Side register three-wicket win on Sunday
An inspirational bowling performance from young Mohammad Wasim and an all-round display from Lewis Gregory helped Islamabad United in securing a three-wicket win over Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021.
In the second match of the day and the third game of the competition, United captain Shadab Khan won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Sultans put a decent total of 150-8 in their allotted 20 overs, courtesy a sublime half-century from their new captain Mohammad Rizwan who scored 71 off 53 with the help of eight fours and two sixes.
For United, young pacer Mohammad Wasim was the pick of the bowlers as he registered figures of 3-29 in his quota of four overs.
Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali also had an impressive debut for United as he finished with figures of 1-16 is his four overs.
In reply, the winning team managed to chase down the target in 19 overs at the expense of seven wickets.
All-rounder Lewis Gregory, who claimed two wickets with the ball in hand, played an impressive knock of an unbeaten 49 off just 31 balls and took his team over the line.
For the losing team, veteran leg-spinner Shahid Afridi and pacer Carlos Brathwaite were the pick of the bowlers as they claimed two wickets each.
For his outstanding display, Gregory was named player-of-the-match.
So that’s it from us today. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Will join you for the next match tomorrow. Till next time.
WIDE and that’s the end of the match. Fantastic performance from Gregory and United who secured their first win in the competition.
That was poor over from such an experienced campaigner Sohail Tanvir.
22 off it. United now need just one off the last over.
OUT! Big wicket for Sultans as dangerous Faheem departs.
IU 117-7 (16 overs)
Another big wicket for Sultans.
WOW. Fantastic fielding from the veteran. Iftikhar departs.
Out! Things just keep getting better for Lala and @MultanSultans— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) February 21, 2021
Fantastic field from Shahid Afridi. Iftikhar Ahmed went back to the pavilion after scoring just one.
IU 74-5 (11 overs)#Cricket #IUvMS #PSL2021 https://t.co/AEuPP1v2Ti
He is unstoppable tonight with the ball in hand.
Another big one for this man. You cannot keep Shahid Afridi out of the game for too long.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) February 21, 2021
Poor shot from Asif Ali who departs after scoring nine.
IU 73-4 (10.1 overs) #Cricket #PSL2021 #IUvMS https://t.co/abqO9ETJo5
Huge wicket for Sultans. Afridi has once again lived up to the expectations.
OUT! Lala @SAfridiOfficial has done it again. @AlexHales1 goes back to the pavilion and @MultanSultans are right back in the game.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) February 21, 2021
IU 55-3 (6.5 overs)
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OUT! Brathwaite gets a big wicket. Shadab Khan departs after playing a poor shot.
IU 43-2 (5.2 overs)
A big wicket for Sultans.
United are off to a decent start already.
15-0 (2 overs)
So it’s Alex Hales and Phill Salt to open for United whereas Sohail Tanvir will bowl the first over for Sultans.
We are back everyone for the second and final innings of the long day.
That’s it from us for the innings. Join us soon for the second-half.
OUT! And that’s a great ending from United who restricted the opposition to a rather below-part total.
An outstanding over from the youngster.
OUT x 2 ! Outstanding bowling from young Wasim who displayed why he is very highly-rated after getting the prized wickets of in-form Mohammad Rizwan and veteran Shahid Afridi on consecutive deliveries.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) February 21, 2021
MS 140-7 (18.3 overs)#Cricket #PSL2021 #IUvMS
Another big wicket for United. Sultans innings is falling apart.
Another impressive knock by Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman.
OUT! A careless shot by Sohaib Maqsood and a big wicket for United.
MS 94-4 (11.4 overs)
OUT! A big wicket for Shadab and an impressive comeback too.
Rossouw departs after smashing consecutive sixes.
An important wicket for United.
OUT! An important wicket for Gregory as he removes dangerous-looking James Vince.
MS 52-2 (7.1 overs)
Another good over for United.
IU 52-1 (7 overs)
Big wicket for the two-time champions.
The game is set to begin with Hasan Ali ready to bowl the first over.
Playing XI’s for today’s second fixture.
TOSS: The news from the centre is that United’s captain Shadab Khan has won the toss and opted to bowl first.
It’s Islamabad United taking on Multan Sultans at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Welcome to our live blog for the third match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021.