Result
21st Match (N), Dubai (DSC), Mar 9 2018, Pakistan Super League
182/5
(20 ov, target 183)
156/9
Islamabad Un won by 26 runs
Player Of The Match
Islamabad United
Match centre 
Scorer: @Cricket_Lama
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
Islamabad United182/5(20 overs)
Wahab Riaz3/30(4)
Umaid Asif0/34(4)
Peshawar Zalmi156/9(20 overs)
Wahab Riaz*33 (25)
Umaid Asif25 (17)
end of over 2010 runs • 1 wicket
PZ: 156/9CRR: 7.8 
Wahab Riaz33 (25)
Ibtisam Sheikh0 (0)
Faheem Ashraf2-0-17-1
Mohammad Sami4-0-29-0

11.38pm Tell you what, that margin of defeat does not reflect the kind of dominance that Islamabad asserted. It was a pristine display of spin bowling from Islamabad - among the best you'll see in T20 cricket. There was grip, turn, flight, dip, loop - just everything you want to see from a spinner. Rare is the T20 that's dominated so much by the spinners but this was that kind of game. But full credit to Peshawar's lower order for fighting until the end. They largely reduced the margin of defeat and these kind of runs are really helpful when it comes down to decimal points and net run rate in the race to the playoffs. Islamabad rise to the top of the table with this win.

Shernawaz: "What a beautiful points table, 10, 9,8,7,6 and lahore qalandars."

K: "Wahab riaz is top scorer while chasing 182.. That probably ends the story "

Shabaib Abdulla: "At the end PZ has done well by minimizing the loosing margin as it will keep ther NRR in check"

Faizan Ahmed: "This has been the issue with United in their last 2 games.Played Brilliently but couldn't finish their Bowling decently."

Akhtar Khan: "Really tough competition in PSL. This moment up and next moment down. All teams fighting for a spot in top 4."

19.6
1
Faheem Ashraf to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
full and angling in on leg, backs away and pushes down to long-on
19.5
4
Faheem Ashraf to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs
short ball, pulled through midwicket and he finds the gap again
19.4
4
Faheem Ashraf to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs
full on middle and leg, gives himself room and thumps it down the ground
19.3
Faheem Ashraf to Wahab Riaz, no run
extremely full and angling on leg stump, backs away and pats it away
19.2
w
Faheem Ashraf to Umaid Asif, OUT
and finally the partnership is broken. A really full one and he looks at collecting another six. Just that he fails to get underneath it entirely and miscues the slog to long-off
Umaid Asif c Patel b Faheem Ashraf 25 (17b 1x4 2x6) SR: 147.05

This is now the highest ninth-wicket partnership in PSL

19.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
full and angling in, a yorker, squeezed out to long-on
end of over 1916 runs
PZ: 146/8CRR: 7.68 • RRR: 37.00
Wahab Riaz23 (20)
Umaid Asif25 (16)
Mohammad Sami4-0-29-0
Zafar Gohar4-0-25-3
18.6
1
Mohammad Sami to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
sower fullish one outside off, picked early and he waits for it before pushing it into the off side

Saad: "This is PSL in which the heroes can besmacked for sixes by no. 10 batsmen.....lovin' it"

18.5
Mohammad Sami to Wahab Riaz, no run
slower length ball, goes over middle as he moves away and tries to guide it with an open face
18.4
4
Mohammad Sami to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs
backs away to give himself room and slaps this short of a length delivery through mid-off. Fifty of the partnership
18.3
1lb
Mohammad Sami to Umaid Asif, 1 leg bye
short, tries to pull and gets an inside edge to the back of the hip
18.2
1
Mohammad Sami to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
no damage on the free hit. Full toss, punched down to long-on
18.2
5nb
Mohammad Sami to Wahab Riaz, (no ball) FOUR runs
short of a length, moves away and pulls it away through midwicket. And the bails have been dislodged by the bower's front foot. Runs in too close to the stumps
18.1
4
Mohammad Sami to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs
backs away to a fullish one and crashes it through the covers
end of over 1818 runs
PZ: 130/8CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 26.50
Wahab Riaz9 (14)
Umaid Asif25 (15)
Zafar Gohar4-0-25-3
Mohammad Sami3-0-14-0
17.6
1
Zafar Gohar to Wahab Riaz, 1 run
short of a length on middle and leg, backs away and forces a punch to the off side
17.5
1
Zafar Gohar to Umaid Asif, 1 run
reaches out and knocks it between cover and point
17.4
6
Zafar Gohar to Umaid Asif, SIX runs
full and angling towards leg this time, carted with the angle over long-on
17.3
6
Zafar Gohar to Umaid Asif, SIX runs
clean connection. Rare punishment copped by the spinner tonight. Skips down the track, gets to the pitch and heaves it over
17.2
Zafar Gohar to Umaid Asif, no run
back of a length, shifts back and tries to tuck and gets hit on the pad
Best performances - batsmen
JP Duminy
73 runs (54)
6 fours
4 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
slog shot
34 runs
2 fours
4 sixes
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Asif Ali
45 runs (24)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
flick
8 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
SR Patel
O
4
M
0
R
34
W
4
Eco
8.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W3W
LEGOFF
LHB
Zafar Gohar
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
3
Eco
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
3W
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPeshawar Zalmi , elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League 2018
Player Of The Match
Jean-Paul Duminy
Season2017/18
Match days09 March 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Ahmed Shahab
Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Rashid Riaz
Reserve Umpire
Khalid Mahmood
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsIslamabad United 2, Peshawar Zalmi 0