Hussain Talat inspires Islamabad to victory over Multan

Left-handed batsman scores unbeatean 48 to guide team past 114-run target

Abdul Majid February 25, 2018

Left-handed batsman Hussain Talat scored unbeaten 44 to inspire Islamabad United to their first victory in the third edition of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).

Islamabad asked opponents Multan Sultans to bat first who bundled out for 113 with one ball remaining in the 20 overs.

In their reply, Islamabad were struck by Imran Tahir's fury, who bagged figures of 4-1-19-3, but Talat made sure he stuck on the crease.

His persistence was enough to take Islamabad past the finish line with five wickets in hand and 14 balls remaining.

This was Sultans' first loss in three matches, while Islamabad have won one and lost one match in their PSL3 campaign until now.

Islamabad United: 117-5 (17.4)

FOUR! Hussain Talat removes his helmet and kisses it to celebrate victory.

Junaid Khan.

Islamabad United: 112-5 (17)

14 runs off the over.

SIXx2! Hussain Talat has the licence and he delivers — clears the boundary over long off and square leg.

Sohail Tanvir.

Islamabad United: 98-5 (16)

Twelve runs from Shoaib Malik's over courtesy a SIX by Hussain Talat.

Islamabad United: 86-5 (15)

FOUR! on the last ball of such a splendid spell. Tahir finishes with 4-1-19-3.

Imran Tahir in for his last over.

Islamabad United: 78-5 (14)

Two from the over.

Malik again.

Islamabad United: 76-5 (13)

Only four from the over.

Mohammad Irfan has the ball now.

Islamabad United: 72-5 (12)

Expensive over after Imran Tahir's breathtaking wickets.

Captain Shoaib Malik brings himself on for a quick over.

Islamabad United: 63-5 (11)

TWO in TWO! Sanga takes an edge behind the stumps, while Russell is deceived by the wrong'un to be given LBW.

Imran Tahir.

Islamabad United: 63-3 (10)

FOUR! Driven straight past mid off by Hussain Talat.

Junaid Khan.

Islamabad United: 58-3 (9)

Four off the over.

Mohammad Irfan.

Islamabad United: 54-3 (8)

FOUR! Towards midwicket by Hussain Talat.

OUT! Three down for Islamabad. Walton caught by Shahzad.

Junaid Khan.

Islamabad United: 45-2 (7)

Six off his over courtesy a FOUR by Asif Ali.

Imran Tahir again.

Islamabad United: 38-2 (6)

Just a single from his over.

Hat-trick hero in the last match Junaid Khan bowls.

Islamabad United: 38-2 (5)

FOUR and OUT! Sahibzada Farhan's (9) cameo ends.

Imran Tahir introduced into the attack.

Islamabad United: 33-1 (4)

FOUR! Walton glances one down to fine leg.

FOUR! Sahibzada Farhan drives one towards midwicket.

Sohail Tanvir.

Islamabad United: 24-1 (3)

FOURx2! Walton gives Islamabad the much-needed quick start.

Irfan in for his second.

Islamabad United: 11-1 (2)

Goes for six courtesy a FOUR by Walton.

Sohail Tanvir.

Islamabad United: 5-1 (1)

Luke Ronchi dismissed by Mohammad Irfan in the very first over. Good start from Islamabad.

Innings break

MS: 113 all out (19.5)

RUN OUT! Mohammad Irfan tries to take two, fails. Junaid run out.

BOWLED! Imran Tahir's leg stump knocked over.

Rumman Raees to bowl the last over.

MS: 109-8 (19)

RUN OUT! Sohail Tanvir walks.

Mohammad Sami bowls the penultimate over.

MS: 105-7 (18)

BOWLED! Saif Badar cleaned up.

Rumman Raees.

MS: 101-6 (17)

OUT! Malik departs.

Andre Russell.

MS: 95-5 (16)

Seven runs off the over.

Faheem Ashraf now.

MS: 88-5 (15)

LBW! Russell makes a dramatic comeback with a cutter directed towards Pollard's legs.

FOUR, SIX and FOUR! Pollard boasting his willow-wielding skills.

Russell to Pollard.

MS: 71-4 (14)

SIX! Camera pans to Sania Mirza, Shadab bowls, Shoaib Malik dances forward and dispatches it over long on. Sania acknowledges Malik's shot. Hollywood moment!

Shadab again.

MS: 61-4 (13)

Andre Russell. Goes for seven runs.

MS: 47-4 (12)

Seven off the over.

Shadab introduced into the attack.

MS: 47-4 (11)

Five off the over. Good debut spell by the English pacer, 4-0-14-1.

Finn in for his fourth and last over.

MS: 42-4 (10)

FOUR! Pollard goes past mid on. Multan need a lot of those.

Faheem Ashraf.

MS: 34-4 (9)

OUT! Finn aggravates Multan's problems. Ahmad Shahzad caught at square leg after scoring just 11 off 24 balls.

Multan are in serious trouble and Islamabad have given the ball to Finn to bowl his third over.

MS: 30-3 (8)

Three runs off his over.

All-rounder Faheem Ashraf asked to bowl.

MS: 27-3 (7)

Steven Finn goes for only three in his second over.

MS: 24-3 (6)

OUT! Sohaib Maqsood it is. Sami gets his second.

Sami in for his third.

MS: 17-2 (5)

Goes for only three in his over.

England pacer Steven Finn makes his PSL debut.

MS: 15-2 (4)

Sami again.

MS: 9-1 (3)

OUT! Kumar Sangakkara (6 off 5) is caught by Asif Ali.

Rumman runs in.

MS: 8-0 (2)

Mohammad Sami joins Rumman as the new ball bowler.

MS: 5-0 (1)

DROPPED! Asif Ali at second slip spills Sanga. You don't give this guy chances.

FOUR! Sanga shows class. Guides a wide delivery through cover point.

Rumman Raees to bowl to Kumar Sangakkara first up.

Toss: Islamabad will bowl first but rain has delayed the start of the match.

Meanwhile, you can ready what Multan captain Shoaib Malik told The Express Tribune before the match against Islamabad.

Malik confident as Multan take on Islamabad