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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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