PSL 2024: Islamabad United Suffers Defeat as Babar Azam Smashes Century

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PSL 2024: Islamabad United Suffers Defeat as Babar Azam Smashes Century
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In the 13th match of PSL 2024, Babar Azam’s remarkable 11th T20 century, combined with Arif Yaqoob’s five-wicket haul, propelled Peshawar Zalmi to an eight-run victory over Islamabad United.

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Setting a target of 202 runs, Peshawar effectively restricted Islamabad to 193/9, securing their third consecutive win in the tournament.

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Despite a strong partnership between Colin Munro and Azam Khan, Islamabad faltered in the face of Yaqoob’s exceptional four-wicket over, a historic feat in PSL history.

The game saw Islamabad struggle early on in their run chase, losing wickets steadily until Azam Khan’s explosive innings shifted the momentum. However, Yaqoob’s heroics in the penultimate over-turned the tide once again, sealing the victory for Peshawar.

As Peshawar opted to bat first, their openers Babar Azam and Saim Ayub set a solid foundation with a formidable partnership. Though Islamabad fought back with quick wickets, Azam’s aggressive batting, particularly in the final overs, secured his team’s commanding total.

Ultimately, Babar Azam’s unbeaten century, supported by strong performances from the rest of the team, proved decisive in Peshawar Zalmi’s triumph in PSL 2024.

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