Multan Sultans Clinch Thrilling Victory Over Islamabad United in PSL Season 9 Showdown

Multan Sultans Clinch Thrilling Victory Over Islamabad United in PSL Season 9 Showdown

In a gripping encounter in the fifth match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL9) season nine, Multan Sultans emerged victorious in a last-over finish, beating Islamabad United by five wickets. This thrilling showdown showcased stellar performances from key players, making it a memorable clash in the PSL cricket extravaganza.

Batting Brilliance: Mohammad Rizwan, leading the charge for Multan Sultans, showcased his prowess with a brisk 43 off 33 balls after the early dismissal of Dawid Malan. South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks continued his impressive form, contributing a crucial 58-run innings off 46 balls. The chase was orchestrated brilliantly by Pakistan all-rounder Iftikhar Ahmed, guiding the team to victory with an unbeaten 18 off 17 balls, supported by Dawid Willey’s seven runs off six balls.

Resilient Partnership and Bowling Excellence: Earlier in the match, Islamabad United set a target of 145 runs, with Agha Salman and Jordan Cox forming a resilient partnership, adding 68 runs in 48 balls. Salman top-scored with a steady 52 off 43 balls, while Cox contributed 41 off 28 balls. However, Mohammad Ali and Abbas Afridi showcased exceptional bowling performances, taking three wickets each and restricting Islamabad United to 144. Usama Mir also made an impact, claiming two wickets.

Dramatic Conclusion: The climax unfolded in the last over bowled by Mohammad Ali, where the final three wickets for Islamabad United fell. Naseem Shah got run out on the last ball, concluding their innings at 144. Multan Sultans’ victory marked their second win in the competition, joining Quetta Gladiators as the only teams with two victories in PSL season nine.

This high-stakes encounter not only delighted cricket fans but also set the stage for an exciting and competitive season ahead in the Pakistan Super League.

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