Wahab Riaz, Saqib Mahmood and Tom Kohler-Cadmore hand Islamabad United first defeat
Peshawar Zalmi top the points table with a 122-for-4 victory over Islamabad United (Hales 41, Riaz 4-17, Mahmood 3-12) in their third consecutive match. T20 cricket is a straightforward game in the Pakistan Super League:For three hours, 22 men hit a ball around, and the chasing team wins.
On Saturday night in Karachi, the recipe of winning the throw, deciding to bowl and dominating the game worked for the 10th break of ten this season, as Peshawar Zalmi dominated their third match straight by bowling Islamabad Joined out for 118 and pursuing the objective down with 17 balls in excess.
In their first two games, United’s deep batting line-up performed flawlessly, achieving runs of 151 and 197. However, they struggled against Zalmi’s quicks, Wahab Riaz and Saqib Mahmood, and only briefly threatened to post a respectable total on a decent batting surface.
After 4.2 overs, thanks to a strong start from Alex Hales, they reached 38 for 1 and recovered from three quick wickets to reach 81 for 4 after 10. However, they lost too many wickets too often and were bowled out at the beginning of the 18th over in Peshawar Zalmi Vs Islamabad United | Match 10 | PSL 6.
Zalmi’s run chase got off to a terrible start, losing both openers within the first two overs and struggling to score against the new ball. However, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Shoaib Malik stabilized them, and Haider Ali’s cameo, which included an 89-metre straight six off his first ball, ended the game.
Star of the Day Riaz had finished Zalmi’s previous two games with figures of 2 for 105 in eight overs, leading head coach Daren Sammy to speculate that he had been struggling with the captaincy.Yet, things clicked for him on Saturday night, as he struck the main blow prior to getting back to tidy up the lower-center request.
Paul Stirling was brought in for his first game in the PSL less than 24 hours after being named Ireland’s men’s player of the decade 2011-2020 due to Lewis Gregory’s injury.However, he was only able to stay for two balls because he was hit by extra bounce from a length and sliced Riaz onto his own stumps Peshawar Zalmi Vs Islamabad United | Match 10 | PSL 6.
When Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali attempted to extend their innings, he returned and struck out both in six balls:Asif was picked out long-on after Iftikhar holed out to deep midwicket.In the 17th over, he took his final wicket by lbw-ing the dangerous Hasan Ali.Riaz hit the ball hard on a good length outside off stump, which was fairly straightforward, but the simplicity paid off.
Peshawar Zalmi’s chase was stabilized by Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Shoaib Malik.•PCB/PSL Mistake of the Day: Did Shadab Khan make a mistake by withholding some of his bowling resources until it was too late?Zalmi were 19 for 2 after five overs, with Ali and Mohammad Wasim finding extra bounce from a length and both bowling at good pace, if United had a chance of winning after posting such a low total, it depended on their two best seamers taking wickets with the new ball.
Khan, on the other hand, turned to Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Ahmed, and himself rather than killing either man.Both Kohler-Cadmore and Malik played the ball around without putting too much pressure on the scoring rate, giving the impression that they were at ease against the spinners.Zalmi only needed 50 off 44 balls when Fawad struck in the 13th over to put Kohler-Cadmore in a teetering position;They needed 23 out of 30 when Wasim began his third over.
Hasan let out his trademark roar of celebration after removing the dangerous Haider in his 17th over, but Khan had let the game drift and made sure it was effectively over by the time his strike bowler returned.
Honorable mentions go to Mahmood and Kohler-Cadmore of Zalmi’s English team, who continued their excellent start to the competition.Mahmood has been able to extract movement with both the new ball and the old ball, and it appears that he has gained half a yard of pace. He regularly crosses the 87mph/140kph mark.He stunned Phil Salt with a slower ball, caught Hales off a full toss, and bowled Wasim cleanly to finish with remarkable figures of 3 for 12 and become the season’s leading wicket-taker.
Kohler-Cadmore’s run-a-ball 46 was solid, especially when compared to his debut score of 53 off 32 against the Multan Sultans. However, despite starting at No.It was a crucial hit in the first over, and Ali was on fire.As he dug in against the new ball, he absorbed the pressure early on, reaching 5 off 16 balls. However, he accelerated well and ensured that the required rate never exceeded seven, slog-sweeping effectively against the leggies.
Wahab RiazSaqib MahmoodTom Kohler-CadmoreShoaib MalikUnited vs. ZalmiPSL Riaz, Saqib script Zalmi’s easy win Pace bowlers Wahab Riaz and Saqib Mahmood shared seven scalps to help Peshawar Zalmi win the PSL 2021 for the third time in a row.Zalmi chased down the target in the 18th over for just four wickets after bundling out Islamabad United, the previous champion, for just 118.
Zalmi made frequent incisions after inserting United into bat as the team reached the 100-run mark and lost six wickets.Only Alex Hales, who was at the top of the lineup, played with some confidence and got a good hand of 41 out of 27 shots.Hussain Talat was the main other batsman in the main six who crossed the twofold digit mark.With a 12-ball 19, lower-ranked Asif Ali also provided some resistance.In the end, United were eliminated in the 18th over.
Riaz led Zalmi from the start and finished with four for 17 runs, while Saqib took three wickets for 12 runs.Zalmi started the innings similarly shaky, dropping their first two wickets for six runs.Zalmi, on the other hand, was set up for an easy victory by Tom Kohler-Cadmore (46), Shoaib Malik (29*), and Haider Ali (36)
Haider was defeated by Hasan Ali, who needed three runs to win.The final touch was provided by a two-ball six by Sherfane Rutherford.Hasan took a few wickets, while Mohammed Wasim jr. and Fawad Ahmed each took one.On March 3, Zalmi will play Karachi Kings, while United will play Quetta Gladiators on March 1.
Brief ratings: Alex Hales’ 41 and Islamabad United’s 118 runs in 17.1 oversWahab Riaz (4-17) fell 122/4 to Peshawar Zalmi in 17.1 overs (Tom Kohler-Cadmore, 46;Hasan Ali won by six wickets (2-14).
The events of today have come to an end with that.that was a very one-sided contest.I hope we will see some competition tomorrow.In match 11, Karachi Kings take on Lahore Qalandars.Join us again.From all of us here, goodbye and goodnight until then.
Wahab Riaz | Peshawar chief and Player of the Match:You will have good days as well as bad days.I am grateful to management for supporting me.I needed to lead from the front and it worked for me today.I wanted to stick to my fundamentals because I know how good the wickets are.The best thing about our team is the character that the players have shown.It’s encouraging to see that we are supporting one another and that everyone is contributing.
Captain Shadab | Islamabad:uttered the same thing during the previous match.Can’t rehash similar missteps and once more.On this pitch, 160 would have been a competitive score.We’re going for such a large number of shots.We must learn from Shoaib Malk’s performance today.I didn’t slip because I didn’t know how many turns there are in my first over.
Ali Haider: Having confidence comes easily (hitting a six on the first pitch).However, it’s not arrogance.I should not have left with three runs left.I was upset as a result.The coaches have done a good job of explaining our role.gaining a lot of knowledge from Malik in the field and with the bat.
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