Speak about Lahore Qalandars’ love affair with record-low totals. The Lahore Qalandars franchise is undoubtedly the only one that is eager about shattering its own low-score records.
The Lahore Qalandars scored the third-lowest total in PSL history, while three of the four lowest totals were also achieved by them. At Dubai Sports City in 2017, Qalandars lost to Peshawar Zalmi after being knocked out for just 59 runs. In yet another instance of poor totals, the Rana brothers’ team, playing once more at Dubai Sports City versus Peshawar Zalmi, managed only score 78 runs.
On Wednesday, Qalandars became the only team to post the lowest PSL totals in both the UAE (59) and Pakistan (76).
When Lahore Qalandars were thought to have the best bowling lineup, Sultans capitalized on their lower order power hitters Keiron Pollard and Tim David, who combined for a scorching 160 runs while batting first.
After digging them out, the Sultans spinners, in notably Sheldon Cottrell, destroyed the Lahore Qalandars’ top order and kept them to yet another PSL low record total of 76.
Multan Sultans’ entry into the finals was assured with their victory, but Lahore Qalandars’ fate rested on the outcome of the decisive on Friday.