After winning the toss and electing to bowl first, Multan Sultans restricted Islamabad United to 125/7 with Ali Shafiq, Shahid Afridi and Andre Russell doing most of the damage to the opposition.
Afridi was impressive during his four-over spell as he unleashed all his bag of tricks against the opposition. He got the better of Phil Salt with a seam-up delivery, which struck the top of leg-stump as the batsman had shuffled across his stumps.
Luke Ronchi was the only batsman to show some fight at the top of the order with his 33-ball 51. His
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With 12 runs needed off the last two overs, Afridi, who finished with eight-ball 16 not out struck two sixes off Waqas Maqsood to seal the match.
Leg-spinner Shadab Khan was the pick of Islamabad bowlers with 2-20 and also effected a run out of Shan Masood who made 20-ball 26 with four boundaries.
Ali Shafiq earned man of the match award for his superb figures, using all sorts of variations to outfox the batsmen.