Zalmi vs United: match called off rue to rain

Rawalpindi: The 13th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi has been called off due to rain in Rawalpindi.

The match was scheduled to start at 7 pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST) but persistent rain had rendered the outfield unfit for play. In cases of rain washouts the teams are awarded a point each.

Earlier on Friday, Peshawar Zalmi scored an emphatic 16-run win in a rain shortened match of the Pakistan Super League against Lahore Qalandars at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. This was Zalmi’s second win in four games; Qalandars on the other hand remain pointless with their third straight loss in the PSL 2020 edition.

Persistent rain and a wet outfield caused a delayed start, that the shortened game was even staged was also due to untiring efforts of the Rawalpindi ground staff. The match was reduced to 12 over aside.

Qalandars were set a 133-run target and were restricted by Zalmi to 116 for six. Samit Patel with 34 not out off 15 balls was the top-scorer for Qalandars in their failed chasing effort. Chris Lynn contributed 30 off 15 balls while Fakhar Zaman scored 22.

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