18th Match (D/N), Dubai (DSC), Mar 8 2018, Pakistan Super League
(17.4/20 ov)164/4
United won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
77 (41)

6.50pm Lahore fall to their eighth successive loss - and sixth this season. What went wrong for them this evening? They were about 20-30 runs short on a good batting pitch. Instead of sending Baz or Narine at No. 4, they sent Ramdin, and he laboured to 9 off 20 balls. Baz smashed 33 off 12 balls in the death overs, but it isn't enough to keep Lahore alive in the tournament.

Ronchi launched Islamabad's chase with a rollicking 22-ball fifty - the joint fastest in the PSL. He holed out with his side 13 away from victory, but Misbah and Farhan confirmed the win with six wickets and 14 balls to spare. This means Islamabad move to second on the points table.

Ronchi (who else?) is the Player of the Match: It is going well at the moment and hopefully it continues. I am a quiet person, I just went for it. I enjoy facing spin - Yasir and Narine all these guys. I try to be as instinctive as possible. If I go on with a clear mind, things go well.

McCullum: We bowled really poorly and pretty disappointed with the bowling performance. We did well with the bat and Devcich was hungry. Young guys might get an opportunity with us out of the contention. Ultimately as captain, you are responsible for the performances. I have done what I have done with other teams as captain but it has not resonated.

Misbah: Good comeback from the bowlers. In the first ten overs, Lahore were scoring well. It becomes easy with Ronchi playing that way. Shadab has good technique and can bat at No.3. Those are qualities which can make him play anywhere. They were bowling a lot of spin, and he was good at it.

That's a wrap of this game. Thanks for tuning in. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off.

Sam: "Lahore need a full reboot, maybe change the skipper as well. They are really good team on paper but sometimes decision making comes short and sometimes execution. Sending Ramdin ahead of Baz or Naraine is truly head scratching move..."

Imran Khan to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

pitched up and outside off, Farhan reaches out for the ball with his hands and skies it over mid-off to seal Islamabad's six-wicket win

The field has been whisked in

Imran Khan to Misbah, 1 run

full-toss outside off, forced to long-off

Imran Khan to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

full and outside off, sliced between short third man and backward point

Imran Khan to Misbah, 1 run

middle-stump full-toss, whipped to deep square leg

end of over 179 runs
IU: 160/4CRR: 9.41 RRR: 1.33
Misbah-ul-Haq10 (16)
Sahibzada Farhan1 (2)
Sohail Khan 3-0-29-0
Sunil Narine 4-0-28-3

Shen: "Watching Misbah play a T20 is as painful as watching Inzimam-ul-Haq play for Lahore Badshahs back in the days"

Sohail Khan to Misbah, 1 leg bye

slower offcutter, comes back in, and hits the pad outside the line. They sneak in a leg bye. Lahore review - only they know why - impact outside the line and missing off stump to boot

Sohail Khan to Misbah, no run

back of a length and just a shade outside off, defended back

Shabaib Abdulla: "Islamabad should win the match as soon as posible as at the end of the group stage NRR will play a vital role"

Sohail Khan to Misbah, 2 runs

short, wide, flayed away to the right of third man

Sohail Khan to Misbah, FOUR runs

Misbah gets inside the line of this short ball and tickles it fine of long leg for four

Sohail Khan to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

now it's Farhan's turn to pull between deep midwicket and long-on

Sohail Khan to Misbah, 1 run

short and outside off, pulled along the ground to deep midwicket