DUBAI: Islamabad United restricted Multan Sultans to 113 as the ball swung in Dubai following light rain.
Coming into the chase, Islamabad lost Luke Ronchi for a three-ball duck off a beautiful delivery by Mohammad Irfan.
Rumman Raees, standing in as captain in place of injured Misbah, removed Kumar Sangakkara early after winning the toss and opting to bowl first.
Mohammad Sami dismissed D Bravo for 6, as Multan struggled at 15-2.
Sohaib Maqsood didn’t stand a chance either, and was cleaned up for 1.
Multan lost their fourth wicket at 31 in the ninth over, as Ahmed Shehzad was caught off Steven Finn for 11.
Kieron Pollard showed some resistance with his quick 28 runs, but was LBWed by Andre Russell.
Shoaib Malik departed after hitting much-needed 35 runs, leaving Multan at 95-6 (16.2 ov).
Youngster Saif Badar was clean bowled by Rumman for 8.
Sohail Tanvir was run out off a direct throw by Mohammad Sami.
Rumman then sent Imran Tahir’s stumps flying.
Multan’s last wicket fell after a precise run out by Asif Ali, as the team was folded for 113.
Head coach: Tom Moody
Captain: Shoaib Malik
Squad: Shoaib Malik (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Darren Bravo, Abdullah Shafique, Saif Badar, Nicholas Pooran, Kumar Sangakkara, Sohaib Maqsood, Kashif Bhatti, Shan Masood, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Abbas, Umar Siddiq, Ross Whiteley, Imran Tahir, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Hardus Viljoen
Head coach: Dean Jones
Squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Mohammad Hasan, Chadwick Walton, Rohail Nazir, Luke Ronchi, Amad Butt, JP Duminy, Hussain Talat, Samit Patel, Andre Russell, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Samuel Badree, Steven Finn, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Zafar Gohar