The defending champion Lahore Qalandars have started the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season strong, winning four of their first five games. The team led by Shaheen Afridi defeated Islamabad United by 110 runs on Monday to take first place in the standings after defeating Peshawar Zalmi in a high-scoring contest on Sunday. Haris Rauf, a pacer for Qalanadars, and Shadab Khan, the captain of the Islamabad team, got into a humorous fight during the game.
After David Wiese had dismissed Shadab on the eighth ball, the incident took place.
Rauf made an effort to make fun of Shadab for leaving as he was making his way to the dressing room. But the all-rounder became irate and, in a fit of rage, pushed the pacer aside.
Lahore Qalandars scored a massive total of 200/7 in 20 overs after deciding to bat, with Abdullah Shafique leading the way with 45 off 24 balls.
Sam Billings and Fakhar Zaman also scored 36 and 33 respectively, and Sikander Raza and Rashid Khan made significant cameo appearances to help them reach 200.
Islamabad’s response saw Colin Munro (18) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz get off to a fast start (23). Rashid Khan and David Wiese shared five wickets to bring them back, though.
The next highest scorer was Tom Curran, who finished with 10, since none of the other players managed to score more than ten.
In the end, Raza got two wickets off back-to-back deliveries to give the holders a resounding victory.
The Quetta Gladiators’ forthcoming game on Thursday will now be against the Lahore Qalandars.