|Multan Sultans (94/1) beat Islamabad United (91/7) by 9 wickets
Man of the Match: James Vince (MS)
Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field first in a match that was reduced to 9 overs per side due to wet outfield.
Batting first, Islamabad United started off really well. As expected, Luke Ronchi and Colin Munro got going straight away. The openers along with Shadab Khan all got to double figures to set the platform for the lower order to go hard in the death overs.
The middle and lower order, however, lost control of the innings as Multan pulled back the game in their favor by regularly picking up wickets.
Islamabad United posted 91/7 in their allotted 9 overs, setting a target of 92 for the visitors.
James Vince and Zeeshan Ashraf looked in the mood to finish off the match in only a few overs. James Vince smacked 21 off the second over to set the platform for Multan’s win.
In the end, it was a one-sided affair as James Vince scored a quick-fire fifty to strengthen his team’s position at the top of the points table. He did it in just 20 balls.
Sultans romped to victory with 9 wickets in hand.
Weekends are so much fun when its Pakistan Super League (PSL) season and we are going to have another exciting Sunday today with two matches scheduled in Rawalpindi and Lahore.
The first of today’s matches is Multan Sultans vs. Islamabad United whereas the second match is slated between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings.
|Date||Sunday, 8th March 2020|
|Time||2:00 pm PST|
|Venue||Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium|
Multan Sultans have won 2 out of the 5 matches the two teams have played against each other. They will be hoping to make it 3-3 today.
Shan Masood (C), Rilee Rossouw, James Vince, Zeeshan Ashraf (WK), Rohail Nazir, Moeen Ali, Shahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, Mohammad Ilyas, Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan
Luke Ronchi (WK), Colin Munro, Rizwan Hussain, Colin Ingram, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan (C), Amad Butt, Zafar Gohar, Rumman Raees, Dale Steyn, Akif Javed
Players to Lookout For
James Vince is a match-winner and he has to come into the playing XI. He can single-handedly win games for his side.
Shadab Khan has 3 half-centuries with the bat this season. His transformation as a strong top-order batsman has seen him among the top run-scorers of the tournament until now.