15th Match: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings

15th Match: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings

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Ronchi sizzles as Kings taste first defeat in HBL PSL 2018

Sharjah March 4: A stroke-filled 71 run innings off only 37 balls including 10 fours and three sixes sealed a resounding eight wicket win for Islamabad United over Karachi Kings in the 15th match of HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 edition.

Ronchi was in sizzling touch on a Sharjah belter of a pitch as he took to cleaners the much vaunted Kings bowling attack that had played a major role in the team’s unbeaten run prior to the match today.

Ronchi added 104 for the opening wicket with JP Duminy in only 10.5 overs to break the back of the chase.

United had opted to field first after Misbahul Haq won the toss, their chase was made incredibly easy by the heroics of Ronchi who find an able partner in Duminy who stayed unbeaten at the other end with 43 seeing the chase through with Asif Ali (26 not out) in the 18th over.

Asif ended the match with a towering six off Imad Wasim.

Ronchi was named Man-of-the-Match for his stunning innings that is the joint top-score of the tournament so far equalling the 71 not out by Dwanye Smith also against Kings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Earlier, the Kings total revolved around a 101 run partnership between Khurram Manzoor and Babar Azam, the two right-handers started their alliance at the fall of Joe Denly’s wicket who was cleaned up by Mohammad Sami.

Khurram maintained a better strike rate than Babar scoring 51 off 41 balls, Babar meanwhile scored 55 off 54 balls.

Both batsmen took their time to settle as Kings reached a below par 49 for one after 10 overs.

At this stage Kings needed some firepower to propel the score past the 150 mark.

Babar and Khurram departed in quick succession but runs continued to flow, the final flourish was provided by Mohammad Rizwan who took 15 runs off the final over of the innings bowled by Sami to help his team nudge past the 150 run mark.

Faheem Ashraf was the pick of the United bowlers taking three wickets in his spell.

The right-arm pace bowler conceded a mere 23 runs in his four over quota, he was ably supported by leg-spinner Shadab Khan who went wicketless but gave away only 25 runs in his four over.

Scorecard

15th Match: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings  |  Islamabad United won by 8 wickets

Match Details
Toss Islamabad United, who chose to field Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2018
Umpires
Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and RT Robinson Match Date 04 Mar 2018
Match Referee RS Mahanama Ground Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
TV Umpire Ahmed Shahab    
Player of Match Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)    

Karachi Kings Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Khurram Manzoor
c Sahibzada Farhan b Fahim Ashraf 51 0 41 6 1
2
Joe Denly
b Mohammad Sami 4 0 3 1 0
3
Babar Azam
c Asif Ali b Hussain Talat 55 0 53 3 2
4
Colin Ingram
c Luke Ronchi b Fahim Ashraf 1 0 2 0 0
5
Ravi Bopara
run out Luke Ronchi 8 0 5 1 0
6
Imad Wasim *
b Fahim Ashraf 10 0 6 2 0
7
Mohammad Rizwan †
not out 21 0 9 2 1
8
Mohammad Irfan Jr
not out 1 0 1 0 0
9
Tymal Mills
Did not bat
10
Usman Khan Shinwari
Did not bat
11
Mohammad Aamer
Did not bat
Extra lb 1, w 1 2
Total 6 wickets; 20.0 overs; 0 mins 153 7.65 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-6 ( Joe Denly, 1.4 ) ;  

2-107 ( Khurram Manzoor, 15.2 ) ;  

3-110 ( Colin Ingram, 16.0 ) ;  

4-118 ( Babar Azam, 17.0 ) ;  

5-126 ( Ravi Bopara, 17.5 ) ;  

6-138 ( Imad Wasim, 19.0 ) ;  

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Samit Patel
4.0 0 32 0 0 0

Mohammad Sami
4.0 0 38 1 1 0

Fahim Ashraf
4.0 0 23 3 0 0

Shadab Khan
4.0 0 25 0 0 0

Hussain Talat
4.0 0 34 1 0 0

Islamabad United Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Jean-Paul Duminy
not out 43 0 44 5 0
2
Luke Ronchi †
c & b Mohammad Irfan Jr 71 0 37 10 3
3
Hussain Talat
b Mohammad Aamer 8 0 7 1 0
4
Asif Ali
not out 26 0 16 3 1
5
Sahibzada Farhan
Did not bat
6
Misbah ul Haq *
Did not bat
7
Andre Russell
Did not bat
8
Shadab Khan
Did not bat
9
Samit Patel
Did not bat
10
Fahim Ashraf
Did not bat
11
Mohammad Sami
Did not bat
Extra lb 6, w 2 8
Total 2 wickets; 17.2 overs; 156 9 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-104 ( Luke Ronchi, 10.5 ) ;  

2-117 ( Hussain Talat, 13.4 ) ;  

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Imad Wasim *
3.2 0 23 0 0 0

Mohammad Aamer
3.0 0 31 1 0 0

Usman Khan Shinwari
3.0 0 30 0 0 0

Tymal Mills
4.0 0 39 0 1 0

Ravi Bopara
1.0 0 11 0 1 0

Mohammad Irfan Jr
3.0 0 16 1 0 0

Match Notes

Karachi Kings Inning

  • Karachi Kings : 50 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 0

  • 2nd Wicket : 50 runs in 55 balls

    (Khurram Manzoor 24
    , Babar Azam 29

    , Ex 0)

  • Babar Azam : 50 off 46 balls
    (
    3 x 4  2 x 6  )

  • Karachi Kings : 100 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 0

  • Khurram Manzoor : 50 off 40 balls
    (
    6 x 4  1 x 6  )

  • 2nd Wicket : 100 runs in 80 balls

    (Khurram Manzoor 49
    , Babar Azam 51

    , Ex 0)

  • Karachi Kings : 150 runs in 19.3 overs (117 balls), Extras 2

  • Innings Break : Karachi Kings – 153/6 in 20.0 overs

    (Mohammad Rizwan 21
    , Mohammad Irfan Jr 1)

Islamabad United Inning

  • Islamabad United : 50 runs in 5.1 overs (31 balls), Extras 2

  • 1st Wicket : 50 runs in 31 balls

    (Luke Ronchi 17
    , Jean-Paul Duminy 34

    , Ex 2)

  • Luke Ronchi : 50 off 23 balls
    (
    7 x 4  3 x 6  )

  • Islamabad United : 100 runs in 10.1 overs (61 balls), Extras 3

  • 1st Wicket : 100 runs in 62 balls

    (Luke Ronchi 29
    , Jean-Paul Duminy 71

    , Ex 3)

  • Islamabad United : 150 runs in 17.0 overs (102 balls), Extras 8