The most favourite team of the tournament Lahore Lions were knocked out today in a thrilling match by Misbah-ul-Haq’s team Faisalabad Wolves. Faislabad have now reached final.
Star studded team of Lahore Lions are out from the Faysal Bank Super-8 T20 tournament. The home side was favourite to win the tournament but they won’t be taking any further part in this event as they are knocked out.
Earliar Faisalabad won the toss in first semi final and decided to bat first, their batting never really got going as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Misbah-ul-Haq who is the leading run scorer of the event also could not make such a big impact with the bat today as he was caught after scoring 19.
Khurram Shahzad was their highest run scorer who scored 27 while Imran Khalid remained not out on 20 to push Faislabad’s score to 125. From Lahore Lions Mohammad Hafeez picked up 3 wickets whereas Adnan Rasool bagged 2.
Lahore Lions went in the second innings as favourite to win the game and they were on their way to victory as Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed of Lions smashed Wolves bowlers to all parts of the ground. They were 70 for 1 at one stage and victory was assured but from nowhere Faislabad crawled back into the game. Ehsan Adil bowled the crucial last over where only 9 runs were required and the young bowler bowled a spirited last over to give side victory just by 2 runs.
Faislabad snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and now they will face Rawalpindi or Sialkot in the finals, and they will be aiming to lift the trophy. The final will be played on 31st march at Gaddafi Stadium.