The unfinished match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) started on Wednesday. Lahore Calendars defeated Islamabad United by 5 wickets in the 15th match of the event. Rashid Khan is the hero of the victory by bowling stingily and batting destructively.
Lahore’s target in 20 overs was 144 runs. They needed 16 runs in the last over to win. Rashid Khan and Tim David were on the wicket then. Rashid hit three fours in the first three balls of the over by Hossain Talat. Double the fourth ball. Rashid tied the match with one run in the fifth ball. David then took Lahore to victory with one run off the last ball.
Rashid Khan remained unbeaten on 15 off 5 balls and Tim David on 23 off 15 balls. Team captain Sohail Akhtar scored 40 off 30 balls. Hafeez scored 29 off 25 balls.
Earlier, Islamabad scored 143 runs for 9 wickets after losing the toss. Fahim Ashraf scored the highest 26 runs. Besides, Usman Khawaja scored 16 and Hasan Ali 14 runs. Lahore’s James Faulkner took three wickets and Ahmed Daniel and Harris Rauf took two wickets each. Rashid Khan took a wicket with only 9 runs in 4 overs. The matchmaker award went to Rashid who showed his power with bat and ball.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has been selecting the best male and female cricketers since the beginning of this year. Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh is in the running for the best cricketer of May based on his performance in international cricket. His fight will be with young Sri Lankan spinner Praveen Jayabikrama and Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali.
Mushfiqur Rahim was instrumental in Bangladesh’s first series win against Sri Lanka. The keeper-batsman was the best in the series, scoring 236 runs at an average of 69 in three ODIs, which he won 2-1 at home last month. Earlier, he scored 60 runs in the first Test of the Sri Lanka tour. That great performance with the bat has given Mushfiqur a chance to get a great recognition.
You too can contribute to the victory of Mushfiqur. For this you have to register on the ICC website. Only registered fans can take part in the voting. To vote, go to the ICC website and go to the ‘More’ category ‘Awards’ sub-category. That’s where the ‘Men’s Player of the Month’ topic comes from. Clicking there will bring up the names of the three nominees and you will be able to vote by clicking on the vote button.