Irshad’s 3 for 29 crucial in Zalmi’s defense of 206
Peshawar Zalmi 206 for 8 (Haris 70, Malik 38, Ashraf 3-33) beat Islamabad United 196 for 7 (Azam 85, Gurbaz 46, Irshad 3-29) by 11 runs
Azam Khan and Islamabad United put on a mighty fight in trying to chase down 207, but Peshawar Zalmi’s bowlers held on to seal their third win in a row. Mohammad Haris’ blazing 32-ball 70 had led Zalmi to a total of 206, but while Azam batted, it was game on. Azam hammered 85 runs in 45 balls, but his wicket in the penultimate over of the chase ended Islamabad’s hopes. Salman Irshad impressed with 3 for 29, and he together with Wahab Riaz, closed the game out for an 11-run win.
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