- Author: Ali Khan
Pakistan Super league 3 is moving towards it end and PSL playoffs are going to start from in Dubai.
Playoffs first matched will be played at Dubai and other three matches in Pakistan. Islamabad United reached is first time who reached in Playoff by beating Multan Sultan. Quetta Gladiators is also qualify for playoffs.
A lot of people confused of words playoff, because most of us are familiar with word Qaurter final, Semi final and final when we talk about cricket.
So Playoff are consist of four matches and it is categorized as Qualifier, Eliminator 1, Eliminator 2 and Final. Teams will be divided into two groups who qualify to play playoffs.
Qualifier : It will be played between two teams from group A and winner of this match direclty reach into the final.
Eliminator 1 : Group B teams will compete with each other and winner will reach in the next round Eliminator 2
Eliminator 2 : Qualifier loser and Eliminator 2 winner will compete with each other to reach into finals
Final : Eliminator 2 winner and Qualifier Winner will face eachother for the HBL PSL season 3 title.
PSL PLAY-OFFS 2017
Last year PSL 1st playoff was played between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators and Gladiators won the match by 1 Run.
PSL 1st Playoff Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators
The end was shockingly like the 1st HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) Play-off as Peshawar Zalmi lost their nerves in the last finished of a mind blowing pursue to hand Quetta Gladiators a billet in the last of the 2017 PSL release set to be played in Lahore.
Requiring 201 for a win, the Zalmi side gave a stupendous batting execution to everything except seal a memorable win however the 2016 Play-off voodoo came to frequent them again as they surrendered the game with just seven runs required off the last finished rocked the bowling alley by spinner Mohammad Nawaz.
A year ago Aizaz Cheema broke Zalmi hearts with a lion-hearted execution when the restriction lost their last three wickets requiring four to win off the last four balls to lose by one run.
Today around evening time Nawaz had an insignificant two races to guard of the last three and he evacuated Chris Jordan, Wahab Riaz and played the ideal yorker to Hassan Ali as the batsman lost his wicket trying to take a solitary, chief Daren Sammy who lost the strike in the wake of hitting a four on the second chunk of the over was a minor observer on the opposite end as his tail-enders were rendered confused against Nawaz.
Nawaz was mobbed by his squad individuals and the Gladiators administration after his last finished heroics as the Sharjah full house saw another entrancing game in the HBL PSL 2017.
The 2017 release stops to stun and Gladiators more likely than not felt that they had the game in their sack after Zalmi lost opener Kamran Akmal and Marlon Samuels for one run each toward the beginning of their 201 run pursue.
Mohammad Hafeez who was horrendously out of scratch before the game delivered a 77 run ace class off just 47 balls with the assistance of six sixes to bring his group back in the chase in relationship with Dawid Malan who scored 56 off just 30 balls.
The two included 139 keeps running for the third wicket before an astounding 13 ball 34 with by Shahid Afridi brought Zalmi to inside a stubble of a win. Be that as it may, it was Gladiators who won toward the finish of the heart ceasing spine chiller to a great extent because of Nawaz's brightness.
Prior the Gladiators innings was worked around an amazing 38 ball 71 run innings by Ahmed Shehzad who hit four sixes and seven fours, Kevin Pietersen scored 40 off just 22 balls as the Gladiators posted 200 keeps running on the board.
Quetta Gladiators Innings
- Quetta Gladiators : 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 4
- 2nd Wicket : 50 runs in 24 balls (Kevin Pietersen 13 , Ahmed Shehzad 19 , Ex 6)
- Ahmed Shehzad : 50 off 29 balls ( 6 x 4 2 x 6 )
- Quetta Gladiators : 100 runs in 9.0 overs (54 balls), Extras 6
- 2nd Wicket : 100 runs in 42 balls (Kevin Pietersen 52 , Ahmed Shehzad 32 , Ex 6)
- Quetta Gladiators : 150 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 8
- Quetta Gladiators : 200 runs in 20.0 overs (120 balls), Extras 12
- Innings Break : Quetta Gladiators - 200/7 in 20.0 overs (Mohammad Nawaz 1 , Hassan Khan 1)
Peshawar Zalmi Inning
- Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 9
- 3rd Wicket : 50 runs in 29 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 27 , Dawid Malan 18 , Ex 5)
- Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 11.0 overs (66 balls), Extras 10
- Mohammad Hafeez : 50 off 36 balls ( 4 x 4 3 x 6 )
- 3rd Wicket : 100 runs in 52 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 42 , Dawid Malan 52 , Ex 6)
- Dawid Malan : 50 off 25 balls ( 8 x 4 1 x 6 )
- Peshawar Zalmi : 150 runs in 14.5 overs (89 balls), Extras 11
PSL 2nd Playoff Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings
Kings won the match by 44 runs.
Karachi Kings sent previous year champions Islamabad United to take a hike from the competition with a 44 run win as they serenely shielded what resembled a less than impressive 126 run first innings score.
Turn twins Imad Wasim, Usama Mir and pacer Mohammad Amir were the stars for Kings as United were moved over for 82 keeps running on a drowsy Sharjah track where stroke making was harder than the Peshawar Zalmi-Quetta Gladiators play-off that created 399 runs.
Joined got off to a poor begin in their pursuit as Amir expelled Dwayne Smith and Brad Haddin in a red hot opening spell, Imad and Usama than tore separated the batting line-up as the last eight wickets fell for 35 runs.
The crumple was activated with the rejection of Misbahul Haq who was rocked the bowling alley by Man-of-the-coordinate Imad who additionally represented Shane Watson and Nicholas Pooran who was playing his first game of the season subsequent to joining the United squad as substitution for Ben Duckett
Rumman Raees was the last man to be rejected as Kieron Pollard took a fine running discover off Amir flagging the finish of United's rule as HBL PSL champions.
Prior Kings faltered to their 126 run add up to generally because of wily rocking the bowling alley by Raees who took four wickets for 25 keeps running in his four over spell. Rulers best and center including Babar Azam, Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara, Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara all got off to begins yet neglected to get any force in the innings.
Babar and Malik top-scored with 25 each and at last it was the deliberate approach by the Kings center request that helped them collect an aggregate which was in the long run well out of United's span.
Karachi Kings Inning
- Karachi Kings : 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 1
- Karachi Kings : 100 runs in 15.0 overs (90 balls), Extras 3
- Innings Break : Karachi Kings - 126/10 in 19.4 overs (Mohammad Aamer 2
Islamabad United Inning
Islamabad United : 50 runs in 9.1 overs (55 balls), Extras 1
Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings 3rd playoff 2017
PSL 2018 3rd playoff played between Peshawar Zalmi & Karachi Kings. Zalmis won by 24 runs.
Kamran Akmal scored a grand century, the first of the continuous HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) version as Peshawar Zalmi booked a spot in the competition last with an agreeable 24 run prevail upon Karachi Kings.
Requested to bat first on a batting agreeable track before a hurling, stuffed to limit Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Kamran drove the Zalmi attack in a 97 run remain with opener Dawid Malan who made a 36 run commitment.
Kamran played some delightful shots in his 65 ball innings that included seven sixes and six fours. His stroke play conveyed tremendous satisfaction to the Friday night swarm that had assembled to see the two groups battle for a spot in the Lahore last alongside Quetta Gladiators.
Kamran raised his century on the 60th wad of his innings, he was run out in a matter of seconds a short time later as Zalmi looked for some speedy keeps running towards the finish of their innings.
Marlon Samuels played a valuable 37 run hand off just 22 balls as Zalmi posted an amazing 181 run score.
Lords got off to a terrible begin losing their initial four wickets with just 35 keeps running on the board. Their HBL PSL 2017 driving run scorer Babar Azam, commander Kumar Sangakkara, Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara were altogether rejected inexpensively as Zalmi bowlers began their stretch with penetrative spells.
Chris Gayle struck four sixes in his 31 ball 40 run thump before he was rocked the bowling alley by Wahab Riaz. Kieron Pollard kept the Kings in the chase with a hostile 47 run innings which was studded with three sixes and four fours, his takeoff in the eighteenth over flagged the finish of the Kings protection as they finished their 20 overs, 24 run shy of the objective.
Wahab and Chris Jordan took three wickets each in profoundly amazing spells; Zalmi however endured a major blow before the last as star all-rounder Shahid Afridi was discounted of the game in the wake of harming his correct hand while endeavoring to get an intense possibility off Pollard.
Kamran Akmal was then named man-of-the-coordinate for his remarkable innings.
Peshawar Zalmi Inning
- Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 6.4 overs (40 balls), Extras 2
- 1st Wicket : 50 runs in 43 balls (Kamran Akmal 22 , Dawid Malan 28 , Ex 2)
- Kamran Akmal : 50 off 33 balls ( 5 x 4 3 x 6 )
- Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 2
- 2nd Wicket : 100 runs in 26 balls (Kamran Akmal 33 , Marlon Samuels 13 , Ex 1)
- Peshawar Zalmi : 150 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 3
- Kamran Akmal : 100 off 60 balls ( 6 x 4 7 x 6 )
- Innings Break : Peshawar Zalmi - 181/3 in 20.0 overs (Marlon Samuels 37 , Darren Sammy 0)
Karachi Kings Inning
- Karachi Kings : 50 runs in 9.4 overs (58 balls), Extras 4
- 5th Wicket : 50 runs in 19 balls (Chris Gayle 13 , Kieron Pollard 31 , Ex 1)
- Karachi Kings : 100 runs in 13.1 overs (79 balls), Extras 6
- Karachi Kings : 150 runs in 18.5 overs (113 balls), Extras 10
HBL PSL 2017 - Final: Peshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators
Peshawar won the final match by 58 runs and won the title of Pakistan Super league champion 2017.
Daren Sammy drove Peshawar Zalmi were delegated the new champions of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) as the 2017 version trophy was attached by the swarm top picks in a notable tie played before a hurling, stuffed to limit Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
The HBL PSL made its first section on home soil and the group appreciated a captivating last which was overwhelmed in patches by Quetta Gladiators before their capitulation against the capable Zalmi rocking the bowling alley assault that forcefully guarded their 148 run first innings score.
In the wake of winning the hurl, Gladiators chief Sarfraz Ahmed requested that Zalmi bat first. Openers Dawid Malan (17) and Kamran Akmal (40) gave their group a flying beginning of 42 keeps running in a negligible 4.4 overs.
Malan was rejected by Rayad Emrit who was drafted in the Gladiators line-up for the last. Kamran who looked in imperious touch following his century in the semi-last was rejected by Hasan Khan. Kamran's destruction set off a mid-innings droop as Zalmi batsmen found the ease back bowlers hard to escape.
Zalmi slipped to 112 for six in the seventeenth over and Gladiators looked in order of the last, Sammy than handed things over his group's support with a ruthless 11 ball 28 run cameo that included three sixes.
His innings took Zalmi to an aggressive 148 run score; Emrit took three wickets while Hassan expelled two batsmen.
Combatants' pursuit begun off shockingly as stopgap opener Morne Van Wyk was run out for 1; Anamul Haque and Ahmed Shehzad were both sent back inside the initial five overs leaving their group stammering at 13 for three.
Sarfraz endeavored to dispatch a counterattack with a speedy fire 22 off just 11 balls before he was puzzled by Kamran off Mohammad Hafeez.
The Gladiators innings died down after Sarfraz's expulsion, Shaun Ervine (24) and Anwar Ali (20) opposed for some time yet the outcome appeared to be unavoidable and the game finished in the seventeenth over.
Mohammad Asghar took three wickets while Hassan Ali and Wahab Riaz snatched a couple. Sammy was named man-of-the-coordinate.
Kamran was proclaimed the man-of-the-competition, best batsman and best wicket-guardian while the best bowler's honor went to Sohail Khan who took 16 wickets in the competition. Ahsan Raza was proclaimed the best umpire of HBL PSL 2017.
Peshawar Zalmi Inning
- Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 5.5 overs (35 balls), Extras 6
- 2nd Wicket : 50 runs in 29 balls (Kamran Akmal 12 , Marlon Samuels 17 , Ex 4)
- Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 14.0 overs (84 balls), Extras 7
- Innings Break : Peshawar Zalmi - 148/6 in 20.0 overs (Darren Sammy 28 , Chris Jordan 7)
Quetta Gladiators Inning
Quetta Gladiators : 50 runs in 9.2 overs (56 balls), Extras 0
Pakistan Super League Play-offs 2016
Islamabad United was the champion of first season of HBL PSL 2016.
Quetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi 1st Play-off
The eagerly awaited playoff between without a doubt the best two groups of the competition commenced before a pressed gathering of people in Dubai. With a place in the last on hold, Shahid Afridi won the hurl and chose to handle first. Zalmi's opening bowlers were on melody with the Gladiators getting off to a heartbreaking begin! The youthful Bismillah Khan who inspired in his past trip was expelled on the second wad of the innings by Hasan Ali. Shehzad tailed him back to the structure in the fourth finished as he was befuddled by Kamran Akmal off Mohammad Asghar, with Quetta battling at 11/2. It was up to the amazing Kumar Sangakkara and Kevin Pietersen to safeguard their group in this crunch experience and both batsmen manufactured their innings in magnificent design. Pietersen assumed responsibility and went up against the bowlers with some enormous hits, while Sangakkara showed his class with lovely cricketing shots to keep the runs streaming. Tait was secured for three limits by Sangakkara in the 6th over as the combine kicked up their rigging to rule Zalmi's knocking down some pins assault. Pietersen continued on ahead and hit Darren Sammy for consecutive sixes. The organization came at a run rate of more than 9 an over, and put on 79 keeps running before Sangakkara miscued one shot and was gotten in the profound by Bairstow.
After the initial twelve overs, Quetta Gladiators were 90/3. Peshawar Zalmi struck back once that organization was broken. Sarfraz was gotten and rocked the bowling alley for a duck by Afridi, and Pietersen (53 from 38 balls) tailed one over later as he was gotten at mid off by Hasan Ali off Shaun Tait. Without a set batsman on the wrinkle, Gladiators battled towards the finish of the innings and neglected to complete emphatically. Mohammad Nawaz hit a couple of shots for six, yet his stay reached an early end as he too was grabbed in the wake of scoring 20 keeps running from 18 conveyances. Zalmi started to overwhelm after that expulsion and took wickets freely. The Gladiators' tail disintegrated under strain and they lost three wickets in three balls, as they were hard and fast for 133. This aggregate was effortlessly 20-30 runs shy of what they could have accomplished, and Zalmi had one foot in the last with that execution in the field.
With Tamim having left the HBL PSL, Kamran Akmal opened the innings for Zalmi alongside Mohammad Hafeez. The Gladiators required snappy wickets from the get-go to have any shot of shielding their humble aggregate. Aizaz Cheema was hit for a lot of keeps running in the third finished, with Peshawar looking solidly responsible for the match. Everything changed when Anwar Ali knocked down some pins a peach of a conveyance, an inswinging off shaper to bowl out Akmal in the fifth over. Everything began occurring in Dubai when the skilled Nawaz came in to bowl a mysterious 6th over. He knocked down some pins out Hafeez with an astute arm ball which slided in with great ricochet on his first ball. He lined that up with one of the chunks of the competition to bowl out Brad Hodge for a brilliant duck on the exact next conveyance and all of a sudden the Gladiators were back in it with Nawaz on a cap trap! He didn't arrive as Bairstow obstructed the following ball, yet the harm had been finished with Zalmi hiding at 32/3 after six overs.
Shahid Yousuf and Jonny Bairstow were kept down by the bowlers in the following couple of overs and attempted to discover their feet. Nawaz continued rocking the bowling alley dazzlingly and was difficult to secure for runs, while Elliott participate on the demonstration and developed the weight on the batsmen. He knocked down some pins out Bairstow to place Quetta responsible for procedures and rejected Yousuf in his next finished, as Zalmi's batsmen couldn't deal with the weight and were in desperate straits at 68-5 after thirteen overs. Things escaped hands for Peshawar when their commander Shahid Afridi turned into Elliott's third casualty and fell efficiently subsequent to scoring just 2 runs. Darren Sammy was in the center and knew it was dependent upon him to take Zalmi home. He stepped up and went up against every one of the bowlers with some strong hits all around the ground, with Wahab Riaz supporting him on the opposite end. He dashed to 32 keeps running from 29 balls before being gotten at long on with Nawaz getting another wicket. Sammy's endeavors returned Zalmi in the match, as they required 21 keeps running from the last two overs.
Hasan Ali hit his first ball in the HBL PSL for an excellent limit off Anwar Ali to return weight on the Gladiators. Wahab flicked another limit in the same over as Zalmi picked up force and ripped at their way back in the match. Anwar astonished a poor second last, leaving Zalmi to get 8 keeps running from the last 6 balls. Wahab rebuffed Aizaz's full hurl and hit him for four on the principal ball! With 3 runs required from 3 balls, Hasan Ali lobbed one undetermined and was gotten securely by Cheema. Wahab fell on the exact next ball with the game changing hands by and by! There was exceptional dramatization in the center as Zalmi required 3 keeps running from the keep going ball with Cheema on a cap trap! Cheema held off the Asghar on the last ball, sending Quetta Gladiators through to the last winning the match by 1 run! The Gladiators were happy, with Sir Vivian Richards running out on to the field to compliment everybody.
Quetta Gladiators Inning
- Quetta Gladiators : 50 runs in 8.0 overs (48 balls), Extras 0
- 3rd Wicket : 50 runs in 33 balls (Kumar Sangakkara 21 , Kevin Pietersen 24 , Ex 1)
- Kevin Pietersen : 50 off 34 balls ( 5 x 4 2 x 6 )
- Quetta Gladiators : 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 2
- Innings Break : Quetta Gladiators - 133/10 in 19.3 overs (Aizaz Cheema 0)
Peshawar Zalmi Inning
- Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 9.3 overs (57 balls), Extras 8
- Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 17.1 overs (103 balls), Extras 9
PSL 2016 2nd Playoff Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings
It was the ideal opportunity for the second playoff in the HBLPSL between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings, with the champ from this game playing Peshawar Zalmi for a place in the last. Joined won the hurl and chose to handle first against the Kings' whose batsmen have been somewhat conflicting amid this competition. Things got off to an extremely moderate begin for the batting side as they could just figure out how to score 2 keeps running from the initial two overs. Lendl Simmons kicked up his rigging and dispatched Mohammad Irfan for limits everywhere throughout the ground, scoring 18 keeps running from the third finished. That was maybe the main time amid the initial ten overs that Karachi's batting appeared to be in charge since everything came apart thereafter. Sami played out Riki Wessels in the fourth finished with a more full conveyance, while Simmons followed in the following over as he was gotten and knocked down some pins by Andre Russell. Karachi just couldn't move at all as they continued losing wickets at customary interims. Shoaib Malik was gotten behind for a duck off Irfan's knocking down some pins and Iftikhar Ahmed's disturbed remain in the center likewise arrived at an end obligingness Samuel Badree. Karachi Kings were a hopeless 45/4 after the initial ten overs.
Karachi's new chief Ravi Bopara, who has been amazing in this competition with both bat and ball was joined by Ryan Ten Doeschate in the center. Both batsmen at last got a little association going yet none of them could heap any weight on United's bowlers. They kept wickets in place for some time yet couldn't get the run rate. The rocking the bowling alley assault was initiated by Sami, who knocked down some pins radiantly and expelled the hazardous Bopara (37 from 36 balls) with Dwayne Smith taking a splendid catch at profound square leg. Doeschate left a ball later, with United immovably in charge as Karachi were 89/6 after 17 overs. Sami struck back in his last finished to expel Imad Wasim and Usama Mir in progressive conveyances, getting to his five wicket pull and closure with exceptional knocking down some pins figures of 4-0-8-5! He without any assistance tore separated Karachi's batting lineup, and they could just deal with a baffling 111/9, which was the most reduced aggregate of the competition.
Dwayne Smith and Sharjeel Khan opened the innings for Islamabad, realizing that they just expected to keep wickets close by. Amir began off with an incredible first finished, just surrendering 1 run. Smith liberated his arms in the following over and dispatched Sohail Khan for two limits. Karachi got their truly necessary early wicket as Sharjeel flicked one off his legs towards the man at short mid wicket off Sohail Khan's knocking down some pins. Brad Haddin was next in for United, and he based on his great shape in this competition with some strong batting. Smith and Haddin got an association streaming and pursued the spinners. Haddin was particularly great and played some wonderful shots, timing the ball extremely well. Karachi Kings required a marvel to save this match, with Islamabad looking agreeable at 81/1 after the initial ten overs.
Smith and Haddin batted easily and looked anxious to complete the match off right on time. Haddin hustled to his 50 years in just 27 conveyances, as he keeps on making the most of his opportunity in the HBL PSL. Dwayne Smith additionally achieved his 50 years with a stupendous limit to complete the match off in style as Islamabad United topped off an agreeable triumph by 9 wickets with five overs to save.
Karachi Kings Inning
- Karachi Kings : 50 runs in 11.1 overs (67 balls), Extras 5
- 5th Wicket : 50 runs in 45 balls (Ravi Bopara 28 , Ryan ten Doeschate 15 , Ex 3)
- Karachi Kings : 100 runs in 18.1 overs (109 balls), Extras 7
- Innings Break : Karachi Kings - 111/9 in 20.0 overs (Mohammad Aamer 5
Islamabad United Inning
- Islamabad United : 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 1
- 2nd Wicket : 50 runs in 31 balls (Brad Haddin 19 , Dwayne Smith 22 , Ex 1)
- Islamabad United : 100 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 2
- Brad Haddin : 50 off 27 balls ( 4 x 4 3 x 6 )
- Dwayne Smith : 50 off 48 balls ( 7 x 4 1 x 6 )
- 2nd Wicket : 100 runs in 65 balls (Brad Haddin 41 , Dwayne Smith 52 , Ex 4)
Islamabad United vs Peshawar Zalmi 3rd playoff
This was the most essential match of the competition so far with these two groups doing combating it out for a place in the last against Quetta Gladiators. Peshawar Zalmi won the hurl and handled to start with, with Sharjeel Khan and Dwayne Smith opening the innings for Islamabad United. It was a relentless begin for the batting side, with Sharjeel stepping up at an early stage and started to stroke the ball perfectly. Smith thought that it was difficult to change in the center and kept gobbling up balls, heaping the weight on his accomplice. Sharjeel assumed on the liability and conveyed in style. He hit every one of the bowlers for immense sixes everywhere throughout the ground. Each and every bowler confronted Sahrjeel's fury! He saved nobody and played apparently the best innings of the whole competition. There were two more increases to the 'Pepsi get a crore' rivalry, as the forceful left gave batsman continued sending the ball into the stands. Afridi, Asghar, Tait and Wahab were altogether scammed, while Smith neglected to get any energy and kept Zalmi in the game with a terrible innings. Islamabad United hustled to 108/0 after 13 overs, cordiality Sharjeel.
Smith's appalling innings at long last arrived at an end off Shaun Tait after he scored 18 keeps running from a reprehensible 37 conveyances. Tait knocked down some pins out the in shape Brad Haddin on the precise next ball with a wonderful in-swinging yorker. Khalid Latif was next for United as Zalmi hoped to limit United, yet Sharjeel was relentless and continued continuing on ahead in style. All that he touched left to the fence! He hustled to the principal century of the HBL PSL in the sixteenth over, in the wake of confronting just 50 conveyances! Latif kept on assuming the supporting part, while we saw outstanding amongst other T20 innings from Sharjeel who appeared to play an alternate game from every one of his partners. He was at long last run out in the last finished in the wake of scoring an amazing 117 from just 62 balls! Latif remained not out at 28 from 21, as Islamabad United posted an overwhelming aggregate of 176/3 in their distributed overs. This aggregate could have been significantly more had Smith not played that innings the way he did, but rather Sharjeel Khan was the man existing apart from everything else and topped at the perfect time for United, playing a thump that will be associated with quite a while.
Dawid Malan and Kamran Akmal opened the innings for Peshawar Zalmi, with Hafeez passing up a great opportunity for that space without precedent for the competition. Samuel Badree amazed a lady second to heap the weight on the batsmen. Akmal went up against Irfan and put him away for a lot of pursues soon and was looking in great touch. Islamabad United got Malan economically, who was captured behind the stumps by Haddin off Badree in the fourth finished, while Akmal kept on scoring runs rapidly. He pursued the pacers previously hitting Badree for an eminent six straight down the ground. Hafeez was additionally sent back to the structure economically, as Zalmi neglected to get any force in their pursuit. Other than Akmal, no other batsman turned up for Zalmi as they continued losing their hold on the match. The unsafe Akmal (45 from 32 balls) was puzzled by the guardian off Imran Khalid, who knocked down some pins splendidly and made life troublesome for all batsmen. Peshawar Zalmi were crestfallen at 68/3 after eleven overs.
Imran Khalid put the match certain in the thirteenth over. He got the significant wicket of Brad Hodge who miscued his shot towards the defender at long off, before playing out Darren Sammy three balls later with a peach of a conveyance. Wickets continued tumbling and the required run rate moved up. Imran Khalid wound up picking four wickets and made everything excessively agreeable for United in the field. Not a solitary batsman let go at the passing, with Russell, Irfan and Sami all getting a wicket towards the end. With the required rate at 17, Afridi hit a couple of top dogs yet there was no chance Zalmi could make it home as they remained at 110/8 after 17 overs. He too was rejected in the eighteenth over in the wake of hitting a couple of hotshots, before Russell knocked down some pins out Asghar for a brilliant duck to complete the match off in style, as the Zalmis were full scale for 126. Sharjeel was granted the man of the match grant as Islamabad United topped off an agreeable win by 50 runs.
Islamabad United Inning
- Islamabad United : 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 7
- 1st Wicket : 50 runs in 53 balls (Dwayne Smith 13 , Sharjeel Khan 43 , Ex 6)
- Sharjeel Khan : 50 off 28 balls ( 8 x 4 2 x 6 )
- Islamabad United : 100 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 7
- 1st Wicket : 100 runs in 77 balls (Dwayne Smith 20 , Sharjeel Khan 82 , Ex 6)
- Sharjeel Khan : 100 off 50 balls ( 11 x 4 7 x 6 )
- Islamabad United : 150 runs in 16.5 overs (101 balls), Extras 10
- Innings Break : Islamabad United - 176/3 in 20.0 overs (Khalid Latif 28 , Andre Russell 0)
Peshawar Zalmi Inning
- Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 7.5 overs (47 balls), Extras 4
- Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 14.3 overs (87 balls), Extras 7
HBL PSL 2016 Islamabad United vs Quetta Gladiators Final
The final HBL PSL commenced in awesome style before a pressed house in Dubai. The reckoning was at long last finished; the energy level was high and the weight unbelievable. Islamabad United won the hurl and handled to begin with, with Bismillah Khan and Ahmed Shehzad opening the innings for the Gladiators. Irfan astounded the first and grabbed Bismillah for a duck on the third bundle of the innings as he edged it towards Brad Haddin, giving United an awesome begin. Pietersen was straightaway, and hoped to go up against every one of the bowlers. He crushed Irfan for a transcendent six towards profound midwicket, before Shehzad started to play a couple of shots of his own as well. Similarly as these two were building an unfaltering association for Quetta, Pietersen was rejected by Andre Russell in the 6th over, civility a staggering catch in the profound by Asif Ali. The incredible Kumar Sangakkara turned out straightaway and began pivoting the strike perfectly, looking upbeat to help Shehzad who kept on batting great. After the initial ten overs, Gladiators were 68/2.
With these two batsmen well set, Imran Khalid dropped a sitter which would have asked Shehzad to take a hike in the eleventh more than, an oversight which was rebuffed by the Gladiators. Sangakkara additionally got the run rate and assaulted the spinners, and the combine had set the correct stage and recuperated well in the wake of losing those early wickets. There was no ceasing Sangakkara once he chose to venture up, whacked Sami for a six, at that point swindled Dwayne Smith and kept on commanding the bowlers, dashing to his 50 years in just 30 conveyances all the while. He was at long last rejected by Russell after an amazing innings, subsequent to putting on 87 keeps running from 56 balls association for the third wicket. Shehzad likewise finished his 50 years from 35 balls with the Gladiators looking solid at 129/3 after 15 overs. Nawaz was knocked down some pins out inexpensively by Badree, with the captain Sarfraz Ahmed coming in to the center. Shehzad played a couple of more limits previously withdrawing in the seventeenth over subsequent to scoring a dynamite 64 from 39 balls. Islamabad battled back well in the passing overs after that wicket, took general wickets and fixed the screws. Quetta scored 15 keeps running in the last finished to complete their innings at 174/7, and with their knocking down some pins assault, they would have been really content with that exertion going in to the break.
Dwayne Smith and the main centurion of the competition, Sharjeel Khan opened the innings for United. Smith squandered brief period and began managing just in limits to give Islamabad a flying begin. He crushed Anwar Ali for consecutive limits; he at that point hit Nathan McCullum for a lot of runs, as he pursued every one of the bowlers and crushed them everywhere throughout the recreation center. Sharjeel assumed the supporting part to Smith, rebuffing any free conveyances in the process with Islamabad United off to a fantasy begin at 46/0 after five overs. Sharjeel was rocked the bowling alley by McCullum in the 6th over, with Haddin going to the center. Smith continued on ahead mindfully and finished his 50 years in just 32 balls. Nawaz rocked the bowling alley splendidly and halted the keeps running for some time, with Anwar Ali dropping Smith in the tenth over off his knocking down some pins. After the initial ten overs United were 83/1, looking great set to pursue the aggregate down and be delegated champions.
Haddin additionally started to hit some top dogs as the match appeared to disappear from the Gladiators. They expected to break this organization soon, with both batsmen agreeable on the wrinkle. Elliott was crushed for two sixes in the thirteenth over, with United dashing towards the objective effortlessly. Smith was at last gotten by Pietersen off Zulfiqar Babar in the sixteenth over, after an amazing thump of 73 keeps running from 51 balls. Cheema knocked down some pins out Russell next as Gladiators pawed their way back in to the game. Khalid Latif and Brad Haddin appeared courageous by those snappy wickets and kept on hitting limits to take United home. Joined won easily at last by 6 wickets in the second last finished, turning into the primary ever champions of the HBL PSL! Haddin remained not out 61 from 39 balls, with the Islamabad camp running on to the field to commend a much merited triumph.
Quetta Gladiators Inning
- Quetta Gladiators : 50 runs in 8.0 overs (48 balls), Extras 1
- 3rd Wicket : 50 runs in 30 balls (Kumar Sangakkara 16 , Ahmed Shehzad 19 , Ex 1)
- Quetta Gladiators : 100 runs in 12.5 overs (77 balls), Extras 1
- Kumar Sangakkara : 50 off 30 balls ( 7 x 4 2 x 6 )
- 3rd Wicket : 100 runs in 55 balls (Kumar Sangakkara 55 , Ahmed Shehzad 31 , Ex 1)
- Ahmed Shehzad : 50 off 35 balls ( 7 x 4 )
- Quetta Gladiators : 150 runs in 17.0 overs (102 balls), Extras 2
- Innings Break : Quetta Gladiators - 174/7 in 20.0 overs (Grant Elliott 12 , Nathan McCullum 0)
Islamabad United Inning
- Islamabad United : 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 2
- 1st Wicket : 50 runs in 32 balls (Dwayne Smith 38 , Sharjeel Khan 13 , Ex 2)
- Dwayne Smith : 50 off 32 balls ( 6 x 4 3 x 6 )
- Islamabad United : 100 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 2
- 2nd Wicket : 100 runs in 44 balls (Brad Haddin 29 , Dwayne Smith 37 , Ex 0)
- Brad Haddin : 50 off 31 balls ( 2 x 4 4 x 6 )
- Islamabad United : 150 runs in 16.4 overs (100 balls), Extras 3
Who will win this year ? Stats are indicating that this year it's going to be Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi King.
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