Match Centre

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | IU: 166/9 (49 runs required, RR: 8.30)

  • Rumman Raees2 (6b)
  • Muhammad Musa8 (5b)
  • KA Pollard4-0-53-1
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-25-1

That's all we have for you today, goodnight and join us for the final.

11.17 pm Darren Sammy: "The way Kamran and Imam set it up on top, it was just brilliant. I did say they are match-winners at the toss, and we saw how well they played today. To post 200 in a do-or-die game is always good. It was a good tactical decision (to bowl four fast bowlers). It was a big call to leave out Dawson, but we always put the team first here and Chis Jordan had an amazing series in the West Indies. I'm just shocked that Wahab and Hasan aren't bowling for Pakistan. I am very pleased to be in the finals, the Zalmi team has reached three consecutive finals, so it shows the kind of cricket we play. Our guys will be pumped up, two top teams in the final. We have played good cricket throughout the tournament. Different type of pressure in the final. It's about holding our nerve, like we did today. The atmosphere has been brilliant. We have to raise the bar one more time."

Mohammad Sami: "We were on the backfoot since their opening stand. If you see the pitch, there wasn't much spin on it. I'm proud of my team, they played well to get to here. We will come back stronger next year. We gave too high a target today. We should have given 20-30 runs fewer. Overall, we are proud that several players from our side have played for Pakistan."

11.07 pm Kamran Akmal is the Man of the Match for his splendid 74 off 43. Well deserved, he set the game up for Zalmi and ensured a total that would be beyond Islamabad. "The team played really well, and we got a good total because of the way Imam built the partnership. Then Pollard and Sammy finished it well. It was a very good pitch. Wahab has been bowling fast throughout the tournament. We got wickets in the PowerPlay which is why we could defend our total. I give credit to the whole team for qualifying for the final."

10.54pm Once Zalmi got to a formidable 214 it was always going to be very difficult for Islamabad. Zalmi's total was built on a formidable opening stand, with Imam and Kamran carting the bowlers to all parts. The Islamabad bowlers erred in line and length too often, and paid the price. Pollard and Sammy struck their usual blows at the end to swell the total. Zalmi's bowlers were much more disciplined and fiery, with Wahab hitting 150+, and Jordan, Mills and Hasan Ali also quick and menacing. A comfortable win in the end.

19.6
0
Pollard to Rumman Raees, no run, hah, Pollard's taking the mickey. Bowls a loopy slower ball as the final one, and the batsman just watches it go through. That's that, and Peshawar have won by 48 runs. They will meet Quetta Gladiators in the final, where a new champion will be crowned because Islamabad United haven't been able to defend their title. Good campaign by them, even if the last defeat was insipid
19.5
0
Pollard to Rumman Raees, no run, fullish outside off, swings and misses
19.4
3
Pollard to Muhammad Musa, 3 runs, Swatted into the offside that time, and Wahab tumbles to his left and dives to save the boundary
19.3
4
Pollard to Muhammad Musa, FOUR runs, Hasan Ali misfields at deep midwicket and allows a four. Too casual from Hasan, because he knows his team have won this, but Pollard's looking daggers. It's his bowling figures that are being affected. Hasan throws up a hand in apology
19.2
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Pollard to Rumman Raees, 1 run,
19.1
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Pollard to Muhammad Musa, 1 run, length ball, he swings across the line and manages to just get it over the straight fence. Chris Jordan at the boundary caught the ball, and tried to parry it back in because he was going over the ropes with the momentum, but couldn't do it in time, and it's a six. Okay scratch that, the umpires have just signalled it's not a six. Perhaps because Jordan was able to throw the ball back into the field of play when airborne? Not sure though

Islamabad Un 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st24L RonchiCS Delport
2nd2AD HalesCS Delport
3rd63CAK WaltonCS Delport
4th5CAK WaltonAsif Ali
5th11CAK WaltonHussain Talat
6th46Hussain TalatFaheem Ashraf
7th1Faheem AshrafShadab Khan
8th2Mohammad SamiShadab Khan
9th1Rumman RaeesShadab Khan
10th11Rumman RaeesMuhammad Musa

Pakistan Super League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
PZ1073140.828
QG1073140.376
IU1055100.127
KK105510-0.673
MS103760.173
LQ10376-0.837