Islamabad United Vs Peshawar Zalmi | Match 24 | PSL 7, Zalmi defeated United by 11 runs, scoring 206 for 8. Azam Khan and Islamabad United put up a formidable fight to chase down 207, but Peshawar Zalmi’s bowlers held on to secure their third victory in a row. Irshad Zalmi had reached 206 after Mohammad Haris’ blistering 32-ball 70, but it was game on while Azam batted. Azam scored 85 runs in 45 balls, but Islamabad’s hopes were dashed when he was bowled out in the penultimate over of the chase.With 3 for 29, Salman Irshad made an impression, and he and Wahab Riaz won the game by 11 runs.
| Peshawar Zalmi 206 for 8 (Haris 70, Malik 38, Ashraf 3-33) beat Islamabad United 196 for 7 (Azam 85, Gurbaz 46, Irshad 3-29) by 11 runs |
Azam Khan and Islamabad United put on a mighty fight in trying to chase down 207, but Peshawar Zalmi’s bowlers held on to seal their third win in a row. Mohammad Haris’ blazing 32-ball 70 had led Zalmi to a total of 206, but while Azam batted, it was game on. Azam hammered 85 runs in 45 balls, but his wicket in the penultimate over of the chase ended Islamabad’s hopes. Salman Irshad impressed with 3 for 29, and together with Wahab Riaz, he closed the game out for an 11-run win.
Haris’ 70 trumps Azam’s 85 as Peshawar Zalmi stave off Islamabad United’s challenge
Irshad 3 for 29 crucial in Zalmi’s defense of 206
Zalmi scored 73 runs in six overs thanks to Haris, who led the way in the game’s rapid start.However, he failed to successfully play the reverse sweep to Waqas Maqsood, ending his innings with five sixes and seven fours at a strike rate of 218.75.Through the middle overs, Yasir Khan (35 in 24 balls) and Shoaib Malik (38 in 23 balls) kept the innings moving, but Zalmi was beaten back by three wickets taken by Faheem Ashraf in the slow overs.Zalmi scored 206 for 8 in the final five overs, making him the ninth player in PSL 2022 to score more than 200 runs.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s 19-ball 46 set off Islamabad’s chase.He hit five sixes and three fours, but in the fourth over, he was caught by a slower ball from Irshad.Danish Aziz was run out for a duck four balls later by Riaz, and Mubasir Khan was also run out in the ninth over for a 19-ball 21.
Nevertheless, Azam, the No.Islamabad remained in the hunt because 4 kept muscling from the other end.In an Usman Qadir over, he smacked three sixes and then freed Ben Cutting and Wahab from the ropes to maintain the required run-rate around 11.He needed help from the other side, but Liam Dawson and Asif Ali, who took over as captain, didn’t do much.
With 30 required in the final three overs, Irshad was brought back for the final over. With slower pitches, he kept Azam off strike with Faheem Ashraf at the batter’s end.Zalmi regained the lead in that five-run over, which also included Ashraf’s wicket off the final ball. Islamabad United Vs Peshawar Zalmi | Match 24 | PSL 7. Azam’s toe-ended heave off the 19th ball bowled by Riaz for 85 put an end to Islamabad’s hopes.After Cutting finished, the tailenders swung, but most of them missed, and Zalmi moved up to third in the points table.
Azam Khan Mohammad HarisSalman IrshadIslamabad UnitedPeshawar ZalmiZalmi vs. UnitedPakistan Super League Mohammad Haris’s 70-run outscores Azam Khan’s 85-run out in Zalmi’s win Azam Khan’s 85-run out was in vain as Peshawar Zalmi defeated Islamabad United by 10 runs in a high-scoring match to move upZalmi shot 206/8 thanks to Mohammad Haris’s 32-ball 70 and the help of Shoaib Malik and Yasir Khan.United remained in contention thanks to Azam’s 45-ball innings, which included six fours and seven sixes, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s earlier 46-ball innings, which included four fours and five sixes.However, they eventually lost steam and finished with 196/7 due to late wickets, including Azam’s.
Gurbaz’s five sixes and three fours in the first six overs helped United get going quickly in the chase.In hindsight, Zalmi’s decision to start with Usman Qadir and Liam Livingstone was not a good one.Gurbaz, who went on to score 22 runs off Qadir in the second over after Livingstone was hit with two sixes,The ball actually went through Livingstone’s hands at the deep midwicket boundary during Qadir’s first six.With the quick wickets of Danish Aziz and Gurbaz, Zalmi held back United from reaching fifty in just three overs.
Zalmi’s momentum was short-lived as United regained possession thanks to Azam’s prolific innings.In a 34-run partnership with Mubasir Khan, he got some help, and Azam went on to score a 26-ball fifty in the 12th over, including three sixes off Usman.In the 15th over, which Ben Cutting bowled, Azam cleared the fence twice and brought the score down to 52 off 30 balls.However, the wicketkeeper-batsman of 23 years lost partners as Asif Ali and Faheem Ashraf were bowled out by Salman Irshad, who scored 3-29 in four overs.When Azam failed to hit a shot off Wahab Riaz and was caught at long-on, it was a huge boost for Zalmi.After that, United didn’t put up much of a fight, and they lost by 11 runs.
Haris’s explosive performance earlier, when he chose to bat, sent the United bowlers on a leather hunt.He provided Zalmi with a solid foundation by scoring 56 of the 73 runs scored in the first stand.Haris toyed with Muhammad Musa in the second over, hitting a six and four fours, after hitting a six off Faheem Ashraf in the first over.He added two more shots that went over the goal line during the power play, and he scored an 18-ball fifty with a goal off Marchant de Lange.In addition, Hazratullah Zazai hit a few fours before falling to Liam Dawson in the final powerplay over as Zalmi soared to 74/1.
Yasir joined in on the boundary-hitting as well, hitting two sixes and a four off Zahir Khan in the seventh over.Before Haris’ stay came to an end in the 10th over when he tried to reverse scoop one off Waqas Maqsood but got a leading edge, he got a boundary from Dawson and a six from Musa.At the halfway point of their innings, Zalmi were 116/2, and the United were slightly better with the ball in the second half.They struck frequently, but Malik, Yasir, and Sherfane Rutherford’s useful hits enabled them to reach over 200.
Brief scores: Mohammad Haris (70), Shoaib Malik (38), and Peshawar Zalmi (206/8) in 20 oversFaheem Ashraf defeated Islamabad United (3-33; Azam Khan scored 85 points, Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 46;Irshad Salman (3-29)
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