Munro 84, Shadab 54 power Islamabad United to 229 chase and playoffs spot

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Islamabad United 232 for 7 (Munro 84, Shadab 54, Afridi 3-40) beat Multan Sultans 228 for 4 (Usman 100*, Charles 42, Ashraf 2-32) by three wickets

Colin Munro and captain Shadab Khan led Islamabad United’s epic run chase against table-toppers Multan Sultans in the PSL, as the two-time champions qualified for the playoffs on Sunday.

Munro smashed 84 off 40 balls and Shadab added 54 off 31 balls before Imad Wasim made a crucial unbeaten 30 to propel Islamabad to 232 for 7 for a three-wicket win in its last league game. United finished with 11 points from ten games, while Sultans retain top spot with 12 points and a game in hand.

Earlier, Usman Khan posted his second successive century in the tournament, as his unbeaten 100 off 50 balls anchored Multan to 228 for 4 after Shadab won the toss and elected to field under overcast conditions.

Usman smashed 15 fours and three sixes in his dominant knock as he shared two solid half-century stands with Johnson Charles (42) and Iftikhar Ahmed (13).

United had a bumpy start when David Willey found the thick outside edge of Alex Hales’ bat, and fast bowler Mohammad Ali (2 for 44) snapped a brilliant one-handed return catch to dismiss Agha Salman.

Munro and Shadab then put the chase back on track with a 141-run stand as they countercharged against the tournament’s leading wicket-taker Usama Mir (0 for 68) and Chris Jordan (1 for 42).



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