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PSL 9 Match 20th Update | Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United

PSL 9 Match 20th Update | Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United

The PSL 9 match no.20 between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, unfolded as a riveting spectacle, with skipper Shadab Khan playing a pivotal role in securing a 29-run victory for Islamabad United. The match showcased a blend of batting brilliance, bowling expertise, and nail-biting moments that kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Shadab Khan’s All-round Brilliance

The standout performer of the match was undoubtedly Shadab Khan, the Islamabad United skipper, who displayed exceptional all-round skills. Shadab played a captain’s innings with the bat, scoring 80 runs off 51 balls, steering his team to a formidable total. His innings were laced with four boundaries and six towering sixes.

Shadab Khan still had to be done; he showcased his prowess with the ball, claiming three vital wickets during Peshawar Zalmi’s innings. This remarkable display earned Shadab the well-deserved title of “Player of the Match.

Zalmi’s Struggle

The drama unfolded right from the start of the match as Peshawar Zalmi faced early setbacks in pursuing Islamabad United’s challenging total of 196 runs. Losing their opening batters in the first over, including the run-out of Babar Azam and an edge-induced dismissal of Saim Ayub, left Zalmi reeling at 18-5 by the end of the powerplay.

Aamir Jamal’s Heroics

In the face of adversity, Aamir Jamal and Paul Walter stepped up for Peshawar Zalmi, forming a record-breaking sixth-wicket partnership. Aamir’s aggressive innings of 87 runs from 49 balls, featuring eight fours and six sixes, was a standout moment in the match. The partnership of 107 runs between Aamir and Walter injected excitement into the game, making the chase look achievable.

Shadab Khan’s Crucial Breakthroughs

With Zalmi requiring 77 runs off the last five overs, Shadab Khan brought himself into the attack and made a decisive impact. In the 18th over, he dismissed Paul Walter (33 runs) to break the threatening partnership. In the following over, he ended Aamir Jamal’s glorious knock, securing the game for Islamabad United.

United’s Bowling Efforts

The bowling unit of Islamabad United played a crucial role in restricting Peshawar Zalmi to 167-9. Shadab Khan led the way with three wickets, while Hunain Shah and Rumman Raees contributed with two scalps each. Naseem Shah also played a part, claiming one wicket.

In the end, Islamabad United emerged victorious, moving to the third position on the points table. Shadab Khan’s all-round brilliance, milestone achievement of 300 T20 wickets, and the team’s collective efforts showcased why they are a force to be reckoned with in PSL 9. As the tournament progresses, cricket fans can look forward to more thrilling encounters, keeping the spirit of the game alive and vibrant. Stay tuned for more PSL 9 action!

Upcoming Fixture: Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi (7 pm). Stay tuned for more PSL 9 action!