It is the second Eliminator, and the battle is Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United. Islamabad United lost the Qualifier against Multan Sultans, who qualified for the finals, and Peshawar Zalmi won the first Eliminator against Karachi Kings, to the second Eliminator. Both the teams would want to win the match and head to play the finals against Multan Sultans.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United- head to head
|Year||Total||Won by Islamabad United||Won by Peshawar Zalmi||No result|
|Kamran Akmal||Peshawar Zalmi||439|
|Dwayne Smith||Islamabad United||184|
|Asif Ali||Islamabad United||179|
|Tamim Iqbal||Peshawar Zalmi||174|
|Sharjeel Khan||Islamabad United||154|
|Wahab Riaz||Peshawar Zalmi||21|
|Hasan Ali||Peshawar Zalmi||16|
|Mohammad Sami||Islamabad United||12|
|Shadab Khan||Islamabad United||10|
|Samit Patel||Islamabad United||8|
Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United- last encounter
Their last encounter was particularly a high-scoring one. Peshawar Zalmi sent in Islamabad United to bat first, and they made the most of it. Usman Khawaja opened the innings and scored a brilliant century in just 56 balls. All the other batsmen, who got the chance to bat, also played excellent cricket, and each scored more than 40 runs. Islamabad United set a target of 248, which is the highest in the history of PSL.
In the second innings, Peshawar Zalmi’s senior players stepped up and scored the most runs. Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik, both scored half-centuries. Peshawar Zalmi put in a good effort and got close to the target, but unfortunately could not get the win. Islamabad United won the match by just 15 runs.