DUBAI: Defending champion Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in the opening match of the fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International cricket stadium here on Thursday.
Asif Ali scored 36 runs while Faheem Ashraf 23 runs. Faheem Ashraf concluded the match by hitting sixer.
OUT! Fourth wicket for Rahat Ali. He sends Cameron Delport on his way to the pavilion. Islamabad United are 109/4 in the 14th over
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Earlier, the defending champion won the toss and elected to bowl. Lahore Qalanders set 172 runs target for Islamabad United. Fakhar Zaman and Sohail Akhtar provided a solid start for Lahore Qalanders as the pair added 97 runs.
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Islamabad United XI: Rizwan Hussain, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Cameron Delport, Hussain Talat, Philip Salt, Asif Ali, Samit Patel, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami (captain) and Waqas Maqsood
Lahore Qalandars XI: Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez (captain), AB de Villiers, Anton Devcich, Brendan Taylor (wicketkeeper), Sohail Akhtar, Carlos Brathwaite, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Rahat Ali.