All-round Multan Sultans overpower Islamabad United to secure final berth
Multan Sultans Vs Islamabad United | Qualifier | Match 31 | PSL 6 , Multan Sultans beat Islamabad United 149 for 5 (Maqsood 59, Khushdil 42*, Charles 41, Shadab 2-25) by 31 runs Multan Sultans beat Islamabad United for the first time this season to secure their spot in the PSL final on Thursday.
Khawaja’s 70 was in vain as Islamabad United fell short by 30 runs.Their dubious record of being the only PSL team not to have appeared in a final thus far was also put to rest with their victory in the first qualifier;United, who lead the league, will play in the second eliminator on Tuesday to try again for the championship.
After electing to bat, Sultans were set in motion by Sohaib Maqsood. Johnson Charles’ cameo gave them momentum after a slump and helped them finish strong with a blitz from Khushdil Shah, who hit four sixes in the 19th over to help them reach 180.
Prior to the halfway point of their powerplay, United were three down in the chase and never really recovered.Before the game, Sohail Tanvir had only taken one wicket in the season. However, this three-for came at just the right time, and the experience of Imran Tahir, who took two wickets, ensured that United’s lower order wouldn’t get scared.
United are probably not intimidated by the majority of totals given their campaign thus far, but Tanvir certainly put them in fear with the new ball. Tanvir commands the defense and Khawaja’s lone battle.In an effort to counteract his inswingers, Colin Munro walked down the field to him with the first ball, only to york himself and have his middle stump stumped.
Shadab Khan was then caught in the act of lunging at a slower delivery by Tanvir;between everything, no.3 Imran Khan struck Muhammad Akhlaq directly in the short fine leg, sending him backward.In the third over, United was 14 for 3;In the past, very few teams have won in this format after losing that many powerplay wickets.United would eventually experience the same thing.
Khawaja was the main hitter – in any event, during the breakdown – to have an arrangement to score, utilizing trademark contact play to limit chance regardless track down limits.However, the chase depended on whether he could go deeper in the innings with Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali, the other two experienced batters in the lineup, but that didn’t happen.When Iftikhar tried to cut Blessing Muzarabani, he bounced out, and Asif was stumped when he walked past Imran Tahir’s legbreak.
With 61 for 5, the pursuit was nearly over.United did throw in a late flourish as a result of Khawaja’s opening up and scoring 18 runs off four Muzarabani deliveries.However, it was impossible to repair the damage at the top.
Maqsood keeps the pace going Mohammad Rizwan chose to bat first, which didn’t go over well with him personally;On review, he was determined to have been caught behind the glove for a duck.However, United’s close first two overs were only a temporary victory as Maqsood took over the game in the third over. He started Faheem Ashraf’s over with a dominant slap over extra cover and followed it up with two more perfectly timed drives.This was the first hint that this was a pitch that helped score boundaries.
Maqsood also hit two sixes over square leg, one from the front foot and one from the back foot. These were the next few.They were 44 for 1 on the power play at the end of the power play, despite Shan Masood’s silence at the other end.
Charles and Khushdil respond to Shadab’s punches by punching back. Shadab’s appearance cast doubt on any indications that the pitch would be a pure belter.He got one of his first two balls to rip back into Masood, trapping him in front after being pulled through midwicket off Hasan Ali’s first ball.
Rilee Rossouw played for the googly on the front foot two balls later and was trapped lbw when the legbreak caught him in front of middle, according to review.After a newly formed partnership of 53 had stabilized them, Sultans were suddenly 59 for 3.
Johnson Charles, on the other hand, was ready to attack, as evidenced by his controlled sweep for four against Shadab in his first ball.He then assumed the role of the aggressor.Sultans reached 122 in the 15th over before he was run out after hitting 41 off 21 balls and scoring boundaries almost every over.
Maqsood at last holed out in the seventeenth over, and Joined appeared to have pulled things back – just eight runs fell off the eight balls after his excusal.However, Khushdil took them from 145 to 174 in the 19th over, scoring four sixes in a row against Akif Javed;Three of them went over the side of the leg, one of which hit the third man as he tried to swing it over the side of the leg.After what appeared to be a loss on a good pitch, it was the finishing touch Sultans required.
Sohaib Maqsood, Khushdil Shah, and Sohail TanvirPakistanSultans vs. UnitedPSL Multan Sultans storm into their first Pakistan Super League final A dominant all-around performance by the Multan Sultans powered them to a 31-run victory over Islamabad United on Monday, securing them their first appearance in the final of the Pakistan Super League.The winner in Multan Sultans Vs Islamabad United Qualifier Match 31 PSL 6 of the evening’s second match between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings will now face Islamabad United.
After making the decision to bat, the Multan Sultans scored 180 for 5, led by Sohaib Maqsood’s fourth half-century of the season.After a consistent beginning, Rulers lost two wickets with hardly a pause in between – Shan Masood and Rilee Roussouw – to Islamabad captain Shadab Khan in the eighth over, subsequent to having lost captain Mohammad Rizwan for a duck in the second over of the innings.
However, Sultan’s innings was revived by Maqsood and Johnson Charles’ 63-run partnership, which was followed by Khushdil Adil’s unbeaten 22-ball 42, which included four sixes in succession off Akif Javed’s penultimate over.The 29 runs selected from that over ultimately proved to be the difference.
Despite the failure of the others, Usman Khawaja was the only one who kept Islamabad in the chase, beginning with Colin Munro, his opening partner, ducking in the second ball.After eliminating Munro, Sohail Tanvir dealt another blow that destroyed Islamabad’s top-tier. Hopes for Islamabad were rekindled by a half-century partnership between Khawaja and Hussain Talat off 28 balls, but those hopes were dashed when the latter was run out for a 70 off 40 balls by Tanvir, who finished with figures of 3 for 17.
Blessing Muzarabani also got three wickets, and Imran Tahir got two to knock Islamabad out for 149 in 19 overs.
Brief Ratings: Multan Sultans scored 180/5 in 20 overs (Sohaib Maqsood scored 59 and Khushdil Adil scored 42*;Shadab Khan (2-25, Faheem Ashraf 2-35) scored 149 to defeat Islamabad United (Usman Khawaja 70, Hussain Talat 25;By 31 runs, Sohail Tanvir defeated Blessing Muzarabani (3-21) in this game.The winner of Peshawar Zalmi vs. Karachi Kings will play Islamabad United.In a short amount of time, the game will begin.I’ll see everyone there.
Rizwan, captain of the Sultans: It was a game of pressure, but we wanted to keep things simple and the boys to act calmly.Maqsood made sure we didn’t lose momentum when I left early, and the momentum we gained with the bat toward the end was crucial for us.Very pleased with our performance as a team.
Tanvir was named the match’s MVP.We realized during our batting innings that the slower balls were difficult to hit, so we wanted to introduce numerous variations.We were fortunate to get a wicket in the first over.
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