Islamabad United edged Multan Sultans in the sixth match of the Pakistan Super League. The start of the match was delayed and the toss proved to be instrumental. Islamabad opted to bowl first in overcast conditions and exploited them perfectly.
Kumar Sangakkara was dropped at second slip off Rumman’s bowling but Rumman’s persistence of putting the ball on top of Sangakkara’s off-stump reaped rewards in the next over when he nicked off to first slip.
Ahmed Shehzad’s short ball problems continued and Sohaib Maqsood’s preference for the on-side cost him his wicket. Shoaib Malik and Keiron Pollard shared 54-run partnership but couldn’t provide the edge to their side in death overs. Multan were knocked over for 113 in 19.5 overs.
Islamabad’s run-chase wasn’t smooth as well. Ronchi nicked off to Irfan in the first over. Imran Tahir was a real threat to Islamabad batsmen as they were struggling to pick him and his two consecutive wickets on two balls had Islamabad in a spot of bother. Hussain Talat kept his calm though when he smashed Malik over extra over before hammering two sixes off Tanvir’s bowling to ensure that his side crossed the line.