Multan Sultans defeated Islamabad United on Tuesday night in an exciting match by 20 runs, continuing their unbeaten streak in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the National Stadium, Karachi.
Despite the top order’s early collapse, Shadab Khan played a sensational inning and scored 91 runs off 42 balls with the help of five fours and nine sixes.
No other batsman could stand in front of a strong Multan Sultans bowling attack, who restricted the United to 197 in their quota of 20 overs.
Khushdil Shah picked up four wickets, David Willey three, while Anwar Ali and Rumman Raees took a scalp each.
Earlier, Tim David (71) and Rilee Rossouw (67) played exceptionally well to help Multan Sultans hand a 218-run target to Islamabad United.
After being invited to bat first, the Sultans were in a fix as Mohammad Rizwan (12) and Sohaib Maqsood (13) were dismissed within five overs.
But Shan Masood kept playing and scored 43 runs off 31 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. His partnership with Rossouw ended in the ninth over when Marchant de Lange got his wicket.
Later, Rossouw and David punished the United’s bowlers and put up impressive runs on the board. In the 19th over, Mohammad Wasim dismissed David for 71, but the damage had been done.
The last over was also good for the Sultan as Hasan Ali took a wicket but Rossouw kept the scoreboard ticking and added 21 runs to the total, with the help of three sixes.
Islamabad United: Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Paul Stirling, Mubasir Khan, Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Marchant de Lange
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan (wk, c) Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil, Shah Tim, David, David Willey, Anwar Ali, Abbas Afridi, Imran Tahir, Rumman Raees