PSL 2019, Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Highlights: Multan Sultans opened their account in PSL 2019 with a fine win over defending champions Islamabad United on Saturday. Multan won by five wickets as Ali Shafiq was named as the man of the match award for his excellent bowling.
In a low scoring match, Shafiq (2/11), Shahid Afridi (2/18) and Junaid Khan (2/33) restricted Islamabad to 125/7 in their 20 overs after which Shoaib Malik and Luke Ronchi guided their team home.
PSL 2019, Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans: Highlights
Multan Win by 5 Wickets
Two back to back sixes and Multan have won the match by 5 wickets. Shahid Afridi's applies the finishing touches with two back to back sixes as Multan Sultans' win the match by five wickets.
Bowled! Russell has his stumps knocked off the ground. The delivery was too full and he is gone for 16(7). Multans lose their fifth wickets. MS- 106/7
Shoaib Malik clears the fence and with that the 100 comes up for Multan Sultans. They are surely oncourse for a win.
Back to back boundaries and Andre Russell is immediately making a mark after arriving at the crease. Azam is the last man dismissed for 14. MS- 88/4
That's a huge hit! Shoaib Malik lofts it over long-on. Multans are getting a move on. MS -57/3 after 11 ovs
Multan lose two wickets in the gap of just a few deliveries. First to go is Shoaib Malik. and next to go is Laurie Evans who is caught by Asif Al. Poor shot by Evans who falls for 15. MS-44/3 after 9 overs
Huge appeal for the caught behind but UltraEdge shows the ball kissing the outside of the off-stump. Evans survives!
The powerplay has come to an end and Multan Sultans are 24-1. Shoaib Malik and Laurie Evans are taking it slow.
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Masood and Charles are at the crease. Masood is on strike. Samit Patel will open the attack
ISU 125/7 after 20 overs
Islamabad United have ended their batting at 125/7. A little bit of push from Faheem Ashraf helped them post a respectable score. Stay tuned for the chase.
Faheem Ashraf is upping the ante with a couple of lusty blows. The six is over the bowlers head and then a four. ISU-118/7
Islamabad United have somehow managed to crawl upto 100. But it doesn't seem they will reach 150 as the number of overs are few. ISU- 100/7
Shadab Khan chops it on. He was looking to push it into the off-side but didn't have enough room to do so. He is gone for 15(17). ISU- 96/7
Final five overs to come up. Can Islamabad get to a respectable score? ISU-90/6
Afridi drops a dolly. Patel's chipped it straight back at the bowler, Afridi perhaps had too much time and he couldn't cling onto a simple return catch.
Moments after Talat's dismissal, Shahid Afridi gets his second wicket of the match as he dismisses Philip Salt for 4. ISU- 71/5
Luke Ronchi brings up his fifty in quick time, he's scored almost 90% of Islamabad United's runs so far but is soon caught at deep midwicket. ISU- 61/3 after 9 ovs
A slow start so far and Islamabad have lost two wickets. Can they turn it from here? ISU- 29/2 after 6 overs
Rizwan Hussain is caught by Laurie Evans!! The extra bounce does the trick. ISU lose their first wicket as Irfan celebrates. ISU- 25/1 after four overs
Ronchi and Rizwan Hussain are at the crease. Ronchi is on strike. Irfan will open the attack Luke Ronchi on the charge and smashes Green for two consecutive sixes.ISU- 18/2 after 2 overs
Multan Sultans have won the toss and have opted to field
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