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Ronchi power show hands Lahore sixth consecutive defeat

Luke Ronchi’s magnificent 77 catapulted Islamabad United to a six-wicket win on Thursday, as Lahore Qalandars suffered their sixth consecutive defeat of this season.
Lahore posted their highest total of this season, 163-8, buoyed by a quick fifty by Anton Devcich and a late cameo by captain Brendon McCullum.
But Ronchi’s quickfire batting made the target look inadequate, as Islamabad chased it down with 14 balls to spare.
Duminy fell after a 17-ball 21 off Sunil Narine’s delivery, but Shadab Khan, sent in one down, kept the momentum going.
Ronchi brought up the fastest fifty in PSL history (off 22 balls), taking Islamabad to run-a-ball.