Crowd turned out in numbers on the Sunday evening as Islamabad United took on Lahore Qalandars at the Gadaffi stadium, Lahore. The stage was set for both teams to fire and stronghold their position in the tournament. Batting first, Lahore posted a total of 182 runs courtesy a magnificent innings from Mohammad Hafeez- who scored 98 off just 57 balls.
In reply, Islamabad had a stuttering start when they lost Luke Ronchi and Colin Munro early in the piece. But the United’s captain Shadab Khan took the responsibility himself and scored a brilliant fifty. Colin Ingram, Dawid Malan, and Asif Ali also made little contributions before Lahore made a solid comeback in the game.
Islamabad required 20 off the last 3 overs when Shaheen dismissed Amad Butt and got the Lahore crowd dancing in the aisles. But the crowd did not know what was in the offing. It was Musa Khan and the new entrant Ahmed Abdullah Safi who took the game away from Lahore and chased the target with just 1 ball remaining.
Lahore fans could not believe their luck and were left stunned in the aisles. Same was the case at the social media, the fans could not stop trolling Lahore for their consistently poor performances. Twitters flooded with hilarious tweet as the nail-bitter thriller concluded at the Gadaffi.