PSL 2023: Haris and Rajapaksa steer Peshawar Zalmi to impressive win over Islamabad United. Despite the fact that Babar Azam was not leading Peshawar Zalmi in this match 29 of PSL 8. Peshawar Zalmi managed to defeat Islamabad United by 13 runs. Rajapaksa and Haris were great in this match which became the root cause of Peshawar Zalmi’s win.
Furthermore, there’s also some shocking loss for Islamabad United. Because Azam Khan is not fit to play and Paul Stirling played his last match of PSL 2023 today. He will be traveling to South Africa to meet his national duties.
Match 29: Haris and Rajapaksa steer Peshawar Zalmi to impressive win over Islamabad United
Peshawar Zalmi Highlights
PZvsIU Match 29 PZ Batting Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi managed to put 179 runs on the scoreboard after 20 overs. They started off really well except for the early wicket of Saim Ayub. But Mohammad Haris and Bhanuka Rajapaksa did the bulk of the scoring. Harris once again proved his worth by hitting 79 runs off 39 balls only. Rajapaksa also did well in this inning by striking 41 runs from 25 balls.
They were both looking very good in the powerplay as they managed to get 69 runs. Both of them went to punish all kinds of bowling strategies including spin-bowling, fast-bowling, and some googlies as well. At that point, it was looking like they can get a total score above 220.
But Shadab came in and the Zalmi’s batting spark went off. However, the middle-order batting of Peshawar Zalmi crumbled today because of the bowl-supporting pitch. In the end, it was Khurram Shahzad and Sufyan Muqeem to scramble as many runs as possible and ended the first half with 179 runs on the board.
Islamabad United Highlights
Fazalhaq Farooqi was the one who started the damage and picked up the first wicket in the first over. Whereas, Hasan Ali picked up three wickets in this match 29 of Peshawar Zalmi vs Islamabad United in PSL 2023. He was a little expensive, to begin with, but came back strongly and took crucial wickets.
Shadab Khan was the man who started the down-slope for Peshawar Zalmi and hold them off. Wonderful Yorkers by Wasim Junior and got successful in taking Haseebullah’s wicket.
In a thrilling display of cricket prowess, Haris and Rajapaksa orchestrated a masterful performance, propelling Peshawar Zalmi to a remarkable victory over Islamabad United. Their unwavering determination and skillful execution showcased the true spirit of the game. This triumph will undoubtedly be etched in PSL 2023 history as a testament to teamwork and excellence.