PSL7: Islamabad United win against Peshawar Zalmi
PSL7: Islamabad United win against Peshawar Zalmi.
KARACHI (Dunya News) - Sensational half-centuries from openers Paul Stirling and Alex Hales started Islamabad United’s HBL Pakistan Super League 2022 campaign with a commanding win over Peshawar Zalmi.
Islamabad overhauled 169-run target on the back of a blazing partnership worth 112 in 9.4 overs between the two. Stirling recorded Islamabad United’s fastest 50, breaching the landmark in just 18 balls. He spanked seven fours and three sixes in his 25-ball 57.
After Stirling was run out, Hales continued to score briskly. He raced to 82 not out off 54 balls, hitting 13 fours and a six, as Islamabad chased down the target with 25 balls spare.
Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi had posted 168 for the loss of six wickets because of a remarkable 70 not out off 46 balls by Sherfane Rutherford. The left-handed batter helped Peshawar stage a recovery after walking in to bat with his team at a precarious 35 for four. He was supported by Ben Cutting (26 off 17) in the death as the two added 51 in 29 balls.
Scores in brief:
Peshawar Zalmi 168-6, 20 overs (Sherfane Rutherford 70, Ben Cutting 26, Shoaib Malik 25; Faheem Ashraf 2-23, Hasan Ali 2-34)
Islamabad United 172-1, 15.5 overs (Alex Hales 82 not out, Paul Stirling 57)
Islamabad United team: Alex Hales, Paul Stirling, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mubasir Khan, Azam Khan, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Marchant de Lange.
Peshawar Zalmi team: Tom Kohler Cadmore, Yasir Khan, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Hussain Talat, Sherfane Rutherford, Ben Cutting, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Usman Qadir, Patrick Brown.