PSL 8: Lahore Qalandars retain top position on points table

F.P. Report

RAWALPINDI: Lahore Qalandars retain table-topper position on the Pakistan Super League (PSL) points table with seven victories in the nine matches they have played so far.

The belligerent Qalandars are famous for their power-hitting skills and intimidating bowling attack.

The team, from their official Twitter handle, have shared the glimpses of their winning moments in their last match against Islamabad United.

The team also thanked the people of Rawalpindi for coming in large numbers to watch the match and support Lahore Qalandars.

It is to be noted here that the Qalandars in their campaign opener had gained a narrow one-run victory against PSL foe Multan Sultans in a nail-biter.

The team experienced a setback in their second match against Karachi Kings and suffered a massive 67-run defeat.

The Qalandars, however, pulled off an impressive comeback and defeated Quetta Gladiators by 63 runs in their third match.

The team flattened Peshawar Zalmi by 40 runs in their fourth match by posting 241 for 3, their highest batting total in PSL 8.

The Qalandars then inflicted a crushing 110-run defeat on Islamabad United in their fifth PSL 8 match.

In their sixth match, Qalandars staged a magnificent recovery from 50 for 7 to win by 17 runs, and they kept Quetta Gladiators rooted to the bottom of the PSL table.

In their seventh match, a 69-run third-wicket partnership between Sam Billings and Abdullah Shafique combined with Rashid Khan’s three-for pushed the defending champions Lahore Qalandars into the PSL play-offs, with 21-run victory over Multan Sultans.

The team, however, failed to maintain the winning streak in their eighth match as they lost to Peshawar Zalmi by 35 runs.

The Qalandars, however, managed to stage a comeback in their ninth match as they inflicted a thumping 119-run victory on Islamabad United.