Multan target Islamabad by 160 runs

Multan target Islamabad by 160 runs

In the final match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9, Multan Sultans gave Islamabad United a target of 160 runs to win. In this match being played at the National Bank Cricket Arena, Multan Sultans won the toss and decided to bat first.

The first two wickets of Multan Sultans fell for a total of 14, but Mohammad Rizwan and Usman Khan put on a 53-run partnership to pull the team out of trouble. Rizwan returned to the pavilion by scoring 26 runs, but the players who came after him could not play enough innings, but Usman Khan’s responsible innings of 57 runs helped his team’s score.

In the closing moments, Iftikhar Ahmed played a smoky innings of 32 runs and took Sultans total to 159 runs for 9 wickets. Apart from him, no other player could show sufficient performance. Islamabad United’s Imad Wasim took 5 more and Shadab Khan took 3 wickets to break the back of Multan Sultans’ batting line.

Multan Sultans qualified for the final by defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the qualifier, while Islamabad United qualified for the final by defeating Quetta Gladiators in the first eliminator and Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator.

The Islamabad team for the finals consists of captain Shadab Khan, Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Salman Ali Agha, Azam Khan, Hyder Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Naseem Shah, Haneen Shah and Obaid McCoy.

Multan Sultans team consists of captain Muhammad Rizwan, Yasir Khan, Usman Khan, Johnson Charles, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Chris Jordan, David Valley, Usama Mir, Muhammad Ali and Abbas Afridi.

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