Side register six-wicket win on Saturday
Wahab Riaz’s outstanding bowling performance helped Peshawar Zalmi in securing a thumping seven-wicket win against Islamabad United in the 10th match of the Pakistan Super League (2021).
After opting to bowl first at the National Stadium in Karachi on Saturday, Zalmi never let United settle down and claimed wickets at regular intervals.
Shadab Khan-led unit was eventually bowled out for the lowest total of the competition of just 118 in 17.1 overs.
Opener Alex Hales finished the innings with the top score of 41 off 27 balls with the help of five fours and one six. He was amongst the only three United batsmen who managed to score in double figures.
For Zalmi, captain Wahab was the standout performer as he finished with outstanding figures of 4-17 in his quota of four overs.
He was well-supported by in-form Saqib Mahmood who claimed three wickets and gave away just 12 runs in 2.1 overs.
In reply, Zalmi chase down the target in the 17th over at the expense of just four wickets.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore finished the innings with the top score of run-a-ball 46, which included four fours and two sixes.
For the losing team, pacer Hasan Ali was the star performer as he claimed two wickets.
For his outstanding bowling performance, Wahab was named player-of-the-match.
So that’s it from us today. Hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage. We will be here again very soon.
It was a thoroughly professional performance from Wahab Riaz-led unit. They remained in control from the very beginning and never let United get off the hook.
That’s it. A great win for Zalmi. They are at the top of the table.
OUT! A wicket too late for United and Hasan as Haider played a brilliant knock of 36 off just 18.
PZ 116-4 (16.5)
OUT! A big wicket for Unite but is it too late? Tom Kohler-Cadmore departs after scoring 46
PZ 69-3 (12.4)
Another one. Seems like it’s not all over yet.
Great start for United but they will need a lot more.
We will join you for the second-half very soon.
OUT! And that’s it. Brilliant bowling display from Zalmi.
Saqib Mahmood gets his third and United have been bowled out for just 118.
OUT! Another one for Riaz. He is on fire today.
IU 118-9 (16.3)
OUT! Another one for Riaz. A brilliant outing for the left-arm pacer.
IU 111-8 (15)
Another big wicket for Zalmi.
OUT! Wahab is having a much better day with the ball in hand as he removes Iftikhar Ahmed.— Samaa Sports (@samaasport) February 27, 2021
IU 109-7 (14.1)
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Another one. Zalmi on top and United are in deep deep trouble.
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Things are getting extremely tricky for tricky.
At the half-way stage:
IU 81-4 (10)
Things are going from bad to worse for United.
Great start from the right-arm pacer.
Impressive start for Zalmi.
Great start for Zalmi and Wahab Riaz.
Here are teams taking part in this clash.
TOSS: Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz has won the toss and elected to field first.
It’s Islamabad United taking on Peshawar Zalmi at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Welcome to the live blog for the 10th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021.