DUBAI: Opener Sharjeel Khan scored a blistering 117 and spinner Imran Khalid returned figures three-zero-20-four as Islamabad United comprehensively beat Peshawar Zalmi by using 50 runs on the Dubai global Cricket Stadium on Sunday.Chasing 177, Zalmi slumped to 126-10 in 18 overs. With this win, United has certified for Pakistan fantastic League (PSL) final.
It changed into an all-spherical display by means of United’s batsmen and bowlers as they ship a robust, star-studded Zalmi packing.Zalmi have had a great match until playoffs where they misplaced each in their fits. Gladiators, in a nail-biting ultimate-ball finish, overcame Zalmi within the first playoff on February 19.
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Zalmi’s scorecard confirmed a depressing photo as none other than Kamran Akmal (forty five off 32, with five fours and two sixes) may want to stand tall in front of a charged-up United assault.Dawid Malan was the first to go away after scoring seven, accompanied by way of Mohammad Hafeez (8), Akmal, Brad Hodge (5), Darren Sammy (nine), Shahid Yousuf (four), Wahab Riaz (one), Hassan Ali (one) and Mohammad Asghar (0).
Skipper Afridi tried to place up a few resistance however he on my own wasn’t sufficient to take Zalmi domestic. In his 17-ball stay on the crease, Afridi scored 38 runs hitting four gigantic sixes and fours.earlier, opener Sharjeel Khan scored a 117 runs to raise Islamabad United to 176-three. He become declared the man of the match.