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Shadab 54, Munro 84 powered Islamabad United to chase 229 and qualify for playoffs

Islamabad United 232-7 (Colin Munro 84, Shadab Khan 54, Abbas Afridi 3-40) beating Multan Sultans 228-4 (Usman Khan 100*, Johnson Charles 42, Faheem Ashraf 2-32) by 3wickets

Unstoppable Usman Khan 

Usman’s second successive hundred flues in no gain as Islamabad united steel the show with Colin Munro and Shadab Khan storming in the batting. But Multan Sultans as usual retains the top spot. He is a very aggressive batter and had 2 centuries in the current HBL PSL 9.

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Colin Munro Classics

Shadab Khan and Colin Munro led Islamabad united to a historic and highest run chase of this season HBL PSL 9 as two times Pakistan Super League champions qualified for the playoffs in style on Sunday. Islamabad United is always a surprise in HBL PSL this is the only team with consistent foreign players like Colin Munro and Alex Hales.

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Colin Munro blistering 84 of just 40 balls following Shadab Khan’s majestic brilliance with the bat 54 of 31 balls and in the end comes the all-rounder performance of Pakistan star Imad Wasim unbeaten 30 with four and six in the last 2 balls to take Islamabad United over the line. United completed the target of 232-7 in a last league match. United finished 11 points in 10 games while the Sultans finished 12 points.

Shadab Khan won the toss and decided to field first due to overcast conditions, Usman Khan played aggressively 100 of just 50 balls and anchored Multan Sultans scoring 228 for the loss of 4 wickets. Usman smashed 15 fours and 3 sixes and made 2 important fifty runs partnerships with Johson Charles 42 and Iftikhar Ahmad 13. 

Islamabad United fumbled to Start

Islamabad fumbled start with the early departure of Alex Hales thick outside edge of David Wileys over as well as Agha Salman courtesy intelligent one-handed catch of Muhammad Ali. Islamabad United was completely derailed after this wicket, but Shadab Khan captain of United had other plans.

Shadab Khan & Colin Munro Partnership

Colin Munro and Shadab Khan put United’s run chase back on track with 141 runs partnership in front of league-best spin attack bowling like Usama Mir, who went expensive today with no wicket to his name and conceded 68 runs to his account along with Chris Jordan who takes only 1 wicket for 42 runs. 

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Nail Biting Finish in PSL

It was also a thriller, PSL 9 is the only league in the world that is most prominent for its last balls thrillers, you cannot guess the winner until the last ball of the second innings is bowled. Likewise yesterday it happened today as well. Every team is giving its level best to enter into the playoffs. There is tough competition between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings.

If Quetta Gladiators are in tonight’s game then Lahore Qalandars will knocked out of the Pakistan Super League as they’re not good at finishing the games in the final overs. Karachi Kings is now dependable on Lahore wins. If they lose even in the final ball both teams will be disqualified for the race of playoffs, and Quetta will be able to qualify for the playoffs after 4 years. 

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Shadab Khan who is struggling at the international level is performing brilliantly in HBL PSL 9 following Imad Wasim as well as Mohammad Rizwan of Multan Sultans had a couple of good knocks. But credit goes to Usman Khan star batter of Sultan is on the other planet with back-to-back hundreds this season.

He had also his maiden hundred in the last season of HBL PSL which is the fastest century by any batter in Pakistan Super League history in just 36 balls, unfortunately, due to lack of opportunity and liking and disliking in the national camp, he has decided not to play for Pakistan in future, rather he is focusing on playing for United States.

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