Match Summary: JP Duminy’s 73 off 54 guided Islamabad to put second-highest total 182-5 of the tournament and beat Peshawar Zalmi by 26 runs in the 21st fixture. It was also a pristine display of spin bowling from Islamabad which led them towards the victory.
Peshawar Zalmi inning
Over 20 – Peshawar Zalmi 156/9 (Wahab 33*, Ibtesam 0*)
(19.4) FOUR! full on middle and leg, gives himself room and thumps it down the ground
(19.2) OUT! A really full one and he looks at collecting another six. Just that he fails to get underneath it entirely and miscues the slog to long-off
Faheem Ashraf to bowl the final over
Over 19 – Peshawar Zalmi 146/8 (Wahab 23*, Umaid 25*)
(18.1) FOUR! backs away to a fullish one and crashes it through the covers
Over 18 – Peshawar Zalmi 130/8 (Wahab 9*, Umaid 25*)
(17.4) SIX! full and angling towards leg this time, carted with the angle over long-on
(17.3) SIX! skips down the track get to the pitch and heave it over
Over 17 – Peshawar Zalmi 112/8 (Wahab 8*, Umaid 12*)
Over 16 – Peshawar Zalmi 106/8 (Wahab 6*, Umaid 8*)
(15.5) FOUR! Down on one knee and slogged through midwicket
Over 15 – Peshawar Zalmi 99/8 (Wahab 5*, Umaid 2*)
(13.3) WICKET! Looks to sweep but plays too early and is beaten by the drift. This spun away a wee bit and would’ve gone on to hit the stumps.
Over 13 – Peshawar Zalmi 91/7 (Wahab 0*, Hafeez 13*)
(12.6) WICKET! Taken in the deep Hasan Ali departs
(12.2) SIX! Long-off and long-on converge but neither calls. Hasan clears the front leg looking to slog and skies it in the air
Over 12 – Peshawar Zalmi 77/6 (Hasan 1*, Hafeez 13*)
(11.5) OUT! No feet from the Peshawar captain. This one slides into middle and grips away to take the outside of off-stump.
(11.3) OUT! Superb off-cutter, beat the batsman and strikes to the stumps, Dawson fails to get to the pitch and it spins and crashes into middle
Over 11 – Peshawar Zalmi 76/4 (Dawson 1*, Hafeez 13*)
LA Dawson is the new batsman
(10.4) OUT! taken in the deep, Khushdil Shah has to go back to the pavilion
Over 10 – Peshawar Zalmi 69/3 (Khushdil 4*, Hafeez 12*)
(9.3) SIX! Hafeez comes down the track and meets the pitch before launching it over mid-off
Over 9 – Peshawar Zalmi 59/3 (Khushdil 2*, Hafeez 4*)
Over 8 – Peshawar Zalmi 54/3 (Khushdil 1*, Hafeez 0*)
(7.2) OUT! Another one! A loopy slider on leg and Smith sees the angle and gets down to slog
(7.1) OUT! simple catch at mid-off. Fletcher dares to slog against the turn and gets the outside of the bat as he clears the front leg
Over 7 – Peshawar Zalmi 53/1 (Smith 8*, Fletcher 19*)
Shadab comes to bowl
Over 6 – Peshawar Zalmi 48/1 (Smith 7*, Fletcher 15*)
(5.3) FOUR! just turns around and helps it along to fine leg.
Over 5 – Peshawar Zalmi 41/1 (Smith 2*, Fletcher 14*)
Darren Smith is the new batsman
(4.1) OUT! too full to sweep, gets down and is pinned in front of middle. Kamran has a chat with his partner and decides to walk off.
Samit comes to bowl
Over 4 – Peshawar Zalmi 32/0 (Akmal 22*, Fletcher 7*)
(3.2) FOUR! back to back boundaries, beat the third man in the circle
(3.1) FOUR! full and angling in, stays in the crease and extends the arms to launch it with the angle over mid-on
Over 3 – Peshawar Zalmi 22/0 (Akmal 13*, Fletcher 7*)
Over 2 – Peshawar Zalmi 20/0 (Akmal 12*, Fletcher 6*)
(1.5) SIX! Fletcher smacked it! another short ball hammers a pull through cow corner
(1.3) FOUR! Short-ball and played over the leg side Akmal with a brilliant footwork
Fin comes into the attack
Over 1 – Peshawar Zalmi 7/0 (Akmal 5*, Fletcher 1*)
(0.1) FOUR! Akmal deceived by the slower ball but he got a thick inside edge on the slog.
Kamran Akmal and Andre Fletcher are the openers for Zalmi, Sami takes the new ball.
A superb inning by JP Duminy and young Asif Ali, steer Islamabad towards a decent score against Zalmis.
Islamabad United inning
Over 20 – Islamabad United 182/5
(19.6) OUT Ashraf is run out as Kamran underarms the throw to the striker’s end.
(19.5) SIX! Smashed, Swung over wide long-on, into the third row in the stands
(19.4) FOUR! over the fine leg french cut and four. Deceived by the slower ball but he got a thick inside edge on the slog.
Umaid Asif to bowl last over
Over 19 – Islamabad United 171/4 (Duminy 64*, Faheem 0*)
(18.6) OUT! Full, fast, straight and the late tail away to beat the outside edge and smash into the off stump.
(18.2) FOUR! scoop shot, just one bounce before the boundary
Over 18 – Islamabad United 163/3 (Duminy 63*, Asif 38*)
(17.3) SIX! swung away to the deep midwicket fence
Over 17 – Islamabad United 149/3 (Duminy 61*, Asif 26*)
Over 16 – Islamabad United 145/3 (Duminy 60*, Asif 23*)
(15.5) SIX! disdainfully pulled away off the front foot to the deep midwicket boundary.
(15.2) SIX! Destructive shot by Hussain Talat. back of a length and smacked it to the leg-side
Over 15 – Islamabad United 126/3 (Duminy 60*, Asif 4*)
(14.6) SIX! Another one, same delivery same shot. Duminy punished it
(14.2) SIX! Duminy fetches this sweep from outside off and slog sweeps this into the top tier over deep midwicket.
Over 14 – Islamabad United 109/3 (Duminy 45*, Asif 2*)
(13.6) SIX! Duminy lofted over long on, stunning shot
(13.2) WICKET! big mix-up and they’ve lost another as Kamran collects the throw on the bounce and whips the bails off.
Over 13 – Islamabad United 100/2
(12.6) WICKET! Superb delivery, Hussain Talat has beaten for pace as the off stump is knocked back.
(12.3) FOUR! swings and sees the ball fly off a thick inside edge past leg stump.
Over 12 – Islamabad United 93/1 (Duminy 33*, Hussain 28*)
Over 11 – Islamabad United 89/1 (Duminy 31*, Hussain 26*)
(10.1) SIX! Duminy launches it over long on
Over 10 – Islamabad United 78/1 (Duminy 23*, Hussain 23*)
Hasan Ali continues
Over 9 – Islamabad United 73/1 (Duminy 21*, Hussain 20*)
(8.1) FOUR! steps out and lofts this back over his head. Straight as an arrow
Over 8 – Islamabad United 61/1 (Duminy 19*, Hussain 10*)
(7.4) SIX! A gigantic one, Swung over wide long-on, into the third row in the stands
Over 7 – Islamabad United 52/1 (Duminy 18*, Hussain 2*)
(6.3) FOUR! rocks back and helps this short ball past short fine.
(6.2) FOUR! steps out and drives this low full toss. The timing so good that wide long-off had no chance even though he wasn’t far from the ball.
Ibtesam Sheikh comes to bowl
Over 6 – Islamabad United 41/1 (Duminy 9*, Hussain 1*)
Umaid Asif comes into the attack
Over 5 – Islamabad United 39/1 (Duminy 8*, Hussain 0*)
Hussain Talat is the new batsman
(4.5) OUT! backs away to cut but ends up getting a thick outside edge that flies straight to third man.
(4.4) FOUR! one bounce to the midwicket fence.This was the cutter from Wahab, no difference.
(4.3) FOUR! Another one punched over point, two bounces to the fence. Tracer bullet stuff. The pace of Wahab being used effortlessly here.
(4.2) FOUR! Down to the third man, timely played
Wahab Riaz comes to bowl
Over 4 – Islamabad United 27/0 (Duminy 8*, Ronchi 15*)
(3.2) FOUR! It’s a miss hit by Ronchi and goes for four
Over 3 – Islamabad United 22/0 (Duminy 8*, Ronchi 10*)
(2.5) FOUR! Ronchi just lunged forward and allowed his wrists to take over. Opened it up nicely to put that away
(2.4) FOUR! Cover drive to the midwicket beat the fielder and goes out of the boundary
(2.1) FOUR! Excellent cover shot by Duminy, straight down to the boundary
Hasan Ali continues
Over 2 – Islamabad United 8/0 (Duminy 3*, Ronchi 1*)
Over 1 – Islamabad United 6/0 (Duminy 2*, Ronchi 0*)
(0.4) FOUR! 4 leg byes, slides this down leg, this tickles JP’s pads and bursts through Kamran’s gloves
Hasan Ali is opening the bowling for Peshawar Zalmi, JP Duminy and Luke Ronchi are the openers for Islamabad United.
Zalmi changes: Sammy for Wessels, Khushdil for Amad and Ibtisam for Sameen Gul
Islamabad changes: Sahibzada and Farhan out, Zafar and Gohar in.
DUBAI: Peshawar Zalmi have won the toss and elected to bowl first against Islamabad
Islamabad United will hope to carry their momentum on the fifth-placed Peshawar Zalmi while the title holders will seek two points in order to get into contention for the last four