Game 17 – Islamabad United v Lahore Qalanders

Islamabad – 198 for 3

  • Luke Ronchi(wk) – 48 from 31 balls
  • Colin Munro – 87 from 59
  • Shadab Khan(c) – 7 from 5
  • Colin Ingram – 29 from 19
  • Asif Ali – 20 from 6
  • Rizwan Hussain – DNB
  • Hussain Talat – DNB
  • Dale Steyn – DNB
  • Rumman Raees – DNB
  • Zafar Gohar – DNB
  • Akif Javed – DNB

Lahore – 127 All Out

  • Chris Lynn – A Duck on his second ball
  • Salman Butt – 21 from 24 balls
  • Mohammad Hafeez – 10 from 13
  • Ben Dunk(wk) – 25 from 15
  • Samit Patel – 6 from 8
  • Sohail Akhtar(c) – 8 from 9
  • Faizan Khan – 6 from 6
  • Seekkuge Prasanna – 8 from 8
  • Usman Shinwari – 30 from 14
  • Salman Irshad – 1 from 2
  • Dilbar Hussain – NO 7=8 from 12

Lahore came into this match after their first win, but a second wasn;t to be. The Kiwi Colin Monro played the innings of the match with 87 from 59 balls, he was well supported by his fellow Kiwi, Luke Ronchi and South African Colin Ingram. It’s interesting to see Shadab coming in so early. He can be a very capable batsman.

In reply Lahore were poor with the bat, Shinwari top scored with 30 from 14. Rumman Raees took 3 for29 and Zafar Gohar took 3 for 21.

Colin Monro has to be my Star Man for this match

Game 18 – Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators

Peshawar – 170 for 6

  • Kamran Akmal(wk) – 23 from 12 balls
  • Imam ul-Haq – 7 from 7
  • Haider Ali – 39 from 24
  • Shoaib Malik – 54 from 27
  • Liam Livingstone – 12 from 7
  • Lewis Gregory – 19 from 8
  • Liam Dawson – A Golden Duck
  • Hasan Ali – 9 from 5
  • Wahab Riaz(c) – DNB
  • Yasir Shah – DNB
  • Rahat Ali – DNB

Quetta – 140 for 7

  • Jason Roy – 45 from 26 balls
  • Shane Watson – 19 from 14
  • Ahmed Shehzad – 10 from 17
  • Ben Cutting – 17 from 7
  • Mohammad Nawaz – 18 from 7
  • Azam Khan – A Golden Duck
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed(c)(wk) – 1 from 2
  • Sohail Khan – 16 from 11
  • Tymal Mills – 5 from 5
  • Mohammad Hasnain – DNB
  • Naseem Shah – DNB

A weather affected match, this was reduced to 15 overs. Along with most of Pakistan, I know a few of my Stani Army friends are keeping a good eye on Shoaib and Hafeez and in many ways hoping that neither shine, they want to see young bright stars picked for the T20 World Cup. But, in this match it was Shoaib who played the key innings, hitting 54 from 27 balls.

Jason Roy continued with the form that sees him 2nd in the table for runs scored with a total of 227, but his 45 wasn’t enough to get his team near. A good win for Peshawar.

Shoaib Malik with his winning innings is my Star Man for this match

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