Qualifier Result: Ronchi’s Record Innings Leads Islamabad United to PSL Final

It was carnage in Dubai as Luke Ronchi lit the stage with one of the best displays of powerful strokeplay – scoring the fastest ever PSL 50 – turbocharging his team to the second PSL final.

Karachi Kings were out of sorts right from the word go and Islamabad United were a little too good on the day, defeating the Kings in one of the most one-sided games in PSL history.

Qualifier: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings

Toss: Karachi Kings, elected to bat first

Karachi Kings Innings

A sluggish start from the openers and a double blow early in the innings meant that Karachi had to rebuild the innings. Half-centuries from Joe Denly (51 from 46) and Colin Ingram (68* from 39) made sure that Karachi ended up with a decent total.

Mohammad Sami was the pick of the bowlers taking 2 for 20 in his 4 overs.

Islamabad United Innings

Luke Ronchi has been in sublime form in the past few matches and the Qualifier was no different; he thrashed the bowlers all around the park to score a staggering 94 off just 39 balls, thumping Karachi Kings by 8 wickets in the 13th over.

Sahibzada Farhan also looked good for his 29 to add 91-runs with the senior batsman from New Zealand.

Summary: Islamabad United won by 8 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)

1st Innings:
Karachi Kings — 154/4 (20 overs)
Colin Ingram 68* (48)
Mohammad Sami 2-20 (4 overs)

2nd Innings:
Islamabad United — 155/2 (12.3 overs)
Luke Ronchi 94 (39)
Usman Khan 1-44 (3.3 overs)

Man of the Match: Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)

For highlights visit ProPakistani’s PSL coverage page.

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