Openers star as Islamabad United beats Peshawar Zalmi

Alex Hales scored 82* in the chase

Alex Hales scored 82* in the chase

Sherfane Rutherford’s awesome salvage act went to no end as Islamabad United opened their mission in PSL 2022 with a pounding win on Sunday (January 30).

Rutherford came into bat at a tough spot as Peshawar Zalmi lost four wickets with only 35 sudden spikes in demand for the board. Faheem Ashraf struck two times though Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan contributed with a wicket each to disable Peshawar early. Be that as it may, Rutherford then, at that point, worked together with veteran Shoaib Malik to protect his side.

The two players added 73 for the fifth wicket to lift their side in the clear before Malik fell at a urgent crossroads. Rutherford anyway proceeded with his charge and stayed unbeaten until the end. Ben Cutting contributed with a helpful appearance however it was Rutherford’s unbeaten 70 that directed Peshawar near the 170-mark, which impossible checked out the beginning.

Islamalabad accordingly, had an exceptionally differentiating start as Paul Striling and Alex Hales went wild. While Hales went on a limit binge, Stirling cleared the ropes threefold en route to an appealing 50 years. Just a run out finished the century stand yet Islamabad had as of now set themselves in a solid situation to finish off the success.

Hales and Rahmanullah Gurbaz gave Peshawar no opening at all and finished the pursuit with 25 balls in excess. Hales stayed unbeaten on 82 though Gurbaz completed on an unbeaten 27.

Brief scores : Peshawar Zalmi 168/6 in 20 overs (Sherfane Rutherford 70*, Ben Cutting 26; Faheem Ashraf 2-23) lost to Islamabad United 172/1 in 15.5 overs (Alex Hales 82*, Paul Stirling 57) by 9 wickets

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