Peshawar Zalmi defeated Islamabad United by 6 wickets in the second match of the sixth edition of Pakistan Super League at National Stadium Karachi.
Peshawar Zalmi scored 119 off the first ball of the 18th over with six wickets in hand.
In pursuit of an easy target of 119, Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq started the innings for Peshawar Zalmai which was not good. Imam-ul-Haq was caught by Faheem Ashraf on Hassan Ali’s ball without scoring a run.
Kamran Akmal was dismissed for just three runs. Tom Kohler Cadmore was caught by Fawad Ahmed after scoring 46 runs. Haider Ali scored 36 runs, Hassan Ali’s ball was caught by Salt.
Shoaib Malik (36) and Sharfin Redford (6) remained unbeaten. For Islamabad United, Hassan Ali got two wickets while Mohammad Waseem and Fawad Ahmed got one wicket each.
Earlier, Islamabad United were bowled out for 118 in 17.1 overs. Alex Hales of Islamabad United scored the most 41 runs against Peshawar Zalmi.
Paul Sterling, the first player to be dismissed, was bowled by Wahab Riaz after scoring just one run.
Phil Salt was bowled by Saqib Mahmood after scoring 9 runs. Faheem Ashraf also managed to add only two runs to the team’s total score and caught Ameed Asif’s ball.
After Hussain Talat scored 22 runs, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman’s ball became LBW. Asif Ali scored 19 and he also fell victim to Wahab Riaz, Shoaib Malik caught him.
Shadab Khan was run out after scoring only 6 runs. Alex Hales batted well and scored 41 runs. Imam-ul-Haq caught the ball of Saqib Mahmood.
After Iftikhar Ahmed scored seven runs, Wahab Riaz’s ball was caught by Tom Kohler Cadmore. Hassan Ali returned to the pavilion with an individual score of only seven, Wahab Riaz made him LBW.
The last player to be dismissed was Muhammad Waseem who could score only one score.
Peshawar Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz bowled brilliantly and Saqib Mahmood took four wickets.
Earlier, Islamabad captain Shadab Khan won the toss and invited Peshawar Zalmi to bat first.
Karachi Kings defeated Multan Sultans by 7 wickets
Earlier, in the first match played on Saturday, Karachi Kings defeated Multan Sultans by seven wickets.
Multan Sultans gave the Karachi Kings a target of 196 and the Karachi Kings batsmen completed it in 18.5 overs.
Opener Babar Azam scored 90 off 60 balls to ensure victory.
Karachi Kings opener Sharjeel Khan also played well but he fell victim to Shahnawaz Dahani and returned to the pavilion. Joe Clarke made 54 off 26 balls while playing aggressively but he too was dismissed by Shahnawaz.
Ingram had not yet recovered when he was dismissed by Sohail Khan.
Earlier, Multan Sultans had given a target of 196 runs to Karachi Kings to win. Batting first, Multan Sultans scored 195 runs in the allotted 20 overs with six wickets in hand.
Captain Muhammad Rizwan and Chris Lane started the innings for Multan Sultans. Chris Lane was caught by Emad Wasim after scoring 32 runs. Babar Azam caught them.
Mohammad Rizwan once again batted responsibly and played an innings of 43 runs. Muhammad Nabi caught Arshad Iqbal’s ball.
James Vance was dismissed for an individual score of 45. Arshad Iqbal’s ball was caught by Ingram. Russo returned to the pavilion after scoring just seven runs, being bowled by Daniel Christian.
Khush Dil Shah was bowled by Waqas Maqsood for an individual score of just 6. Shahid Afridi could score only three runs, Mohammad Nabi was caught by Mohammad Amir.
For Karachi Kings, Arshad Iqbal got two wickets while Emad Wasim and Daniel Christian got one wicket each.
Earlier, Karachi Kings captain Emad Waseem won the toss and invited Multan Sultans to bat first.
Position on the points table
On the points table, Peshawar Zalmi is at the top with 6 points after playing four matches. Peshawar won three matches and lost one.
Karachi Kings played three matches, winning two and losing one. Thus it has four points.
Lahore Qalandars are third in the points table with four points. The Lahore Qalandars played three matches, winning two and losing one.
Islamabad United played three matches, losing two and winning one. Thus, Islamabad has four points.
Multan Sultans are fifth in the points table with two points. Multan played four matches, winning only one, while luck did not favor it in four matches.Former PSL champion Quetta Gladiators have shown the most disappointing performance so far in the event.
Under Sarfraz Ahmed’s captaincy, the Quetta team has played three matches and lost all three. Thus, Quetta Gladiators have no points in the points table and this team is at the sixth or last position in the points table.