Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United, 5th Match -Multan Sultans Secure Victory Over Islamabad United in Thrilling Encounter

Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United, 5th Match – In a gripping showdown between Multan Sultans and Islamabad United, the former emerged victorious by 5 wickets in the 5th match of the Pakistan Super League 2024. The match, held at Multan Cricket Stadium on February 20th, kept fans on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United, 5th Match
Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United, 5th Match , image – getty image.

Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United, 5th Match :

Batting first, Islamabad United managed to put up a total of 144 runs on the scoreboard, facing stiff competition from Multan Sultans’ bowlers. Despite notable contributions from Agha Salman with a well-crafted 52 runs and Jordan Cox’s aggressive 41 runs, the team struggled to build substantial partnerships.

Multan Sultans’ bowlers Mohammad Ali and Abbas Afridi wreaked havoc on Islamabad United’s batting lineup, claiming crucial wickets and restricting the opposition’s scoring rate. Mohammad Ali ended with figures of 3 wickets for 19 runs, while Abbas Afridi scalped 3 wickets for 33 runs, putting Islamabad United under pressure.

Chasing a target of 145 runs for victory, Multan Sultans faced an early setback with the dismissal of Dawid Malan for a duck. However, skipper Mohammad Rizwan and Reeza Hendricks steadied the innings with crucial contributions of 43 and 58 runs, respectively. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, Multan Sultans managed to maintain a steady run rate.

Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United, 5th Match
MS v ISU , 5th Match , image – getty image.

In the end, it was a collective effort from the Multan Sultans’ batting lineup that saw them cross the finish line with 5 wickets in hand and just 1 ball to spare. Iftikhar Ahmed’s unbeaten 18 runs and David Willey’s quickfire 7 runs ensured victory for the team, much to the delight of their fans.

The victory marked a memorable moment for Multan Sultans in the ongoing Pakistan Super League, showcasing their resilience and determination to succeed in the face of tough competition. As the tournament progresses, both teams will look to build on their performances and continue entertaining cricketing action for fans worldwide.

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