Team NewsMultan Sultans get back to winning ways with dominant victory over Islamabad United

February 26, 2019

Multan Sultans ended a three-game losing streak in style with a six-wicket victory over Islamabad United.

The win takes them off the foot of the table and above Lahore Qalandars and Karachi King into fourth.

A much improved bowling performance by Multan set up a relatively straightforward run-chase with Australian allrounder Dan Christian finishing with 3-11, while Junaid Khan continued his strong form despite failing to take any wickets this time, he went for just 11 runs off his three overs.

Having bowled Islamabad out for 122, with Mohammad Ilyas getting the vital wicket of New Zealand allrounder Luke Ronchi early on, James Vince and Umar Siddiq got Multan off to the perfect start.

The pair put on 54 runs for the first wicket, with Vince being dismissed by countryman Samit Patel having scored 28. The quick wicket of Johnson Charles in the next over could not unsettle the chase, however.

Siddiq kept his side on track, eventually falling for 46 off 44 with the Sultans needing just 23 runs off 28 balls.

Christian backed up a strong bowling performance with the bat, showing the sort of from that helped the Melbourne Renegades to the Big Bash title.

With captain Shoaib Malik playing a steady 23 off 32, Christian knocked off the remaining runs to give the Sultans a much-needed victory.