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PSL-3: United beat Zalmi by 26 runs to go top

PSL-3: United beat Zalmi by 26 runs to go top
March 10, 2018

DUBAI: Islamabad United defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 26 runs in Friday’s second clash of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium and secured top spot on the point table.

Peshawar Zalmi invited Islamabad United to bat first after winning the toss. But that decision backfired as United scored 182 runs for the loss of five wickets. It was the second biggest total scored in the PSL.

JP Duminy was top scorer for United who scored 73 runs, while Asif Ali scored 45. Wahab Riaz took three wickets for Zalmi.

Zalmi faltered in the chase and could score 156/9 in the allotted overs. Wahab Riaz top scored with 33 runs. Samit Patel took four wickets and Zafar Gohar, playing his first PSL match, took three wickets.

JP Duminy was declared player of the match.

Zalmi are now on fifth place on the point table, Multan Sultans are second and Quetta Gladiators are third.

In an earlier, match Lahore Calendars recorded their first victory in the PSL-3 by defeating Multan Sultans by six wickets due to brilliant bowling of Shaheen Shah Afridi. Afridi took five wickets by conceding just four runs in 3.4 overs and was declared player of the match.

In today’s (Saturday) matches, Multan Sultans will face Karachi Kings, while Peshawar Zalmi will face Quetta Gladiators.



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