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6th Match (D/N), Dubai, Feb 25 2018, Pakistan Super League
(17.4/20 ov, target 114)117/5
United won by 5 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
player of the match
Hussain Talat
Islamabad United
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• The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Talat's cameo carries Islamabad home in low-scorer

Islamabad's seamers did most of the damage under cloudy skies, limiting the Multan Sultans to 113, setting up their first win of the tournament

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Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Multan Sultans113/10(19.5 overs)
Islamabad United117/5(17.4 overs)

7.20pm At 63 for 5 in 10.3 overs, when Tahir was on a hat-trick, Islamabad were in danger of coming up short in their slim chase of 114. Twenty-two-year-old Talat, however, absorbed the pressure and led his team home with a sensational 34-ball 48 not out. He showed nifty footwork against the spinners and hit out against the seamers. He found decent support from Ashraf as Islamabad wrapped up their first win with five wickets and 14 balls to spare. Talat is the Player of the Match. Thanks for reading. Goodbye and good night for now

17.4
4
Junaid to Talat, FOUR runs

Talat wins it for Islamabad United. He eases the helmet off the head, thumps his back, and kisses the helmet in celebration. He puts Islamabad on board and consigns Multan to their first loss. He ventures away outside leg stump and disdainfully clubs it over backward point to wrap up things

Samad: "Yeh cheez... Hussain Talat, love you mate."

17.3
1
Junaid to Faheem, 1 run

full and skidding into leg stump, tickled off the pads through backward square leg

17.2
Junaid to Faheem, no run

short and cramps the batsman for room, nudged to midwicket

Mansoor Ali kha: "Shots from classy left handed batsmen are always delightful to watch "

17.1
Junaid to Faheem, no run

short and angling away outside off from round the wicket, jabbed to backward point

Islamabad need just two runs to close it out

end of over 1714 runs
IU: 112/5CRR: 6.58 RRR: 0.67 • Need 2 from 18b
Hussain Talat44 (33)
Faheem Ashraf11 (17)
Sohail Tanvir3-0-28-0
Shoaib Malik3-0-22-0
16.6
Tanvir to Talat, no run

slower bouncer just outside off, Talat ventures outside leg, swings and does not make contact

16.5
6
Tanvir to Talat, SIX runs

Talat clears the boundary, again! Short and outside off, he picks up the length quickly. He swivels on the back foot and middles a pull over the square leg boundary

Rao Ali: "Hussain Talat rocks ..." --- He sure does

16.4
1
Tanvir to Faheem, 1 run

short on off, flat-batted down the ground for one

16.3
1
Tanvir to Talat, 1 run

short-armed off the hips to deep square leg

Talat's blows power Islamabad ahead

16.2
6
Tanvir to Talat, SIX runs

Talat surges down the track again, this time he hoists it straighter. He meets a length ball outside off, extends his hands, and sends the ball soaring over the long-off boundary

16.1
Tanvir to Talat, no run

back of a length and outside off, chopped to backward point

end of over 1612 runs
IU: 98/5CRR: 6.12 RRR: 4.00 • Need 16 from 24b
Hussain Talat31 (28)
Faheem Ashraf10 (16)
Shoaib Malik3-0-22-0
Imran Tahir4-1-19-3
15.6
1
Malik to Talat, 1 run

Talat steps out, shorter on off, stabbed to point

15.5
6
Malik to Talat, SIX runs

quicker offbreak outside off, Talat charges out with purpose and launches it over extra cover. This goes all the way

15.4
2
Malik to Talat, 2 runs

on a length and outside off, steps out and swings to deep cover

15.3
Malik to Talat, no run

yorker on middle, dug out

15.2
1
Malik to Faheem, 1 run

short on off, worked away behind square to short fine leg

15.1
2
Malik to Faheem, 2 runs

tossed up at off and spins away, slices a drive in the air but to the left of backward point

end of over 158 runs
IU: 86/5CRR: 5.73 RRR: 5.60 • Need 28 from 30b
Hussain Talat22 (24)
Faheem Ashraf7 (14)
Imran Tahir4-1-19-3
Shoaib Malik2-0-10-0
14.6
4
Tahir to Talat, FOUR runs

dragged short and attached with plenty of width outside off, cracked in the gap between backward point and short third man

14.5
Tahir to Talat, no run

on a length and outside off, straightens and moves past the outside edge

14.4
1
Tahir to Faheem, 1 run

dragged down outside off, flat-batted back to Tahir, the ball bursts out of the bowler's hands

hammad: "This could be the make or break over "

14.3
1
Tahir to Talat, 1 run

short, wide, cut to sweeper cover off the back foot

Best performances - batsmen
Hussain Talat
48 runs (34)
4 fours
3 sixes
Control74%
Productive shot
off drive
16 runs
1 four
2 sixes
0091071165
Shoaib Malik portrait
Shoaib Malik
35 runs (36)
0 four
2 sixes
Control86%
Productive shot
flick
12 runs
0 four
1 six
421620812
Best performances - bowlers
Rumman Raees portrait
Rumman Raees
O
3.5
M
0
R
14
W
3
ECO
3.65
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Imran Tahir portrait
Imran Tahir
O
4
M
1
R
19
W
3
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossIslamabad United, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Hussain Talat
Hussain Talat
Match days25 February 2018 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Ranmore Martinesz
Pakistan Image
Rashid Riaz
Reserve Umpire
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Khalid Mahmood
PointsIslamabad United 2, Multan Sultans 0