Qualifier: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings

Qualifier: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings

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Ronchi blinder seals United’s HBL PSL final berth

DUBAI March 18: A scintillating batting display by Luke Ronchi sealed a comfortable eight wicket win and a place in the final of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) for Islamabad United as the First Qualifier went in the favour of the former champions with Karachi Kings suffering a battering.

The highest run getter in the HBL PSL 2018 edition cashed on some sloppy fielding by the Kings who gave him no less than three chances as he made light work of the 154 run chase at a heaving Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Ronchi’s magnificent unbeaten 94 run innings was unfurled off only 39 balls and included as many as five sixes and 12 fours.

The game was taken away from the Kings by a brutal opening stand of 91 runs between Ronchi and Sahibzada Farhan who struck three sixes in his 29 run innings that came off only 18 balls.

Alex Hales (14) and Samit Patel 14 not out helped Ronchi ensure a crushing win for the United team.

Kings bowlers had a forgettable night with Mohammad Amir, Tymal Mills, Usman Shinwari, Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Irfan Jr. all suffering at the hands of Ronchi, Shinwari, Khurram Manzoor and Afridi all dropped the right hander as he dashed Kings hopes of booking a place in a home final at Karachi at the first attempt.

Earlier, Kings stuttered to their 153 run total after losing early wickets. Captain Eoin Morgan had decided to bat first after winning the toss and his decision backfired when Kings lost Khurram, Babar Azam and Morgan cheaply.

Mohammad Sami set the tone for United’s win by removing both Khurram and Babar in the fourth over of the match, the Kings recovered and posted their eventual total largely due to half centuries by Colin Ingram and Joe Denly however the total was too low as proven by Ronchi’s audacious assault.

Scorecard

Qualifier: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings  |  Islamabad United won by 8 wickets

Match Details
Toss Karachi Kings, who chose to bat Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2018
Umpires
Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Rashid Riaz (Pakistan) Match Date 18 Mar 2018
Match Referee Mohammad Anees (Pakistan) Ground Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
TV Umpire Shozab Raza (Pakistan)    
Player of Match Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)    

Karachi Kings Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Khurram Manzoor
c & b Mohammad Sami 6 0 12 1 0
2
Joe Denly
hit wicket Fahim Ashraf 51 0 46 4 1
3
Babar Azam
c Jean-Paul Duminy b Mohammad Sami 0 0 2 0 0
4
Eoin Morgan *
c Jean-Paul Duminy b Amad Butt 21 0 16 3 0
5
Colin Ingram
not out 68 0 39 1 6
6
Shahid Afridi
not out 4 0 5 0 0
7
Tymal Mills
Did not bat
8
Usman Khan Shinwari
Did not bat
9
Mohammad Aamer
Did not bat
10
Mohammad Irfan Jr
Did not bat
11
Mohammad Rizwan †
Did not bat
Extra lb 2, w 2 4
Total 4 wickets; 20.0 overs; 154 7.7 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-17 ( Khurram Manzoor, 3.4 ) ;  

2-17 ( Babar Azam, 4.0 ) ;  

3-46 ( Eoin Morgan, 8.1 ) ;  

4-128 ( Joe Denly, 17.4 ) ;  

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Samit Patel
4.0 0 23 0 0 0

Mohammad Sami
4.0 0 20 2 2 0

Fahim Ashraf
4.0 0 53 1 0 0

Shadab Khan
4.0 0 24 0 0 0

Amad Butt
2.0 0 16 1 0 0

Hussain Talat
2.0 0 16 0 0 0

Islamabad United Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Luke Ronchi †
not out 94 0 39 12 5
2
Sahibzada Farhan
c Shahid Afridi b Tymal Mills 29 0 18 0 3
3
Alex Hales
c Tymal Mills b Usman Khan Shinwari 14 0 11 2 0
4
Samit Patel
not out 14 0 7 3 0
5
Shadab Khan
Did not bat
6
Asif Ali
Did not bat
7
Jean-Paul Duminy *
Did not bat
8
Mohammad Sami
Did not bat
9
Amad Butt
Did not bat
10
Fahim Ashraf
Did not bat
11
Hussain Talat
Did not bat
Extra lb 1, w 3 4
Total 2 wickets; 12.3 overs; 155 12.4 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-91 ( Sahibzada Farhan, 7.0 ) ;  

2-130 ( Alex Hales, 10.4 ) ;  

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Mohammad Aamer
3.0 0 30 0 0 0

Usman Khan Shinwari
3.3 0 44 1 0 0

Tymal Mills
2.0 0 32 1 2 0

Shahid Afridi
3.0 0 30 0 1 0

Mohammad Irfan Jr
1.0 0 18 0 0 0

Match Notes

Karachi Kings Inning

  • Karachi Kings : 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 0

  • 4th Wicket : 50 runs in 31 balls

    (Joe Denly 19
    , Colin Ingram 12

    , Ex 0)

  • Karachi Kings : 100 runs in 15.2 overs (92 balls), Extras 1

  • Joe Denly : 50 off 45 balls
    (
    4 x 4  1 x 6  )

  • Colin Ingram : 50 off 31 balls
    (
    1 x 4  4 x 6  )

  • Karachi Kings : 150 runs in 19.3 overs (117 balls), Extras 4

  • Innings Break : Karachi Kings – 154/4 in 20.0 overs

    (Shahid Afridi 4
    , Colin Ingram 68)

Islamabad United Inning

  • Islamabad United : 50 runs in 4.1 overs (25 balls), Extras 1

  • 1st Wicket : 50 runs in 25 balls

    (Luke Ronchi 44
    , Sahibzada Farhan 10

    , Ex 1)

  • Luke Ronchi : 50 off 19 balls
    (
    7 x 4  3 x 6  )

  • Islamabad United : 100 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 4

  • 3rd Wicket : 100 runs in 8 balls

    (Samit Patel 11
    , Luke Ronchi 6

    , Ex 0)

  • Islamabad United : 150 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 4