25th Match: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United

25th Match: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United

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Pollard heroics in vain as United regain HBL PSL top spot

Sharjah March 13: Kieron Pollard’s blazing 73 off 47 balls went in vain as Multan Sultans lost their cruical tie against Islamabad United to lose their grip on a Play-off spot in the 2018 edition of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Set an imposing 186 run target the Sultans were dealt a body blow in the opening over of their chase as Kumar Sangakkara and Saif Badar were sent back by Samit Patel.

Ahmed Shehzad and Sohaib Maqsood also lost their wickets through rash shots as the Sultans slumped in their chase dramatically.

After the loss of Shoaib Malik who was cleaned up by Shadab Khan, Pollard upped the ante with a series of big shots but the efforts of the West Indian big-hitter were ended by Mohammad Sami who had him caught at the square-leg fence by Alex Hales.

The defeat left Sultans’ languishing at the fourth spot in the points table, their fate is now in the hands of reigning champions Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings.

If Zalmi win both their remaining game and Kings don’t lose their last matches by a big margin, Sultans’ would be forced to pack their bags.

Earlier, United’s top-order gave another exhilarating performance led by the man in-form Luke Ronchi who dazzled with his third fifty of the season that also earned him the Man-of-the-Match award.

Ronchi’s 36 ball 58 run innings set the base of United’s 185 run total, the second best first innings score of the event thus far.

United debutant Alex Hales made an immediate HBL PSL impression with a typically aggressive 46 off 33 balls an innings that included two sixes and five fours.

Hussain Talat chipped in with a 21 call 36 run contribution that included one did and four fours.

Sultans’ bowlers endured another poor outing in the field with only Umar Gul with figures of two for 26 in his four over spell causing some trouble to the United’s batsmen.

Maroon cap holder for the highest wicket-taker Imran Tahir collected one more scalp to add to his tournament tally.

Scorecard

25th Match: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United  |  Islamabad United won by 33 runs

Match Details
Toss Multan Sultans, who chose to field Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2018
Umpires Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Rashid Riaz (Pakistan) Match Date 13 Mar 2018
Match Referee Mohammad Anees (Pakistan) Ground Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
TV Umpire Ahmed Shahab
Player of Match Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)

Islamabad United Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Luke Ronchi †
b Imran Tahir 58 0 36 6 3
2
Jean-Paul Duminy
run out Shoaib Malik 6 0 12 0 0
3
Alex Hales
c Sohaib Maqsood b Umar Gul 46 0 33 5 2
4
Hussain Talat
c Kieron Pollard b Umar Gul 36 0 21 4 1
5
Asif Ali
not out 17 0 13 2 1
6
Fahim Ashraf
not out 13 0 6 1 1
7
Amad Butt
Did not bat
8
Misbah ul Haq *
Did not bat
9
Mohammad Sami
Did not bat
10
Shadab Khan
Did not bat
11
Samit Patel
Did not bat
Extra lb 4, w 4, nb 1 9
Total 4 wickets; 20.0 overs; 0 mins 185 9.25 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-46 ( Jean-Paul Duminy, 5.0 ) ;

2-91 ( Luke Ronchi, 10.5 ) ;

3-126 ( Alex Hales, 14.4 ) ;

4-164 ( Hussain Talat, 18.2 ) ;

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Shoaib Malik *
1.0 0 10 0 0 0

Mohammad Irfan
4.0 0 34 0 1 1

Sohail Tanvir
4.0 0 37 0 0 0

Imran Tahir
4.0 0 29 1 0 0

Umar Gul
4.0 0 26 2 0 0

Ross Whiteley
3.0 0 45 0 3 0

Multan Sultans Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Kumar Sangakkara †
c Alex Hales b Samit Patel 1 0 3 0 0
2
Ahmed Shehzad
c Amad Butt b Fahim Ashraf 3 0 10 0 0
3
Saif Badar
lbw Samit Patel 0 0 1 0 0
4
Sohaib Maqsood
c Alex Hales b Amad Butt 13 0 13 2 0
5
Shoaib Malik *
b Shadab Khan 12 0 15 2 0
6
Kieron Pollard
c Alex Hales b Mohammad Sami 73 0 47 5 6
7
Ross Whiteley
c Jean-Paul Duminy b Shadab Khan 11 0 10 1 0
8
Sohail Tanvir
run out Mohammad Sami 10 0 5 2 0
9
Umar Gul
c Asif Ali b Fahim Ashraf 10 0 6 0 1
10
Imran Tahir
not out 7 0 4 1 0
11
Mohammad Irfan
b Amad Butt 0 0 1 0 0
Extra lb 4, w 8 12
Total 10 wickets; 19.1 overs; 0 mins 152 7.93 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-2 ( Kumar Sangakkara, 0.4 ) ;

2-2 ( Saif Badar, 0.5 ) ;

3-20 ( Ahmed Shehzad, 4.2 ) ;

4-20 ( Sohaib Maqsood, 5.1 ) ;

5-50 ( Shoaib Malik, 9.5 ) ;

6-90 ( Ross Whiteley, 14.0 ) ;

7-118 ( Sohail Tanvir, 15.5 ) ;

8-142 ( Kieron Pollard, 17.4 ) ;

9-148 ( Umar Gul, 18.5 ) ;

10-152 ( Mohammad Irfan, 19.1 )

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Samit Patel
2.0 0 11 2 0 0

Mohammad Sami
4.0 0 26 1 2 0

Fahim Ashraf
4.0 1 27 2 1 0

Amad Butt
3.1 0 30 2 1 0

Shadab Khan
4.0 0 33 2 0 0

Hussain Talat
2.0 0 21 0 0 0

Match Notes

Islamabad United Inning

  • Islamabad United : 50 runs in 5.4 overs (34 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket : 50 runs in 8 balls

    (Alex Hales 4
    , Luke Ronchi 8

    , Ex 0)

  • Luke Ronchi : 50 off 26 balls
    (
    6 x 4  3 x 6  )
  • Islamabad United : 100 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 5
  • Islamabad United : 150 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 7
  • Innings Break : Islamabad United – 185/4 in 20.0 overs

    (Asif Ali 17
    , Fahim Ashraf 13)

Multan Sultans Inning

  • Multan Sultans : 50 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 8
  • 6th Wicket : 50 runs in 24 balls

    (Kieron Pollard 29
    , Ross Whiteley 11

    , Ex 0)

  • Multan Sultans : 100 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 9
  • Kieron Pollard : 50 off 34 balls
    (
    5 x 4  3 x 6  )
  • Multan Sultans : 150 runs in 19.0 overs (114 balls), Extras 12