Final: Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United

Final: Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United

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Islamabad United crowned HBL Pakistan Super League champion

Karachi March 25: As top quality cricket made a return to Karachi after nine long years, the Islamabad United took centre stage defeating reigning champions Peshawar Zalmi in a thrilling finale to lift the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) trophy for the second time in three years.

Karachi’s National Stadium posed the perfect picture in the biggest game of the tournament as Zalmi’s captain Daren Sammy opted to bat first after winning the toss.

Zalmi’s hopes of a winning total on a perfect batting pitch were dashed early as prolific run-getter Kamran Akmal fell lbw to Samit Patel for one.

Zalmi also lost Mohammad Hafeez cheaply while Andre Fletcher who had hit some big boundaires early on was dismissed as he looked set to post a big score.

The Zalmi middle and lower order failed to make most of the conditions and only a 28 run unbeaten cameo by Wahab Riaz took them to a 148 for nine total in the allotted 20 overs.

The Peshawar side had defended the same score in the HBL PSL 2017 final against Quetta Gladiators.

Zalmi were than in for a rude shock as United openers Luke Ronchi and Sahibzada Farhan tore into the bowling line up with a series of breathtaking shots early on in the chase.

Ronchi who was named Man-of-the-Tournament for his outstanding run in the HBL PSL 2018 which saw him top the run-getters list, blazed away to his 50.

His 96 run opening partnership with Farhan ended when Ronchi was taken at point by Fletcher.

The dismissal triggered a sensational collapse as United lost six wickets for the addition of 20 runs in a space of 44 balls.

The match turning moment was the reprive Asif Ali got as he attempted a hoic across the line and Kamran dropped a tough steepling chance while running some 40 meters towards the fine-leg boundary, as the ball was dropped the return from Sameen Gul went to the boundary due to poor backing by Sammy.

United needed 33 runs at that stage.

Zalmi never recovered from the jolt and their reign as PSL champions all but ended when Asif hit Hasan Ali for three sixes in one over.

The game was settled a few balls later despite the loss of the seventh wicket as jubilant United fans ran on to the pitch to celebrate a historic victory in a memorable night for Karachi fans.

Scorecard

Final: Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United  |  Islamabad United won by 3 wickets

Match Details
Toss Peshawar Zalmi, who chose to bat Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2018
Umpires Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Shozab Raza (Pakistan) Match Date 25 Mar 2018
Match Referee RS Mahanama Ground National Stadium, Karachi
TV Umpire Ahmed Shahab
Player of Match Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)

Peshawar Zalmi Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Kamran Akmal †
lbw Samit Patel 1 0 9 0 0
2
Andre Fletcher
lbw Shadab Khan 21 0 15 4 0
3
Mohammad Hafeez
c & b Samit Patel 8 0 6 0 1
4
Chris Jordan
c Jean-Paul Duminy b Hussain Talat 36 0 26 1 3
5
Liam Dawson
b Mohammad Sami 33 0 30 1 1
6
Saad Nasim
c & b Hussain Talat 2 0 3 0 0
7
Darren Sammy *
lbw Shadab Khan 6 0 6 1 0
8
Umaid Asif
lbw Shadab Khan 0 0 1 0 0
9
Hasan Ali
c Chadwick Walton b Fahim Ashraf 6 0 5 1 0
10
Wahab Riaz
not out 28 0 14 4 1
11
Sameen Gul
not out 2 0 5 0 0
Extra lb 3, w 2 5
Total 9 wickets; 20.0 overs; 148 7.4 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-12 ( Kamran Akmal, 2.4 ) ;

;

3-26 ( Mohammad Hafeez, 4.1 ) ;

4-38 ( Andre Fletcher, 6.0 ) ;

5-90 ( Chris Jordan, 12.3 ) ;

6-101 ( Saad Nasim, 14.1 ) ;

7-111 ( Darren Sammy, 15.4 ) ;

8-111 ( Umaid Asif, 15.5 ) ;

9-117 ( Liam Dawson, 16.4 ) ;

10-121 ( Hasan Ali, 17.5 ) ;

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Samit Patel
4.0 0 26 2 0 0

Mohammad Sami
4.0 0 31 1 1 0

Shadab Khan
4.0 0 25 3 0 0

Fahim Ashraf
4.0 0 32 1 0 0

Amad Butt
2.0 0 13 0 0 0

Hussain Talat
2.0 0 18 2 1 0

Islamabad United Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Luke Ronchi †
c Andre Fletcher b Chris Jordan 52 0 26 4 5
2
Sahibzada Farhan
c Hasan Ali b Wahab Riaz 44 0 33 5 1
3
Chadwick Walton
b Umaid Asif 0 0 2 0 0
4
Jean-Paul Duminy *
c & b Chris Jordan 2 0 4 0 0
5
Samit Patel
c Mohammad Hafeez b Hasan Ali 10 0 13 2 0
6
Shadab Khan
c Chris Jordan b Hasan Ali 1 0 2 0 0
7
Hussain Talat
b Wahab Riaz 7 0 11 0 0
8
Asif Ali
not out 26 0 6 0 3
9
Fahim Ashraf
not out 6 0 4 0 1
10
Amad Butt
Did not bat
11
Mohammad Sami
Did not bat
Extra lb 1, w 5 6
Total 7 wickets; 16.5 overs; 0 mins 154 9.15 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-96 ( Luke Ronchi, 8.5 ) ;

2-97 ( Chadwick Walton, 9.1 ) ;

3-102 ( Jean-Paul Duminy, 10.3 ) ;

4-112 ( Sahibzada Farhan, 12.0 ) ;

;

6-115 ( Samit Patel, 13.1 ) ;

7-116 ( Shadab Khan, 14.0 ) ;

8-148 ( Hussain Talat, 16.1 ) ;

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Hasan Ali
4.0 0 53 2 2 0

Sameen Gul
1.0 0 9 0 0 0

Liam Dawson
1.0 0 15 0 0 0

Wahab Riaz
3.5 0 28 2 0 0

Umaid Asif
4.0 0 26 1 0 0

Chris Jordan
3.0 0 22 2 3 0

Match Notes

Peshawar Zalmi Inning

  • Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 2
  • 5th Wicket : 50 runs in 35 balls

    (Liam Dawson 24
    , Chris Jordan 20

    , Ex 0)

  • Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 3
  • Innings Break : Peshawar Zalmi – 148/9 in 20.0 overs

    (Wahab Riaz 28
    , Sameen Gul 2)

Islamabad United Inning

  • Islamabad United : 50 runs in 3.4 overs (22 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket : 50 runs in 22 balls

    (Luke Ronchi 45
    , Sahibzada Farhan 8

    , Ex 2)

  • Luke Ronchi : 50 off 24 balls
    (
    3 x 4  5 x 6  )
  • Islamabad United : 100 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 5
  • Islamabad United : 150 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 6