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PSL 7: Brook’s 48-ball, Lahore Qalandars to a comfortable win over Islamabad United

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Lahore Qalandars to a comfortable win over Islamabad United

Hary Brooks hit his first T20 century to assist Lahore Qalandars beat Islamabad United by 66 runs in the 27th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) seventh edition at Gaddafi Stadium.

Qalandars decided to bat first and lost three fast wickets, but Fakhar Zaman, as always, steadied his team’s sinking ship, which reached 197-6 in 20 overs.

This time, the left-handed hitter teamed up with Brook, who rushed home with a thunderous century knock. Fakhar scored 51 runs, including four boundaries and a six.

Brook, on the other hand, was in a different frame of mind this time. The 22-year-old Englishman batted for 102 runs, including 10 boundaries and five sixes. The young man wowed the crowd at Gaddafi Stadium by smacking the ball all over the place.

Faheem Ashraf took three wickets for United, while Zahir Khan and Liam Dawson each had one.

In response, United was unable to get off to the same fast start as they had earlier in the competition. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Zaman Khan, Rashid Khan, and Haris Rauf all took two wickets to assist Qalandars defend their goal.

Liam Dawson (31) and Danish Aziz (30*) fought hard for United, but their efforts were in vain owing to a large target on the scoreboard. Danish smashed four boundaries and a six, while Dawson smashed four boundaries and a six.

Playing XIs:

Fakhar Zaman, Sohail Akhtar, Kamran Ghulam Mohammad Hafeez, Phil Salt (wk), Harry Brook, David Wiese, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan

Islamabad United: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mubasir Khan, Danish Aziz, Liam Dawson, Asif Ali (c), Azam Khan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim, Waqas Maqsood, Zahir Khan

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