Peshawar Zalmi has started PSL in rocking way by winning against Islamabad united. They have outclassed Islamabad united in every department who were badly beaten by Quetta Gladiators in the opening match of Pakistan Super League. The match was pretty good overall and both teams have strived hard for the win. As we know that United lost in their first match so they tried their very best to beat Peshawar Zalmi but in vain.
After winning the toss Shahid Khan Afridi, the captain of Peshawar elected to bat first. They scored 145 in the complete 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets with the help of brilliant knock by Tamim Iqbal who scored a half century. Though all the batsmen couldn’t contribute a massive score but Peshawar Zalmi had managed to put the handsome, fighting total on the board. In response to this the start of Islamabad united wasn’t so well because they gave few wickets due to reckless batting. This enabled Peshawar Zalmi to earn a great win by 24 runs.
The important thing about this match was the young spinner Muhammad Asghar from Peshawar Zalmi, who has really outclassed the opponent team by his magical bowling. He picked up 3 wickets in 4 overs by conceding only 20 runs. Along with bowling he had been outstanding in the field by picking up two splendid catches. He was given the man of the match award on his match winning performance. I must say that Muhammad Asghar is a great pick by Peshawar Zalmi.
HBL PSL has just started but proving its benefits in the very beginning in the form of young guys like Muhammad Asghar. This new talent will get polished under the supervision of world class cricket legends and will learn from their experiences.