16th Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Feb 26 2019, Pakistan Super League
(18.1/20 ov, target 122)
Sultans won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Multan Sultans
• The Report by Peter Della Penna

Dan Christian's three-for lifts Multan Sultans out of last place

Umar Siddiq's patient 46 set a solid base for Multan Sultans in their chase of 122

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Scorecard summary
Islamabad United121(17.4 overs)
Luke Ronchi32 (16)
Asif Ali22 (12)
Multan Sultans122/4(18.1 overs)
Umar Siddiq46 (45)
James Vince28 (17)

11.11pm It's 11.11pm, and Multan Sultans win by 11 balls to spare. Handshakes between the two sides as the bottom-placed team make an upward surge. That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Join us tomorrow for the double header. Should make for an exciting contest. See you, and goodnight.

Faheem Ashraf to Christian, 2 runs
yorker on middle, and worked to deep midwicket. He wants the second run, and Multan Sultans win by six wickets!
end of over 187 runs
MS: 120/4CRR: 6.66 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 2 from 12b
Daniel Christian14 (8)
Shoaib Malik23 (32)
Rumman Raees3-0-19-1
Muhammad Musa4-0-43-1
Rumman Raees to Christian, 1 run
length ball, but wide outside off. cut away to deep point
Rumman Raees to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
full on middle, and slapped to cover
Rumman Raees to Christian, (no ball) 1 run
free hit coming up. Yorker on leg, and clipped to deep backward square. But front-foot no ball

Christian on strike. Just six to win. Will he got for the glory shot?

Rumman Raees to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
full on off, and bunted down the ground to wide long-on
Rumman Raees to Christian, 1 run
slower ball, full outside off, and tapped to point for a single.
Rumman Raees to Christian, no run
back of a length on middle, the slower ball. Christian looks to swat it towards the leg side, but misses

Muhammad Hilal: "As world cup is discussing here, why they are not playing with Asad shafiq in ODIs, he is good back foot player and showed his class on fast pitches he should be included. " -- think Pakistan have moved past him for white-ball cricket. But I did like his interview with Ramiz Raja where he says he wants to make a comeback. Don't see it happening though

Rumman Raees to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
length ball on middle, and punched to long-on. Gives Christian the strike
end of over 1712 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 113/4CRR: 6.64 • RRR: 3.00 • Need 9 from 18b
Daniel Christian11 (4)
Shoaib Malik20 (29)
Muhammad Musa4-0-43-1
Rumman Raees2-0-12-1
Muhammad Musa to Christian, FOUR runs
muscled! Full toss on middle again, but Christian displays all three stumps, before smacking a boundary over cover
Muhammad Musa to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
nearly a yorker on middle. Dug down to long on for a walking single
Muhammad Musa to Christian, 1 run
length ball on middle, and he backs away to cut to point

Abbas Khan : "Good fight by IU while defending a low total, just like India did earlier against Australia"

Muhammad Musa to Christian, SIX runs
Dan the man! Full on middle, and he clears his front leg before depositing a six over wide long on
Muhammad Musa to Christian, no run
full toss on middle, and punched to mid-off
Muhammad Musa to Evans, OUT
twist in the tale? Yorker on middle, and Evans has no chance!
LJ Evans b Muhammad Musa 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00
end of over 163 runs • 1 wicket
MS: 101/3CRR: 6.31 • RRR: 5.25 • Need 21 from 24b
Laurie Evans1 (3)
Shoaib Malik19 (28)
Rumman Raees2-0-12-1
Faheem Ashraf3-0-17-0

GOWHAR IQBAL: "I am afraid they might take it to the 20th over. Why wasn't Afridi promoted? Need some improvement in run rate to make it to top 4, don't they?"

Rumman Raees to Evans, 1 run
Rumman Raees to Evans, no run
around the wicket to Evans. Back of a length on off, and bunted off the back foot
Rumman Raees to Evans, no run
full on off, and defended off the front foot

Arslan Satti: "You guys have jinxed Umar Siddiq from his 50!"

Rumman Raees to Shoaib Malik, 1 run
length ball on off, and worked away to deep midwicket. Hundred up

Laurie Evans.

Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossMultan Sultans , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League 2019
Player Of The Match
Daniel Christian
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20
Match days26 February 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Richard Illingworth
Ahsan Raza
TV Umpire
Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsMultan Sultans 2, Islamabad United 0