Breaking: In match 07, Islamabad United lost by 52 runs to Multan Sultans in their second PSL 8 match. Multan Sultans won this match with absolute skill and great intent. Additionally, Multan Sultans gave a 191 runs target to Islamabad United on Feb 19 at the Multan Cricket Stadium. But Islamabad’s batting crumbled in front of the Multan Sultans’pacers.
On Feb 19, 2023, Multan Sultans played match 7 of PSL 8 against Islamabad United and won fabulously. It is the third consecutive win for the Multan Sultans with the highest winning rate this season. Multan Sultans now has six points in this ongoing edition of the Pakistan Super League. Additionally, Islamabad United won the toss and opted to ball first.
Match 07: Islamabad United Lost by 52 Runs
MS VS LQ: Playing XIs
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United Match Summary
- Mohammad Rizwan (C)
- Shan Masood
- Rilee Russouw
- David Miller
- Kieron Pollard
- Khushdil Shah
- Carlos Brathwaite
- Usama Mir
- Abbas Afridi
- Mohammad Ilyas
- Paul Stirling
- Hasan Nawaz
- Rassie Van der Dussen
- Colin Munro
- Shadab Khan (C)
- Azam Khan
- Faheem Ashraf
- Tom Curran
- Wasim Jr
- Rumman Raees
- Abrar Ahmed
Multan Sultans’ Batting Highlights
MS’s batting started slowly in the first two overs. Shan Masood got dismissed by Rumman Raees. Afterward, Rilee Rossouw known for his aggressive batting style came to bat and had a wonderful partnership with Mohammad Rizwan. Russouw was able to hit 36 runs from 29 balls. Additionally, Tom Curran took the wicket of Rilee Russouw as Rassie Van der Dussen took his catch.
Moreover, David Miller took the place of Russouw on the crease and started to hit aggressively. Mohammad Rizwan also came up with his fifty from 37 balls. Similarly, Miller also did his fifty from just 24 balls with a strike rate greater than 200. After the wicket of Rizwan, Kieron Pollard played an impressive inning of 32 runs from 21 balls. Hence, taking the total runs up to 190 at the end of Multan Sultans’ batting.
Islamabad United’s Bowling Highlights
Islamabad United’s bowling highlights are not as good as they should be. Despite having well-experienced and world-class bowlers like Shadab Khan and Tom Curran, they did not control the score. Shadab’s bowling was not satisfactory in this match as he was tossed 25 runs in a single over. Moreover, he also bowled no balls in this game. But he still got the wicket of Multan Sultans’ skipper, Mohammad Rizwan.
Furthermore, Rumman Raees sent Shan Masood back very early. Faheem Ashraf bowled really well as he is the most economical bowler of Islamabad United in this match. Additionally, Wasim Jr and Tom Curran both took one wicket each of Rilee Russouw and David Miller respectively. However, sometimes it’s not the bowler, it’s the hard-hitting batsman. But they also bowled a little badly against Multan Sultans.
Islamabad United’s Batting Highlights
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Additionally, Hasan Nawaz and Colin Munro’s performances were satisfactory as they gave their best according to the situation. On the other hand, adding Rassie Van der Dussen is proving to be the best decision for Islamabad United. Because he is continuously performing well and making it up for his team.
In this match also, he played a sensational inning of 49 runs from 32 balls which gave IU’s fans a sigh of relief. Well if it was not for Van der Dussen and Munro, IU’s batting would not be satisfactory at all. Shadab and Azam Khan did not play as was expected of them. In the end, there were only tailenders left facing this season’s best bowlers. Hence, such anarchy by Islamabad United resulted in match 07, and Islamabad United lost by 52 runs.
Multan Sultans’ Bowling Highlights
Additionally, Usama Mir’s bowling was quite impressive because of his deadly pace and yorkers. And do not forget about the emerging and the most wickets taker in PSL 8 till now. That name is Ihsanullah who was also successful in getting two wickets in this match against Islamabad United.
In a challenging face-off, Islamabad United struggled to keep up, ultimately falling short by 52 runs. Despite their spirited efforts, the opposition’s dominance proved insurmountable. Islamabad United will look to regroup and strategize, aiming to bounce back stronger in their upcoming matches.