Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets in the final of PSL 3 and won the tournament second time. The thriller at NSK ends! Congratulations to the WORTHY CHAMPIONS!
Islamabad United Inning
(16.5) SIX! Faheem Ashraf ended the game in style. Islamabad United won by 3 wickets
Faheem Ashraf is the new batsman
(16.1) WICKET! Superb yorker by Wahab Riaz but it’s too late
Over 16 – Islamabad United 148/6 (Asif 26*, Talat 7*)
(15.4) SIX! Another one! back to back three sixes on the same point.
(15.3) SIX! that has been clobbered deep into the stands at deep midwicket.
(15.2) SIX! A short bowl and played a pull shot. Poor delivery by Hasan
Hasan Ali bowls
Over 15 – Islamabad United 127/6 (Asif 5*, Talat 7*)
Umaid Asif continues
Over 14 – Islamabad United 116/6 (Asif 0*, Talat 1*)
(13.6) WICKET! Unbelievable catch by Chris Jordan. A great come back by Peshawar Zalmi. Shadab is gone
Hussain Talat is the new batsman
(13.1) OUT! Hasan Ali departs Patel. Hafeez takes a stunning catch on point
Hasan Ali continues
Over 13 – Islamabad United 115/4 (Shadab 1*, Patel 13*)
Over 12 – Islamabad United 112/4 (Shadab 0*, Patel 9*)
(11.6) OUT! Taken in the deep, Sahibzada Farhan couldn’t complete his fifty
(11.2) FOUR! punched uppishly, beat point. No chance for the square third man.
Over 11 – Islamabad United 106/3 (Farhan 43*, Patel 4*)
(10.6) FOUR! Inside edge and four runs.
(10.3) OUT! A soft dismissal, taken by Jordan on his own delivery, must need for Zalmi
Over 10 – Islamabad United 100/2 (Farhan 42*, Duminy 1*)
JP Duminy is the new batsman
(9.1) OUT! Umaid departs Walton without scoring a run
Over 9 – Islamabad United 97/1 (Farhan 40*, Walton 0*)
(8.5) OUT! taken at point! Short on off, and Ronchi makes room to cut. Hits it really well, but straight to Fletcher.
(8.4) FOUR! A short third man couldn’t able to stop it, Luke Ronchi reaches 50
(8.2) SIX! Straight hit by S Farhan
Chris Jordan into the attack now
Over 8 – Islamabad United 83/0 (Farhan 33*, Ronchi 48*)
(7.1) FOUR! S Farhan smashes for a four!
Umaid Asif continues
Over 7 – Islamabad United 74/0 (Farhan 25*, Ronchi 47*)
(6.2) FOUR! Straight down to the ground S Farhan hits
Riaz Back into the attack
Over 6 – Islamabad United 66/0 (Farhan 18*, Ronchi 46*)
Over 5 – Islamabad United 63/0 (Farhan 16*, Ronchi 45*)
(4.1) FOUR! First bowl of the over and smashed it to the cover point.
Wahab Riaz comes to bowl
Over 4 – Islamabad United 55/0 (Farhan 8*, Ronchi 45*)
(3.4) SIX! muscled over long on! That’s all he did really. Short on off, and Ronchi stands tall to crunch this over the non-striker’s head.
(3.1) FOUR! Farhan clipped off his pads over square leg.
Over 3 – Islamabad United 40/0 (Farhan 3*, Ronchi 35*)
(2.6) FOUR! full toss on middle, and clipped off his pads over square leg. One-bounce four
(2.5) SIX! Another maximum! Superb shot
(2.2) FOUR! Plays over outside off stump to the mid-wicket. Brilliant shot by Ronchi
Over 2 – Islamabad United 24/0 (Farhan 2*, Ronchi 21*)
(1.4) SIX! Over long on once again. Delivered full on off stump, and enough width for Ronchi to have a full swing of the bat.
Sameen Gul bowls
Over 1 – Islamabad United 14/0 (Farhan 0*, Ronchi 14*)
(0.5) SIX! Full just outside off, and Ronchi prods forward and smacks this over Hasan’s head. Over long on
(0.4) SIX! straight as an arrow! Ronchi punishes it hard
Sahibzada Farhan and Luke Ronchi are the openers for Islamabad United, Hasan Ali with the new ball.
Peshawar posted the same score and then choked their opponents in the final last year. Islamabad United shouldn’t be too disappointed at the score they’ve to chase down.
Peshawar Zalmi Inning
Over 20 – Peshawar Zalmi 148/9 (Sameen 2*, Riaz 28*)
(19.4) FOUR! short ball and timely played over long on.
(19.3) FOUR!wallops this pull to midwicket. Too short, this was sitting up nicely for him to belt it away
Faheem Ashraf to bowl the last over
Over 19 – Peshawar Zalmi 137/9 (Sameen 1*, Riaz 18*)
(18.6) FOUR! scooped, bisects short fine leg and square leg
(18.5) SIX! Bashed it toward mid-off, Wahab Riaz playing a special inning for his team
Over 18 – Peshawar Zalmi 125/9 (Sameen 0*, Riaz 1*)
(17.5) OUT! super shot, even better catch. Chadwick Walton, you beauty. This was a short ball on off, he backed away and muscled this pull.
Over 17 – Peshawar Zalmi 118/8 (Hasan 6*, Riaz 1*)
(16.4) OUT! Intelligent bowling by Sami gives Islamabad a big wicket
(16.2) FOUR! wallops this pull to the deep midwicket fence.
Over 16 – Peshawar Zalmi 112/7 (Hasan 1*, Dawson 33*)
(15.5) OUT! Another one from Shadab. He takes a review and turns it into his favour
Umaid Asif is the new batsman
(15.4) OUT! Beautifully bowl, perfect length this is as plumb as it can get. Outstanding bowling from Shadab
Over 14 – Peshawar Zalmi 110/5 (Sammy 6*, Dawson 32*)
(4.2) FOUR! drills this full delivery to deep extra cover. Stunning timing
Sammy comes to bat
(4.1) OUT! toe-ends a pullback to the bowler. This is a skiddy length ball that beats Saad for pace.
Hussain Talat continues
Over 14 – Peshawar Zalmi 101/4 (Saad 2*, Dawson 30*)
(13.3) FOUR! over extra cover nicely play by Dawson. A little bit inside out and raced away to the boundary
Amad Butt continues
Over 13 – Peshawar Zalmi 93/4 (Saad 1*, Dawson 23*)
Saad Naseem is the new batsman
(12.3) OUT! looks to swing this over long-off, but ends up toe-ending this to the fielder there
(12.2) SIX! lower length delivery outside off, too much width for Jordan who uses the room and slaps this over extra cover.
Hussain Talat bowls
Over 12 – Peshawar Zalmi 83/3 (Jordan 30*, Dawson 21*)
Faheem Ashraf continues
Over 11 – Peshawar Zalmi 78/3 (Jordan 28*, Dawson 18*)
Amad Butt bowls
Over 10 – Peshawar Zalmi 73/3 (Jordan 26*, Dawson 14*)
(9.2) SIX! flighted, and deposited over long on!
Over 9 – Peshawar Zalmi 62/3 (Jordan 19*, Dawson 10*)
(8.5) SIX! Massive hit by Liam Dawson. Flies away over the mid-wicket
Faheem Ashraf comes into the attack
Over 8 – Peshawar Zalmi 53/3 (Jordan 18*, Dawson 3*)
(7.4) SIX! Chris Jordan takes charge and punished the delivery hard
Over 7 – Peshawar Zalmi 42/3 (Jordan 9*, Dawson 2*)
Samit Patel bowls
Over 6 – Peshawar Zalmi 38/3 (Jordan 7*, Dawson 0*)
Dawson to bat
(5.6) OUT! Shadab got the breakthrough, another dismissal. Fletcher departs
Over 5 – Peshawar Zalmi 36/2 (Jordan 5*, Fletcher 24*)
(4.5) FOUR! Another boundary, fully dispatched over long on
(4.2) FOUR! caressed through cover! Full outside off, and Jordan’s big stride helps him reach into the delivery.
Chris Jordan comes to bat
(4.1) WICKET! Tossed up on middle stump and tries to defend back to Patel.
Over 4 – Peshawar Zalmi 26/1 (Hafeez 8*, Fletcher 15*)
(3.5) SIX! full on leg, but Hafeez is up to the challenge! Shimmies down the wicket, and uses his wrists to whip this over midwicket.
(3.3) FOUR! bunted over mid on! Back of a length outside off, but enough width for the batsman to free his arms.
Over 3 – Peshawar Zalmi 3/1 (Hafeez 1*, Fletcher 10*)
Hafeez is the new batsman
(2.4) OUT! Good-length by Samit Akmal takes the review but it’s out. Zalmi lost their first wicket in the final
(2.2) Four! short this time, but the ball’s angling into Walton’s pads. Backs away to the leg side, and heaved over midwicket.
(2.1) Four! tossed up on leg stump, and that’s been lifted! Walton backs away to the leg side and picks this full-ish ball’s length early
Over 2 – Peshawar Zalmi 3/0 (Akmal 1*, Fletcher 1*)
Mohammad Sami comes into the attack
Over 1 – Peshawar Zalmi 1/0 (Akmal 1*, Fletcher 0*)
Kamran Akmal and Andre Fletcher are out to open the inning for Zalmi, whereas, Samit Patel will attack for Islamabad United.
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran, Fletcher, Hafeez. Nasim, Dawson, Sammy, Jordan, Hasan Ali, Wahab, Umaid, Sameen Gul
Islamabad United: Ronchi, Walton, Duminy, Farhan, Hussain, Asif, Khan, Faheem, Ammad Butt, Sami, Patel
Misbah has been ruled out of tonight’s game because of an injury. That means JP Duminy will lead Islamabad United again.
Karachi: Peshawar Zalmi have won the toss and opted to bat first in the final against Islamabad United
Peshawar won the last two matches of the league phase to sneak into the playoffs and then beat Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings in the two eliminators to earn another shot at the defence of the title they won in Lahore last year.
Islamabad, who won the title in the inaugural year of the PSL in 2016, is likely to be without their inspiration skipper Misbah-ul-Haq who suffered a hairline fracture in his left wrist, which left the captaincy in the hands of experienced South African batsman Jean-Paul Duminy.