DUBAI – Sunil Narine’s little cameo down the order along with Roy’s brilliant batting takes Lahore Qalandars home against Islamabad United in the fourth match of HBL PSL 2017 at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
Lahore skipper Brandon McCullum won the toss and opted to bowl against Islamabad United. United started cautiously but, took off in the middle over. Smith (31) and Billings (37) went
They have played the same team from Friday’s game despite the failure of middle-overs.
Elliott was brilliant who removed both set openers in the eleventh over to bring Qalandars back in the game.
He then took two more wickets to removed Haddin and Watson cheaply. But, Misbah’s late cameo of 63 runs helped Islamabad United to set a fighting total of 158/8.
Qalandars’ openers started things off quite rapidly, getting 38 of the first three overs. Skipper McCullum got out in the fourth over after scoring 25 runs.
Zaman (3) was next to go, before Umar Akmal (35) and Jason Roy (60) laid a foundation for a win. Narine did the rest for Qalandars, scoring quick 26 off just 12 balls to register the first win in the PSL 2017.