The debate about Lahore Qalandars’ love affair with record-low totals after the Qalandars were bowled out for 76 against Multan Sultans in the first qualifier. The Qalandars franchise is perhaps the only one that is eager about shattering its own low-score records.
Lahore Qalandars’ unwanted records
The Lahore Qalandars scored the third-lowest total in PSL history, while three of the four lowest totals were also achieved by them. In Dubai Sports City in 2017, Qalandars lost to Peshawar Zalmi after being knocked out for just 59 runs.
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In yet another instance of poor totals, the Rana brothers’ team, playing once more at Dubai Sports City versus Peshawar Zalmi, managed only score 78 runs. On Wednesday, Qalandars became the first side to have the lowest PSL totals in both the UAE (59) and Pakistan (76).
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While Qalandars were thought to have the best bowling lineup, Sultans capitalized on their lower-order power hitters Keiron Pollard and Tim David, who combined for a blistering 160 runs while batting first.
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After digging them out, Sultan’s spinners, in notably Sheldon Cottrell, destroyed the Qalandars ‘ top order and kept them to yet another PSL low record score of 76.
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