Islamabad United’s hard-hitting opener Colin Munro came into his own in the clash against Lahore Qalandars to help his team surge towards a challenging total. Munro, who is ranked No. 4 in the T20I rankings for batsmen, was at his belligerent best in the match at Gaddafi Stadium as he hammered the opposing bowlers to all corners of the park.
Utilizing his power-hitting skills to the maximum, Munro’s blazing strokeplay heavily bruised the Qalandars. His blistering charge began right in the Powerplay when he smoked Samit Patel for back-to-back maximums.
This initial blitzkrieg converted into a full-blown assault on the Qalandars’ bowling attack, who had no answers to Munro’s smart batting. The Kiwi veteran got his team to a match-winning total of 198/3 in 20 overs at the back of a stunning 59-ball 87 laced with three sixes and eight boundaries.