KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi qualified to play Pakistan Super League-4 final against Quetta Gladiators with a thumping 48 runs win against defending champion Islamabad United in the second eliminator of the tournament on Sunday.
The Sammy team triumphed United in all parts of the game. As in response to the mammoth 215 run-target, the United were restricted to 166 runs.
In the first innings of the game opener Kamran Akmal slammed down the United bowling attack with an inspiring 74 off 43, from 10 boundaries and three sixes, he was well assisted by Imamul Haq with his 58 off 33.
Cameron Delport gave the breakthrough to the team with the back-to-back wickets of the openers. The hurdles were not over for the Sami’s team as the Pollard-Sammy due with their power-hitting neutralised United pace attack in the death overs.
Shadab Khan took the wicket of Sohaib Maqsood – the only Zalmi batsman to not play a substantive inning today.
Wahab Riaz was run out on the first ball of the 19th over by fast bowler Rumman Raees.
Meanwhile, the Zalmi bowling unit faced no serious resistance from the opponents – with the exceptional performance of Chadwick Walton (48) and Faheem Ashraf (31) – Power hitter Asif Ali was dismissed on duck.
Hasan Ali and Chris Jordan picked three wickets each. Wahab Riaz and Tymil Mills and Kieron Pollard picked one each.