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Race to PSL closing: Kamran, Pollard go all weapons blazing to take Zalmi to 214 |

Winner of tonight’s encounter face Quetta Gladiators in Sunday’s closing at Nationwide Stadium. Photograph: PSL 

KARACHI: Opener Kamran Akmal and Kieron Pollard went with all weapons blazing to succeed in 214 runs towards Islamabad United within the second eliminator of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) because the groups battle it out at Karachi’s Nationwide Stadium for a spot in Sunday’s closing.

Akmal slammed down the United bowling assault with an inspiring 74 off 43, from 10 boundaries and three sixes, he was properly assisted by Imamul Haq together with his 58 off 33.

Cameron Delport gave the breakthrough to the staff with the back-to-back wickets of the openers.

The Pollard-Sammy due with their power-hitting neutralised United tempo assault within the loss of life overs.

Shadab Khan took the wicket of Sohaib Maqsood – the one Zalmi batsman to not play a substantive inning at the moment.

Wahab Riaz was run out on the primary ball of the 19th over by quick bowler Rumman Raees.

In a repeat of final yr’s closing, desk topper’s Zalmi tackle United who defeated Karachi Kings on Thursday night time by 4 wickets.

Face to face

PSL 2016

This isn’t the primary time the groups are assembly within the eliminator stage of the event. The groups met within the second eliminator recreation of the inaugural version of the PSL.

An impressive maiden century by Sharjeel Khan proved too good for Zalmi as United registered a straightforward 50 run victory to succeed in the ultimate towards Quetta Gladiators.

Islamabad United cricketer Hussain Talat performs a shot in the course of the elimination match between the Islamabad United and Karachi Kings of the Twenty20 (T20) Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) on the Nationwide Cricket Stadium in Karachi on March 14, 2019. Photograph: AFP

Chasing down an enormous 177 run goal set by Islamabad, Zalmi have been bowled out for 126 with two full overs to go. Kamran Akmal with a 32-ball 45 and the then Zalmi captain Shahid Afridi with 38 runs off 17 deliveries have been the one two notable contributions by the Zalmi batsmen.

Islamabad went on to win their maiden PSL title towards Quetta that yr.

PSL 2017

The 2 groups didn’t meet within the playoff stage of the event in 2017, as Islamabad have been knocked out within the first eliminator by Karachi.

Peshawar, however, defeated Quetta within the closing to life their maiden title, handing Quetta their second consecutive defeat in a PSL closing.

PSL 2018

Final yr the 2 sides met within the closing at Karachi’s Nationwide Stadium.

United dominated with the bat and ball as they defeated Zalmi by three wickets to carry the trophy for a second time.

Islamabad United cricket captain Mohammad Sami takes a catch in the course of the elimination match between the Islamabad United and Karachi Kings of the Twenty20 (T20) Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) on the Nationwide Cricket Stadium in Karachi on March 14, 2019. Photograph: AFP

The spotlight of the match was United opener Luke Ronchi’s fast 52 of 26 deliveries, making Zalmi’s preventing complete off 148 runs look comparatively straightforward.

PSL 2019

The groups have face different twice on this yr’s event with Islamabad profitable their first encounter by 12 runs. Peshawar nevertheless, got here round and beat Islamabad by 4 wickets of their subsequent encounter.

Cricketers of Peshawar Zalmi rejoice in the course of the qualifier match between the Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators of the Twenty20 (T20) Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) on the Nationwide Cricket Stadium in Karachi on March 13, 2019. Photograph: AFP

Groups

Islamabad United

Mohammad Sami (c), Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Rumman Raees, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Hussain Talat, Waqas Masood, Sahibzada Farhan, Zafar Gohar, Cameron Delport, Nasir Nawaz, Mohammad Musa, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Ammad Butt, Rizwan Hussain

Peshawar Zalmi

Darren Sammy (c), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul Haq, Liam Dawson, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Jamal Anwar, Sameen Gul, Nabi Gul, Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Ibtesam Sheikh, Samiullah, Tymal Mills 



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