United send Zalmi packing, set final with Gladiators

Observer Report

Dubai—Opener Sharjeel Khan scored a blistering 117 and spinner Imran Khalid returned figures 3-0-20-4 as Islamabad United comprehensively beat Peshawar Zalmi by 50 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday.
Chasing 177, Zalmi slumped to 126-10 in 18 overs.
With this win, United has qualified to play Quetta Gladiators for Pakistan Super League final on February 23.
It was an all-round show by United’s batsmen and bowlers as they send a strong, star-studded Zalmi packing.
Zalmi have had a great tournament until playoffs where they lost both of their matches. Gladiators, in a nail-biting last-ball finish, overcame Zalmi in the first playoff on February 19.

Zalmi’s scorecard showed a dismal picture as none other than Kamran Akmal (45 off 32, with five fours and two sixes) could stand tall in front of a charged-up United attack.

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