Hasan Ali & Gurbaz Lead Islamabad United to Victory
PSL 2023: Hasan Ali & Gurbaz lead Islamabad United to victory in match 12 against Peshawar Zalmi. On Feb 23, Islamabad United won the toss and elected to ball first. Shadab’s decision turned out to be very good for Islamabad United.
Hasan Ali set up the match for Islamabad United by taking three wickets. Peshawar Zalmi was only able to save 157 runs in this match which was easy to chase by Islamabad United. However, Mohammad Haris and Babar Azam played really well. Similarly, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rassie Van der Dussen.
Hasan Ali & Gurbaz Lead Islamabad United – Summary
Peshawar Zalmi Highlights
Match 12: PZvsIU PZ Batting Card
The opening duo of the Peshawar Zalmi initiated a good start with the bat. Mohammad Haris hit a four on the first ball and then the series of boundaries went on. On the other side, Babar Azam played a decent inning tonight, In addition, he made his 25th half-century in his PSL career. Moreover, he came up with 50 off 33 balls and was not out at the end of Zalmi’s batting.
Peshawar Zalmi’s openers were playing really well till the seventh over. When Haris got out as beautifully bowled by Shadab Khan. His inning ended with 41 runs off balls. This was a major wicket and turning point for Peshawar Zalmi. After Haris’s wicket, Islamabad United came right into the game and controlled the score skillfully.
All the Zalmi’s batting lineup was deconstructed as their wickets started to fall one after another. However, Babar Azam was still not out. Meanwhile, whenever Babar tried to put up a partnership of just a few runs. The other batter kept getting out. As a result, Peshawar Zalmi was only able to score 157 from 20 overs. The target was not enough while knowing the batting lineup of their opponent.
Islamabad United Highlights
Match 12 PZvsIU IU Batting Card
Match 12: PZvsIU IU Bowling Card Image
In the beginning, the bowling was not that much good as it was after the seventh over. Especially, from the minute when Haris got out. Later on, Hasan Ali also bowled really well as he dismissed Tom-Kohler Cadmore and Rovmen Powell in the same over. His inner wing towards the stumps was absolutely fabulous just like his old days in international cricket.
Afterward, Hasan Ali took another wicket of renowned batsman Jimmy Neesham of New Zealand. Mubasir Khan, Faheem Ashraf, and Rumman Raees each took one wicket in this match. Tom Curran dismissed Usman Qadir by run-out. However, Shadab Khan’s bowling was on point as he took the pressure off his team by dismissing Mohammad Haris. Shadab was the most economical bowler with an economy of 6.50 in this match 12 of PSL 2023.
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Hasan Ali’s exceptional bowling performance combined with Gurbaz’s explosive batting prowess propelled Islamabad United to a resounding victory. Their stellar contributions underscored the team’s unity and resilience, solidifying their position as formidable contenders. The duo’s outstanding efforts stand as a testament to the power of collaboration in cricket.