Islamabad United defeat Peshawar Zalmi by 12 runs

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SHARJAH: Islamabad United’s 18-year-old Muhammad Musa proved himself as the X-factor in the Friday night match against Peshawar Zalmi by scripting a 12-run win with his sensational 3-for-23 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Skipper Mohammad Sami recorded a phenomenal hattrick in the game’s last over by dismissing Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, and Hasan Ali in the death overs.
Faheem Ashraf extended the pressure on Zalmi by taking the wicket of Imam-ul-Haq. He picked two wickets.
The game dramatically shifted in Zalmi’s favour courtesy of strong-hitting by skipper Darren Sammy and Kieron Pollard; however, the onslaught stopped after a while with credit to Ashraf and Musa.
Skipper Mohammad Sami finished with a hat-trick 3-22.Pollard scored 51 off 22, with three fours and five sixes on a 231.81 strike rate.
Middle-order batter Ian Bell, with a half-century, powered Islamabad United to 158 against Zalmi in the second match of the day.
Sameen Gul and Ali took three and two wickets, respectively, while Umaid Asif, Pollard, and Riaz took one each.

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