Pacer Umaid Asif enjoyed a dream Pakistan Super League debut, taking a spectacular four-wicket haul and fashioning Peshawar Zalmi's 34-run win over Islamabad United. It will be an interesting contest to see both sides in the contest comprising former and current worldwide stars.
As the trophy touched down in Me'aseim, captains of all six PSL teams transported the trophy via Uber to Dubai International Cricket Stadium, where Darren Sammy, Captain of Peshawar Zalmi unveiled the trophy to the media.
For Peshawar Zalmi, Kamran Akmal and Tamim Iqbal were the lead scorers with 53 and 39 runs respectively.
For Peshawar, the third-place side in 2016 and champions in 2017, the favourites will be disappointed to have let a match within their grasp run away from them. (Local Time), and 6 p.m. (GMT).
The third edition of Pakistan's premier Twenty20 (T20) tournament, the Pakistan Super League (PSL), will kick off from 22 February in Dubai. So get ready for the live action between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United. The match is scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. (IST). For live updates and score, you can get in touch with us. How to Watch PSL 2018 in India?
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