Match 21 PSL (Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United) – Friday’s unlucky opponents Peshawar Zalmi smoked by Islamabad United by 26 runs. Islamabad United looks to regather their 2016 momentum back in this season of HBL PSL as well. JP Duminy plays a blinder inning ( 73*) helping United’s jump to the top of the PSL3 points table. Samit Patel’s ballistic bowling spell (4-34) helped Islamabad capitalize on the terrific batting efforts by Duminy, and Asif (45). As the game proceeded, Wahab Riaz and Umaid Asif rescued Zalmi’s ship by putting up a 55 runs partnership for 9th wickets. But, it was Islamabad United who was declared the victorious.
Toss (Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United)
Peshawar Zalmi won the toss of match 21 & with no surprises they elected to bowl first.
Batting first United smashed their highest total in PSL History
JP Duminy’s dazzling innings of 73 runs based the track for the United when Asif Ali at the death overs smoked a few. No doubt, Peshawar Zalmi bowlers didn’t bowl well at all, no one except Wahab Riaz was able to bowl even a single yorker. Misbah and company managed to get quick-fire 81 runs off the last 37 deliveries is a major cause of the Zalmi’s poor bowling effort. This was the Islamabad United’s highest score in the HBL PSL history. For Peshawar, Wahab picked up 3 wickets courtesy of some serious pace and swing.
55 runs partnership for 9th wicket reduced the defeat margin
No Zalmi batsman was up to rescue the Zalmi’s ship. That was the spinners show in the 21 match of HBL PSL with 8 wickets out of 9 falling of spin. Samit Patel who enjoyed the brilliant spell of bowling was the man who never let the Zalmi batsmen free their arms. He and young left-arm bowler Zafar Gohar together put up a great show with the bowl. There was a twist in the tail though, Wahab and Umaid Asif with the 9th wicket stand managed to get 55 runs, which helped Zalmi minimize the margin of defeat. Samit Patel and Zafar Gohar dismissed 4 and 3 Peshawar batters respectively.
JP Duminy was declared Man of the Match
Throughout the Islamabad innings, it was Duminy who put the ring against Zalmi bowlers. The glorious innings of 75 runs came out just in 54 balls. His innings contained 4 sixes and 6 fours. So, the match 21 man of the match was JP Duminy.
Islamabad goes ahead of Multan Sultans
after winning the (match 21 PSL Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United) Islamabad with 10 points replaces the toppers Multan Sultans in the psl3 points table. While Peshawar Zalmi stands 5th with three wins and 4 losses.