United to play Zalmi in final today Kings’ out of PSL

Dubai—Islamabad United put up an all-round performance to beat Karachi Kings by nine wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
United’s top order fired with Dwayne Smith scored 50 off 48 deliveries (seven fours and a six) in partnership with Brad Haddin, who scored a quickfire 52 off 29 deliveries (four fours and three sixes) to chase down 112.
United made 115-1 in 14.2 overs.
Sohail Khan was the only bowler for Kings to provide them with a breakthrough, dismissing Sharjeel Khan for nine.
With this win, United will now face Peshawar Zalmi in Pakistan Super League 3rd Qualifying Final on February 21.
Earlier, the United bowlers kept their line and length in check to restrict Karachi Kings to 111-9. Mohammad Sami was the pick of bowlers for United with figures 4-0-8-5.
Sami, with his pace and swing, troubled Kings’ batsmen throughout his spell and dismissed Riki Wessels (1), Ravi Bopara (37), Ryan Ten Doeschate (16), Imad Wasim (6) and Usama Mir (0). After being four down for 39, Kings’ skipper Bopara tried to bring his team back into the contest by establishing a crucial 49-run stand for the fifth wicket with Doeschate, but in vain as batsmen coming down the order could not sustain the momentum.—Agencies

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