PSL 9: Islamabad United Halts Peshawar Zalmi’s Winning Streak with Convincing Victory

PSL 9: Islamabad United Halts Peshawar Zalmi’s Winning Streak with Convincing Victory

In a riveting clash at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, Islamabad United emerged victorious, putting an end to Peshawar Zalmi’s winning streak in the 20th match of Pakistan Super League PSL 9 season nine. Shadab Khan’s leadership proved instrumental as his team restricted Babar Azam’s Zalmi to 167/9 after setting a challenging target of 197 by posting 196/4.

Key Moments:

  1. Powerful Bowling Display: Islamabad United’s bowlers, led by Shadab Khan, demonstrated prowess by limiting Peshawar Zalmi’s strong batting lineup to 167/9.
  2. Early Challenges for Zalmi: Peshawar faced hurdles right from the start, losing Babar Azam on a golden duck due to Alex Hales’ run-out in the first over bowled by Naseem Shah. The early dismissals set the tone for a challenging chase.
  3. Hunain Shah’s Impact: Shadab Khan strategically introduced Naseem’s brother, Hunain Shah, in the Power Play’s last over, where he claimed two crucial wickets—Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Rovman Powell.
  4. Aamer Jamal’s Heroics: Aamer Jamal and Paul Walter revived Zalmi’s hopes with a resilient sixth-wicket partnership. Aamer’s remarkable 49-ball 87, featuring six sixes and eight fours, showcased his brilliance.
  5. Standout Performances: Shadab Khan excelled with the ball, securing figures of 3/41. Raees and Hunain contributed with two wickets each, playing pivotal roles in restricting the opposition.
  6. Dynamic Batting Display by Islamabad: In the first innings, despite early setbacks, Shadab Khan and Salman Ali Agha’s partnership of 65 runs for the third wicket laid the foundation. Shadab’s aggressive play and a cameo from Azam Khan pushed Islamabad to 196/4 in 20 overs.
  7. Saim Ayub’s Bowling Prowess: Saim Ayub led Peshawar’s bowling attack with figures of 2-15, making impactful contributions with the ball.


Islamabad United’s comprehensive victory showcases their resilience and strategic prowess. Peshawar Zalmi, despite facing challenges, displayed moments of brilliance, particularly through Aamer Jamal’s exceptional innings. The PSL 9 season continues to deliver thrilling encounters, adding excitement to the cricketing landscape.

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