Islamabad United 198 for 3 (Munro 87, Ronchi 48, Hafeez 1-11) beat Lahore Qalandars 127 (Shinwari 30, Raees 3-29 Gohar 3-31) by 71 runs
If anyone was beginning to get carried away by Lahore Qalandars’ performance on Tuesday, they were brought sharply back to earth by a team that reverted to type in spectacular fashion. Having put in their best performance of the season against Quetta Gladiators, Lahore provided a reminder of their worst qualities in a 71-run thrashing at Islamabad’s hands. Set 199 to win, Lahore’s batsmen failed to replicate the heroics that had seen them surge to 209 just 24 hours earlier. Only a 38-run tenth-wicket partnership ensured they crawled to 127 by the end, but it was still the second-lowest total of the season, and the heaviest defeat by runs in PSL history.
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