Live blog: Hafeez key as Qalandars stay on top in 144-run chase


OUT! Fawad gets a big wicket as he removes in-form Sohail Akhtar, who departs after scoring 40 off 30 balls.

LQ 82-3 (12.2 overs)

That was a great over for Qalandars as 15 were scored on the bowling of Shadab.

LQ 81-2 (12 overs)

At the half-way stage:

LQ 57-2 (10 overs)

OUT! Shadab Khan gets a big one as he removes Faizan. United are very much alive in the contest.

LQ 44-2 (7.4 overs)

At the end of powerplay:

LQ 38-1 (6 overs)

OUT! A huge wicket for United as Qalandars lose Fakhar Zaman early.

So we are back with the second innings of the day.

We will join you again for the second-half.

So that’s a decent ending for Islamabad United after losing seven wickets for just 93 runs.

After 20 overs:

IU 143-9

OUT! Shaheen finally removes Faheem Ashraf who played a useful cameo of 27.

IU 139-9 (19.3 overs)

OUT! Haris Rauf removes Hasan Ali as United’s crisis continue in Abu Dhabi.

IU 109-8 (16.5 overs)

Another one for the youngster.

Things are just getting harder for United

OUT! Daniyal gets a big wicket of Iftikhar who departs after scoring 12 off 16.

IU 72-5 (11.2 overs)

At the end of the half-way stage:

IU 68-4 (10 overs)

OUT! Haris Rauf gets a big one as Usman Khawaja departs after scoring 18 off 17 balls.

IU 50-4 (6.4 overs)

At the end of powerplay:

IU 43-3 (6 overs)

Faulkner on fire. Great start for Qalandars.

Another big one for Qalandars.

United are well and truly on their way after three consecutive boundaries.

IU 30-1 (3.1 overs)

That’s a huge wicket for the Qalandars

Here are the playing XIS for this fixture:

TOSS: The news from the centre is Sohail Akhtar has won the toss and elected to bowl first.

The league was postponed in March earlier this year due to a coronavirus outbreak.

It is the first match to be played in Abu Dhabi.

Hello and welcome to the live blog for match 15 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021.

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