Islamabad beat Multan to book berth in playoffs

07:10 PM | 13 Mar, 2018
Islamabad beat Multan to book berth in playoffs
SHARJAH - Islamabad United defeated Multan Sultans by 33 in the 25th Twenty20 match of the Pakistan Super League - edition three here at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Sent into bat first, Islamabad set a mammoth total 186 runs for Multan as Misbah-ul-Haq’s boys did excellent work, particularly in-form Ronchi contributed a brilliant 58 and struck three towering sixes and six fours in his 36-ball brief innings.

He was well supported by Alex Hales, who made 46 off 33 balls with five fours and two sixes, and Hussain Talat, who scored 36 from 21 balls with four boundaries and a six.

In reply, Sultans were all out for 152 falling 33 runs short to the target even though Pollard's blasting 73 runs off 47 could not save Multan from defeat, as Islamabad’s bowlers significantly did their job.

For Multan Sultans, pacer Umar Gul was the most successful bowler, taking two wickets for 26 runs.

With today's victory, Islamabad United book their bearth for the play-offs, whereas the Sultans' hopes for reaching the next round now depend on how Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi fare in their remaining league fixtures.




Second Innings

First Innings

Finally, Imran Tahir sent Ronchi back to the pavilions in 10th overs.

United's first wicket down as opener Duminy departs.

The match, which started at 9:00pm tonight, being broadcast live on PTV Sports and Ten Sports in Pakistan and UAE.

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Shoaib Malik's side will be playing the match to keep their chances of making it to the playoffs alive while Islamabad United have qualified for the next round of the tournament.

Misha's XI played seven matches, five won and two lost while Multan played nine fixtures, won four and lost four so far. Their one game was washed out due to rain.

Points Table

Leading Wicket Takers

Leading Run Scorers


Multan XI: KC Sangakkara, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Shoaib Malik, KA Pollard, Saif Badar, RA Whiteley, Sohail Tanvir, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Gul

Islamabad XI: AD Hales, L Ronchi, JP Duminy, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Misbah-ul-Haq, SR Patel, Shadab Khan, Amad Butt, Mohammad Sami

Match Prediction

Multan 60%

Islamabad 40%

Weather Report

Mostly sunny. No chances of rain.