Karachi (Web Desk): Islamabad United set 239-run target for Lahore Qalandars in the first match of the last-leg of Pakistan Super League (PSL4) in Karachi on Saturday.
Earlier, Lahore Qalandars won the toss and opted to field first against Islamabad United. L Ronchi and CS Delport opened the innings.
Ronchi was caught on the first ball of the match. Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed him on zero. However, CS Delport played an impressive inning and made a century. He went not out on 117 runs, also the highest individual in PSL history. Asif Ali made half century and went not out on 54 scores. CAK Walton hit 48 on 30 balls and PD Salt made 10. S Lamichhani, Afridi and D Wiesi got one wicket each.
Karachi is hosting the last eight matches of fourth edition of ongoing PSL and all the teams arrived in the city on Friday night. The first 26 matches of the PSL’s fourth edition were played in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Islamabad United stands at third spot with 8 points while Lahore Qalandars gained 6 points.
It is very important for Lahore Qalandars to win both of their remaining two matches to guarantee a spot in the playoffs.
They would be out of the tournament for a defeat in any of two matches.
Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Riki Wessels, AP Devcich, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Rahat Ali, Agha Salman, David Wiese, Sandeep Lamichhane, Haris Sohail.
Luke Ronchi, Muhammad Sami (c), Phil Salt, Hussain Talat, Cameron Delport, Asif Ali, Chadwick Walton, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Musa.