Peshawar Zalmi 232 for 6 (Malik 68, Kamran 53, Javed 3-43, Talat 2-37) was defeated by. ISlamabad United 247 for 2 (Khawaja 105*, Malik 1-14) by 15 runs .Islamabad vs Peshawar Highlights.
Run competitions, thrilling T20 matches, and then there was what transpired on Thursday night in Abu Dhabi.
Usman Khawaja, who filled in as captain while Shadab Khan rested. Scored an unbeaten 105 to help Islamabad United achieve the greatest total in PSL history. With half-centuries from Shoaib Malik (36-ball 68) and Kamran Akmal (53 off 32), Peshawar Zalmi nearly surpassed that total in response. Together the teams’ contributions made for the greatest PSL match aggregate ever and. United’s victory ensured a top-two finish about halfway through.
Zalmi had just lost Akmal in their pursuit and were now at 93 for 3. Following that, there was a frenzied five-over period in which Sherfane Rutherford and Malik were crucial in amassing 81. Rutherford’s first four scoring shots in a Zafar Gohar over that travelled for 30. En route to the most expensive figures in PSL history cleared long-on twice, long-off, and deep square leg. Rutherford did, however, edge a slower ball from Hasan Ali to Muhammad Akhlaq on the final ball of that period, and eight balls later, Malik died after being struck by a yorker from Hussain Talat, leaving Zalmi at 185 for 6. Still swinging their bats with abandon, Wahab Riaz and Umaid Asif put up 47 off 22 balls to showcase the calibre of their performance.
After being cautious over the first three overs, Khawaja and Colin Munro scored 35 runs off the following three. Early on, Munro was the main aggressor, attempting a scoop against Sameen Gul with a top edge over third man and then slicing one over cover-point. In a seventh over that resulted in 21 runs, leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed took the brunt of Munro’s unconventional strategies with a lofted shot back over the head.