Match Details

ISU vs PSZ 12th Match, PSL 2023

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Islamabad United won by 6 wickets 🏆
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A Ali Logo
A Ali Jersy



A Ali
4s: 1
6s: 3
A Khan Logo
A Khan Jersy



A Khan
4s: 0
6s: 1
A Iqbal Logo
A Iqbal Jersy



A Iqbal

Econ: 9.91
12th Over:
= 17
13th Over:
= 6
Last Over:
= 4
This Over:
= 15
ISUISU - 2nd Innings
6 Over 5080
10 Over 113112
PSZPSZ - 1st Innings
6 Over 4969
10 Over 10288
15 Over 126125
20 Over 178156


Inn 1
Inn 2
That's it for this game. Do join us for another PSL fixture tomorrow. Till then, this is Ayan Chatterjee signing off on behalf of Megh Mandaliya and scorer/analyst Manish Bishnoi. Stay safe, happy, and cool. We will catch you in the next match soon. Goodnight and Cheers! 
Shadab Khan (Islamabad United Captain): "No, we were not doubting ourselves. They played well in the start but we trusted our skills. The hard-length was working well for us. The pitch was slow and the ball was skidding so I went to Hasan Ali, and thankfully he delivered. We knew Hasan would bowl well. We have a proper bench strength and the inclusion of Alex Hales will make it stronger in the upcoming matches. Asif Ali was once again good at the backend and he is one of the best batters at number 6."
Hasan Ali (Player of the Match): "Yes, definitely. I did not play the first few games. Worked hard in the nets and it was not a good day for me. Thanks to the management for believing me and the result is out there for us. I thank my beautiful wife who has encouraged me so far. I believe in myself when the ball is reversing a bit. The situation suits me then. I think credit goes to the captain who believes me. The celebrations was for the youngsters. Mubasir, Abrar bowled well and celebrated it for me. So, I am glad with that. Happy to perform for the team." 
Time for the post-match presentation. 
Babar Azam (Peshawar Zalmi Captain): "We started really well and we executed our plans really well. Hasan Ali delivered back-to-back wickets in the first innings and changed the momentum. We tried to turn things around but we were not able to find a partnership in the middle. I thought 180 would have been a good total here. We are starting well in the tournament but we need to finish well at the backend. We will have to work on that in the upcoming matches. I started my innings well but couldn't finish well due to a lack of partners. The bowling was not up to the mark today alongside fielding. We need to grab those chances in the field." 
Rahmanullah Gurbaz: "It was amazing to see. Hasan brought us back in the game after that electrifying start by them. Excited to be back here and want to be positive with my approach and I succeed in that. I think the wicket was not easy. Some balls were gripping, the slower ones were tough. But I try and be positive in my approach." 
10: 38 PM IST | There it is! Azam Khan has finished things in style here. Islamabad United never looked in discomfort in the chase and they will take two points by defeating Peshawar Zalmi comprehensively by 6 wickets. 

In pursuit of 157, the United openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Colin Munro went all guns blazing early on and took away the scant chance Peshawar had to win this contest. The right-left duo exerted pressure on Zalmi bowlers and stitched a quick 31-run opening partnership before Arshad Iqbal cleaned up Munro for 9(5). The right-hander Gurbaz continued the assault from the other end and he was joined by in-form Rassie van der Dussen. 

The South African Rassie unfolded some innovative shots by frequently venturing the reverse sweep. The duo of Gurbaz and Rassie cruised United to 80 runs after the powerplay, which is the highest powerplay score so far this season. Gurbaz was the leading figure in their partnership while Rassie was also quick to punish the looseners. The 67-run partnership was ceased by Usman Qadir as Gurbaz departed after a magnificent 62(31), including 7 fours and 4 maximums. 

The wicket of Gurbaz did not distort United’s spirits as the early assault had the asking run rate under control all the way through. Rassie registered 42(29) before being involved in a mix-up. Buoyed by some late hitting by Asif Ali 29*(13), United went over the line with ease. Usman Qadir and Arshad Iqbal were the only successful bowlers for Zalmi but they both were expensive. 

Earlier in the day, after being invited to bat first, the Peshawar Zalmi openers
Mohammad Haris and Babar Azam started the innings on a positive note as both the right-handers played some captivating strokes and pick-up shots inside the powerplay. The duo kept moving the scorecard at a swift rate and cruised 69 after the end of the powerplay. Following that, the skipper Shadab Khan brought himself into the attack and had an immediate impact as he removed Haris for 40(21).

The young Saim Ayub 3(3) was the next batter to fall as Mubasir Khan had the wood over him. Following that, Hasan Ali singlehandedly brought United back into this contest by cleaning up Tom Kohler-Cadmore 1(4) and Rovman Powell 0(2) in a single over. To fan the flames, the right-arm speedster then got rid of James Neesham 6(8) in his next over and left Zalmi reeling at 99/4 at one stage. 

The skipper Babar Azam registered his 25th PSL half-century and was gluing the innings together for Zalmi. He was then joined by Dasun Shanaka and the duo assured a brief period of respite by stitching a 27-run partnership but Faheem Ashraf dismissed Shanaka for 11(10) at a crucial juncture. Following that, the Zalmi headed towards another mini-collapse but it was Babar Azam’s 75* (58) that helped Zalmi post a respectable total on the scorecard. Stick around for the post-match presentation! 

14.5 A Iqbal to A Khan
6 SIX! That's the game there! Short of a length into the pitch, Azam Khan picks it up and lofts it over deep midwicket as the ball sails into the stands for the maximum. Azam finishes things off in style as Islamabad wins this game by 6 wickets and 31 balls left. 
14.4 A Iqbal to A Khan
0 Fuller length around off, Azam uppishly drives it to the mid-off fielder. 
Just 4 required now. 
14.3 A Iqbal to A Khan
2 Short of a length banged in, Azam looks to pull and gets a top edge which lands into the gap at midwicket as they get a couple of runs. 
14.2 A Iqbal to A Ali
1 Short of a length into the pitch, Asif pulls it away to the deep midwicket region for a single. 
14.1 A Iqbal to A Ali
6 SIX! Short of a length and in the slot, Asif picks it and lofts it over the midwicket region flat and hard into the stands for the maximum. The 150 comes up here for United. 
Islamabad United
Azam Khan
Asif Ali
Sufiyan Muqeem
13.6 S Muqeem to A Ali
1 Short of a length here, Asif gets it away to the short fine leg fielder for a single to end the over and keep the strike for the next over. 
13.5 S Muqeem to A Ali
0 Quicker one angling in, Asif wears it on the pads. 
13.4 S Muqeem to A Khan
1 Fuller length skidding through, Azam sweeps it to short fine leg for a single. 
13.4 S Muqeem to A Khan
WD Turn and bounce angling away and is called wide here.