Peshawar Zalmi won by 34 runs

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | 0

Pakistan Super League is one of the leading T20 league competition in the World which is originated in Pakistan. Since the foundation of the tournament in 2015, already two seasons of the tournament have passed successfully. Now, it is the 3rd season which has started in 22nd February, 2018. Though, earlier total five franchise teams competed here but in the ongoing 3rd season, it is increased to six. Now, Peshawar Zalmi is the current champion of PSL and started the season by facing a heartbroken defeat. But in their second match, they turned around. The match against Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi won by 34 runs.

Peshawar Zalmi won by 34 runs

It was the 4th match in PSL where earlier, three matches have passed well. Though, it was the first match of Islamabad United and the 2nd match of Zalmi. In the first match, Islamabad United stumbled and lost it like Zalmi.

Islamabad United was the inaugural champion of the tournament and so, they are still regarded as one of the best team here. On the other side, Zalmi also won title once and so, this two giant team faced against each other in the season for first time.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium was the host ground of the match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi which was staged in 24th February, 2018. It was a day/ night match where earlier United won the toss and decided to field first.

So, Peshawar Zalmi came to start their innings first and they successfully played complete 20 overs. Kamran Akmal scored highest 53 runs in 32 balls. he almost dominated the United bowlers it seems. So, Zalmi finished their innings by presenting a handsome score in front bof United. The score was 176 runs in exchange for six wickets. Faheem Ashraf took two wickets for United in the match but he was also expensive in the match. Later, Islamabad United came to chase the score. They also played complete 20 overs but the failure of their players, they ended up in 142 runs. They lost nine wickets. Like balls, Faheem Ashraf played well with his bat. He scored highest 54 runs for United in 30 balls but also could not save the match. He remained not out. Umaid Asif was the destructive bowler for Zalmi and took four wickets as well as achieved the player of the match award. So, by playing two matches in the ongoing season Peshawar Zalmi won one match where United started their journey in the season by getting defeat.

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