Mohammad Haris stars as Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United by 10 runs in high-scoring thriller

Mohammad Haris celebrated his half-century in a different style. PSL

Mohammad Haris celebrated his half-century in a different style. PSL

Azam Khan’s thump 85 went to no end as Peshawar Zalmi pipped Islamabad United by 10 runs in a high-scoring experience to climb to the third right on target the focuses table. A 32-ball 70 from Mohammad Haris, alongside helpful commitments from Shoaib Malik and Yasir Khan, fueled Zalmi to 206/8. Azam’s 45-ball thump, which included six fours and seven sixes, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s 46 off 19 (4 fours and 5 sixes) prior in the innings kept United in the chase. In any case, late wickets, including that of Azam, implied that they in the end ran out of steam as they wrapped up with 196/7.

Joined were fast off the squares in the pursuit on account of Gurbaz, who struck five sixes and three fours inside the initial six overs. Zalmi’s choice to begin with Liam Livingstone and Usman Qadir didn’t end up being a decent one looking back. Livingstone was hit for two sixes by Gurbaz who proceeded to score 22 runs off Qadir in the second finished. The initial six off Qadir was indeed a relief as the ball went through Livingstone’s hands at the profound midwicket limit. Joined arrived at fifty in just three overs yet Zalmi pulled things back a touch with the fast wickets of Gurbaz and Danish Aziz.

The force didn’t remain for long with Zalmi as United snatched it back through Azam’s productive innings. He got a few help from Mubasir Khan in a 34-run organization and Azam proceeded to raise a 26-ball fifty in the twelfth over, which included three sixes off Usman. It boiled down to 52 off 30 balls as Azam kept managing in sixes, clearing the fence two times in the fifteenth over which was bowled by Ben Cutting. The 23-year-old wicketkeeper-player, notwithstanding, was losing accomplices as Asif Ali and Faheem Ashraf tumbled to Salman Irshad, who got done with 3-29 from his four overs. Zalmi’s fortunes got an enormous lift when Azam mis-hit one off Wahab Riaz and was gotten at long-on. There was a sad battle after that as United missed the mark by 11 runs.

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Prior, picking to bat, Haris’ power-stuffed execution sent the United bowlers on a calfskin chase. He scored 56 of the 73 runs that came in the initial stand to set an incredible stage for Zalmi. Having struck a six off Faheem Ashraf in the opening over, Haris played with Muhammad Musa in the second finished, hitting a six and four fours. He broadened his count of maximums with two additional shots that cleared the fence inside the powerplay, while he raised a 18-ball fifty with a limit off Marchant de Lange. Hazratullah Zazai likewise struck a few fours preceding he fell in the last over of the powerplay to Liam Dawson as Zalmi raged to 74/1.

The limit hitting went on as Yasir likewise jumped into the activity, striking two sixes close by a four off Zahir Khan in the seventh over. Haris got a limit off Dawson and a six off Musa before his visit reached a conclusion in the tenth over when he attempted to switch scoop one off Waqas Maqsood yet got a main edge. Zalmi were 116/2 at the midway phase of their innings and the United were imperceptibly better with the ball in the final part. They struck at normal stretches however convenient thumps from Malik, Yasir and Sherfane Rutherford assisted them with getting done with a 200 or more aggregate.

Brief score : Peshawar Zalmi 206/8 in 20 overs (Mohammad Haris 70, Shoaib Malik 38; Faheem Ashraf 3-33) beat Islamabad United 196/7 in 20 overs (Azam Khan 85, Rahmanullah Gurbaz 46; Salman Irshad 3-29) by 10 runs

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