Haddin's stunning 73 helps Islamabad beat Peshawar in PSL2 opener

Published: February 9, 2017
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Defending champions Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets in the opening match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) second edition at Dubai Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Chasing a revised total of 173 in 18 overs to win the first match, Misbahul Haq-led unit achieved the target with two balls  to spare, courtesy former Australian wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin’s breathtaking 73 off just 39 balls, with the help of eight fours and three sixes.

Earlier, Zalmi posted a mammoth total of 190 for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 20 overs, thanks Kamran Akmal’s stunning 88 off 48 balls, with the help of six fours and six sixes.

ISL 175-3 (17 overs)

And that’s it. Islamabad United have won the opening match of the PSL2 by seven wickets.

Jordan to start the last over.

ISL 166-3 (17 overs)

OUT! Junaid gets Smith’s wicket, but it might be too little too late.

Junaid Khan to start his last over of the day.

ISL 147-2 (16 overs)

Nine off the over. United need 25 off 12 balls. It’s going right down to the wire.

Hasan Ali to start his last over of the day.

ISL 139-2 (15 overs)

14 off the over. Another good one for Zalmi.

Sammy to start his new over.

ISL 125-2 (14 overs)

Seven and a wicket off the over.

Jordan to start his new over.

ISL 118-1 (13 overs)

17 off the over. Another good one for United.

Junaid Khan to continue.

ISL 101-1 (12 overs)

12 off the over, another good one for Islamabad

Hasan Ali to continue.

ISL 89-1 (11 overs)

Eight off the over.

Shahid Afridi to continue.

ISL 81-1 (10 overs)

Eight runs off the over.

Sammy to continue

ISL 73-1 (9 overs)

Eight off the over.

Shahid Afridi to continue.

ISL 65-1 (8 overs)

Nine off the over. A good one for United.

Darren Sammy to start his first over of the day.

ISL 56-1 (7 overs)

13 off the over. A good one for United.

Shahid Afridi to start first over of the innings.

ISL 43-1 (6 overs)

Seven off the over.

Jodan to continue.

ISL 36-1 (5 overs)

Just two off the over.

Junaid Khan to start his second over.

ISL 34-1 (4 overs)

Eight off the over.

Hasan Ali to continue.

ISL 26-1 (3 overs)

Seven off the over.

Chris Jordan to start his first over of the day.


ISL 19-1 (2 overs)

Just five runs a wicket off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his first over of the day.

ISL 14-0 (1 over)

14 off the first over. A good start for Peshawar Zalmi.

So it’s Dwayne Smith and Sharjeel Khan to open for Islamabad United, whereas Junaid Khan will begin for Peshawar Zalmi

So that’s it guys. Let’s see if defending champions can chase down the target. For next innings, we will join you again.

PES 190-8 (20 overs)

Shane Watson to bowl last over of the innings.

PES 170-8 (19 overs)

Just two off the over and a wicket. Brilliant stuff from Mohammad Sami.

Mohammad Sami to bowl his last over.

PES 168-7 (18 overs)

Just six and two wickets off the over. Another good one for United.

Shane Watson to start his new over.

PES 162-5 (17 overs)

Eleven off the over and a wicket.

Mohammad Irfan to start his third over.

PES 151-4 (16 overs)

Just two off the over and a wicket.

Mohammad Sami to start his new spell.

PES 149-3 (15 overs)

13 off the over.

Ajmal to start his last over of the day.

PES 136-3 (14 overs)

Just seven off the over. A good one for United.

Ammad Butt to start his second over.

PES 129-3 (13 overs)

Just five off the over and a wicket. A good one for United.

Saeed Ajmal to start his new over.

PES 124-2 (12 overs)

Eight off the over. A good one for United.

Shane Watson to start his new over.

PES 116-1 (11 overs)

Ammad Butt to start his first over of the day.

PES 102-1 (10 overs)

14 off the over. Another good one for Zalmi’s.

Imran Khalid to continue.

PES 88-1 (9 overs)

14 off the over. A big one for the Zalmi’s.

Saeed Ajmal to continue.

PES 74-1 (8 overs)

Imran Khalid to start his first over.

PES 65-1 (7 overs)

13 off the over. Another good one for Zalmi

Saeed Ajmal to start his first over.

PES 52-1 (6 overs)

11 off the over. A good one for Zalmi.

Mohammad Irfan to start his third over.

PES 41-1 (5 overs)

13 off the over, a great over for Zalmi.

Shane Watson to start his first over of the day.

PES 28-1 (4 overs)

Seven off the over.

Mohammad Sami to continue.

PES 21-1 (3 overs)

13 off the over, another good one for Zalmi.

Mohammad Irfan to continue.

PES 8-1 (2 overs)

Seven off the second over. A good one for Zalmi.

So it’s Mohammad Sami to start from the other end for United.

PES 1-1 (1 over)

Just one off the first over, and a wicket as well. Dream start for defending champions.

So it’s Dawid Malan and Mohammad Hafeez to start for Zalmi, whereas tall left-armer Mohammad Irfan to start United.

Toss: The news is Islamabad United captain Misbahul Haq has won the toss and decided to bowl first.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Fiz
    Feb 9, 2017 - 11:21PM

    Love the new look of PSL. Drone dropping the ball, lights flashing on the sides for 4, the atmosphere, everything is super. Hafeez started the tournament from where he left in Australia I.e 0 on first ballRecommend

  • Fiz
    Feb 9, 2017 - 11:41PM

    Akmal drawing attention to himself with big hitting.Recommend

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