Peshawar Zalmi defeated Islamabad United to reach the final of PSL 6

Peshawar Zalmi defeated Islamabad United to reach the final of PSL 6

Peshawar Zalmi defeated Islamabad United to reach the final of PSL 6 Abu Dhabi: In the second eliminator round match of PSL 6, Peshawar Zalmi defeated Islamabad United by 8 wickets to make it to the final.

In the second eliminator round of the Pakistan Super League in Abu Dhabi, Islamabad United batted first and scored 174 for 9 in the allotted 20 overs. When Zalmai started batting, Hazratullah and Kamran Akmal came first on the crease.  Kamran Akmal was dismissed by Hassan Ali after playing just six balls and scoring eight runs. 

However, Hazratullah Zazai continued to bat in this match as in the previous one and Jonathan, who came with him after Kamran Akmal, also stayed on the crease. Hazratullah Zazai scored 66 off 44 balls with 4 sixes and 6 fours to take Zalmai’s score to 141.  He was bowled by Muhammad Wasim in the 15th over.  Jonathan scored 55 off 46 balls, including three sixes and six fours.

After Hazratullah, Shoaib Malik came in fourth and where he was going to stay behind and washed his hands in the flowing Ganga.  He scored a smoky 32 off 10 balls, including a six and five fours. Thanks to the aggressive batting of these three players, Peshawar Zalmi achieved the target of 175 runs in 19.5 overs before 19 balls.

  Jonathan and Shoaib Malik were not out. Earlier, Peshawar Zalmai’s captain won the toss and elected to field first.  Islamabad United’s opening batsman Usman Khawaja was unlucky and was already run out for one in the over while Mohammad Akhlaq could score only seven runs. Colin Monroe played an aggressive innings of 44 runs and Brendon King also returned to the pavilion for 18 runs and Iftikhar Ahmed caught Kamran Akmal for 10 runs. 

After captain Shadab Khan scored 15 and Asif Ali scored 8, Ameed fell victim to Asif. Hassan Ali played a smoky innings of 45 off 16 balls which included 3 sixes and 5 fours.  For Peshawar Zalmai, Ameed Asif and Wahab Riaz took two wickets each, while Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran and Emad Butt took one wicket each.

It should be noted that Multan Sultans have already reached the final of PSL 6 and Peshawar Zalmi defeated Karachi Kings yesterday and eliminated them from the event while today’s winning team will fight for Multan Sultans trophy on June 24.

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