Ronchi, Shadab star as Islamabad clinch PSL3 title

Published: March 25, 2018
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PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

PHOTO COURTESY: PSL

KARACHI: Islamabad United clinched their second Pakistan Super League (PSL) title by beating Peshawar Zalmi by three wickets in a historic final in Karachi on Sunday.

After deciding to bat first, Zalmi managed to post a total of 148-9 in their allotted 20 overs.

Peshawar beat Karachi to qualify for PSL3 final

All-rounder Chris Jordan finished the innings with the top score of 36 off 26 balls with the help of one four and three sixes.

For United, leg-spinner Shadab Khan was the most successful bowler as he claimed three wickets.

In reply, United had an outstanding beginning, but lost their way in the middle of the innings.

Sublime Ronchi inspires Islamabad to PSL3 final

However, three sixes off three balls from young Asif Ali took JP Duminy’s men over the line with more than three overs to spare.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi finished the innings with top score of 52 off 26 with the help of four fours and five sixes.

For Zalmi, pacers Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz and Jordan claimed two wickets each.

And that’s it from us. Hope you enjoyed our extensive coverage of the tournament. We will join you again next year. Till then, its goodbye from Azeem Siddiqui.

IU 154-7 (16.5 overs)

SIX! And that’s it. Islamabad United clinch their second Pakistan Super League title, and they are now officially the most successful team in the tournament’s history.

OUT! Riaz gets a deserving wicket of Hussain Talat.

Wahab Riaz to start his new over.

IU 148-6 (16 overs)

Twenty one off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.

IU 127-6 (15 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Umaid to continue.

IU 116-6 (14 overs)

Just one run and two wickets off the over.

Hasan Ali to start his new over.

IU 115-4 (13 overs)

Three off the over.

Jordan to continue.

IU 112-4 (12 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over.

Wahab Riaz to start his new over.

IU 106-3 (11 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over.

Jordan to continue.

IU 100-2 (10 overs)

Just three runs and a wicket off the over.

Umaid to continue.

IU 97-1 (9 overs)

Fourteen runs and a wicket off the over.

Chris Jordan to start his new over.

IU 83-0 (8 overs)

Nine off the over.

Umaid to continue.

IU 74-0 (7 overs)

Eight off the over.

Riaz to continue.

IU 66-0 (6 overs)

Just three off the over.

Umaid Asif to start his new over.

IU 63-0 (5 overs)

Eight off the over.

Wahab Riaz to start his first over.

IU 55-0 (4 overs)

Fifteen off the over.

Liam Dawson to start his first over.

IU 40-0 (3 overs)

Seventeen off the over.

Hasan to continue.

IU 23-0 (2 overs)

Nine off the over.

Sameen Gul to start his first over.

IU 14-0 (1 over)

Fourteen off the over.

So its Hasan Ali to start for Zalmi, whereas Luke Ronchi and Sahibzada Farhan to open for United.

So that’s it from the first half. We will join you soon for the second session.

PZ 148-9 (20 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Ashraf to continue.

PZ 137-9 (19 overs)

Twelve off the over.

Sami to continue.

PZ 125-9 (18 overs)

Seven runs and a wicket off the over.

Ashraf to start his new over.

PZ 118-8 (17 overs)

Six runs and a wicket off the over.

Sami to continue.

PZ 112-7 (16 overs)

Just two runs and two wickets off the over.

Shadab to start his final over.

PZ 110-5 (15 overs)

Nine runs and a wicket off the over.

Talat to continue.

PZ 101-4 (14 overs)

Eight off the over.

Butt to continue.

PZ 93-4 (13 overs)

Ten runs and a wicket off the over.

Hussain Talat to start his first over.

PZ 83-3 (12 overs)

Five off the over.

Ashraf to continue.

PZ 78-3 (11 overs)

Five off the over.

Amad Butt to start his first over.

PZ 73-3 (10 overs)

Eleven off the over.

Shadab to continue.

PZ 62-3 (9 overs)

Nine off the over.

Faheem Ashraf to start his first over.

PZ 53-3 (8 overs)

Ten off the over.

Shadab to continue.

PZ 43-3 (7 overs)

Five off the over.

Patel to continue.

PZ 38-3 (6 overs)

Two runs and a wicket off the over.

Shadab Khan to start his first over.

PZ 36-3 (5 overs)

Ten runs and a wicket off the over.

Patel to continue.

PZ 26-1 (4 overs)

Thirteen off the over.

Sami to continue.

PZ 13-1 (3 overs)

Ten runs and a wicket off the over.

Patel to continue.

PZ 3-0 (2 overs)

Just two off the over.

Mohammad Sami to start his first over.

PZ 1-0 (1 over)

Just one off the over.

So its Samit Patel to start for United, whereas Kamran Akmal and Andre Fletcher to open for Zalmi. 

TOSS: The news from the centre is  that Zalmi have won the toss and opted to bat first.

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