Karachi: Islamabad United in their first PSL 7 match beats Peshawar Zalmi by 9 wickets. Earlier, Zalmi gave the target of 169 runs to the United, which they chased easily by losing only 1 wicket.
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PSL 7 Match Summary:
Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan won the toss and elected to bat first. Peshawar Zalmi scored 168 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Tom Kohler and Yasir Khan started the innings for Peshawar Zalmi but Tom was dismissed without scoring a run. On the score of 26 runs, Zalmi lost their second wicket of Yasir Khan after scoring 14 runs. Hussain Talat scored 2 runs and Haider Ali scored 15 runs.
Sherfane Rutherford scored 70 runs in 46 balls. Zalmi lost 4 wickets very early at the score of 35 runs only. Malik scored 25 runs, and Ben Cutting scored 26 runs.
Islamabad’s start was very impressive, Paul Stirling scored 16 runs in the first over of the match. The situation was very good for the United during the match as they scored 66 runs in 5 overs, and 78 runs in the first 6 overs. Paul scored the fastest half-century in just 18 deliveries. He was run out by Riaz after scoring 57 runs. The opening partnership between Alex Hales, and Paul was for 112 runs. Alex Hales also completed his half-century.
Peshawar Zalmi Squad
Tom Kohler-Cadmore (wk), Yasir Khan, Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Shoaib Malik, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Wahab Riaz (c), Sohail Khan, Usman Qadir, Patrick Brown
Islamabad United Squad
Alex Hales, Paul Stirling, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mubasir Khan, Azam Khan (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Hasan Ali, Marchant de Lange