Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United to reach PSL 2021 final

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Eliminator 2 : ISL vs PES
Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United to reach PSL 2021 final
22 Jun 2021
PES 177/2(16.5)
07:59 PM IST
Zazai, Wells set up a thumping win for Peshawar!
Peshawar Zalmi skipper Wahab Riaz chose to bowl after winning the toss and was vindicated when his bowlers skittled out Islamabad United's top five by the 14th over. Colin Munro put up some resistance with 29-ball 44, but other top-order batsmen were dismissed cheaply as Zalmi were reduced to 110/8 by the 15th over. However, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Wasim put on the rescue by adding 62 runs in just 25 balls as Islamabad set a target of 175. On a good batting surface, Peshawar lost opener Kamran Akmal in the first over, but PSL debutant Jonathan Wells (55 not out) and last match's hero Hazratullah Zazai (66) put up 126 for the second wicket. Shoaib Malik finished things off with 32 off 10 balls as Peshawar reached their fourth PSL final with 19 balls to spare. Wahab Riaz's men will face Multan Sultans in the final on Thursday.
PES 177/2(16.5)
07:49 PM IST
Shoaib Malik finishes things in a jiffy as he smacks Hasan Ali for a couple and then three boundaries to win the match with 19 balls left.
PES 152/2(15.4)
07:47 PM IST
Malik making it easier for Peshawar
Shadab Khan sets an attacking field for new man Shoaib Malik who is unfazed by the comfortable equation and brings it down further. He first cuts Shadab for a boundary at third man and then pulls him over long-on for a six and then hits a boundary straight down the ground. Peshawar need 13 off 24 balls.
PES 141/2(14.2)
07:39 PM IST
Mohammad Wasim strays his line as he bowls a bouncer to Zazai who pulls it beyond backward square leg for a boundary and then flicks his wrist to send a full-toss over the ropes in the same area. However, the left-hander chops it on to his stumps on the next ball bringing an end to a brilliant 66 off 44 balls.
PES 129/1(13.4)
07:33 PM IST
Fifty for Zazai!
What a way to bring up your fifty! Hasan Ali bowls short as it arrives gracefully for Zazai who bludgeons it over deep mid-wicket for another monstrous six.
PES 122/1(13.2)
07:31 PM IST
Fifty for Jonathan Wells!
After a nervy start on his PSL debut, Wells has picked himself up to play a big innings. The Tasmanian brings up his fifty with a pull towards backward square-leg.
PES 115/1(12.4)
07:28 PM IST
Hundred partnership!
Excellent batting from Zazai and Wells! They are taking the singles while going to town with anything in their range.
PES 112/1(12.0)
07:21 PM IST
21 off the over!
Zazai finally gets one in the slot and clobbers it beyond the stands over deep mid-wicket! Wells also gets into the act by dispatching Shadab for two massive sixes on the leg-side. Its a big over Peshawar with both the batsman batting on 45.
PES 91/1(11.0)
07:18 PM IST
Good over for Peshawar!
That's 13 off the over! Scratch that, its 14 after Zazai hits a six and a four off Wasim while Mohammad Akhlaq gifts away an overthrow off the last ball trying to hit the stumps from far away.
PES 77/1(10.0)
07:10 PM IST
Wells gets a lucky boundary after an outside edge off Shadab Khan's wrong 'un misses the keeper. The Australian hammers a short ball from the leg-spinner for a flat six on the leg-side.
PES 67/1(9.1)
07:06 PM IST
Islamabad pacers working well
Islamabad pacers are aware of Zazai's strengths on the middle and off as they target the region wide outside off-stump with slower pace. Zazai's lack of footwork is helping Islamabad's cause as he keeps swinging and missing.
PES 52/1(6.2)
06:53 PM IST
Fifty Up!
Zazai brings up the fifty with a swat down the fine leg. Wells is keeping the scoreboard ticking with quick singles while Zazai is doing the boundary hitting. On a pitch which heavily favours pacers, Islamabad might not be able to use their spin options.
PES 29/1(2.5)
06:35 PM IST
It's all happening! Hasan Ali bangs one short as Zazai tries to guide it towards third man but gets an edge which flies towards keeper Mohammad Akhlaq who makes a mess of it. It could prove to be a costly mistake.
PES 17/1(1.2)
06:29 PM IST
Akif Javed starts with a wide as PSL debutant Jonathan Wells gets on strike and almost runs himself out. He nudges on the off-side and is halfway down the pitch while Zadran hollers no! Lucky for the Australian as the throw from point doesn't hit.
PES 15/1(1.0)
06:24 PM IST
Chopped On!
After a forgettable first five balls, Hasan Ali gets Akmal to drag on to his stumps. The ball was pitched well outside off-stump which Akmal tries to jab on the off-side but misjudges it completely. What an over!
PES 15/0(0.5)
06:23 PM IST
Terrible Start!
Hasan Ali starts with a wide which runs away for a four and its a no-ball. He oversteps on the free-hit ball as Zazai takes a single off it. He bowls a full-toss on the pads which Kamran Akmal dispatches for a four down backward square-leg. With just one legal delivery on the board, Peshawar has 11 runs. However, the pacer recovers and bowls two dots before offering Akmal width on the off-side which he drives through fielders for a boundary at backward point.
ISL 174/9(20.0)
06:07 PM IST
Irfan goes for an lbw appeal and asks the umpire for a review as the batsmen run a couple. The impact was outside the line and the bastmen get their runs. Its been a fantastic recovery for Islamabad who were at 98/5 by 14th over and were 110/8 by the 16th over. Hasan Ali and Mohammad Wasim then put on a show by adding 62 in just 25 balls to bring Islamabad back from the dead.
ISL 171/8(19.4)
06:02 PM IST
Hasan Ali gets an edge off Imran and gets a four on the third man. He tries to go for a second off the next ball and is run-out after the throw from long-off comes at the striker's end. His teammates give Hasan Ali a standing ovation for his brilliant effort.
ISL 167/8(19.3)
06:00 PM IST
Wasim joins the party!
This is an amazing recovery from Islamabad as Mohammad Wasim blasts Mohammad Imran for a six over deep square-leg to bring up the fifty partnership in just 21 balls.
ISL 158/8(19.0)
05:55 PM IST
Hasan Ali on the charge!
Hasan Ali is connecting the short balls better than most of the Islamabad batsmen today. He hooks Mohammad Imran's bouncer for a six over deep square-leg and clobbers Wahab for two boundaries on the off-side and behind the wicket. He then lifts a full-toss over long-off for a big six.
ISL 132/8(17.0)
05:49 PM IST
After claiming two wickets for three runs in his previous over Umaid Asif starts with a short ball which is in the arc for Hasan Ali who dispatches it for a four on the leg-side and then clears the ropes over long-on. Umaid then bowls on the wide line which Ali manages to dig out for a boundary at third-man. He then hits it inside out for a six over deep cover. A total of 22 runs come off that over.
ISL 110/8(15.4)
05:39 PM IST
Faheem Ashraf is put under immense pressure by Wahab with three dot balls and then bowls a slow bouncer which the left-hander hits towards deep mid-wicket where Hazratullah Zazai takes a superb sliding catch.
ISL 110/7(14.4)
05:34 PM IST
Islamabad's trouble with the short ball continue and its the big wicket of Asif Ali this time. He steps out of his crease and pulls Umaid towards the deep mid-wicket where Sherfane Rutherford takes a one-handed catch.
ISL 109/6(14.2)
05:30 PM IST
Short and banged outside off-stump by Umaid Asif as Shadab is unable to get hold off the extra bounce and edges it straight to the keeper. Islamabad are in the deep deep trouble.
ISL 101/5(13.3)
05:26 PM IST
Hundred up for Islamabad!
The Peshawar dug-out is having an extended discussion with the umpires as there seems to be some issue with Mohammad Irfan's substitution. The twelfth man has his bib back on as the bowling side resumes play with a man less on the field. Shadab Khan is still in the middle for Islamabad as the dabs Amad for a single at long-off.
ISL 98/5(12.5)
05:15 PM IST
Wahab Riaz gets the big breakthrough again! His good length ball skids off the track which Iftikhar Ahmed tries to guide towards third man, but doesn't have enough width to do so. The ball grazes the bat and falls comfortably for Kamran Akmal.
ISL 89/4(12.0)
05:12 PM IST
Substitute issues for Peshawar
Mohammad Irfan, who has bowled his full quota is strapped with an ice bag on his right calf, as the medical staff help him off the field. Twelfth man comes on as a substitute as umpires have a chat with Shoaib Malik and Wahab about bringing on the replacement fielder which leads to an extended break.
ISL 76/4(9.0)
04:49 PM IST
Mohammad Irfan hits the perfect length to get an outside edge off which is dropped by Kamran Akmal off the first ball. The southpaw whacks the lanky pacer for a boundary off the next ball but gets a feather edge of a leg-cutter which Akmal manages to hold on. The umpire says no but Akmal refers it and gets the big wicket!
ISL 71/3(8.0)
04:43 PM IST
Amad Butt's is Wahab's sixth bowling change of the innings and it works perfectly. The pacer hits the right length to cramp up Munro and then sets up Brandon Kings with an enticing short ball which is pulled away to a six over deep mid-wicket and then gets a top edge by pitching it short again which is straight to the fielder at the boundary.
ISL 57/2(6.0)
04:32 PM IST
Munro takes the attack to Peshawar
After the two quick wickets Munro takes some time to settle down and begins counter attacking. Peshawar skipper Wahab Riaz makes five bowling changes in the power play but nothing much has worked out against the left-hander. He hits Umaid Asif's sixth over for a six, three fours and two singles to bring up the fifty in no time.
ISL 15/2(2.0)
04:13 PM IST
Mohammad Imran is given the new ball and the young pacer strikes! He surprises Muhammad Akhlaq with a short ball as the ball comes off his glove and lands for an easy keeper catch.
ISL 1/1(0.3)
04:05 PM IST
What an unfortunate start for Usman Khawaja and Islamabad. Shoaib Malik puts his foot in the way of Colin Munro's straight drive and gets his boot to the ball which rattles the stumps at the non-striker's end. Khawaja was way out of his crease. Munro looks unfazed by the turn of events as he hits a boundary and a couple off the next three balls.
03:41 PM IST
Two changes for Peshawar, one change for Islamabad
Peshawar Zalmi XI: Kamran Akmal (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Jono Wells, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Ahmad Butt, Wahab Riaz (C), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran IN: Jonathan Wells, Amad Butt | OUT: Khalid Usman, Imam-ul-Haq Islamabad United XI: Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Muhamamad Akhlaq (WK), Shadab Khan (C), Brandon King, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Wasim Jnr, Akif Javed IN: Brandon King | OUT: Hussain Talat
03:38 PM IST
Peshawar win toss, elect field
Peshawar Zalmi skipper Wahab Riaz wins the toss and choses field. Its the last chance for both teams to reach the Thursday's final against Multan Sultans.
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