Cameron Delport hammered the fastest century in the PSL history off just 49 balls before Faheem Ashraf took six wickets to steer Islamabad United to the playoffs during their 49-run
Delport smashed an unbeaten 60-ball 117 to propel Islamabad to 238-3 -- the highest total in PSL history. Faheem then chipped in with 6-19 -- the second-best figures in all PSL behind Karachi's Ravi Bopara (6-16 vs Lahore at Sharjah in 2016) -- as Lahore were restricted to 189-9 in 20 overs.
Besides the fastest hundred performance, it was a record galore at the National Stadium Karachi. Islamabad's total is now the highest in PSL, beating Lahore's own 204 they made against Multan Sultans at Sharjah earlier this season.
Islamabad hit a total of 16 sixes -- the most in a PSL team's innings -- as Asif also joined the party equaling Kamran Akmal's record of fastest to 50-run mark (17 balls), during his 21-ball 55 not out.
Shaheen Shah Afridi conceded 62 runs in his four overs after dismissing Luke Ronchi off the first ball of the match.
The win -- Islamabad's fifth in ten games -- gave them third place while the defeat leaves Lahore in a difficult situation as they need to beat Multan Sultans by a big margin on Sunday and hope Karachi Kings lose both their remaining round matches.
Lahore also tried to match Islamabad's run riot but apart from Sohail Akhtar (34-ball 75) and Fakhar Zaman (20-ball
Sohail added 54 for the fifth-wicket with David Wiese (12) but Faheem struck at regular intervals, with wickets of Zaman, Anton Devcich (18), Haris Sohail (0), Sohail, Salman Agha (3) and Shaheen Afridi (1) to end Lahore's fight.
Earlier in the day, it was Delport all the way when Islamabad batted after being sent into bat.
Delport steadied the innings after the shock of Ronchi's dismissal as he added 32 for the second-wicket with Phil Salt (10) and a had a brilliant alliance of 128 with Chadwick Walton, who made a 30-ball 48. The real impetus came during Delport's fourth-wicket stand of 88 with Asif that came off just 37 balls.
Delport reached his fifty -- his second this season -- off just 23 balls, lifting Islamabad to 100 in just 9.5 overs.
Delport reached his 100 with a six off Sandeep Lamichanne, the fifth of the PSL history. Peshawar's Kamran Akmal (2017 and 2018) has two
Islamabad, who knocked 135 in the last ten overs,
In all eight sixes and as many boundaries were hit in the last five overs, leaving a hapless Lahore attack into submission.