On Sunday, Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi by 50 runs. Here is the ball-by-ball analysis and scorecard of the match.
Sharjeel’s 50-ball hundred powered Islamabad to 176 for 3 before left-arm spinner Imran Khalid’s four-for made sure Peshawar were bowled out for 126 with two overs to spare. Sharjeel Khan smashed the first 100 of the PSL as United comprehensibly beat Zalmi by 50 runs at Dubai International Stadium.
Put into bat by Zalmi, United put a partnership of 108 of 13.1 overs with the opening stand but most of the highlight package you will see is of Sharjeel as his partner Dwayne Bravo stuggled to get bat on ball as he only scored 19 of his 37 balls stay at the crease. In the ninth over, Sharjeel unleashed two sixes and a four against left-arm spinner Mohammad Asghar. He followed that up with an attack on Shahid Afridi too in the next over to bring up his fifty. The most eventful over, though, was the 14th in which Shaun Tait dismissed Smith and Brad Haddin off consecutive deliveries, but Kamran Akmal dropped Khalid Latif to deprive Tait of a hat-trick. Sharjeel then struck the next two balls of the over for a four and six.
Zalmi had a slow start in the powerplay of the first 6 overs and were put down when Samuel Badree struck to pick up the wicket of the opener Dawid Malan. Kamran kept the score ticking till the 11th over before Khalid struck. Kamran Akmal kept the score ticking till the 11th over before Imran Khalid took the first of his 4 wickets of the match. Akmal was the only resistance for the Zalmi but the next 4 batsman were dismissed in single digits to jam some more nails in the coffin for Zalmi.
Khalid removed Mohammed Hafeez and Akmal in consecutive overs and then Brad Hodge and Darren Sammy in the 13th over to reduce Zalmi to 80 for 5. Afridi provided some late hits as the required run-rate rose to 13 an over but this was not enough. Khalid finished with 4 for 20 from his three overs and Andre Russell took three lower-order wickets, including Afridi’s, to end with 3 for 37.
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