HBL PSL 2018 – 6th Match: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United

HBL PSL 2018 – 6th Match: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United

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6th Match Report: United register first win after a nervy small chase against Sultans 

DUBAI February 25: Former champions Islamabad United recorded their first win of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 season as they overcame a mid-innings slump to beat newcomers Multan Sultans.

The start of the match was delayed due to light rain at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium; however the overs were not reduced.

United captain Rumman Raees won a crucial toss in overcast conditions and immediately went about the task of making the most of the conditions, Raees had Kumar Sangakkara dropped in the opening over of the match but the culprit Asif Ali made amends in the next over bowled by Raees taking a sharp catch to get rid of Sangakkara.

Darren Bravo was smartly held by Steven Finn off Mohammad Sami as the Sultans unbeaten before the match, endured a wretched start.

Sultans’ slumped further in their innings as Sohaib Maqsood and Ahmed Shehzad fell to poor shots, the scoreboard read 31 for four at this stage.

Captain Shoaib Malik (35) and Kieron Pollard (28) added 54 runs in a quickfire partnership but a late order stutter pegged back the Sultans, a flurry of wickets in the closing stages restricted the Sultans to a total of 113 in 19.5 overs.

Raees was the best bowler for United taking three wickets in 3.5 overs conceding a mere 14 runs, Sami and Andre Russell took two wickets each.

In reply United were rocked early as Mohammad Irfan snapped Luke Ronchi (for a duck) with a sharp lifting delivery that was smartly caught in the slips by Pollard.

Sahibzada Farhan and Asif Ali were both dismissed cheaply; Sultans sniffed a real chance of an upset win when Russell was given out lbw to Imran Tahir on the very first ball of his innings.

At 63 for five, United were rescued by their talented all-rounder Hussain Talat, the southpaw who won the Man-of-the-Match award scored an unbeaten 48 in 34 balls, his innings included three sixes and four fours.

Faheem Ashraf gave him great support by curbing his natural attacking instincts, the left-hander grinded out a crucial 12 off 20 balls to ensure a much needed victory for United with 14 balls to spare and five wickets in the kitty.

Tahir was the pick of the Sultans’ attack taking three wickets for 19 runs in his four over quota, Irfan and Junaid Khan took a wicket apiece.

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6th Match: Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United  |  Islamabad United won by 5 wickets

Match Details
Toss Islamabad United, who chose to field Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2018
Umpires Rashid Riaz (Pakistan) and REJ Martinesz Match Date 25 Feb 2018
Match Referee Mohammad Anees (Pakistan) Ground Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
TV Umpire Ahmed Shahab
Player of Match Hussain Talat (Islamabad United)

Multan Sultans Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Kumar Sangakkara †
c Asif Ali b Rumman Raees 6 0 5 1 0
2
Ahmed Shehzad
c Amad Butt b Steven Finn 11 0 24 1 0
3
Darren Bravo
c Steven Finn b Mohammad Sami 6 0 5 1 0
4
Sohaib Maqsood
c Rumman Raees b Mohammad Sami 1 0 4 0 0
5
Shoaib Malik *
c Shadab Khan b Andre Russell 35 0 36 0 2
6
Kieron Pollard
lbw Andre Russell 28 0 19 3 1
7
Saif Badar
b Rumman Raees 8 0 9 0 0
8
Sohail Tanvir
run out Mohammad Sami 9 0 8 1 0
9
Imran Tahir
b Rumman Raees 2 0 5 0 0
10
Junaid Khan
not out 1 0 2 0 0
11
Mohammad Irfan
run out Asif Ali 2 0 2 0 0
Extra lb 3, w 1 4
Total 10 wickets; 19.5 overs; 113 5.7 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-8 ( Kumar Sangakkara, 2.1 ) ;

2-15 ( Darren Bravo, 3.5 ) ;

3-19 ( Sohaib Maqsood, 5.2 ) ;

4-31 ( Ahmed Shehzad, 8.2 ) ;

5-85 ( Kieron Pollard, 14.4 ) ;

6-95 ( Shoaib Malik, 16.2 ) ;

7-105 ( Saif Badar, 17.5 ) ;

8-108 ( Sohail Tanvir, 18.5 ) ;

9-109 ( Imran Tahir, 19.1 ) ;

10-113 ( Mohammad Irfan, 19.5 )

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Rumman Raees *
3.5 0 13 3 0 0

Mohammad Sami
4.0 0 19 2 0 0

Steven Finn
4.0 0 14 1 0 0

Fahim Ashraf
3.0 0 17 0 1 0

Shadab Khan
2.0 0 17 0 0 0

Andre Russell
3.0 0 30 2 0 0

Islamabad United Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Luke Ronchi †
c Kieron Pollard b Mohammad Irfan 0 0 3 0 0
2
Sahibzada Farhan
b Imran Tahir 9 0 7 2 0
3
Chadwick Walton
c Ahmed Shehzad b Junaid Khan 28 0 23 5 0
4
Asif Ali
c Kumar Sangakkara b Imran Tahir 11 0 19 1 0
5
Hussain Talat
not out 48 0 34 4 3
6
Andre Russell
lbw Imran Tahir 0 0 1 0 0
7
Fahim Ashraf
not out 12 0 20 0 0
8
Shadab Khan
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
9
Rumman Raees *
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
10
Mohammad Sami
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
11
Steven Finn
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
Extra lb 4, w 4, nb 1 9
Total 5 wickets; 17.4 overs; 0 mins 117 6.62 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-0 ( Luke Ronchi, 0.3 ) ;

2-37 ( Sahibzada Farhan, 4.2 ) ;

3-47 ( Chadwick Walton, 7.3 ) ;

4-63 ( Asif Ali, 10.2 ) ;

5-63 ( Andre Russell, 10.3 ) ;

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Mohammad Irfan
4.0 0 24 1 0 0

Sohail Tanvir
3.0 0 28 0 0 0

Imran Tahir
4.0 1 19 3 0 0

Junaid Khan
3.4 0 20 1 0 0

Shoaib Malik *
3.0 0 22 0 1 1

Match Notes

Multan Sultans Inning

  • Start delayed due to rain : Multan Sultans – 0/0 in 0.0 overs
  • Multan Sultans : 50 runs in 11.2 overs (68 balls), Extras 2
  • 5th Wicket : 50 runs in 36 balls(Shoaib Malik 25
    , Kieron Pollard 24

    , Ex 1)

  • Multan Sultans : 100 runs in 17.0 overs (102 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break : Multan Sultans – 113/10 in 19.5 overs(Junaid Khan 1

Islamabad United Inning

  • Islamabad United : 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 1
  • Islamabad United : 100 runs in 16.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 7
  • 6th Wicket : 50 runs in 39 balls(Hussain Talat 32
    , Fahim Ashraf 11

    , Ex 6)