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Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
54(47) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
6 6 2 16 6 5 5 8
Sarfraz Ahmed
43(30) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
5 0 7 4 1 0 5 21

Best performances - Bowlers

Faheem Ashraf
O4
M0
R19
W3
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
Amad Butt
O4
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Karthik Krishnaswamy

12.00am And that, on the stroke of midnight, is that. Another calm and professional display from Islamabad United, who have now opened up a four-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand. We hope you enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, good night!

Misbah-ul-Haq: "These young players have to play in the future, for Islamabad and Pakistan, and they're in good form, so the idea is to give as much opportunity to them as possible. I have full confidence in them and the team management does too. We've watched them and know what they can do. It's the third year with the team for most of the boys. We've groomed them well and they're making full use of the opportunity. It's most important for a captain to get inputs about strategy and stats, especially which bowler does well against which batsman, and that's what Dean Jones keeps jotting down in his notebook."

Sarfraz Ahmed: "We have to do better with the bat, especially the top order. We lost too many wickets early on. We'll sit and talk with the boys and make an effort to sort this out. We have a bit of a gap, we'll see what the position is on the points table and see what to do. If we had runs on the board, it wouldn't have been easy to chase on this pitch, despite the dew factor. Because of the dew, it was difficult for the spinners to grip the ball, which is why I didn't use Hasan Khan and Nawaz for their full quota."

JP Duminy is the man of the match. "Opening the batting is new to me, it's something I've thoroughly enjoyed, and hopefully something I can take forward. I think the wicket played a little better in the second half. The key was to hold your shape when you play your shots, especially on these low and skiddy wickets. It's just about identifying certain bowlers at certain stages of the game."

Mujtaba: "If Karachi loses tomorrow and Peshawar wins they will jump from no 5 to no 2. Whatta comeback that would be"

Sarim Baig: "Thank You KP. For all the great hundreds to being Dhoni's first test wicket, you have been an absolute legend for the game, a great ambassador and role model for children. Happy to see you end it all in the PSL of all leagues " -- There's still a chance he'll play the first Qualifier in Dubai, but a lovely, heartfelt eulogy nonetheless. And also, Dhoni doesn't have any Test wickets - DRS ensured Pietersen got away!

11.43pm Islamabad have dominated this game from start to finish, and they win it with 10 balls to spare. Quetta probably know 147 was never going to be enough, particularly with the dew setting in and making things difficult for the team bowling second. There never seemed to be much of a wicket threat in Quetta's bowling either, and with JP Duminy holding the innings together, Islamabad were always around or above the asking rate. Another calm and power-packed cameo from Hussain Talat, too, to ensure there was no late drama.

18.2
6
Rahat Ali to Asif Ali, SIX runs, bang, Asif finishes it in style. Full, on leg stump, and he clears his front leg and sends another sweetly timed lofted hit soaring waaaaay over long-on
18.1
2
Rahat Ali to Asif Ali, 2 runs, digs in a bouncer, right at Asif's left shoulder, and he's late on the pull. Goes high in the air, but falls to ground beyond square leg, beyond the reach of Pietersen turning around and chasing back

Just seven to get now. Rahat continues.

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs | IU: 141/4 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 3.50)

  • Asif Ali10 (5b)
  • Hussain Talat28 (17b)
  • Mir Hamza4-0-27-1
  • Rahat Ali3-0-25-2
17.6
1
Mir Hamza to Asif Ali, 1 run, digs this in short and angles it across the right-hander. Extra bounce forces him off his feet as he tries to slash over point. Ends up hitting the high part of the bat and looping over the covers. Falls safely beyond the inner ring, though

Back over the wicket.

17.5
6
Mir Hamza to Asif Ali, SIX runs, and he serves one up right in his slot. Full, but not full enough to deny him elevation, and angling into off stump. Clears his front leg and swings cleanly through the line to clear the man at long-on

Round the wicket now to Asif.

17.4
1
Mir Hamza to Hussain Talat, 1 run, back of a length outside off. Goes for an angled-bat jab and ends up getting an inside-edge to short fine leg
17.3
1
Mir Hamza to Asif Ali, 1 run, length ball slanting across to a sixth-stump line. Takes a big step back into his own crease and slogs across the line, only manages a bottom edge down to fine leg

Islamabad Un 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13L RonchiJP Duminy
2nd45JP DuminyAD Hales
3rd27JP DuminyShadab Khan
4th44JP DuminyHussain Talat
5th20Asif AliHussain Talat

Pakistan Super League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
IU1073140.296
KK1054110.028
PZ1055100.464
QG1055100.312
MS10459-0.191
LQ10376-0.931