Match 3 Results : Peshawar Zalmi Takes on Islamabad United with an Easy Win
Shahid Afridi Won the Toss and elected to bat first in the 3rd match of Pakistan Super League between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United. Peshawar Zalmi under the captaincy of Boom Boom Shahid Khan Afridi proved too good for Msbah ul Haq’s Islamabad United, beating IU with a margin of 28 runs.
Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Hafeez, DJ Malan, Tamim Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Yousuf, Shahid Afridi (c), DJG Sammy, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Asghar, SW Tait
Islamabad United: SR Watson, Umar Amin, Babar Azam, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Imran Khalid, Ashar Zaidi, SW Billings, AD Russell, Saeed Ajmal, Rumman Raees, Sharjeel Khan
Batting First, Shahid Afridi’s Peshawar Zalmi’s batting performance was not so good. Only the opener Shakib Al Hassan could score a half century. But rest of the team could not perform well. Shahid Afridi himself scored only 16 runs after getting bowled by Andrew Russel. Peshawar Zalmi ended up with a total of 145 runs. This was the highest score in the PSL tournament so far.
Chasing down a Target of 145 runs, Islamabad United could not stand against Zalmi’s bowlers and their batsman getting out regularly. Shaun Tait dismissed the opener Sharjeel Khan early with a quick delivery of 146 KPH. Shane Watson made 28 runs before he get dismissed by Wahab Riaz. No other batsman could perform well and Islamabad United gets out for 121 runs. Sam Billings scored 25 runs.
This was the second consecutive defeat for Islamabad United in PSL. Peshawar Zalmi started off with a win in PSL. They got valuable 2 points on PSL Points Table.
This match was attended by 150 Children of Peshawar APS School. These Survivors of APS School attack were brought to Dubai by Shahid Afridi and Peshawar Zalmi’s franchise owner Javed Afridi.
Young bowler of Peshawar Zalmi Muhammad Asghar was awarded Man of Match Award for his best bowling performance 3 wickets off 20 runs.
Earlier in the 3rd match of PSL between two giants Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings beaten Lahore Qalandars in a one sided match.