Match 6: Islamabad United Vs Multan Sultan
Match was delayed due to heavy rain in Dubai. Ruman Raees will lead Islamabad united so Misbah is still suffering from hamstring injury. Multan Sultans may go with the same combination as they are unbeatable until now. They won their matches against Zalmi and Gladiators. It seen that Multan is making a huge impact in PSL season 3.Ruman Raees won the toss, and invited Multan Sultans to bat first. It look like English conditions in dubai today. Both teams like to bowl first and take advantage of weather forecast and seaming conditions. Multan Sultans to bat first and Islamabad to bowl searching for the first win.
Kumar Sangakara , the man in form and Ahmed shehzad to open the innings for Sultans. Sultans were heavily depending on the experience and form of Sanga in this counter. He start the innings with a four through cover point to show his class. He was lucky to drop by Asif at 2nd slip. Ruman and Sami were talking with the ball and never allow the batsman to settle down with out swinging deliveries. Sangakara was trap outside off by Ruman with a ball slightly helding the straight line First slip. D.Bravo was promoted to no.3, but its was all United with the ball. Both Bravi and Sohaib maqsood were undone by Muhamad Sami. Finn caught a classic catch diving forward to say good bye to Bravo. Sohaib was caught by Ruman against Sami. It was all happening in the power play with a score of 24 for 3. Shoaib Malik and Pollard tried to recover with sensible batting. They reached a score of 85 for 4 in 14.3 overs. Russel break the partnership by removing Pollard and Shoaib Malik in his consective overs. It was all Islamabad United who were in commanding position. They only managed to score 113 for 10 in 19.5 overs. It seen to be less score, does Multan Sultan with strong bowling line has ability to defend.
It was never easy to chase on seaming track and cloudy weather in Dubai. L.Ronchi and Sahibzada farman open the innings. Irfan got Ronchi in the first over. IU manage to score slowly so there was no pressure of run rate. Imran Tahir turn the innings by picking two wickets in consecutive two balls. The chase was featured by Talat Hussain and Faheem by the partnership of 54 runs to cross the line easily. It was a low scoring but worth watching match of PSL.Hussain Talat was declared the Man of match while Tahir got purple cap for leading wickets in PSL.
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