The Islamabad United has won against Peshawar Zalmi by 9 wickets in the fifth match of seventh edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) that was being played at National Stadium Karachi.
The Islamabad United has marked victory against Peshawar Zalmi by settling the score at 172/1. It was truly a clean win by the team United.
The opening batsmen Paul Stirling and Alex Hales have showcased some smooth batting skills maintaining a steady score rate right from the start. Paul Stirling has left the field after being run out with 57 runs on 25 balls.
Alex Hales has continued playing till the end making 82 runs on 54 balls and Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 27 runs on 16 balls. Rahmanullah and Alex have been holding up the score that ended with the Islamabad United’s remarkable victory by 9 wickets.
Islamabad United won the toss and elected to bowl first against Peshawar Zalmi.
Peshawar Zalmi were off to a bad start after they lost opener Tom Kohler in first over and Yasir Khan was sent back to the pavilion in the third over by Faheem Ashraf.
Problems for Zalmi further increased after Faheem also claimed wicket of Hussain Talat while Haider Ali was bowled out by Shadab Khan in the sixth over.
Shoaib Malik, who was savior of Zalmi in the last match, was sent to pavilion after scoring only 25 runs on 22 balls.
Islamabad United is playing their first match of the current edition of PSL while Peshawar Zalmi won their opening game against Quetta Gladiators by 5 wickets chased down a big target of 191 with the help of Hussain Talat and their skipper Shoaib Malik.
Islamabad United the only team who won PSL twice, PSL 1 and PSL 3, definitely want to start off their campaign with the winning note.
Islamabad United has the record of set up a biggest total of PSL and that is 247 against Peshawar Zalmi in 2021 at Abu Dhabi.