PSL 2019 Match 4: Multan Sultans wins over Islamabad United by 5 wickets

On the fourth match of the PSL 2019, Multan Sultan VS Islamabad United, Multan Sultans made a splendid comeback as they defeated the Islamabad by five wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Saturday.

Islamabad United, who chose to bat first were all wiped out by Multan Sultans at mere 125 runs.

Next came the Multan Sultans’ batting and thy left Islamabad United bowlers scratching their heads. It took Sultans two of the most able finishers in their ranks to finish the job.

Masood started off well but his wicket fell due to some mindless running. As for Evans and Azam, their timing just didn’t sit well. However, then came Afridi and Russell who both with their lusty blows and Malik’s anchor batting role were able to get Multan Sultan’s their first win of the PSL 2019.

As for the bowlers of Multan Sultan, Junaid Khan, Ali Shafiq, and Shahid Afridi; they all took two wickets each of the United players.

In the batting innings of United team, only Luke Ronchi managed to score 51 runs off of 33 balls with no other United batsman making any significant runs. The score was only dragged to a 125 runs mark with 29 runs partnership of Samit Patel and Faheem Ashraf.

Ali Shafiq of Multan Sultans won the Man of the Match title as he took two wickets for a mere 11 runs.

Team lineups for both Multan Sultans and Islamabad Unite are as follows.

Multan Sultans Squad (Playing XI): Shan Masood, Johnson Charles(w), Laurie Evans, Shoaib Malik(c), Andre Russell, Shahid Afridi, Hammad Azam, Chris Green, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Ali Shafiq

Islamabad United Squad (Playing XI): Luke Ronchi(w), Rizwan Hussain, Cameron Delport, Philip Salt, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Sami(c), Waqas Maqsood

Previous match results:

For the first match of Friday, Karachi Kings defeated Multan Sultans by 7 runs as Kings set the target of the match at 184 runs.

In the second match of Friday; Quetta Gladiators VS Peshawar Zalmi, Quetta Gladiators came on top as they defeated Zalmi’s by 6 wickets. Peshawar Zalmi chose to bat first and scored 154 runs off of the four-wicket loss in 20 overs. Quetta Gladiators in reply managed to reach the target in 19.4 overs with the loss of four wickets.

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