Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi

Islamabad United defeat Peshawar Zalmi in the 26th match of PSL 2021

It’s the end of the twelfth match of PSL after its resumption. Islamabad United defeat Peshawar Zalmi in the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Wahab Riaz captain of Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Opening the batting for Islamabad United was the foreign pair of Colin Munro and Usman Khawaja. The openers got off to a terrific start and took the charge against the Zalmi bowlers. Both batsmen looked in great touch. Colin Munro missed out on a well-deserved half-century. Usman Khawaja continued on one side and crossed the century mark. Asif Ali and Brandon King also chipped nicely with the bat and were very close to their half-centuries. Islamabad ended 247/2 in their quota of 20 overs. Hence, Usman Khawaja was the stand-out batsman remaining not-out on 105. Shoaib Mallik was the pick of the bowler for Peshawar. Taking 1 wicket and giving away only 14 runs in 2 overs.

Opening the batting for Peshawar Zalmi were Kamran Akmal and Hazratullah Zazai. Peshawar lost 2 quick wickets in the powerplay. Before experienced Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik took the charge against the Islamabad bowlers. Peshawar Zalmi completed 232/ in their quota of 20 overs. For Peshawar Zalmi Shoaib Malik was the pick of the batsmen scoring 68 runs. Therefore, for Islamabad United, Akif Javed was the pick of the bowlers. Picking up 3 wickets. Islamabad United defeat Peshawar Zalmi by 15 wickets.

Hence, Usman Khawaja won the Man of the Match award.

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