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Sports

Web Desk
June 17, 2021

Watch: Asif Ali smashes boundaries all over the stadium

Web Desk
Thu, Jun 17, 2021

Islamabad United batsman Asif Ali on Thursday hit Peshawar Zalmi bowlers all over the stadium for huge sixes and fours. 

Raining sixes and fours across the stadium, Ali scored 43 from 14 balls, hitting five 6s and two 4s before he was caught by Zazai off a Sameen Gul delivery.

Ali was sent up the order by skipper Shadab Khan to deliver the goods for the two-time champions. 

He didn't disappoint. 

Helped by a blistering unbeaten century from Usman Khawaja, it was also right-handed Pakistani batsman Asif Ali that took the Quetta Gladiator bowlers to the cleaners. 

Openers Colin Munro and Khawaja set the tone early for United and took Islamabad to 98 runs before Munro was clean bowled by Shoaib Malik during the 10th over.

United were 99//1 at the end of the 10 overs and Zalmi were hoping that the wicket would help them slow the pace of Islamabad's runs.

Ali's blitz was so lethal that United was able to reach 150 in just the 14th over. And in the 18th over they completed their 200 runs.

After Ali's dismissal, United sent Brandon King to continue the charge against Zalmi. King's 22-ball 46 provided excellent support to Khawaja who completed his century in the last over of the innings.

The Australian ended the innings with 105 not out. While Malik and Sameen Gul were the only wicket-takers for Peshawar

Earlier, Zalmi captain Wahab Riaz won the toss and opted to bowl first against table-toppers Islamabad.