full on leg stump, driven to long-off to end the match.
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!
wide yorker on fifth stump, scuffed out to wide long-on.
Islamabad will survive a game effort from Peshawar after all.
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.
yorker jammed in full on middle, flicks this out to deep square leg.
full and wide on fourth stump, driven down the ground for one.
Jehanzaib: "Commendable intent by Zalmi"
full on the stumps, flicked through square leg and they come back for a second to beat a very tight relay to the keeper.
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.
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.
short on middle, slapped flat through the ring for one.
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.
yorker on the legs, can't flick it away as it squeezes through the pads, Wahab calls Umaid through for a leg bye.
yorker on middle, dug out to deep midwicket.
38 off 12 to win, Hasan Ali to bowl the 19th.
quick short on the legs, Umaid helps it on its way with the angle pulling it flat behind square leg, fielder dives in vain trying to stop it at the rope.
flighted delivery after a string darted in quick and it gives time for Umaid to slog sweep this flat over wide long-on.
200 up now for Zalmi. It's the highest scoring aggregate match in PSL history.
another drag down on fourth stump, but another scuffed flat-bat shot from Wahab to long-off.
drags this down very short on fifth stump, but Umaid struggles trying to pull this away and gets one through square leg.
spears this in very quick and full on middle, Wahab tries a slog sweep but scuffs this into the ground through square leg.
Zafar is still struggling no matter who is at the crease! Spears this in full and wide, Wahab carves an imperious six over point.
Zafar back into the attack with a bit more breathing room to work with now that Shoaib and Rutherford are gone.
length ball on the stumps, heaved flat to wide long-on.
yorker on leg stump, Wahab digs this out back to the bowler.
|Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Toss||Peshawar Zalmi, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||17 June 2021 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Islamabad United 2, Peshawar Zalmi 0|