12th Match, Sharjah, Feb 18 2017, Pakistan Super League
(20 ov, target 137)
Islamabad Un won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Islamabad United
• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Bowlers, Smith haul Islamabad to last-ball win

Opening batsman Dwayne Smith anchored Islamabad United's chase with an unbeaten 72 to help secure a last-ball five-wicket win over Peshawar Zalmi at Sharjah

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Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Peshawar Zalmi136/9(20 overs)
Islamabad United137/5(20 overs)
Hasan Ali1/17(4)
Wahab Riaz1/21(4)
end of over 206 runs • 1 wicket
IU: 137/5CRR: 6.85 
Amad Butt1 (1)
Dwayne Smith72 (59)
Junaid Khan4-0-49-1
Hasan Ali4-0-17-1

What a Super Saturday this has been! Two contrasting games - one where over 400 runs were scored and 200 was chased down and the other a low-scoring thriller. But the binding factor was that they were both spectacular matches, where the win had to be really earned. Can Zalmi bounce back from this defeat when they take on Karachi Kings tomorrow? Do join us to find out. That's it for now. Thank you for joining us.

Misbah-ul-Haq: Win is a win. These sort of games always help you understand how to come out of pressure situations. Three wins under the belt and all three wins have come like that which is good for the team. In Sharjah, batting under lights, especially with the new ball which swings and zips, it comes down to the fast bowlers doing well and credit to the fast bowlers of both teams for doing well. I think both teams have good fast bowling and that's why it was such a close game. It was a pressure situation but you always back your players. It was the first time he was walking out to such a pressure situation but he did well.

Darren Sammy We believe that we could have won the game. It was a good game but our fielding lapses cost us. We looked to get 200 but we lost wickets upfront and they kept on taking wickets just like when they batted, we kept on taking wickets as well. All in all a very good match, we will take the positives and look to come back stronger. I just told him bowl his best ball whether it was the yorker or the bouncer, we had the field up.

Sami: I have been brought up on these kind of wickets, so I have some experience of bowling on these kind of surfaces. And I have paid some attention to fitness which has helped me.

Mohammad Sami is the Man of the match for his 3 for 26.

And Dwayne Smith gets the green Hanif Mohammad cap for going to the top of the run carts. Smith also receives an award for the maximum number of sixes hit.

Mohammad Sami receives the maroon cap for becoming the highest wicket-taker.

Ramiz Raja with the post-match presentations.

11.40pm Relief for Islamabad's players but what a fightback from Peshawar. They put up what had seemed like a meagre 136 for 9 and who would have thought this would go down to the last ball on what was thought to be a belter of a pitch? You wonder where this match was lost, or won. Was it that nine-ball 17th over from Junaid? Could it have been the double let-off in the Afridi over with Hasan Ali first dropping Smith before a caught-behind was denied by the umpire? Or could it have been the missed run out by Junaid? Peshawar had their chances but did not take them. But the very fact that they brought it this far was testament to the fight shown by them. Dwayne Smith looked so scratchy to start off but how he pulled himself together to take the team over the line! Not to forget Shane Watson who walked out with his team precariously placed and ably partnered Smith.

Junaid Khan to Amad Butt, 1 run
Junaid gets the yorker wrong and bowls a low full toss. Amad drills it past the diving mid-on fielder to take the single and pumps the air in delight. What a match

Amad Butt walks out with one needed off one. Sammy brings the field in and it is a yellow circle on the field

Harris: "Regardless of what happens, Sammy lost the trickhere. Junaid is brilliant death bowler, I feel Sammy asked him to Bowl a certain line, one Junaid wasn't comfortable with which might have cost them the game."

Junaid Khan to Watson, 1 run, OUT
there is a review for a run out and Watson is short of his ground. He is gone and the crowd has found its voice again. Islamabad looking to finish it off with one ball to spare but Kamran Akmal gathers the ball and whips the bails off to make sure that does not happen. Worked it with a flat bat to long-on and came charging back for the second
SR Watson run out (sub [Jordan]/†Kamran Akmal) 30 (22b 1x4 2x6) SR: 136.36

Junaid stops in his tracks suspecting Smith to be backing up too far. Has to reliad

Junaid Khan to Watson, no run
slower ball on leg stump, does not bounce and hits Watson on the pad
Junaid Khan to Watson, 2 runs
Watson hammers this to sweeper cover and Smith comes charging back for the second. The throw comes on at the bowler's end and Junaid does not collect the ball. Had he gathered it, the batsman would have been out by a mile
Junaid Khan to Smith, 1 run
bangs it in from around the wicket and Smith tries to duck but wears it on the elbow as the ball runs away into the leg side
Junaid Khan to Watson, 1 run
fuller ball on the stumps, turned away to midwicket for a single. Singles will do it for Islamabad. Five off five now

Sammy persists with Junaid Khan. Six needed off six

end of over 1910 runs
IU: 131/4CRR: 6.89 • RRR: 6.00
Shane Watson26 (18)
Dwayne Smith71 (58)
Hasan Ali4-0-17-1
Wahab Riaz4-0-21-1
Hasan Ali to Watson, 1 run
low full toss, drilled through the covers region
Hasan Ali to Watson, no run
yorker outside off, very nicely bowled, gets an outside edge that dos not carry to the keeper
Hasan Ali to Smith, 1 run
fuller ball, pushed back to the bowler and Watson is outside the crease, looking for a run. Hasan throws and misses

Aatif: "Sammy as a captain not only not allowing Jordan to play plus under bowling Hafeez."

Hasan Ali to Watson, 1 run
low full toss outside off, pushed off the front foot to long-off
Hasan Ali to Smith, 1 run
opens the bat face and steers it wide of backward point
Hasan Ali to Smith, SIX runs
Darren Sammy's six foot five frame can't get to that at the long-off boundary. Great effort as he leaps up and gets a fingertip to it but even he could not get to it as the ball clips the fingers and sails over the boundary. Full and in the slot and it is hammered over mid-off

Hasan comes on with 16 needed off 12. Surely, the batting team ahead at this moment. Can they snuff out Smith? Or Watson. Or, even better, both.

end of over 184 runs
IU: 121/4CRR: 6.72 • RRR: 8.00
Dwayne Smith63 (55)
Shane Watson24 (15)
Wahab Riaz4-0-21-1
Junaid Khan3-0-43-1
Wahab Riaz to Smith, 1 run
short of a length outside off, slaps with a flat bat to the extra cover region and cover runs across and slides to field it. Well-done
Wahab Riaz to Smith, no run
slower ball, short of a length, rolls his fingers over that one and Smith is through with the pull shot early
Wahab Riaz to Watson, 1 run
fuller ball, hammered to extra cover

Free hit coming up..

Wahab Riaz to Watson, 1 no ball
bowls a yorker and the batsman cannot make contact as he tries to jam the bat down. But he has overstepped. That foot is a mile outside the crease

Square leg coming inside the circle. Short ball coming up?

Ali: "for the second time in this edition of PSL. Junaid khan has cost a match to Zalmi against Islamabad United. Recap of First match between Zalmi and United. junaid should be dropped. "

Wahab Riaz to Smith, 1 run
fuller ball, jams the bat down and runs it down to long-off
Wahab Riaz to Smith, no run
slower ball bouncer, Smith gets under it and the umpire thinks the height is fine there
Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossIslamabad United , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League 2017
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Sami
Match days18 February 2017 (20-over match)
Aleem Dar
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Asif Yaqoob
Reserve Umpire
Rashid Riaz
Match Referee
Mohammed Anees
PointsIslamabad United 2, Peshawar Zalmi 0