‘Invincible’ Lahore Qalandars qualify for playoffs
March 5, 2023 09:12 AM
Defending champions Lahore Qalandars have managed to qualify for the playoffs in the eighth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The belligerent Qalandars have been unbeatable since the start of PSL 8 except for a defeat in their second match against Karachi Kings.
The team in their campaign opener had gained a narrow one-run victory against PSL foe Multan Sultans.
After experiencing a setback in their second match, Qalandars 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, the highest batting total in PSL 8.
The team 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, keeping Quetta Gladiators rooted to the bottom of the PSL table.
In the last 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 once more, with victory over Multan Sultans.
The team, from their official Twitter handle, uploaded the pictures of celebration over qualifying for the playoffs after the victory over Multan Sultans.
It merits a mention here that Lahore Qalandars rank first on the points table with 12 points.