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PSL3: United Beat Zalmi By 26 Runs

Dubai (March 10, 2018): Islamabad United have beaten Peshawar Zalmi in the 21st match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium tonight.    

An unbeaten innings of 73 runs by opener JP Duminy complimented with exceptional bowling by spinners staged a 26-run for Islamabad United against Peshawar Zalmi in today’s second clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

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Courtesy today’s win, United now stands at the top of the table. Where Duminy and middle-order batsman Asif Ali lifted Islamabad United to a formidable total of 182 runs, the spinners; Samit Patel and Zafar Gohar, restricted Zalmi to 156 runs at the end of the innings.

This is the second biggest total scored in the Pakistan Super League. Patel took four wickets, Gohar in his first match of the Pakistan Super League took three wickets, including of Darren Sammy and Muhammad Hafeez.Duminy hit four sixes and four boundaries in his 54-ball stint, with the strike rate of 135.18. Middle-order batsman Asif Ali well assisted the opener by putting his contribution of 45 runs off 24 balls, which included two boundaries and four sixes. Speedster Wahab Riaz took three wickets in the match.Spinner Samit Patel sent the entire Zalmi top-order to pavilion, in seven overs Kamran Akmal, Andre Fletcher and Dwayne Smith were dismissed by him.

 The highlight of the evening was the extraordinary bowling by Zafar Gauhar. The turn shown on his deliveries were enough to bold Zalmi skipper Darren Sammy, LA Dawson and lbw Muhammad Hafeez.

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