The Peshawar Zalmi side have started the Pakistan Super League (PSL) with a win as they gave second loss to the Islamabad United side who had lost to Quetta Gladiators in the opening game failed to chase the 146 runs target in their second game of the event.
Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi had brought all the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, the school which was attacked by the terrorists last year. The kids were brought in a special flight and were cheering their team by wearing the uniforms and jerseys.
Shahid Afridi won the toss and elected to bat first. Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal scored a fifty whereas others could not accompany him for too long. Muhammad Hafeez, Dawid Malan and Kamran Akmal scored 11, 6 and 8 respectively whereas Afridi scored 16.
Andre Russell took 3 wickets for 37 runs whereas Rumman Raees gave just 14 runs in his four overs and picked up 1 wicket as Peshawar ended the innings with 145/7 in 20 overs. The United batsmen failed once again as Wahab Riaz and Muhammad Asghar bowled impressively.
Shane Watson was the top scorer with 28 runs and Sam Billings scored 26 runs before Asghar took a great catch to dismiss him. Babar Azam and Misbah-ul-Haq scored 0 and 12 respectively as United could score only 121/9 in 20 overs. Wahab and Asghar took 3 wickets each.