Multan Sultans beat Islamabad United by six wickets, chasing down the 106-run mark in 17.2 overs, thanks to Mohammad Rizwan’s well-made 51-run performance in the one-sided 29th encounter at the Gaddafi Stadium, which gave his club its ninth win in the Pakistan Super League this season (PSL).
United gave it their all while guarding the small target and applying early pressure. With Multan’s score still at 18, left-arm spinner Liam Dawson struck out three of the top batsmen.
Multan Sultans defeated Islamabad United by six wickets, chasing down the 106-run target in 17.2 overs, with to Mohammad Rizwan’s well-made 51-run innings in the one-sided 29th match at the Gaddafi Stadium, which gave his club its ninth win in the Pakistan Super League this season (PSL).
While guarding the little target and generating early pressure, United gave it their best. Liam Dawson, a left-arm spinner, bowled out three of Multan’s top hitters with the score still at 18.
Apart from Dawson, Zahid Mahmood, the leggie, was also impressive with 1-20 overs.
Multan limited United to a meagre 105 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs, with spinners Asif Afridi and Imran Tahir each taking two wickets in a stunning four-over stretch.
United got off to a bad start after electing to bat first, losing opener Muhammad Huraira with only nine runs on the board.
In a stunning period of 3-16 in four overs, he dismissed Shan Masood, Khushdil Shah, and Amir Azmat.
Despite the early pressure, Rizwan played carefully and in accordance with the scenario, rotating the strike by taking singles and doubles.
He put together a solid 68-run combination with David Willey to help his team win in 17.2 overs.
Willey was also impressive, scoring 28 runs off 32 balls.
Multan’s bowlers were on the money, with both spinners and pacers bowling tight lines and lengths to put pressure on the United hitters.
All of the other batters, including Azam Khan, Asif Ali, and Danish Aziz, failed poorly, and half of United’s batting lineup was sent back with only 64 runs on the board.
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