Islamabad United defeated Lahore Qalandars by 28 runs and came first in the points table.
In pursuit of the target, the batting line of Lahore Qalandars proved to be a wall of sand in front of the bowlers of Islamabad United and the entire team was piled up at 124 runs.
In this match played in Abu Dhabi, Islamabad United scored 152 runs thanks to the brilliant batting of Asif Ali and Iftikhar Ahmed.
Batting first, Islamabad United gave Lahore Qalandars a target of 153 runs to win.
United’s first five batsmen returned to the pavilion on a total of 20.
Qalandars’ James Faulkner bowled brilliantly and took 3 wickets.
Later, Asif Ali of United batted brilliantly without bringing any bowler to mind and played an innings of 75 runs with the help of 5 high sixes and 6 fours.
Iftikhar Ahmed at the other end also played well and both of them added 123 runs for the team on the sixth wicket.
Iftikhar Ahmed played a responsible innings of 49 runs, while no player from United performed well.
Apart from James Faulkner, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf also took two wickets each.