James Vince quick-fire 50 strengthens Sultan’s Place on Top of the Table

The rain-affected match was reduced to 9 overs per side. Multan sultan strengthens their place on top of the table with 11 points.

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Match Summary

Multan won the toss and elected to field first.

Islamabad started their innings so well and brought up their fifty in just 3.3 overs. Earlier Luke Ronchi got caught by Rilli Rossouw after hitting one six and two fours.

Munro smashed three sixes to Afridi on his first three balls and scored 25 runs off 12 balls then wickets starting to fall. Ingram got caught by James Vince on Moin Ali’s delivery.

Imran Tahir the flame boy sent back United skipper at the score of 70 with the loss of four wickets. Shadab scored 14 off 11 and Moin Ali took his catch.

From fifty in 3.3 to overs with the loss of one wicket to 81/6 things changed for Islamabad and they set the target of 92 in nine overs with the loss of 7 wickets.

The target of 92 runs in just nine overs with the run rate of 10.2 was tricky and Multan started their opening over with the score of 9  Zeeshan and James Vince started so well and all going the way in favor of Multan Sultan in this run chase, back to back boundaries for Jame Vince five 4s in five balls.

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It’s just excellent to see James Vince batting brilliantly and dealing with boundaries and what a show he was putting on 53 runs in just 20 balls for Multan, and he completed his 50 in just 20 balls.

Multan lost their first wicket at the score of 68 when Shadab took the catch of Zeeshan on his own ball.

Multan Sultan with nine wickets in hands and 14 balls to spare. The star of the show was Vince with 61 runs off 24 balls with the strike rate of  254 and unbeaten.

Brief Score

Islamabad United, Munro 25, Tahir 2-13.

Multan sultan,  Vince 61*, Shadab 1-30.

Player of the Match

James Vince declared player of the match for his sparkling 61 runs not out off 24 balls. He smashed 11 fours and a six with the strike rate of 254.

Multan with their 5th win continued their unbeaten streak. Multan qualifies for playoffs with 11 points while Islamabad is in third place on point table with 7 points.



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