Cricket Match Highlights 25th PSL 2018 – Islamabad United Vs Multan Sultans
Here we are presenting the Cricket Match Highlights of the most thrilling 25th PSL 2018 Match played between Multan Sultans Vs Islamabad United. Islamabad United won the match and went to qualifier.
Islamabad United beat Multan Sultans by 33 runs and secured playoff spot in third session of Pakistan Super League.
Islamabad United Batting Overview
After Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field first, Islamabad’s pairing of JP Duminy and Ronchi took the crease, with the latter once again in the mood, cracking six boundaries in the opening four overs.
His partner JP Duminy was a mere spectator as Ronchi punished the Sultans bowlers, taking his side to 44-0 after four overs. In the ninth over, Ronchi brought up his third half-century of the last four innings.
The last time these two sides had met, it was Hussain Talat’s unbeaten 48 that won United the game. The southpaw walked in to join Hales in the middle.
Hales had hit two 4s in compatriot Ross Whitley’s previous over and he hit two more in in his second — overall 12th — only this time he dealt in 6s. At this point, United were 110-2.
Talat’s 36-run cameo came to an end in the 19th when Gul had him caught at long on.
Fahim Ashraf and Asif Ali contributed 13 and 17 runs respectively as United finished with 185-4, setting a target of 186 for the Sultans to chase,
Multan Sultans Batting Overview
The start to the Sultans’ innings could not have been any worse as they lost Kumar Sangakkara and Saif Badar in the opening over bowled by Samit Patel.
When facing hat-trick balls, most batsmen tend to opt for defensive shots but then Sohaib Maqsood is not most batsmen. A boundary through the covers ensued.
Sultans batters soon found out that Patel just one of a two-pronged problem. His bowling partner Mohammad Sami was also excellent from the other end, conceding just seven runs in his first two overs.
In the 10 over, a quicker Shadab Khan delivery kept low and bowled out Sultans skipper Shoaib Malik — the final nail in the coffin of Multan’s hopes of somehow winning the game.
Pollard was the only Sultan batter showing some sort of resistance. He even hit a one-handed six. Pollard brought up his 50 before hitting another one-handed six. What the rest of the Sultans batters couldn’t do with two limbs, the West Indian was doing with just one.
Pollard’s magnificent six-laden 73-run knock came to an end in the 18th when Sami had him caught at deep square leg. In the end, the Sultans folded for 152 runs with 5 balls still remaining in their allotted 20 overs.
Man of the match Multan Sultans VS Islamabad United
Ronchi was deservedly named the man of the match.
Match Highlights Multan Sultans Vs Islamabad United
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