Multan Sultans defeated Islamabad United by a comfortable margin of six wickets. Despite a poor performance, Islamabad qualified for the PSL7 play-offs thanks to a higher net run rate than Quetta Gladiators.
Multan, too, got off to a shaky start, losing three wickets in the first few overs. With 6 wickets in hand and over two overs to play, Mohammad Rizwan and David Willey built the remainder of the innings and comfortably chased down the score.
Imran Tahir was chosen player of the match for his outstanding statistics. In his four overs, he had figures of 2/8.
Islamabad United will face-off against Multan Sultans in the 29th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7. The two teams will battle it out against each other at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore at 7:30 pm PKT on Sunday, 20 February.
Islamabad will be hoping to win their match against the league leaders Multan Sultans and book their place in the PSL playoffs for the sixth time in their history. Multan, on the other hand, will be looking to continue their winning momentum and head into the playoffs with full confidence.
United have had a torrid campaign and have been hampered with multiple injuries. Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf are the latest casualties and it looks like Islamabad will be without their major stars for the rest of the season. They will be hoping for some luck as they face the mighty Sultans.
Sultans have been clinical throughout the campaign and will be determined to keep the fine run going. A little mishap at this stage of the tournament can quickly turn around their fortunes hence they will be fully focused on the task at hand.
Islamabad is likely to make a few changes as Faheem Ashraf suffered an injury last night while Rahmanullah Gurbaz has departed for international duty. Multan is likely to field the same XI.
live Stream LI flurry from Musa Khan helped them cross the 100-run mark. Islamabad scored the lowest total in the competition so far as they finished their innings on 105/7.
Date Sunday, 20 February 2022
Time 07:30 pm PKT
Venue Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
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Possible Playing XIs
Islamabad United possible XI – Asif Ali (c), Nasir Nawaz, Azam Khan (wk), Liam Dawson, Danish Aziz, Zahir Khan, Mubasir Khan, Athar Mahmood, Marchant de Lange, M Wasim Jnr., Waqas Maqsood
Multan Sultans possible XI – Mohammad Rizwan (c)(wk), Shan Masood, Amir Azmat, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Tim David, Asif Afridi, Imran Tahir, Rumman Raees, David Willey, Shahnawaz Dahani
Head to Head
In total, the two sides have met ten times during the tournament. With 5 wins apiece, both teams are currently tied for first place. They last met in PSL 7 on February 1, 2022, at National Stadium Karachi, where Multan won by 20 runs.
During the season, Asif Ali has not been at his best. Islamabad will be looking on their interim skipper for motivation as they prepare for their playoff run.
Khushdil Shah has been outstanding throughout the event. He was outstanding with the ball the last time these two teams played, taking four wickets to thwart Islamabad’s run chase. Khushdil’s versatility makes him a serious threat.
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