These are the only two unbeaten teams left in the competition and one of them is going to lose that status tonight.
The only match Islamabad have played so far was against Peshawar Zalmi and they ended up winning easily by nine wickets and 25 balls to spare.
Their local bowling stars namely Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan aka the Roti Gang did well to restrict Zalmi to just 168 runs. Then, a 112-run opening stand between Paul Stirling and Alex Hales killed the game.
While their front two are absolutely scare, Islamabad’s middle order has a few names that can have reliability issues at times.
Three matches and three wins for Multan Sultans means that their title defence could not be going any better. They’ve already opened up a four-point gap up top and again look the best team in the competition.
Their last win, one over Quetta Gladiators, was a close one though. Having set a 175-run target, Quetta needed just eight runs off six balls but a superb final over by David Willey somehow got them the win.
Earlier, Shan Masood had scored 88 to offset a rare failure for Mohammad Rizwan, who was out for a duck. Masood, not considered a T20 batter for the longest period, is now silencing his critics.
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