yorker length, on leg stump. Hits the boot and rolls away and they pinch a single. But not out given and Sultans go for the review cause why not. This is pitching on middle, but impact is outside leg and therefore United have won it. The TV umpire is checking for the run out too, but United and Sultans are certain that the chasing team has won this. United win by four wickets
Mohammad Wasim is the player of the match "I'm very thrilled to perform at such a big stage," he says. "Our captain motivates us very well." Says he's going to give the PKR 750,000 he gets for this award to charity.
Shadab Khan lauds Wasim's effort. "He went for runs in the first over but as a captain, you have to trust an emerging player who's keen to prove himself. It's satisfying to see it pay off.
"We'll try to correct some of the little mistakes we made and ensure we don't do that the next time we play Multan Sultans. They're playing such good cricket, and they've won four on the trot. Whoever keeps their nerve in the pressure moments goes through."
Rizwan, losing captain: "We lost, but a captain wants their players to fight till the end, and that's all I can ask for. Yes we lost wickets but we came with positive intent, so it happened. The momentum got lost, credit to their bowlers. The numbers on the chair that the coaches give are "suggestions" what they give. But the decision is mine on what strategy we eventually go with. What they are giving is ideas."
2.12am So it's three minutes to 2.15am in the UAE, and we finally have a winner. United end the league stage with another win, taking them to eight victories in ten matches. Multan Sultans, although they lost today, have absolutely dominated the UAE phase of the tournament and have moved from fifth to second since the tournament restarted.
What's most impressive for United is that they won despite resting three big players: Khawaja, Munro and Ali. And good return into the XI for Shadab and Faheem after missing a few matches.
short ball, and pulled to deep midwicket. Two fielders in the deep congregate to cut the boundary but two makes it a tie
Three off four.
Dhani takes a great catch! Short ball, on leg. Swivels to pull, and he mistimes a flick that goes in the air. Fine leg runs in and slide across the ground, and is there a twist in here? Muzarabani delighted with Dahani's effort
Three off five.
back of a length, angling in. And he wants to play it late to third man, instead ends up edging it in that direction
yes they need four off six balls to win, United. Short ball angling across, and no connection made
Is this going into the final over?
back of a length, and he mistimes the pull. Goes just over the fielder at square leg though
good length, outside off stump. Slashes at it, and it takes an edge to third man
back of a length, just outside off. Cuts it fine to third man
Can Dahani get one more wicket to set the cat among the pigeons? He has the skills. And he's taking his time every ball
full on off. Goes deep in his crease and clips a shot to wide long on
full and wide, and cut to point. Starts with a dot
Eight to win.
A dangerous looking spell from Qadir comes to an end. Some amazing turn in both directions from him. He sure does give the ball a rip. This length ball to end his spell is flicked to deep midwicket
good length on off. Legbreak turns sharply. He drags a shot to long on for one
pearler! Good length on middle, and the legbreak turns across the bat, and nearly clips off stump!
through him! Good length ball on off, and that's zipped right through! King did not read that at all. Qadir enjoyed that!
full on leg stump. Wants to slog sweep but misses. Hits the back leg, but impact is outside leg stump
Umair Nisar: "Sohail Khan is bowling 17th over not Dahani" -- Thank you. That's been fixed. Apologies
full on leg stump. Flicked to deep midwicket
good length, on middle and leg. Slower ball though, and King nearly chops it onto his stumps
King plays at Guyana Amazon Warriors in the CPL. His United coach Johan Botha is a coach at Amazon Warrior too
back of a length, on off. Wants to pull but misses
Not many runs for King to make a proper impact, so he's going to try and entertain people and also send a message to the United camp
good length, outside off. He backs away, makes room, and baseball swings a shot. Enough to go over mid off, and that just races away thereafter
around the stumps. Good length, outside off. Mistimed bunt to long on
|Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Toss||Islamabad United, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||19 June 2021 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Islamabad United 2, Multan Sultans 0|