PSL Qualifier: Luke Ronchi powers Islamabad United into final

first_imgLuke Ronchi continued to enjoy his golden run in the Pakistan Super League as his blazing innings fired Islamabad United into the final of the T20 tournament.Chasing a 155 for a win in the Qualifier against Karachi Kings on Sunday, Ronchi blasted an unbeaten 94 off only 39 balls as Islamabad United overhauled the victory target with 8 wickets and 45 balls remaining.Islamabad were off to a brilliant start with Ronchi and Sahibzada Farhan (29 off 18) taking the Karachi bowlers to cleaners. The duo toyed with the Karachi attack with the likes of Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan and Tymal Mills getting battered.Rampant Ronchi is our Man of the Match as well as the new owner of #HanifMohammadCap#HBLPSL #DilSeJaanLagaDe #IUvKK pic.twitter.com/mOezZAwVDhPakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 18, 2018The openers put on 91 runs for the first wicket in 7 overs before Farhan was caught by Shahid Afridi off Mills.But that did not deter Ronchi from taking on the bowlers and he kept hitting the boundaries in his breathtaking innings which was studded with 12 fours and 5 sixes.Earlier, batting first, Karachi Kings rode on Colin Ingram’s unbeaten 68 off 39 balls and Joe Denly’s 51 off 46 deliveries to post 154/4 from their 20 overs.Islamabad pacer Mohammad Sami was the best bowler on the night with his 2/20 while Amad Butt and Faheem Ashraf also got one wicket each.Samit Patel scores the match-winning four for Islamabad United!Watch ball by ball highlights at https://t.co/k7QtEM3zOf#IUvKK #HBLPSL #PSL2018 @_cricingif pic.twitter.com/JVkGP1QEPQPakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 18, 2018advertisementlast_img read more