Riaz bowls Peshawar to win over Islamabad in PSL

Peshawar Zalmi' Wahab Riaz (centre,) talks to teammates Shoaib Malik (left) and Saqib Mahmood.— AP
Peshawar Zalmi' Wahab Riaz (centre,) talks to teammates Shoaib Malik (left) and Saqib Mahmood.— AP

Dubai - Wahab Riaz who struggled in the last match with the ball, made a strong comeback and grabbed 4/17



By Team KT

Published: Sat 27 Feb 2021, 9:28 PM

Wahab Riaz 4/17 and Saqib Mahmood 3/12 bowled Peshawar Zalmi to 6-wicket victory over Islamabad United in the second PSL match of the day on Saturday. Chasing a small target of 118 Peshawar reached home in 17.1 overs. They lost early wickets but Tom Kohler-Cadmore (46), Shoaib Malik (29 not out) and Haider Ali (36) took them home.

Earlier, Islamabad United crawled to 118 all out after sent into bat by Peshawar Zalmi. Alex Hales (41), Hussain Talat (22) and Asif Ali (19) were the only batsmen to reach double figures.

Wahab Riaz who struggled in the last match with the ball, made a strong comeback and grabbed 4/17 in a devastating spell of fast bowling. Peshawar restricted Islamabad to a meagre 118 all out in 17.1 overs, the lowest total of the PSL 2021 so far.

Brief Scores

Peshawar Zalmi beat Islamabad United by six wickets

Islamabad United 118 all out in 20 overs (A Hales 42, H Talat 22, A Ali 19; W Riaz 4/17, S Mahmood 3/12

Peshawar Zalmi 122/4 in 17.1 overs (T Cadmore 46, S Malik, H Ali; Hasan Ali 2/14, M Waseem 1/26)


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