By Sports Reporter/Sharjah
Keiron Pollard’s 47-ball 73 went in vain as Islamabad United defeated Multan Sultans by 33 runs to secure their playoff spot in the Pakistan Super League yesterday.
Replying to a formidable Islamabad score of 185/4, made with the help of Luke Ronchi’s 58, Alex Hales’ 46 and Hussain’s Talat’s 33, Multan Sultans made the worst possible start imaginable when they lost four wickets for 20 runs in 5.1 overs.
But West Indian Pollard gave them some hope, hitting six sixes and five fours in a calculated assault on the Islamabad bowlers. He was the eighth batsman out with 142 runs on the board and 14 balls remaining in the innings.
However, Islamabad kept the Multan tailenders quiet to help their team to a comfortable win.
Samit Patel, Amad Butt, Shadab Khan and Faheem Ashraf claimed two wickets apiece for Islamabad as Multan were bundled out for 152 in 19.1 overs.
Ronchi, whose 58 came off 36 balls, was declared man of the match.
LEAVE A COMMENT Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*
Sadd break down Al Duhail’s defence to go top of league
Al Arabi’s Icelandic coach says Qatar is ‘the place to be’
Big challenges ahead, starting with prepping for 2022: QFA president
Italian fencing team concludes training camp at Aspire Academy
Qatar and Dutch football associations sign MoU
Khalifa tennis complex gets ready for 2019 Qatar ExxonMobil
Guardiola praises Sterling for confronting racism
QOC reveals schedule of 2nd edition of Flag Relay
SC and Portuguese Security Police sign co-operation agreement