Australian shine on final day of groupstage matches
The final day of the group stage matches of inaugural edition of Pakistan Super League saw the Australian coming to the party as both the matches included significant contributions from the former Australian batsman Brad Hodge and wicketkeeper batsman Brad Haddin.
Hodge played a magnificent innings for the Peshawar Zalmi side in their match against Karachi Kings. He scored 85 runs off 45 balls which included six towering sixes and the same amount of fours. His knock meant that the Zalmi’s easily crossed the finishing line and with time to spare. He totally bludgeoned the Karachi Kings bowling attack during the match as he smacked the ball to all parts of the ground.
Meanwhile in the second match Brad Haddin played a match winning knock as well. He scored 54 runs off 42 balls which included 5 fours and 2 sixes. His knock was important as he took the United side over the line in this crucial match, much to the delight of the Karachi Kings fans, over the Lahore Qalandars. Although Haddin came in at a peculiar situation with both the openers back in the hut but his sensible batting was a pleasant sight during that crunch time.
The playoffs of Pakistan Super League will be begin from Friday, 19th of February, with the first one between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators while the second playoff will be between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United which will be played on the 20th of February.
The winner of first playoff will directly qualify for the mega final while the loser of first playoff will come up against the winner of second playoff in order to decide the second team of the final. The third playoff will be held on the 21st of February.
The final of Pakistan Super League will be played on the 23rd of February at Dubai.