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PSL3: United Beat Sultans By 33 Runs

Sharjah (March 14, 2018): Islamabad United qualify for PSL 2018 play-offs with 33-run win over Multan Sultans tonight.

Islamabad United secured the playoff spot of Pakistan Super League after its 33-run win over Multan Sultans in the 25th match of the tournament on Tuesday.Sultans were all-out on 152 runs in the chase of 186 runs. Luke Ronchi and Alex Hales played a stellar role in taking United to 185. The bowlers, led by Samit Patel and Faheem Ashraf neutralised Multan Sultans’ batting line-up to help cruise. But the top-order batsman Pollard with his 73-run innings hindered United’s ride towards the finish line, before getting dismissed by Muhammad Sami.

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Luke Ronchi and Alex Hales powered Multan Sultans to post a 186-run target against Islamabad United on Tuesday.

 Maintaining his fiery form, Ronchi cemented solid basis for the United to reach a high-scoring total as he scored his third half-century in the tournament. The Kiwi batsman was well assisted by Alex Hales and middle-order batsmen, Asif Ali and Hussain Talat.

Umar Gul took two and Imran Tahir took one wicket for United.

Spinner Samit Patel gave an ideal start to United as he bowled a double-wicket over by striking down Kumar Sangakkara and Saif Badar.

 All-rounder Faheem Ashraf and Amad Butt ended innings of Ahmed Shehzad and Sohaib Maqsood respectively, while Shadab Khan dismissed Sultans’ skipper Malik.

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