Lahore Qalandars set 227runs target for Islamabad United
Lahore Qalandars have set a 227-run target for Islamabad United to chase during the 26th fixture of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023, being played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi today.
After deciding to bat first, Qalandars lost opener Abdullah Shafique in the first over. Fazalhaq Farooqi bagged Abdullah with a full-length delivery.
Fakhar and Kamran Ghulam carried the innings from there and that too in an aggressive mood. Fakhar, who is already in top form this season, smashed the ball all around the park.
After getting three lifelines – two dropped catches and a successful review, Fakhar managed to score his second hundred in the tournament. Alongside Kamran, he scored firing 122 runs off 62 balls.
Kamran managed to score 41 off 30 before falling to Mohammad Wasim Jr. However, Fakhar didn’t stop there and completed his task. He also partnered with Sam Billings to score 70 runs together.
Fakhar scored 115 runs off 57 balls including eight boundaries and as many sixes. Billings contributed 32 off 22. Rashid Khan’s quick 15 runs also helped Qalandars put up a big score.
For United, Farooqi bagged three wickets while Hassan Ali and Wasim shared a wicket apiece.