Pakistan Super League, 1st Match: Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai (DSC), Feb 9, 2017
Islamabad United won by 7 wickets (with 2 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
09 February 2017 (20-over match)
  Peshawar Zalmi innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Sharjeel Khan b Mohammad Irfan 0 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 dramatic start! Hafeez's age old problem of poking at away-going deliveries results in his downfall. This one is full and angling away, he plays a loose drive, no feet movement whatsoever, and the thick edge is pouched at second slip. Straightforward catch, as simple as they come 0/1
View dismissal DJ Malan c Imran Khalid b Watson 43 30 4 3 143.33
11.3 top edges a pull towards midwicket where Khalid runs around, comes up with a juggle and eventually hangs on. End of a fine knock from Malan, largely played support act to Kamran. Did what he needed to. That should come as a relief for Islamabad 122/2
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Misbah-ul-Haq b Mohammad Sami 88 48 6 6 183.33
15.3 it was short, there to be hit. Kamran struck it well but found square leg. End of an exhilarating innings. Pays the price for trying to fetch it from outside off. Extra pace of Sami did the trick there for Islamabad Stunning knock 150/4
View dismissal EJG Morgan b Saeed Ajmal 1 3 0 0 33.33
12.3 Ajmal lets out a roar. Plays for the turn when there is none. This was full and drifted back in, Morgan looked to work it across the line and missed it altogether. The umpires conferred to see if the ball hit the stumps off the keeper's pad, but replays indicate there was absolutely no doubt. Morgan's first outing here today has been far from a memorable one 126/3
View dismissal Haris Sohail c †Haddin b Watson 12 14 0 0 85.71
17.5 healthy nick through to Haddin. Once again the short ball has done the trick. Looked to pull off the front foot, but the ball got big on him and flew off the edge to the keeper. How Zalmi have collapsed! 167/7
View dismissal DJG Sammy* c Sharjeel Khan b Mohammad Irfan 7 7 0 1 100.00
16.4 Dhoni-like helicopter shot which he reached out to play, but found the lone man at deep extra cover. Hit really well, but picked out the fielder. 157/5
View dismissal Shahid Afridi c Misbah-ul-Haq b Watson 4 4 0 0 100.00
17.4 dolly for Misbah at midwicket. The short ball has done the trick for Watson again. Afridi looks to pull but is once again beaten for pace as Watson dug this in short, got it off the top half of the bat and Misbah made no mistake. Afridi reacted a fraction of a second late there, really at this level, that's all is the difference between a big shot and a miscue 167/6
View dismissal Iftikhar Ahmed c †Haddin b Mohammad Sami 0 1 0 0 0.00
18.5 sensational from Haddin. Retired from international cricket but still has enough in this old legs. This pull was top-edged, it flew straight over his head. Fine leg was running in, but Haddin, who ran nearly 30 yards backwards, called for it and made it look ridiculously simple. These kind of catches - running backwards - can't be easy 169/8
CJ Jordan not out 16 10 1 1 160.00
View dismissal Hasan Ali c Amad Butt b Watson 4 2 1 0 200.00
19.4 lofted, mistimed, cover calls for it and takes it easily. Watson continues to pick wickets. This was bowled at length outside off, he went for a big biff over the infield but couldn't get much bat on it 182/9
Junaid Khan not out 0 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 4, lb 7, w 4) 15
  Total (9 wickets; 20 overs) 190 (9.50 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Mohammad Irfan 4 0 27 2 6.75
0.1 to Mohammad Hafeez, dramatic start! Hafeez's age old problem of poking at away-going deliveries results in his downfall. This one is full and angling away, he plays a loose drive, no feet movement whatsoever, and the thick edge is pouched at second slip. Straightforward catch, as simple as they come 0/1
16.4 to Sammy, Dhoni-like helicopter shot which he reached out to play, but found the lone man at deep extra cover. Hit really well, but picked out the fielder. 157/5
View wickets Mohammad Sami 4 0 16 2 4.00
15.3 to Kamran Akmal, it was short, there to be hit. Kamran struck it well but found square leg. End of an exhilarating innings. Pays the price for trying to fetch it from outside off. Extra pace of Sami did the trick there for Islamabad Stunning knock 150/4
18.5 to Iftikhar Ahmed, sensational from Haddin. Retired from international cricket but still has enough in this old legs. This pull was top-edged, it flew straight over his head. Fine leg was running in, but Haddin, who ran nearly 30 yards backwards, called for it and made it look ridiculously simple. These kind of catches - running backwards - can't be easy 169/8
View wickets SR Watson 4 0 44 4 11.00 (4w)
11.3 to Malan, top edges a pull towards midwicket where Khalid runs around, comes up with a juggle and eventually hangs on. End of a fine knock from Malan, largely played support act to Kamran. Did what he needed to. That should come as a relief for Islamabad 122/2
17.4 to Shahid Afridi, dolly for Misbah at midwicket. The short ball has done the trick for Watson again. Afridi looks to pull but is once again beaten for pace as Watson dug this in short, got it off the top half of the bat and Misbah made no mistake. Afridi reacted a fraction of a second late there, really at this level, that's all is the difference between a big shot and a miscue 167/6
17.5 to Haris Sohail, healthy nick through to Haddin. Once again the short ball has done the trick. Looked to pull off the front foot, but the ball got big on him and flew off the edge to the keeper. How Zalmi have collapsed! 167/7
19.4 to Hasan Ali, lofted, mistimed, cover calls for it and takes it easily. Watson continues to pick wickets. This was bowled at length outside off, he went for a big biff over the infield but couldn't get much bat on it 182/9
View wicket Saeed Ajmal 4 0 44 1 11.00
12.3 to Morgan, Ajmal lets out a roar. Plays for the turn when there is none. This was full and drifted back in, Morgan looked to work it across the line and missed it altogether. The umpires conferred to see if the ball hit the stumps off the keeper's pad, but replays indicate there was absolutely no doubt. Morgan's first outing here today has been far from a memorable one 126/3
  Imran Khalid 2 0 23 0 11.50
  Amad Butt 2 0 25 0 12.50
  Islamabad United innings (target: 173 runs from 18 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DR Smith c Jordan b Junaid Khan 55 49 8 1 112.24
16.6 dolly of a catch to long-on. What was the need to look for an ugly hoick, you must ask. Smith looks to back away and slog across the line but it was a slower delivery and so he's completely deceived by the change in pace. Was through with the stroke, which he checked at the last moment, as the ball lobbed to the fielder. He's played well though, a half-century during the course of two important partnerships 166/3
View dismissal Sharjeel Khan lbw b Hasan Ali 1 4 0 0 25.00
1.3 big appeal for lbw and they've got him. Interesting to see if the ball pitched outside leg. Sharjeel looks to whip it across the line but misses it completely. That surely would have gone on to hit the stumps. Big, big wicket first up for Peshawar Zalmi 14/1
View dismissal BJ Haddin c †Kamran Akmal b Jordan 73 39 8 3 187.17
13.1 the change of bowling has done the trick. This was slower and fuller outside off, he looks to go over cover but is deceived by the change in pace, plays too early and ends up getting a thin edge that is gleefully accepted by Kamran Akmal. End of a super knock that has kept Islamabad alive 118/2
SR Watson not out 26 13 2 2 200.00
SW Billings not out 7 3 1 0 233.33
Extras (lb 6, w 5, nb 2) 13
  Total (3 wickets; 17.4 overs) 175 (9.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Junaid Khan 4 0 52 1 13.00 (1nb, 1w)
16.6 to Smith, dolly of a catch to long-on. What was the need to look for an ugly hoick, you must ask. Smith looks to back away and slog across the line but it was a slower delivery and so he's completely deceived by the change in pace. Was through with the stroke, which he checked at the last moment, as the ball lobbed to the fielder. He's played well though, a half-century during the course of two important partnerships 166/3
View wicket Hasan Ali 4 0 33 1 8.25 (1nb)
1.3 to Sharjeel Khan, big appeal for lbw and they've got him. Interesting to see if the ball pitched outside leg. Sharjeel looks to whip it across the line but misses it completely. That surely would have gone on to hit the stumps. Big, big wicket first up for Peshawar Zalmi 14/1
View wicket CJ Jordan 3.4 0 30 1 8.18 (2w)
13.1 to Haddin, the change of bowling has done the trick. This was slower and fuller outside off, he looks to go over cover but is deceived by the change in pace, plays too early and ends up getting a thin edge that is gleefully accepted by Kamran Akmal. End of a super knock that has kept Islamabad alive 118/2
  Shahid Afridi 3 0 29 0 9.66 (2w)
  DJG Sammy 3 0 25 0 8.33

Match details


Toss - Islamabad United
Points - Islamabad United 2, Peshawar Zalmi 0
Player of the match - BJ Haddin (Islamabad United)
Umpires - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) and Shozab Raza (Pakistan)
TV umpire - Rashid Riaz (Pakistan)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Asif Yaqoob (Pakistan)
 
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