Sultans thrash Islamabad United by nine wickets

By: News Desk      Published: 05:54 PM, 8 Mar, 2020
Sultans thrash Islamabad United by nine wickets

Multan Sultans proved on Sunday why they were the top team in PSL 2020 when they beat Islamabad United in a rain-shortened 9-overs-a-side match at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

Set a target on 92 runs to win, the Sultans chased down the target in 6.4 overs by losing only one wicket. The hero of their chase was James Vince who remained unbeaten on 61 studded with one six and 11 fours. Moeen Ali was not out on 14 runs off just five balls

Earlier, Islamabad United were put in to bat and they scored 91 runs in their allotted nine overs. Their top-scorer was C Monro with  25 runs. Multan Sultans’ Junaid Khan and Imran Tahir got two wickets each.

After winning the toss Multan Sultans opted to field first against Islamabad United team in the 22nd match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020. The toss was delayed due to wet conditions at the ground. The match was now reduced to nine overs per side.

Both teams had come face to face five times so far with Islamabad United winning three matches and Multan Sultans two.

Today’s second match will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings in Lahore’s Qaddafi Stadium at 7pm.