Azam Khan’s 85-run knock went in vain Thursday as Peshawar Zalmi triumphed over Islamabad United by 10 runs in match 24 of the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) seventh edition.
United, who were without a full-strength team as their skipper Shadab Khan and Zeeshan Zameer are out due to an injury, were put into the field by Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz.
Chasing a massive 207-run target, the United started off with a flourish that was parallel to their opposition but ended their innings at 196 for the loss of the seven wickets in 20 overs.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz gave his team a much-needed start as he smashed 46 runs off 19 balls, with the help of three fours and five sixes. The openers provided a 54-run opening stand.
Earlier, the Zalmi were able to put up the massive score, courtesy of Mohammad Haris’ 70-run knock.