3rd playoff: United comprehensively beat Zalmi by 50 runs

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(Web Desk) – Peshawar Zalmi led by Shahid Afridi won the toss and bowled first against Misbah-ul-Haq s Islamabad United in the third and most crucial playoff of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), being played at Dubai Sports City (DSC).

United scored 176 runs in their 20 overs at the loss of 3 wickets. Sharjeel was the nucleus of the entire innings as he scored the first century of the tournament, he ended up being run out in the final over after scoring 117 runs off 64 balls only.

United were equally spot-on in the second innings as their bowlers did not let the Zalmi batsmen score freely. Shahid Afridi did show some resistance but it proved to be too little, too late.

Previously, United defeated Karachi Kings in the second playoff by 9 wickets and knocked the latter out of the tournament.

Final of the PSL will be between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators on February 23 on Dubai.

2016-02-22

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