In the Qualifier, Islamabad United’s stunning five-match winning streak in the PSL 2021 came to an end as they were defeated by Multan Sultans by 31 runs. On Tuesday, they will face Peshawar Zalmi in Eliminator 2. Peshawar Zalmi defeated last year’s champions, Karachi Kings, by five wickets in Eliminator 1.
The Islamabad United failed to bring their A game to the Qualifier, as the Multan Sultans put on a strong performance to qualify for the PSL 2021 final. The Multan Sultans batted first and put up a daunting 180 for 5 on the board. While Shan Masood top-scored with 59, Multan was raised to a challenging total by Johnson Charles (41 off 21) and Khushdil Shah (42 not out off 22).
With the ball, Islamabad United’s Shadab Khan (2/25) and Faheem Ashraf (3/35) shone, while Hasan Ali (0/25) was frugal. Akif Javed (1/50) and Mohammad Wasim Jr (0/44), on the other hand, proved to be quite costly.
The batting of Islamabad United then crumbled under the pressure of a massive chase. Sohail Tanvir’s first ball removed Colin Munro, setting the tone for the rest of the innings. Despite Usman Khawaja’s scorching 70, Islamabad United were defeated by Islamabad United for 149. Multan Sultans reached the PSL 2021 final with to Tanvir (3/17), Blessing Muzarabani (3/31) and Imran Tahir (2/29).
Meanwhile, Peshawar Zalmi put in a professional effort to defeat Karachi Kings in Eliminator 1. Peshawar bowled first, and Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, and Umaid Asif each took two wickets. Babar Azam (53) and Thisara Perera (37 from 18) helped the Karachi Kings to a competitive total of 175 for 7.
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Hazratullah Zazai’s brilliant 77 off 38 balls, which included 10 fours and five sixes, guaranteed Peshawar Zalmi’s comfortable victory in what could have been a difficult chase. Peshawar Zalmi defeated Karachi Kings with to Shoaib Malik’s 30 points.
PSL 2021 Match Details: Islamabad United versus Peshawar Zalmi
Time: 8:00 PM LOCAL/ 9:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Weather Report
The Eliminator 2 match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi will be held at a temperature of roughly 35 degrees Celsius. The players will have to persevere in the scorching heat. The humidity will range from 52 to 54 percent, while the wind speed will be between 11 and 14 kilometers per hour.
Pitch Report: Islamabad United versus Peshawar Zalmi
Both runs and wickets were scored in Monday’s playoffs. Multan Sultans bowlers excelled as they easily defended a score of 180 against Islamabad United. Peshawar Zalmi, on the other side, chased down 176 runs with their batsmen putting in a strong performance. For sporting cricket, the pitch has been great.
Predicted XIs for Islamabad United versus Peshawar Zalmi
Islamabad United:Usman Khawaja, Colin Munro, Asif Ali, Muhammad Akhlaq, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Faheem Ashraf, Akif Javed, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, If
Peshawar Zalmi:Hazratullah Zazai, Kamran Akmal, Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Khalid Usman, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan
A MATCH FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS 🔥
A collective team performance from the Zalmi earns them a place in the Eliminator 2. 👌
KK: 175/7 After 20 Overs
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) June 21, 2021
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi Match Prediction
Because it is a must-win match for both teams, none will have the upper hand. In Eliminator 2, Islamabad United’s five-match winning streak in the league will mean nothing.
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi live streaming details in India
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