Islamabad United beats Multan Sultan by 2 wickets in PSL Thriller

Islamabad united overcomes the Multan Sultan with 2 wickets.

Islamabad united overcomes the Multan Sultan with 2 wickets. The player of the match was given to Faheem Ashraf for his match-winning knock of 51 at 26 balls.

On the last day, the 24th PSL match was played between Islamabad United and Multan Sulatan at Pindi Club Stadium. United’s captain Shadab Khan won the toss and decided to ball first. Team Sultan brought two new faces to the team, Tim David and Muhammad Ilyas, while there was only one change in the United of M. Wasim Jr.

Multan Sultan set a target o 205 with the loss of 5 wickets. Shaan Masood, Tim David, and Muhammad Rizwan were the top batters from Sultan’s side.

Sultan’s faced the first loss in the shape of Muhammad Rizwan in the 6th over. He left the park while trying to a six to Shadab Khan. He managed to score 33 at 18 balls.

Rossouw was the 2nd man who left the park at 15 runs when the team cumulative was at 99. Tim David and Masood build an aggressive partnership. The partnership ended when Masood left the park at 179 team’s cumulative. He scored 75 at 50 balls without hitting a single six. He hit 12 boundaries.

Tim David was the next one, who left the park at 201. He left the park at Muhmmad Waseem Jr.’s ball while trying to hit a big shot. The shot ended in the hands of Captain Shadab Khan.

Miller was the next one who left the park at the last ball of Multan’s innings.

Shadab Khan and Muhammad Wasim Jr. registered 2 wickets each, although Wasim proved a bit expensive. Faheem also registered one wicket.

United was on the winning mark when a ball was left with 2 wickets in hand. Capital’s team was in big trouble earlier on. Team United bore a loss of 2 wickets when the score was 32. Anwar Ali picked the first 2 big fishes with the same slower deliveries. One was clean bowled, and another one back to the dressing room at the catch.

The next partnership was between Colin Munro and captain Shadab Khan. Munro returned to the pavilion by hitting 40 runs with a 190 average. He was back on quicker delivery of Usama mir.

The last match hero Azam Khan was the next back to the dressing room person. The last game’s hero, Azam Khan, left the park earlier by clicking only 3 after facing 8 deliveries. He was back on Usama’s ball.

Shadab Khan became an angry bird at 138 when he was clean-bowled at Ihsanullah’s 150 kmph delivery. He tore his helmet by hitting it on the ground.

Muhammad Asif was the next player, who left the park at Abbas Afridi’s ball. He only managed to score 8 runs.

Ihsanullah collected his 2nd wicket by sending back Mubasir Khan. Mubasir only managed to score 5 runs. Miller collected his catch.

Miniature 16 runs of Muhammad Wasim Jr. greatly impacted the game. He lost his wicket by lbw on Anwar Ali’s ball.

In the last over, 18 were needed, and Ilyas couldn’t defend 18 runs. Fahim Ashraf completed his 50 on the 2nd last ball of the last over. With that shot, United won the match by 2 wickets.

Playing XI

Multan Sultan: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (c & wk), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Anwar Ali, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Ilyas, Ihsanullah

Islamabad United: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Alex Hales, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (c), Mubasir Khan, Azam Khan (wk), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Rumman Raees, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Written by Muhammad Tanveer