In the match played at PSL 7 Gaddafi Stadium, Peshawar Zalmi had decided to bat after winning the toss against Islamabad United.
Playing first, Peshawar Zalmi scored 169 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
For Peshawar Zalmi, Kamran Akmal scored 58 while Shoaib Malik played the best innings of 51. Apart from them, Hussain Talat scored 28, Muhammad Haris 12 and Yasir Khan 8.
For Islamabad United, Hassan Ali took three wickets while Faheem Ashraf and Shadab Khan took one wicket each.
Islamabad United achieved the target of 170 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the third ball of 20 overs.
Alex Hales of Islamabad United played an innings of 62 off 49 balls. Azam Khan scored 28 and captain Shadab Khan scored 22. Well Jacks scored 11 and Asif Ali scored 7.
Liam Dawson remained unbeaten on 10 off 2 balls and led the team to victory.
For Peshawar Zalmai Salman Irshad took 3 wickets while Benny Howell and Khalid Usman took 1.1 wickets each.
Islamabad United will face Lahore Qalandars in the second eliminator and whoever wins will face Multan Sultans in the final.