Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United by six wickets in the Pakistan Super League 10th match at Karachi’s National Stadium today, while chasing an easy 119-run target.
Despite the small total, the Zalmi were in a bad place after their openers, Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq, both fell in the first two overs, leaving the side at 6 for 2.
However, then came Tom Kohler-Cadmore 46, Shoaib Malik 29, and Haider Ali 36, who picked up the innings and led to victory for Peshawar Zalmi.
It was a very poor performance from Islamabad United’s batting lineup. Meanwhile, with 4 wickets for 17, Wahab Riaz led Zalmi from the front, enhancing his form.
Islamabad, the two-time winners of the PSL, attempted to keep the batting aggressive, but their wickets fell quickly.
Alex Hales was in excellent shape and even timed his strike perfectly, however he was trapped.
Previously both teams have levelled at 6-6 after the previous 12 meetings, and now Zalmi takes the lead in head-to-head segment.
PSL 6 Peshawar Zalmi Squad:
Peshawar Zalmi: Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Ibrar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir Khan Khan Ali, Kamran Akmal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore.
PSL 6 Islamabad United Squad:
Islamabad United: Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Paul Stirling, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Ali Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Zeeshan Zameer.