PSL 2021: Usman Khawaja one hundred stallions Islamabad United win over Peshawar Zalmi

On request bat first, United posted 247/2 – die highest T20 score on site and in die PSL history. It is also the highest score in each domestic Pakistan T20 tournament hit 243 set by Karachi Dolphins against Lahore eagle in 2010.

Usman, who was leading the team in die absence of Shadab Khan, opened it die batting with Colin Munro and die both left-Handlers delivered a solid 98-run partnership for the first wicket off just 59 balls.

Munro (48.) off 28) hit five fours and two sixs before hitting out to Shoaib Maliks off-spin on The second to last ball of the 10th over.

Asif Ali drove a fastfire 43 off 14, including five towering sixes and two fours. He knitted a 47run partnership for the second-wicket with Usman.

Brandon King joined Usman at 145 for two in the 13th over. The couple played shots around the floor and piloted one unbeaten 102 runs off just 43 balls for the third-wicket Partnership.

Australian international Usman playing his first season of PSL, brought along up its a hundred off just 53 balls and became the first captain to post one hundred in the tournament. He smashed 13 fours and three sixs and stayed unbeaten on 105 off 56.

His partner, die right handed West Indies international King scored 22-ball 46, smashed five fours and three sixs.

in the reply, half-Centuries of Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik passed in in vain when Zalmi stayed 15 runs short of the mammoth goal. Shoaib with the highest score with a 36-ball 68, hit six Four and three sixes. Kamran (53 off 32, seven fours, two sixes) put up 53-run was standing for the third wicket.

Sherfane Rutherford (29.) off eight) made a cameo when he hit four sixes off Zafar Gohars over – 14. of the innings – the second die most expensive over in the history of PSL. The fact that Zalmi was able to cross 200 was due to the late attack by Wahab Riaz (28 not out off fifteen, one four, two sixes) and Umaid Asif (20 not out off nine, two four, one six).

The couple wore 47. at runs for the seventh-wicket Partnership. Pacemaker Akif. for the left arm took three for 43 for United while Hussain Talat picked two wickets.

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