PSL 9 History-Maker: Saim Ayub’s Dual Feat Shakes Up Islamabad United

PSL 9 History-Maker: Saim Ayub’s Dual Feat Shakes Up Islamabad United

In a historic moment during the 20th game of Pakistan Super League PSL 9 season nine, Peshawar Zalmi’s Saim Ayub etched his name in the tournament’s records. The 22-year-old all-rounder made an impactful start by dismissing Islamabad United’s Alex Hales on the very first ball of the match, showcasing his prowess with a peach of a delivery.

Saim Ayub’s Unique Feat

Saim Ayub’s exceptional performance goes beyond just taking a wicket. Not only did he create history by dismissing a batsman on the first ball, but he also became the first player in PSL history to achieve this dual feat – being dismissed on the first ball and taking a wicket on the first ball of a match.

Match Scenario

After being asked to bat first by Zalmi’s captain Babar Azam, Islamabad United is currently at 105/3 in 12 overs, with captain Shadab Khan at the crease. The match is poised for intense competition as both teams aim to secure a crucial victory in the PSL standings.

Playing XIs:

Peshawar Zalmi:

Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris (wk), Tom-Kohler Cadmore, Rovman Powell, Paul Walter, Aamer Jamal, Luke Wood, Mohammad Zeeshan, Arif Yaqoob, Salman Irshad.

Islamabad United:

Colin Munro, Alex Hales, Salman Ali Agha, Rumman Raees, Naseem Shah, Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Jordan Cox, Azam Khan (wk), Shadab Khan (c), Hunain Shah.

As the match unfolds, both teams are vying for valuable points in the PSL season, with Islamabad United currently holding the fourth spot on the points table and Peshawar Zalmi sitting two points ahead in the third position. The clash promises thrilling cricketing action and further moments that could shape the narrative of the ongoing PSL season.

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