 PM IST
Wicket off a no-ball
Shaheen Afridi thought he had another scalp right after getting rid of Khawaja, but he had overstepped and Rohail Nazir survived. A brilliant start for Lahore, who are looking switched on right from the first over of the match.
ISL 0/1(0.3)
01:02 PM IST
Afridi strikes!
Shaheen Afridi gets a wicket off the third ball of the match and it is the big wicket of Usman Khawaja, who is caught behind for a duck. What a start for the Qalandars!
12:45 PM IST
Playing XI
Islamabad United: Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Hussain Talat, Rohail Nazir (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Muhammad Musa, Ali Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar (c), Zeeshan Ashraf, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Tim David, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Ahmed Daniyal, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
12:34 PM IST
Islamabad United opt to bat
Shadab Khan has won the toss and elected to bat first. United batted first even the two teams met last on June 9.
12:23 PM IST
Hasan Ali ruled out
In case you missed it, Islamabad United fast bowler Hasan Ali has pulled out of PSL 2021 due to personal reasons. He was United's best bowler this season, having picked up 10 wickets at an economy rate if under six.
12:19 PM IST
A crucial tie
Hello and welcome to Match 20 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars in Abu Dhabi. A win in this game will see United topple Qalandars to go top of the table. However, there will be a four-point between the two sides of Qalandars register a victory? Which way will the pendulum swing? Stay tuned to find out
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