Peshawar Vs Islamabad Eliminator 2 Match Result PSL 2019
Toss: Islamabad United Won the toss and opted to bowl first in Eliminator 2 round of PSL 2019
Peshawar Zalmi ripped all hopes of Defending Champion Islamabad United to be in the finale. Chasing down the huge target of 215 runs Islamabad United just struggled right from the start of the innings. They lost their powerful hitter Luke Ronchi and England’s Batsmen Alex Hales in just 26 runs on the scoreboard. Chadwick Walton and Cameron Delport kept their nerves and Walton show its brilliant batting. Both added 63 runs partnership on the board. Delport departs on a pace delivery by Hassan Ali which a miss-hit by Delport and caught at mid-on by Darren Sammy. Walton scored 48 runs off 29 balls, his innings includes massive sixes and three fours.
As the target was mammoth Islamabad United was totally panic to chase it down. But Faheem Ashraf played a fire knock and smashed 31runs off 14 balls. It was not enough to take Islamabad United over the line. Asif Ali goes for duck so does Shadab Khan failed to perform, at last, Hassan Ali and Chris Jordan ripped the Islamabad United wickets as they both took 3 wickets each.
Setting the target while batting first both openers Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq set the platform as they both give an outstanding opening stand of 135 runs in which Karman scored 74runs off 43 and Imam scored 58runs off 33 balls. Delport removes both the openers in the same over. But it was not enough for Islamabad United, the Pollard and Sammy comes at strike and smashed some of the huge sixes all over the ground. Pollard scored 37 runs off 21 balls and Sammy remain unbeaten on 30 runs off 15 balls.
Now, Peshawar Zalmi will face its rivals on March 17th again in the finale. Previously Quetta beat Peshawar Zalmi to qualify for the finals but Peshawar yet managed and chase down Quetta Gladiators in the Finals.
Man of The Match:
Kamran Akmal was declared as man of the match award for his blistering performance with the bat.