Islamabad United broke Lahore Qalandars’ hearts when they edged out the struggling franchise following a super over in the 12th fixture of the Pakistan Super League 2018 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
McCullum hit a six off the first Sami delivery but was caught on the second. Both United and the Qalandars fans must have felt a bit queasy when the woefully out-of-form Akmal walked in. A heave and a dot ball later, Akmal’s mishit sailed over the third man fence.
n the end, the Qalandars scored 15 off their Super Over, setting a 16-run target for United.
Following a single, McCullum dropped a difficult catch of Asif Ali at the boundary with the ball sailing over the boundary after escaping the Kiwi veteran’s grasp.
Andre Russell hit a boundary, leaving United in need of three runs for win off the final ball. The final Mustafizur Rahman ball was dispatched for six as United won via the one-over eliminator and the Qalandars lost their fourth straight game of the tournament.
SUPER OVER – QALANDARS ON STRIKE:
0.1 – Brendon McCullum scores a FOUR to Mohammad Sami
0.2 – Sami dismissed Mc Cullum, CAUGHT deep backward square
0.3 – Umar Akmal missed the ball
0.4 – Akmal hit a SIX
0.5 – Akmal took a run on a yorker
0.6 – Fakhar Zaman took TWO runs
SUPER OVER – UNITED ON STRIKE
0.1 – Andre Russel took a run, pulled over midwicket to the man at the corner
0.2 – Asif Ali hit a SIX, as McCullum dropped catch at long on
0.3 – Mustafizur Rehman bowls a dot ball, short and wide outside off
0.4 – One run off a bye, bottom edged to the keeper. Ramdin misfields
0.5 – WIDE
0.6 – Russel scores a FOUR, pulls, a top-edged boundary
0.7 – Russel hit SIX on a back of a length delivery