Player of the Match
Player of the Match

11.03pm Islamabad United move up to second place with their third win, which was built around a solid all-round bowling performance first up (headlined by Faheem Ashraf's 3 for 26) and finished off by Luke Ronchi's 67 not out, as well as Samit Patel's quickfire 45. Ronchi is Player of the Match for his innings. I hope you've enjoyed the coverage. Until next time, goodbye!

Isaac Marshall: "Hahahaha, maybe next time for Zia"

Abhijato: "It's been a mixed day for the Crystal Ball, but it's ending predictions about that mini crisis in the middle satisfies me! It's been another pleasent day of cricket, Mr Brickhill!"

Faisal: "The KING is back.Luke Ronchi is topping the batting chart again."

16.1
4
Awais Zia to Patel, FOUR runs, crunched through cover, and that's that

Here's Zia, who didn't take a 10-fer

END OF OVER:
16 | 14 Runs | IU: 143/3 (1 run required from 24 balls, RR: 8.93, RRR: 0.25)

  • Samit Patel41 (29b)
  • Luke Ronchi67 (35b)
  • Colin Munro1-0-4-0
  • Aamer Yamin2-0-19-0
15.6
1
Munro to Patel, 1 run, Samit skips out and keeps the strike with a push to cover

Danish Wahab : "@Saran.... bro you have one left with Sir. Viv's Quetta.... who are not ready to lose anything before the Final"

15.5
0
Munro to Patel, no run, Munro hits a length with a lower ball at 100km/h, Samit nudges to midwicket
15.4
0
Munro to Patel, no run, change of pace, slower ball and it's defended back to him
15.3
1
Munro to Ronchi, 1 run, full bunger, driven out to long off

A-Mac: "Long day for you Liam, how are the fingers holding up?" -- Ja, not bad hey

15.2
1
Munro to Patel, 1 run, nope, just the single, flicked down to fine leg

Can Samit end it with one shot?

15.1
1
Munro to Ronchi, 1 run, on a length, outside off, and Ronchi taps him to cover for one

END OF OVER:
15 | 10 Runs | IU: 139/3 (5 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 9.26, RRR: 1.00)

  • Luke Ronchi65 (33b)
  • Samit Patel39 (25b)
  • Aamer Yamin2-0-19-0
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-35-0

And on that note, bizarrely, they'll take a timeout. Islamabad need just another 5 to win.

Mohammad Saleem: "Sad for not seeing Ronchi in his national side. Good talent since previous PSL season. "

Sarfraz: "What is the meaning of white flag.?" -- Traditionally, surrender.

Salman: "Papers in PSL...Cricinfo at mobile and preparing paper on laptop...Double Header going on"

14.6
1
Aamer Yamin to Ronchi, 1 run, driven out to deep cover, and he'll keep the strike
14.5
1
Aamer Yamin to Patel, 1 run, short, and it's pulled out to fine leg, on the bounce

Saran Hassan: "Ladies and gentlemen,here we come,find our mojo back #UnitedWeWin"

14.4
0
Aamer Yamin to Patel, no run,
14.3
4
Aamer Yamin to Patel, FOUR runs, four more! Samit stands up tall and thunders a backfoot slap through cover, bringing up the fifty stand

Danish Wahab : "Liam......Tomorrow all PSL teams will complete half of their fixtures and then along with it their's India vs Australia in the first T20..... bring your seatbelt with you bro" -- Phew!

14.2
4
Aamer Yamin to Patel, FOUR runs, a scything cut sends the ball bouncing out to deep point! Too short, too wide and Samit puts it away
14.1
0
Aamer Yamin to Patel, no run, on a length, pressed back to the bowler

Dr. Haroon spotted something on the broadcast: "Dean Jones waving white flag. Would you guys consider it funny, rude or humiliating?? I'd consider it rude. "

END OF OVER:
14 | 13 Runs | IU: 129/3 (15 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 9.21, RRR: 2.50)

  • Luke Ronchi64 (32b)
  • Samit Patel30 (20b)
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-35-0
  • Usman Shinwari2-0-29-0
13.6
4
Mohammad Amir to Ronchi, FOUR runs, ramped down to third man! Short ball from Amir, Ronchi waits on it, holds his hands high and ramps it over the keeper

ShehryarAhmed: "After this match IU will learn that samit is a proper all rounder. He should not be batting as a tail ender. That's not his role"

13.5
0
Mohammad Amir to Ronchi, no run, a bottom edged drive goes through to the keeper, on a couple of bounces
13.4
4
Mohammad Amir to Ronchi, FOUR runs, Amir gifts him a full toss, and Ronchi slams it down the ground!
13.3
4
Mohammad Amir to Ronchi, FOUR runs, pulled down to fine leg, Shinwari runs right over it down there and it's four more
13.2
1
Mohammad Amir to Patel, 1 run, dabbed down to third man for one
13.1
0
Mohammad Amir to Patel, no run, Amir starts on a length, just outside off, and Samit pushes defensively to cover

Naveed Mufti: "KK bring in their quickie with least probability of breakthrough and paid for it. "

END OF OVER:
13 | 15 Runs | IU: 116/3 (28 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.92, RRR: 4.00)

  • Samit Patel29 (18b)
  • Luke Ronchi52 (28b)
  • Usman Shinwari2-0-29-0
  • Umer Khan4-0-25-0
12.6
1
Usman Shinwari to Patel, 1 run, chipped into the leg field, he didn't quite get hold of this one

Danish Wahab : "Liam.... you can't certainly tell what will happen next in PSL coz its associated with PAKISTAN..... let alone the guessing "

12.5
6
Usman Shinwari to Patel, SIX runs, over wide long on! Length again from Shinwari, and Samit opens his stance and lofts it cleanly over the boundary
12.4
4
Usman Shinwari to Patel, FOUR runs, short again, pulled up and over mid on! Samit Patel is swiftly taking this game away
12.3
0
Usman Shinwari to Patel, no run, big swing outside off, but he misses the ball

Islamabad Un 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5L RonchiCS Delport
2nd80L RonchiSahibzada Farhan
3rd0L RonchiHussain Talat
4th62L RonchiSR Patel

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PZ1073140.828
QG1073140.376
IU1055100.127
KK105510-0.673
MS103760.173
LQ10376-0.837