DUBAI: Defending champions Islamabad United won the toss and elected to bowl first in the opening match against Peshawar Zalmi in the second edition of Pakistan Super League.
United captain Misbah after winning the toss expressed hope that there would be a lot of competition between the sides this season, adding that Smith, Watson, Hadden and Billings were his four foreign players.
Zalmi captain Darren Sammy said that the toss can not have an effect on the result of the sport. “We have a lot of expertise in our squad, around five or six captains. Hopefully we will place it out there on the sector.First ball, first wicket. Muhammad Irfan bowls a smart length ball to Zalmi gap batter Mohammad Hafeez, who nicks it to second slip. What a start for Muhammad Irfan, the defending champions and Asian nation Super League!!
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Match delayed for 46 minutes
The match started after a delay of forty six minutes as the stage created for the gap ceremony could not be removed on time.
An official of PCB confirmed to geo.tv that the delay wasn’t unexpected, though they hoped that things would be settled down earlier than the time it really took.
“We actually wise to each the groups, broadcasters and other stakeholders at our pre-event meeting regarding the doable delay as specialists were needed to take away the stage,” said Usman Wahla, GM International Cricket Operation.