PSL 2024: Islamabad United Exciting Win over Multan Sultans

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Islamabad United, Multan Sultans, last-ball win

High-Octane Drama Unfolds at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium – Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans

The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium witnessed an absolute thriller as Islamabad United and Multan Sultans clashed in a high-scoring encounter that kept fans on the edge of their seats till the last ball. Despite Usman Khan’s breathtaking century, it was Islamabad United who emerged victorious, clinching a nail-biting win in the final over.

Multan Sultans’ Strong Start

In the initial phase of the match, Multan Sultans displayed their prowess with a strong start, courtesy of Mohammad Rizwan and Yasir Khan. The duo set the stage on fire with an explosive partnership, laying the foundation for a formidable total.

Usman Khan’s Dominance

Usman Khan’s unbeaten century stole the spotlight as he unleashed a barrage of boundaries and sixes, wreaking havoc on Islamabad United’s bowling attack. His partnership with Johnson Charles kept the scoreboard ticking, putting Multan Sultans in a commanding position.

Islamabad United’s Resilient Chase

Facing a daunting target, Islamabad United found themselves in a spot of bother early in the chase. However, Colin Munro’s aggressive innings provided the much-needed impetus, keeping his team’s hopes alive.

Nail-Biting Finish

As the match approached its climax, the tension soared with Islamabad United needing crucial runs off the last over. Imad Wasim’s heroic six and boundary off the last two balls sealed the deal for the hosts, culminating in a sensational victory.

Final Verdict

In a riveting contest that showcased exceptional batting performances and nerve-wracking moments, Islamabad United emerged triumphant, securing their spot in the playoffs. Despite Multan Sultans‘ valiant effort, it was Islamabad’s resilience that ultimately prevailed on the day.

Match Summary

  • Multan Sultans: 228/4 in 20 overs (Usman Khan 100*, Johnson Charles 42; Faheem Ashraf 2-32)
  • Islamabad United: 232/7 in 20 overs (Colin Munro 84, Shadab Khan 54; Abbas Afridi 3-40, Mohammad Ali 2-44)
  • Result: Islamabad United won by 3 wickets.

The Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium bore witness to an unforgettable clash, leaving cricket enthusiasts in awe of the sport’s electrifying charm and unpredictability.

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