ISLU vs MS, 5th Match, Pakistan Super League PSL 2020, 22 Feb 2020
ISLU won by 8 wickets
BALL BY BALL
Islamabad United bounce back emphatically after getting edged out by Quetta Gladiators in the tournament opener. They romp to victory, courtesy of their stalwart Luke Ronchi, who raced to 74, and the overseas signings lived up to the billing. Multan, though, looked a different outfit today after trampling over Qalandars last night.168 wasn't enough on this pitch and it became tough for Multan bowlers to defend the small total with the dew factor coming into play and Ronchi firing on all cylinders. Zeeshan Ashraf's responsible knock is a good omen for Sultans; he played a very fine knock today especially keeping in view how he kept losing his teammates. Join us tomorrow for another double-header - first up Karachi Kings will lock horns with Quetta Gladiators at National Stadium, Karachi and then Lahore Qalandars will tussle with Islamabad United at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
16.5 - M Ilyas to D Malan
Slings it on a full length, outside the tramlines and Islamabad register an emphatic victory against subpar Multan Sultans
16.4 - M Ilyas to C Ingram
Pierces the gap on this occasion, sweeper cover cuts it off, scores are level
16.3 - M Ilyas to C Ingram
Pitched up and plugging away outside off, tonks it off the front foot to cover
16.2 - M Ilyas to L Ronchi
Bit of an anticlimax as Ronchi goes hard at the ball and Vince times his jump to perfection at short midwicket, plucked it out of thin air. Brilliant take but take a bow for Ronchi who only took one game to get back to his menacing best. He is the main reason behind Islamabad's success over the years
16.1 - M Ilyas to D Malan
Back of a length, shaping away outside off, squeezed away to the off side.
Ov 16: 4 4 0wd 1 0 1 1 ( 12 Runs ) | require 3 runs from 24 Balls
15.6 - M Irfan to D Malan
Short of a length, floating around off stump line, flicked using his subtle wrists to the on side. Is Irfan tiring already?
15.5 - M Irfan to L Ronchi
Back of a length, outside off, slices it down to point off the backfoot. Will he go for the glory shot?
15.4 - M Irfan to L Ronchi
Round the wicket, half-tracker outside off, punched down the ground, mid-off swoops to his right and cuts it off
15.3 - M Irfan to D Malan
Shorter length, floating around that off stump line, he rides the bounce, gets on top of it and tucks it around the corner, easy single. Irfan has run out of ideas
15.3 - M Irfan to D Malan
Goes off the radar, sprays it down the leg side and nothing going in Multan's way tonight
15.2 - M Irfan to D Malan
What timing! Length ball, width on offer and he stabs it out to deep cover boundary
15.1 - M Irfan to D Malan
Nailed it! Brilliant pull shot as he swivels off the backfoot and tugs it over backward square for a maximum
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