IU vs PZ Highlights today Tuesday, 6-22-2021 – Eliminator 2 (N), Pakistan Super League from Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
Toss: Peshawar Zalmi, elected to field first.
Islamabad United team: Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Muhamamad Akhlaq, Shadab Khan, Brandon King, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Wasim Jnr, Akif Javed.
Peshawar Zalmi team: Kamran Akmal, Hazratullah Zazai, Jono Wells, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Ahmad Butt, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran.
Post Match Presentation.
“It was very important to play a big knock in an important match,” Zazai says. “If this was an easy pitch to bat on, I’d have finished this game a lot sooner,” he smiles. “This is my natural game, there are no dietary secrets. Everyone knows how we eat!”
“In the first overs, I wasn’t getting the hits away but I knew the opportunities would come.”
Hazratullah Zazai is the player of the match for his 44-ball 66
Well, that was a route, wasn’t it? Doesn’t happen often with Islamabad United in pressure games, but Zalmi has quietly done their business in this year’s PSL.
Losing captain Shadab Khan: “We didn’t get the momentum with the batting in both matches. We didn’t do well in pressure situations. Nerves need to be managed. It was tough, and we couldn’t utilize it. 170 odd after Hasan’s innings got us into the match. But small mistakes you can say, if Zazai was caught early then the game could’ve gone another way. We won 8 league matches, but in the two pressure games, we couldn’t perform how we should’ve. Sorry to our fans. We’ll try to be champs next season.”
Akif Zahoor: “Zalmi is a strong batting unit proving themselves for last three games. 230, and 175 chased twice in 2 consecutive days.”