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United chase 149 as Wahab helps Zalmi to fighting total

Late blitz by fast bowler Wahab Riaz lifted Peshawar Zalmi to a fighting total of 148 runs against Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League final being held at the National Stadium on Sunday.
Spinner Samit Patel gave an early breakthrough to the Islamabad United by striking down in-form batsman Kamran Akmal on his very first over of the game.
Later in his second over, Muhammad Hafeez fell prey to his flight and gave an easy catch to the bowler on eight runs.
The next to be returning back to the pavilion was opener Andre Fletcher as the Windies batsman wasn’t able to time a flipper from Shadab Khan, leading the ball to hit pads in the line of wickets.
Hussain Talat ended innings of Chris Jordan and Saad Nasim on the respective scores of 36 and two runs.
Shadab Khan picked the prize wicket of Zalmi skipper Darren Sammy on the 15.4 overs of the game with his googly delivery. Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat first against Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 final.
United have made one change for the match as Chadwick Walton replaced opener Alex Hales.
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran, Fletcher, Hafeez. Nasim, Dawson, Sammy, Jordan, Hasan Ali, Wahab, Umaid, Sameen Gul
Islamabad United: Ronchi, Walton, Duminy, Farhan, Hussain, Asif, Khan, Faheem, Ammad Butt, Sami, Patel