This match is more like a quarter final because the loser will play Peshawar Zalmi tomorrow night. The loser of tomorrow’s match will surely go home.
After removing Bopara, Sami’s job was not done. He did got rid of the danger man. The score would have been much better around 150 if Bopara was kept doing what he wanted to do. Muhammad Sami got his reward because he was bowling superbly.
Sami had an outstanding and super over. The next few balls were not only dot balls but they were also wicket taking deliveries. Doeschate was the threatening stroke player who could smash some boundaries with his bat towards the end. In the 19th over, Sami removed Doeschate behind the wickets. Haddin took a lovely catch.
Sami was not done yet. He was hungry for another victim. Imad Wasim came to face Sami. He was the 4th victim of Sami for 6 runs. He was caught in the air by Asif Ali. What a spell by Muhammad Sami.The Islamabad fans were loving it. They wanted to see Sami complete his hat trick. The over was not completed yet, but Sami could not get his hat trick. However he was able to get rid of Usama Mir in the 19th over to complete his 5 wickets.
Sami has made a brilliant contribution for Islamabad United for his 5 wickets in his 4 overs. Irfan got just one wicket but effective. Sami gave away only 8 runs for 5 wickets in 4 overs. Such incredible performance by the young gun again, he is back in the form.
This match is a low scoring game, thanks to Muhammad Sami and his determination to deliver something glorious tonight. Dubai crowd wanted to see some Karachi stroke makers put up a good total for Islamabad, but Sami reversed it all. Sami was cranked up, gave no chance to anyone for making a big score. He is the top prospect for the player of the match.