Islamabad United held their nerves in a record-breaking game against Peshawar Zalmi to crush the Wahab Riaz-drove side by 16 runs in match number 26 of the Pakistan Super League’s 6th version at the Sheik Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The Zalmi were pursuing a 248-run target set by United in a high-scoring game.
Peshawar lost Hazratullah Zazai and Imam ul Haq from the get-go in their pursuit. Both the batsmen were excused off Akif Javed’s bowling and were gotten by Hasan Ali. Kamran Akmal hit 53 off 31 balls to keep Zalmi in the game yet the run-rate pressure cost him his wicket. Akmal was gotten by Iftikhar Ahmed after he attempted to hit Hussain Talat for a six from the last chunk of the 10th over.
In the twelfth over, Akif Javed excused Rovman Powell to take his third wicket of the match and put Peshawar four down. While Shoaib Malik finished his 50 years in the following over off 26 balls. In the equivalent over, Sherfane Rutherford hit four continuous sixes off Zafar Gohar to take Peshawar past 150.
Rutherford, who was demonstrating perilous, was excused off the last wad of the fifteenth over by Hasan Ali. He had left in the wake of making an 8-ball 29. Notwithstanding, United realized that they need to eliminate Malik and limit his power-hitting on the off chance that they needed to dominate the match.
In the seventeenth over, Talat excused Malik to shift the game in support of Islamabad. Usman Khawaja at that point gave the eighteenth over to Zafar Gohar, and Wahab Riaz and Umaid Asif scammed him. In his over, Peshawar Zalmi additionally went past 200 runs.
Gohar’s over parted with 19 runs and put Peshawar 38 runs low on the objective. The second last over of the game was given to Hasan Ali that expense 15 runs. The exorbitant overs implied that Peshawar required 23 off the last 6 balls.
The last over of the game was given to Islamabad’s best bowler Akif Javed. What’s more, the young person effectively safeguarded the all out to give United a 16-run prevail upon Zalmi. Peshawar finished their innings with 232/6, making it the third-most noteworthy absolute in PSL’s set of experiences.
Islamabad United’s Innings
Prior, Usman Khawaja’s century helped United post 247 runs, making it the most elevated absolute in PSL’s set of experiences. Openers Colin Munro and Khawaja set the vibe ahead of schedule for United and took Islamabad to 98 runs before Munro was spotlessly bowled by Shoaib Malik during the tenth over.
Joined were 99//1 toward the finish of the 10 overs and Zalmi were trusting that the wicket would help them moderate the speed of Islamabad’s runs. In any case, Asif Ali, who was sent in right on time, accepted the open door given by the openers and crushed 14-ball 43 preceding being excused in the thirteenth over.
Asif’s barrage was deadly to the point that United had the option to reach 150 in the fourteenth over. Also, in the eighteenth over they finished their 200 runs. After Asif’s excusal, United sent Brandon King to proceed with the charge against Zalmi. Ruler’s 22-ball 46 offered brilliant help to Khawaja who finished his century in the last over of the innings.
The Australian finished the innings with 105 not out. While Malik and Sameen Gul were the solitary wicket-takers for Peshawar. Prior, Zalmi skipper Wahab Riaz won the throw and picked to bowl first against table-clinchers Islamabad.
Islamabad United: Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja (capt), Brandon King, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Muhammad Akhlaq (wk), Hasan Ali, Zafar Gohar, Fawad Ahmed, Akif Javed
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Abrar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz (capt), Umaid Asif, Waqar Salamkheil, Sameen Gul