After the lengthy wait, lastly, the rest of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 resumed on Wednesday (June 09) when Lahore Qalandars confronted Islamabad United at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Afghanistan mainstay Rashid Khan was the star of the evening as he produced an outstanding all-round efficiency to take Qalandars to a nail-biting victory over Islamabad. The leg-spinner first displayed top-class bowling and picked up a wicket whereas conceding solely 9 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
After the sensational bowling show, Rashid performed an important position with the willow smashing 15 runs off the 5 balls within the ultimate over of Qalandar’s chase to report an amazing victory. The 22-year-old slammed three boundaries, one couple and a single, to attain 15 runs as his staff ultimately registered a win.
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Mindset was to not play large pictures however discover gaps: Rashid
Islamabad posted 143/9 on the scoreboard of their allotted 20 overs, with Faheem Ashraf scoring the utmost 27 runs. Qalandars’ pacer James Faulkner was the decide of the bowlers, bagging as many as three wickets for 32 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Chasing the goal, Qalandars reached a stage the place they wanted 16 runs off the ultimate over with Rashid on strike. The Nangarhar-lad scored 15 off the primary 5 balls, whereas the remaining run was scored by Tim David (23).
After the match, Rashid revealed that hitting large pictures wasn’t on his thoughts and he simply tried to search out the gaps to take his aspect over the end line.
“The plan that I went to the crease with my mindset was, I’m not going to play large pictures right here as a result of if I did that, I may’ve gotten out. So once I acquired there, I believed I’ll simply try to discover some gaps right here. The bowler was new additionally. So if he bowled in my areas, my considering was simply to try to hit gaps,” stated Rashid on the post-match presentation.