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Multan Sultans 150/8 (20 ov)
Islamabad United 151/7 (19.1 ov)
Islamabad United won by 3 wickets
Player of the match: Lewis Gregory
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Islamabad United win by 3 wickets

Man of the match: Lewis Gregory

Extraordinary game this! Was a tough tussle between the two sides and was extremely back and forth, but when the dust settled, it was the Islamabad United that emerged victorious. They'll savour this win and they were made to work hard for it by the Sultans. 

After electing to bowl first having won the toss, the United did extremely well to restrict the Sultans to a 150. It was an extremely stop-start innings for the Sultans and 150 was all they could muster despite a delightful 53-ball 71 from their skipper Mohammad Rizwan. 

It looked like an extremely straightforward chase for the United they got off to a steady start as well. Phil Salt was the first to fall of the two English openers. Interestingly, Shadab Khan, the United skipper, decided to promote himself up the order and walked in at No.3. The move, however, did not pay off as he was dismissed cheaply.  

The Sultans saw their opportunity and seized it as they picked up 4 more wickets in the span of the next 6 overs. The effort was led by Shahid Afridi who first outfoxed Alex Hales. Next, he managed to get rid of Asif Ali and also scored a direct hit to run Ifitikar out in the same over. That left the United reeling at 74-6 and they looked down and out. 

But a cameo from Faheem Ashraf and an extraordinary innings down the order from Lewis Gregory saved the day for the United. Gregory held his nerve and pounced on the opportunities he was given to see his side home. The 19th over from Sohail Tanvir went for 19 runs and that pretty much sealed the game for the United as it left them needing just 1 run off the last over. 

A wide off the very first ball of the 20th over ended up being the winning runs and that left Lewis Gregory stranded on 49. 

Right, that's all we've got for you today. Do stay tuned to Sportskeeda for all the latest news and updates from the world of sport. This is Anurag Hegde and Lavil Saldhana signing off. Goodbye and goodnight!  
19.1 Sohaibullah to Lewis Gregory, WIDE! Short length delivery on the line of the middle stump, Gregory shies away from the ball on that occasion as it goes over his head and the umpire calls it a wide. A pretty damp end to and exciting contest as Lewis Gregory stands stranded and unbeaten on 49*, taking his team home with a 3 wicket win
Extraordinary stuff from Lewis Gregory! He's turned this game on its head and now the Islamabad United need just 1 to win off the last over! 19 runs came off the previous over and the Sultans have choked! 
Over: 19 | Summary: 0 6 4 4 4 1 Bowler: Sohail Tanvir Score: 150/7
18.6 Sohail Tanvir to Lewis Gregory, length delivery on the line of the off stump, tapped away down the ground for a single to end the over
18.5 Sohail Tanvir to Lewis Gregory, HATTRICK OF FOURS! Full length delivery on the line of the off stumps and middle stump, Gregory flat bats the delivery down the ground and gets a cracking boundary, his third in a row
18.4 Sohail Tanvir to Lewis Gregory, FOUR MORE! Full length delivery going down the legside on that occasion, Gregory gives the ball a gentle flick of the wrists on that occasion and plays the ball behind square for a boundary
18.3 Sohail Tanvir to Lewis Gregory, FOUR! TWIST IN THE TALE HERE? Length delivery on the top of the off stump, Gregory gets on his backfoot in a flash on that occasion and cuts it fine past the backward point region for a cracking boundary. Tanvir is gawking at the backward-point fielder but that was a poor delivery!
18.2 Sohail Tanvir to Lewis Gregory, SIX! Back of a length delivery on that occasion, Gregory gets set on his feet on that occasion, pulls this one really hard and sends it all the way back in the stands for a maximum. 14 needed from 10 now!
18.1 Sohail Tanvir to Lewis Gregory, back of a length delivery on that occasion, the ball takes a little inside edge and drops just short of the keeper, no run
Still very gettable for the Islamabad United and Lewis Gregory. A couple of lusty blows and they'll be home. The Sultans have got to hold their nerve here, it's still their game to lose. United need 20 runs to win from 12 balls

Sohail Tanvir into the attack
Over: 18 | Summary: 1 0 1 0 2 1 Bowler: Carlos Brathwaite Score: 131/7
17.6 Carlos Brathwaite to Lewis Gregory, full-length delivery on the line of the off stump, played over the midwicket region on that occasion for a single to end the over and keep strike
17.5 Carlos Brathwaite to Lewis Gregory, length delivery on the line of the off stump, played away behind square on that occasion to get a quick brace on that occasion
17.4 Carlos Brathwaite to Lewis Gregory, back of a length delivery on that occasion, Gregory looked to come down the track on that occasion but misses the ball as it hits his ribs
17.3 Carlos Brathwaite to Zafar Gohar, full length delivery on the middle stump, tapped the ball past the bowler for a single on that occasion
17.2 Carlos Brathwaite to Zafar Gohar, back of a length delivery outside the line of the off stump, Gohar looked to play the ball away on the offside but the ball beats the batsman's outside edge
17.1 Carlos Brathwaite to Lewis Gregory, full length delivery angling down the legside, played away behind square for a single to start the over
The Islamabad United are still very much in the game. Lewis Gregory is going well at the moment and if he can carry on, this total doesn't look so daunting. Equation reads 25 runs of 18 balls
Over: 17 | Summary: 1 1 4 1 1 1 Bowler: Sohaibullah Score: 126/7
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