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Match 12 Result:Peshawar Zalmi at shock, Islamabad United Wins Last ball Thriller

Posted: February 19, 2017 at 12:43 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The second match on 18th February, was played between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi. The Peshawar Zalmi was desperate because their previous match was washed out by they rain and two teams had to share the points. Islamabad united was acting as a defending champion and Peshawar Zalmi had to get more points to secure a good position at points table to reach in the play-off stage..  When the game started and both captains were called for a toss, Islamabad united won the toss and Misbah (the united skipper) decided to bowl first.

Islamabad United had these overseas in the squad; Sam Billings, Dwayne Smith, Brad Haddin and Shane Watson. It was the same combination as the previous one. Peshawar Zalmi also had the same overseas combination as the previous one. Zalmi’s squad include, Eoin Morgan, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib al Hasan and Darren Sami. Tamim Iqbal and Kamran Akmal started the innings by Peshawar Zalmi and acted as openers by the Team. As Akmal was not successful as middle order batsman, that’s why, he was put on the first. But this step resulted in the loss of Tamim Iqbal (an in-form batsman) in the forth over.

Muhammad Hafeez replace Tamim and departed soon because Mohammad Irfan sent him back in 5th over. Kamran Akmal could not manage to get a high score, and got just 19 on 17 balls. Then he was also dismissed by Shadab khan. Sohaib Maqsood and Shakib al Hasan were also departed very soon one by one. Eoin Morgan and Cavalcade continued but they could not make much.

Peshawar Zalmi had a score of 78/6 in 13.3 overs. They all including Sami and Wahab riaz, managed to get 136/9 in 20 overs.

Dwayne Smith and Rafatulah then opened the next innings by Islamabad united. Sam billing did not open the innings and it was a surprise for others. But this decision was not good, as Rafatullah went to pavilion by getting just 11 runs on 8 balls. Brad Haddin was knocked out by Hasan Ali, and then Billings came. Billings was cleaned up by Wahab riaz, after getting 11 runs on 16 deliveries. Dwayne Smith continued to perform well with the bat

Misbah ul Haq, the skipper could not make score more than 5 and soon knocked out by Shakib ul Hasan. At that time, the score was 73/4, when Shane Watson came. The partnership of Shane Watson and Dwayne Smith brought a good change, thus they managed to chase the score. Shane Watson was dismissed after getting a score of 30, on 22 balls.

But Smith remained unbeaten. In this way, Islamabad united was successful in getting the target of 137 runs. Smith was responsible for this win, who contributed to chase the target with his 6 fours and 4 sixes.

Match 12 Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United Scorecard

Here is the Complete Scorecard of Peshawar Zalmi vs. Islamabad United Match.



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