26th Match (D/N), Abu Dhabi, Jun 17 2021, Pakistan Super League
(20 ov, target 248)232/6
United won by 15 runs
Player Of The Match
105 (56)
end of over 207 runs
PZ: 232/6CRR: 11.60 
Wahab Riaz28 (15)
Umaid Asif20 (9)
Akif Javed 4-0-43-3
Hasan Ali 4-0-30-1

9.04 pm Tremendous final over bowled by Akif Javed, regardless of who was at the crease. Zalmi make Islamabad sweat as much as possible to earn that victory despite making the highest ever PSL total in the first innings.

Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz: "I'm just speechless. I think we were very pathetic in the field when we won the toss and bowled first knowing they were a bowler short. We should have restricted them to 160-170. The attitude wasn't there. We rested Irfan and knew there was something there for the spinners. The guys who have been playing continuously should know what the plans are and they didn't stick to the plan, not according to the fields. The ball was always in the slot."

Man of the Match Usman Khawaja: "It was enjoyable to bat 20 overs. It was a great team effort because we had a lot of players not playing so it's very satisfying. I'm not trying to take anything away from our bowlers because they put in a great effort, but Shadab was resting. We knew we were probably going one short on pace. The wicket was really good."

That's it from this run-scoring bonanza. But it's only one half of today's PSL doubleheader done. Stay tuned for coverage from match two coming up shortly between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars. For Debayan Sen, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Akif Javed to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

full on leg stump, driven to long-off to end the match.

Akif Javed to Umaid Asif, 1 run

wide yorker on fifth stump, scuffed out to wide long-on.

Islamabad will survive a game effort from Peshawar after all.

Akif Javed to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

another pinpoint yorker on leg stump, flicked out to long-on.

Only a tie and super over is possible now barring any wides or no balls.

Akif Javed to Umaid Asif, 1 run

yorker jammed in full on middle, flicks this out to deep square leg.

Akif Javed to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

full and wide on fourth stump, driven down the ground for one.

Jehanzaib: "Commendable intent by Zalmi"

Akif Javed to Wahab Riaz, 2 runs

full on the stumps, flicked through square leg and they come back for a second to beat a very tight relay to the keeper.

end of over 1915 runs
PZ: 225/6CRR: 11.84 RRR: 23.00
Umaid Asif18 (7)
Wahab Riaz23 (11)
Hasan Ali 4-0-30-1
Zafar Gohar 4-0-65-0
Hasan Ali to Umaid Asif, 2 runs

full on the stumps, jams this out into the ring and they scamper a tight second, but it looks like the umpire may be calling Umaid for one short at the bowler's end not getting his bat grounded for the first run. Drama! Replay to me looks like it was an extremely brave call. I've seen no balls *not* called by the third umpire on similarly tight line calls claiming something was behind the line. Umaid didn't do himself any favors though. The second would've been completed comfortably in the end but he put himself under unnecessary pressure. And now wait for it! The third umpire has overruled the standing umpire and claimed that indeed the bat did get across the line. Two runs in the end! I think it's the correct call.

Hasan Ali to Umaid Asif, FOUR runs

full on fifth stump, went for the wide yorker and a thick edge on an attempted drive goes wide of the keeper for a crucial boundary.

Hasan Ali to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

short on middle, slapped flat through the ring for one.

Hasan Ali to Wahab Riaz, SIX runs

smoked over long-off! What a shot! It was in the slot and heaved very flat, but he ate his spinach this morning for sure as his Popeye muscles get that over the leaping fielder on the rope.

Hasan Ali to Umaid Asif, 1 leg bye

yorker on the legs, can't flick it away as it squeezes through the pads, Wahab calls Umaid through for a leg bye.

Hasan Ali to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

yorker on middle, dug out to deep midwicket.

38 off 12 to win, Hasan Ali to bowl the 19th.