PSL 2023: Peshawar Zalmi ship Islamabad United out of PSL

Peshawar Zalmi have a good time throughout the first Eliminator of the Pakistan Tremendous League performed at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on March 16, 2023. — PSL

Peshawar Zalmi knocked out Islamabad United throughout the first Eliminator of the eighth season of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) and dwell to struggle one other day.

Zalmi had set a 184-run goal for United within the first eliminator performed on the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.

They are going to now tackle Lahore Qalandars and struggle for a spot within the last. The second Eliminator shall be performed on the similar venue tomorrow.

Through the run-chase, Azmatullah Omarzai supplied an early wicket to Zalmi as Rahmanullah Gurbaz was despatched again to the dugout after scoring 10 runs.

Nonetheless, Alex Hales and Sohaib Maqsood took the assault to the opposition with some clear hitting. The duo added 115 runs for the second wicket partnership and put their crew within the driving seat.

The century stand was lastly damaged by Aamer Jamal, who clean-bowled Sohaib Maqsood however not earlier than the right-hander had scored 60 runs in 48 balls.

After Maqsood’s departure, Zalmi did not look again and took management of the match with some intelligent bowling and common wickets.

Azam Khan (2) additionally went again to the dugout and not using a important contribution. He was despatched packing by Salman Irshad after being crushed for tempo.

Hales additionally adopted quickly after as Jamal nailed a yorker to shatter the English batter’s stumps. The suitable-hander scored 57 runs in 37 balls with the assistance of 9 boundaries.

Faheem Ashraf, who slipped whereas making an attempt to return to the crease, was run out after a direct hit from Jamal.

Captain Shadab scored unbeaten 26 runs in 12 balls however that was not sufficient to get his facet over the road.

Irshad was the decide of the Zalmi bowlers with figures of 2-18 in 4 overs.

Earlier, Zalmi have been restricted to 183-8 in 20 overs after openers Babar Azam and Saim Ayub made an explosive begin with 60 runs in solely 4.4 overs.

Nonetheless, pacer Mohammad Wasim Jr supplied a much-needed breakthrough to United after Ayub, who scored 23 runs in 16 balls, miscued a pull shot and was caught at mid-on by Faheem Ashraf.

Babar appeared in nice contact and scored 64 runs in 39 balls with the assistance of 10 fours.

The Zalmi captain additionally turned the quickest participant to attain 9,000 runs in T20 cricket throughout his spectacular knock. Earlier than at the moment’s match, the Zalmi skipper wanted 35 runs to realize the milestone which he did with ease courtesy some splendid photographs.

Mohammad Haris additionally supplied the impetus to the innings within the center overs with a brisk cameo of 34 in 17 balls. He smacked three fours and two maximums.

After a powerful begin, it appeared as Zalmi would simply publish a complete in extra of 200. Nonetheless, United made a powerful comeback within the demise overs to make sure that was not the case, proscribing Zalmi to 35 runs on the lack of 4 wickets within the final 5 overs.

The United captain claimed two wickets, together with the prized scalp of Azam, however conceded 40 runs in his 4 overs.

Enjoying XIs

Peshawar Zalmi: Babar Azam (c), Saim Ayub, Mohammad Haris, Haseebullah Khan (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, James Neesham, Aamer Jamal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wahab Riaz, Salman Irshad

Islamabad United: Alex Hales, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Colin Munro, Shadab Khan (c), Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mubasir Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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