Peshawar Zalmi VS Islamabad United Final Match Highlights – PSL 2018
Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United PSL 2018 Final Today Match Highlights 25th March Sunday 2018. As we predicted Islamabad United Won the PSL 2018 final by 3 Wickets.
Under tense conditions helped Islamabad United defeat Peshawar Zalmi by three wickets and claim the Pakistan Super League 2018 title at the National Stadium Karachi on Sunday.
Peshawar Zalmi PSL 2018 Final 1st Innings Highlights
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Peshawar Zalmi sent out the pairing of Kamran Akmal and Andre Fletcher to open their innings, whereas Samit Patel and Mohammad Sami shared the new ball for Islamabad United. almi were dealt a huge blow in the third over when the in-form Akmal departed. Patel had him trapped in front of the wickets and even though he took a review; he failed. Mohammad Hafeez walked in to join Fletcher in the middle.
Five overs into the final, Zalmi were 36-2 — not the kind of start they would have wanted in the most important match of their PSL 2018 campaign. But Chris Jordan looked in good touch. He hit a six each in the 8th, 9th and 10 overs. Halfway through their innings, Zalmi were 73-3, with Jordan and Liam Dawson at the crease.
Zalmi brought up their century in the 14th over but were dealt another setback in the follow-up over when Hussain Talat removed Saad Nasim. The wickets kept on tumbling but Zalmi did just enough to put 148 runs on the board for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. They owed a great deal to Wahab Riaz’s late cameo (28 runs off 14 balls).
Islamabad United PSL 2018 Final 2nd Innings Highlights
The new ball was tossed to Hasan Ali, who bowled a trio of decent balls before Luke Ronchi’s rampage began. He hit the pacer for two consecutive sixes to cement Islamabad United’s position as the favorites in the match. Sahibzada Farhan played the facilitator’s role as Ronchi shellacked Zalmi bowlers one after the other. By the end of 5 overs, United were 63-0 and cruising towards the title.
Having lost their first wicket in the 9th, United stuttered a little, losing two more batsmen — Chadwick Walton and JP Duminy — in as many overs. But by the end of the 11th over, they were 106-3 and needed just 43 runs off 54 balls to reclaim the PSL title. The 13th over was uneventful before another wicket fell in the 14th as Zalmi threatened to turn the game on its head. With just 5 overs left in PSL 2018, United needed 23 runs and had four wickets in hand.
A hero was needed and Asif Ali decided to volunteer. He smashed three sixes in a tensed situation. His six-ball 26-run cameo, laced with three 6s, saw United through. There was plenty of fireworks after the winning shot. WHAT A NIGHT!
Islamabad United VS Peshawar Zalmi Final Cricket Match Highlights – 2018