Watch Full Highlights of PSL 4 Match 1 Highlights in HD Quality. Pakistan Super League 2019 first t20 match is played among defending champion Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars.
If you have missed the live streaming of match between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars due to your busy schedule or any other reason, then don’t worry and check out the entertaining moments of PSL 2019 Match 1 through PSL highlights. Islamabad United chased down a total of 171 set by Lahore Qalandars in first innings of PSL 4 kick-off match by 5 wickets. Contrary to the predictions, Islamabad United started their campaign of PSL 2019 with a convincing win.
Check out the match highlights below.
PSL Highlights 2019 – Islamabad United vs Lahore Qalandars
Islamabad United won the toss but opted to ball first in the opening night of PSL 2019 against Lahore Qalandars. Both the openers of Qalandars gave an ideal and fantastic start to the team, the first wicket fell on 97. Sohail Akhtar went to the Pavillion after making 37 runs whereas Fakhar Zaman made the first half century of this PSL edition and made 65 runs. Mr. 360, Ab de Villiers quickly made 24 runs with the help of 2 fours and a six but was unable to score big in the same ground where he made a century in a match against Pakistan XI. At one time, they were eyeing more than 200 runs but later, as usual, Qalandars lost the rhythm and unable to continue the momentum they got earlier. Islamabad United contained Qalandars against 171/8.
Islamabad United got the target of 172 runs which they have to complete in 20 overs at eight runs an overs. The average first innings total in this ground is 140 to 145 runs, therefore, it was not an easy going for Islamabad United.
Young emerging Player Rizwan Hussain opened the innings along with Luke Ronchi, most destructive player of the last edition of Pakistan Super League. After a good start by the IU Openers, Rahat Ali broke the good partnership among Rizwan and Ronchi and took back to back two consecutive wickets of both the openers and took 3 wickets in an over but missed the hat-trick. Later again Rahat Ali got a chance for hat-trick when took back to back two consecutive wickets of Cameron Delpot and Philip Salt in the 14th Over of the match. Rahat finished his spell of four overs with four wickets and conceded only 15 runs. On the other hand, Faheem Ashraf and Asif Ali magnificent innings and rescued their team with a partnership of 51 runs. The curse on Qalandars never vanishes even with skipper Muhammad Hafeez and Mr 360 Ab De Villiers.
Both the teams have played nicely and provide entertainment to the crowd with their bat and ball in the opening night of PSL 4. As this is the first match of PSL 2019 therefore, people came in numbers to watch Islamabad vs Lahore match live in Dubai International Cricket Stadium too.