All Islamabad United required were three runs in the final super over delivery – Andre Russel turned that into a huge six over the long on region; the failure of Mustafizur Rahman to restrict the batsman handed Lahore Qalandars their fourth successive defeats in this years’ Pakistan Super League. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ ইসলামাবাদের বিপক্ষে সুপার ওভারে হারল মুস্তাফিজের লাহোর]
When Islamabad United chased to end at the exact score of 121 runs in second innings losing one less wicket than Lahore Qalandars, PSL witnessed the first super over show.
At the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in Sharjah, Lahore Qalandars batted out first in the six ball challenge, scored 16 runs out of their allotted six balls.
McCullum went for a six and then out; Akmal done the rest scoring 7 runs and the last 2 added by Fakhar Zaman in the one down.
The Qalandars’ captain trusted the cherry to Mustafizur Rahman while Islamabad United came down to bat.
Mustafizur who bagged 3 wickets in previous three matches, seemed to manage the super over quite well until the last delivery that he tried to hit back of a length, but Andre Russel, with all his beasty effort, smashed all over the boundary line for six runs, ensuring the victory for Islamabad United.
Mohammad Sami was adjudged Man of the Match for his outstanding bowling; he claimed 3 wickets conceding 21 runs in 3.4 overs.
With this loss, Lahore Qalandars have slid into the below most place in the point table with 4 losses in 4 matches they played.
However, this was the last match for Mustafizur Rahman before leaving to join with the national team for Nidahas Trophy 2018.
Watch the Super Over here-