Islamabad United captain Sami takes hat-trick to finish off Peshawar Zalmi

Islamabad United skipper Mohammad Sami took a hat-trick to inspire his side to a nervy 12-run victory over former champions Peshawar Zalmi in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019 fixture in Sharjah.

Being sent to bat first, the defending champions were 49-3 at one stage before Ian Bell and Cameron Delport put on 56 runs which helped the side post a competitive total of 158-9 in 20 overs.

Bell was the top scorer with 54 runs off 46 deliveries with the help of six boundaries while Delport made 29 from 18 balls after hitting a boundary and two maximums.

In chase of 159-run target, the Zalmi were reeling at 65-5 at one stage. Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy steadied the side with their 55-run partnership.

The side’s hopes of winnings were dashed after Pollard departed after scoring 51 runs.

Mohammad Sami bagged a hat-trick in the last over of the game to secure a 12-run victory for his side.

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PESHAWAR ZALMI

Over 19.4: Peshawar Zalmi 146 (lose by 12 runs)

Islamabad United skipper Mohammad Sami takes a hat-trick as his side triumph over former champions by a margin of 12 runs.

Mohammad Sami to Hasan Ali, OUT

Mohammad Sami to Umaid Asif, OUT

Mohammad Sami to Wahab Riaz, OUT

Mohammad Sami to Wahab Riaz, SIX

Over 19: Peshawar Zalmi 140-7 (require 19 more runs to win)

Just six runs come off the over to leave Zalmi needing 19 runs off the final six balls

Faheem Ashraf to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Hasan Ali, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Hasan Ali, no run

Faheem Ashraf to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Hasan Ali, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Wahab Riaz, wide

Over 18: Peshawar Zalmi 134-7 (require 25 more runs to win)

Wahab Riaz keeps Peshawar alive with a six and a four but Sammy goes to dent hopes

Muhammad Musa to Darren Sammy, CAUGHT

Muhammad Musa to Darren Sammy, 2 runs

Muhammad Musa to Wahab Riaz, 1 run

Muhammad Musa to Wahab Riaz, SIX

Muhammad Musa to Wahab Riaz, FOUR

Muhammad Musa to Darren Sammy, 1 run

Over 17: Peshawar Zalmi 120-6 (require 39 more runs to win)

12 runs and an important Pollard wicket come off the over as the match enters its final phase

Faheem Ashraf to Kieron Pollard, CAUGHT

Faheem Ashraf to Kieron Pollard, SIX

Faheem Ashraf to Darren Sammy, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Darren Sammy, FOUR

Faheem Ashraf to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Kieron Pollard, no run

Over 16: Peshawar Zalmi 108-5 (require 51 more runs to win)

Seven runs come off the over as Kieron Pollard edges a short ball to the third-man boundary for a four

Mohammad Sami to Darren Sammy, no run,

Mohammad Sami to Kieron Pollard, 1 run,

Mohammad Sami to Kieron Pollard, no run,

Mohammad Sami to Kieron Pollard, FOUR

Mohammad Sami to Darren Sammy, 1 run

Mohammad Sami to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Over 15: Peshawar Zalmi 101-5 (require 58 more runs to win)

Another big over for Peshawar Zalmi as Kieron Pollard smashes Shadab Khan for two sixes and a four

Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, SIX

Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, SIX

Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, FOUR

Shadab Khan to Darren Sammy, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Darren Sammy, no run

Over 14: Peshawar Zalmi 83-5 (require 76 more runs to win)

Kieron Pollard is on fire as he hits Samit Patel for two sixes and a four

Samit Patel to Kieron Pollard, FOUR

Samit Patel to Kieron Pollard, SIX

Samit Patel to Kieron Pollard, SIX

Samit Patel to Darren Sammy, 1 run

Samit Patel to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Samit Patel to Kieron Pollard, no run

Over 13: Peshawar Zalmi 65-5 (require 94 more runs to win)

Three runs and a wicket come off the over as Peshawar Zalmi appear to be in deep trouble

Shadab Khan to Liam Dawson, CAUGHT
Liam Dawson departs after scoring 21 as Peshawar Zalmi lose their fifth wicket

Shadab Khan to Liam Dawson, no run

Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Kieron Pollard, no run

Over 12: Peshawar Zalmi 62-4 (require 97 more runs to win)

Four runs and a wicket come off Samit Patel’s over as Islamabad United continue to lose wickets

Samit Patel to Liam Dawson, no run

samit Patel to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Samit Patel to Liam Dawson, 1 run

samit Patel to Kieron Pollard, 1 run

Samit Patel to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Samit Patel to Umar Amin, CAUGHT
Umar Amin tries to hit Samit Patel over the mid-wicket but finds Faheem Ashraf in the deep

Over 11: Peshawar Zalmi 58-3 (require 101 more runs to win)

Two runs come off the over as Shadab Khan bowls on perfect length

Shadab Khan to Dawson, no run

Shadab Khan to Umar Amin, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Umar Amin, no run

Shadab Khan to Umar Amin, no run

Shadab Khan to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Liam Dawson, no run

Over 10: Peshawar Zalmi 56-3 (require 103 more runs to win)

Just five singles come from the over as Samit Patel continue to stop the flow of boundaries

Samit Patel to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Samit Patel to Umar Amin, 1 run

Samit Patel to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Samit Patel to Umar Amin, 1 run

Samit Patel to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Samit Patel to Liam Dawson, no run

Over 9: Peshawar Zalmi 51-3 (require 108 more runs to win)

Six runs come off the over as Shadab Khan starts strong

Shadab Khan to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Umar Amin, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Umar Amin, no run

Shadab Khan to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Shadab Khan to Liam Dawson, 2 runs

Shadab Khan to Umar Amin, 1 run

Over 8: Peshawar Zalmi 45-3 (require 114 more runs to win)

Four runs come off the over as Zalmi batsmen struggle to find the boundaries

Faheem Ashraf to Umar Amin, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Umar Amin, no run

Faheem Ashraf to Umar Amin, no run

Faheem Ashraf to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Umar Amin, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Over 7: Peshawar Zalmi 41-3 (require 118 more runs to win)

Five runs come off Muhammad Musa’s over as Zalmi batsmen try to rebuild their innings

Muhammad Musa to Umar Amin, no run

Muhammad Musa to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Muhammad Musa to Umar Amin, 1 run

Muhammad Musa to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Muhammad Musa to Umar Amin, 1 run

Muhammad Musa to Liam Dawson, 1 run

Over 6: Peshawar Zalmi 36-3 (require 123 more runs to win)

10 runs and a wicket come off the over as Umar Amin hits Faheem Ashraf for a four off the final delivery

Faheem Ashraf to Umar Amin, FOUR

Faheem Ashraf to Dawson, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Liam Dawson, FOUR

Faheem Ashraf to Umar Amin, 1 run

Faheem Ashraf to Umar Amin, no run

Faheem Ashraf to Imam-ul-Haq, CAUGHT
Faheem Ashraf claims a wicket off his first ball to dismiss the dangerous-looking Imam-ul-Haq

Over 5: Peshawar Zalmi 26-2 (require 133 more runs to win)

Five runs and a wicket come off the over as young Musa continues to ball according to the field

Muhammad Musa to Umar Amin, no run,

Muhammad Musa to Dawid Malan, CAUGHT
Wicket number two for Muhammad Musa as Dawid Malan departs after scoring just one

Muhammad Musa to Malan, no run

Muhammad Musa to Malan, no run

Muhammad Musa to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Muhammad Musa to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR

In other news, Lahore Qalandars pacer Haris Rauf has been fined for breaching PCB’s code of conduct.

Over 4: Peshawar Zalmi 21-1 (require 138 more runs to win)

Three runs come of the over as Mohammad Sami keeps it tight

Mohammad Sami to Dawid Malan, no run

Mohammad Sami to Dawid Malan, no run

Mohammad Sami to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Mohammad Sami to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

Mohammad Sami to Dawid Malan, 1 run

Mohammad Sami to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Over 3: Peshawar Zalmi 18-1 (require 141 more runs to win)

Good first over by young Mohammad Musa as just one run and a wicket come off it

Muhammad Musa to Kamran Akmal, CAUGHT
Muhammad Musa takes his first PSL wicket as Kamran Akmal departs after scoring just seven

Muhammad Musa to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Muhammad Musa to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

Muhammad Musa to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

Muhammad Musa to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

Muhammad Musa to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

Over 2: Peshawar Zalmi 17-0 (require 142 more runs to win)

Kamran Akmal slashes a wide delivery for four as Mohammad Sami gives away six runs

Mohammad Sami to Kamran Akmal, FOUR

Mohammad Sami to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Mohammad Sami to Kamran Akmal, 1 run

Mohammad Sami to Kamran Akmal, no run

Mohammad Sami to Kamran Akmal, no run

Mohammad Sami to Kamran Akmal, no run

Over 1: Peshawar Zalmi 11-0 (require 148 more runs to win)

Imam-ul-Haq hits Samit Patel for two back-to-back fours as 11 runs come off the first over

Samit Patel to Kamran Akmal, 1 run

Samit Patel to Imam-ul-Haq, 1 run

Samit Patel to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR

Samit Patel to Imam-ul-Haq, FOUR

samit Patel to Imam-ul-Haq, no run

Samit Patel to Kamran Akmal, 1 run

ISLAMABAD UNITED

Over 20: Islamabad United 158-9

The defending champions finish at a competitive total of 158 after a superb knock by England’s Ian Bell.

Wahab Riaz to Muhammad Musa, 1 leg bye

Wahab Riaz to Bell, 1 run, RUN OUT
Ian Bell is run out after an impressive 53-run knock

Wahab Riaz to Bell, no run

Wahab Riaz to Bell, FOUR

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Sami, 1 run

Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Sami, no run

Over 19: Islamabad United 151-8

Seven runs come off the over as Hassan Ali finishes his quota with figures of 29-2

Hasan Ali to Mohammad Sami, 1 leg bye

Hasan Ali to Mohammad Sami, no run,

Hasan Ali to Ian Bell, 1 run

Hasan Ali to Mohammad Sami, 1 run

Hasan Ali to Samit Patel, BOWLED
The pacer celebrates in style after hitting Samit Patel’s stumps

Hasan Ali to Samit Patel, FOUR

Over 18: Islamabad United 144-7

Nine runs, a wicket off a no-ball and a legitimate wicket come off Wahab Riaz’s eventful over

Wahab Riaz to Samit Patel, 1 run

Wahab Riaz to Shadab Khan, BOWLED
Wahab Riaz can finally celebrate in his typical style after he bowls Shadab Khan for six with a superb yorker

Wahab Riaz to Shadab Khan, 2 runs

Wahab Riaz to Shadab Khan, 2 runs

Wahab Riaz to Ian Bell, no ball

Wahab Riaz to Ian Bell, 2 runs

Wahab Riaz to Shadab Khan, 1 run

Over 17: Islamabad United 135-6

Six runs and a wicket come off the over as Umaid Asif finishes his four overs for 37-1

Umaid Asif to Shadab Khan, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Shadab Khan, wide

Umaid Asif to Bell, 1 leg bye

Umaid Asif to Bell, wide

Umaid Asif to Bell, no run

Umaid Asif to Faheem Ashraf, CAUGHT
Faheem Ashraf plays it in the air and is caught by Umar Amin in the deep off Umaid Asif

Umaid Asif to Bell, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run

Over 16: Islamabad United 129-5

Ian Bell hits Sameen Gul for two back-to-back boundaries as 16 runs and a wicket come off the over

Sameen Gul to Bell, FOUR

Sameen Gul to Bell, FOUR

Sameen Gul to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run

Sameen Gul to Asif Ali, CAUGHT
Asif Ali is caught in the deep after hitting a six to hand Sameen Gul his third wicket

Sameen Gul to Asif Ali, SIX

Sameen Gul to Bell, 1 run

Over 15: Islamabad United 113-4

Hassan Ali is hit for an out-of-the-stadium six by Asif Ali after Cameron Delport goes back to the dressing room

Hasan Ali to Asif Ali, no run

Hasan Ali to Asif Ali, SIX

Hasan Ali to Ian Bell, 1 run

Hasan Ali to Asif Ali, 1 run

Hasan Ali to Cameron Delport, CAUGHT

Hasan Ali to Ian Bell, 1 run

Over 14: Islamabad United 104-3

Finally a big 16-run over for Islamabad United after Cameron Delport hits Umaid Asif for a straight six and an edged four

Umaid Asif to Cameron Delport, FOUR

Umaid Asif to Cameron Delport, no run

Umaid Asif to Cameron Delport, SIX

Umaid Asif to Cameron Delport, wide

Umaid Asif to Ian Bell, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Ian Bell, 2 runs

Umaid Asif to Ian Bell, 2 runs

Over 13: Islamabad United 88-3

Keiron Pollard’s slow pace makes it difficult for Islamabad batsmen to find boundaries. Six singles come off the over

Kieron Pollard to Ian Bell, 1 run,

Kieron Pollard to Cameron Delport, 1 run

Kieron Pollard to Ian Bell, 1 run

Kieron Pollard to Cameron Delport, 1 run

Kieron Pollard to Ian Bell, 1 run

Kieron Pollard to Cameron Delport, 1 run

Over 12: Islamabad United 82-3

Ian Bell plays a beautiful square-cut for four as Wahab Riaz gives away nine runs

Wahab Riaz to Ian Bell, no run

Wahab Riaz to Ian Bell, FOUR

Wahab Riaz to Ian Bell, 2 runs

Wahab Riaz to Cameron Delport, 1 run

Wahab Riaz to Ian Bell, 1 run

Wahab Riaz to Cameron Delport, 1 run

Over 11: Islamabad United 73-3

No boundaries come off the over as Umaid Asif gives away six

Umaid Asif to Cameron Delport, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Ian Bell, 1 leg bye

Umaid Asif to Delport, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Ian Bell, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Cameron Delport, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Ian Bell, 1 run

Over 10: Islamabad United 67-3

Cameron Delport hits Pollard for a straight six as 12 runs come off the over

Kieron Pollard to Cameron Delport, SIX

Kieron Pollard to Cameron Delport, 2 runs

Kieron Pollard to Ian Bell, 1 run

Kieron Pollard to Ian Bell, 2 runs

Kieron Pollard to Ian Bell, no run

Kieron Pollard to Cameron Delport, 1 run

Over 9: Islamabad United 55-3

Ian Bell cuts Liam Dawson for a four as five runs come off the over

Liam Dawson to Ian Bell, FOUR

Liam Dawson to Ian Bell, no run

Liam Dawson to Ian Bell, no run,

Liam Dawson to Ian Bell, no run

Liam Dawson to Ian Bell, no run

Liam Dawson to Cameron Delport, 1 run

Over 8: Islamabad United 50-3

Two runs and a wicket come off the over as United stutter to fifty in the eighth over

Kieron Pollard to Cameron Delport, 1 run,

Kieron Pollard to Cameron Delport, no run,

Kieron Pollard to Hussain Talat, CAUGHT

Kieron Pollard to Hussain Talat, no run

Kieron Pollard to Bell, 1 run

Kieron Pollard to Bell, no run

Over 7: Islamabad United 48-2

Eight runs and a wicket come off the over as Islamabad United look to find a good partnership

Sameen Gul to Ian Bell, 1 run

Sameen Gul to Sahibzada Farhan, CAUGHT

Sameen Gul to Ian Bell, 1 run

Sameen Gul to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

Sameen Gul to Sahibzada Farhan, FOUR

Sameen Gul to Ian Bell, 1 run

Over 6: Islamabad United 40-1

Seven runs come off the over as Ian Bell hits Wahab Riaz for a four

Wahab Riaz to Sahibzada Farhan, no run,

Wahab Riaz to Sahibzada Farhan, 2 runs

Wahab Riaz to Sahibzada Farhan, no run

Wahab Riaz to Ian Bell, 1 run

Wahab Riaz to Ian Bell, no run

Wahab Riaz to Ian Bell, FOUR

Over 5: Islamabad United 33-1

Three runs and an important Luke Ronchi wicket come off the over as Sameen Gul keeps it tight

Sameen Gul to Ian Bell, 1 run

Sameen Gul to Ian Bell, no run

Sameen Gul to Ian Bell, no run

Sameen Gul to Luke Ronchi, CAUGHT

Sameen Gul to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

Sameen Gul to Ronchi, 1 leg bye

Over 4: Islamabad United 30-0

Luke Ronchi hits a huge six over extra cover as Umaid Asif gives away 12 runs

Umaid Asif to Luke Ronchi, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Luke Ronchi, SIX

Umaid Asif to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Luke Ronchi, 1 run

Umaid Asif to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 leg bye

Umaid Asif to Sahibzada Farhan, 2 runs

Over 3: Islamabad United 18-0

Nine runs come off the over as Luke Ronchi hits Hassan Ali for a six over mid-wicket

Hasan Ali to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

Hasan Ali to Sahibzada Farhan, no run

Hasan Ali to Sahibzada Farhan, no run

Hasan Ali to Luke Ronchi, 1 leg bye

Hasan Ali to Luke Ronchi, SIX

Hasan Ali to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

Over 2: Islamabad United 9-0

Three runs come off the over as Islamabad United get off to a careful start

Sameen Gul to Luke Ronchi, no run

Sameen Gul to Luke Ronchi, 2 runs

Sameen Gul to Luke Ronchi, no run

Sameen Gul to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

Sameen Gul to Sahibzada Farhan, no run

Sameen Gul to Sahibzada Farhan, no run

Over 1: Islamabad United 6-0

Six runs come off the over as Luke Ronchi hits Hassan Ali for a four

Hasan Ali to Luke Ronchi, no run

Hasan Ali to Sahibzada Farhan, 1 run

Hasan Ali to Luke Ronchi, 1 run

Hasan Ali to Luke Ronchi, no run

Hasan Ali to Luke Ronchi, FOUR

Hasan Ali to Luke Ronchi, no run

Peshawar Zalmi ropes in Sameen Gul in place of Ibtisam Sheikh.

Islamabad United have made three changes to their side as Ian Bell, Sahibzada Farhan and Mohammad Musa Khan replace Rizwan Hussain, Wayne Parnell and Rumman Raees.

Peshawar Zalmi skipper Darren Sammy has won the toss and his side are bowling in the match.

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