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Islamabad win PSL final with Karachi back on int’l cricket map

KARACHI: Luke Ronchi and Asif Ali pumped quick runs into the scorecard to guide Islamabad United to telling victory against Peshawar Zalmi in the high-voltage grand finale of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 3 in Karachi on Sunday. In pursuit for 149 runs target, Ronchi's blistering fifty set the momentum, but immediately after his wicket was thrown a domino-effect of falling of wickets was witnessed on one side, as only Sahibzada Farhan had his wicket intact for quite a longer run, until Kamran Akmal's costly miss…

PSL Final: Peshawar, Islamabad target title in clash of champions

KARACHI: Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi will hope to carry a winning momentum against Islamabad United in the final of the Pakistan Super League as cricket of some international colour returns in Karachi after a big gap of nine years on Sunday. Peshawar won the last two matches of the league phase to sneak into the play-offs 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…

PSL match: Helicopters used to dry wet pitch at Gaddafi Stadium

LAHORE: The crucial second eliminator between the Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on March 21 was hit by rain in Lahore, prompting challenging task for the ground management to employee all its machinery to dry the wet outfield in no time. To ensure that that the game goes smoothly the management called upon the services of two helicopters to dry out the rain-soaked wet pitch at Gaddafi Stadium. The two helicopters were provided by the Punjab government and the Pakistan Army,…

Shinwari’s over in Power Play changed tempo of the game, says Karachi coach

LAHORE: Karachi Kings coach Mickey Arthur believed his team had conceded 20 runs too many to Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator which they lost by 13 runs in Lahore on Wednesday. Zalmi notched up a solid 170-7 in the match which was reduced to 16-over-a-side with Pakistan discard Kamran Akmal smashing a belligerent 27-ball 77 studded with eight sixes and five boundaries. Karachi Kings were behind the eight ball and despite half centuries from Joe Denly and Babar Azam managed 157-2 in their quota of overs.…

Belligerent Kamran punishes Karachi to lift Peshawar in final

Peshawar Zalmi won the match by 13 runs & will face the Islamabad United in the final! Watch ball by ball highlights at https://t.co/FqxiqHS5o8#KKvPZ #HBLPSL #PSL2018 @_cricingif pic.twitter.com/eqOuhrl1AA — PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) March 21, 2018 LAHORE: Discraded Pakistan opener Kamran Akmal smashed a fiery half century to help Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by 13 runs in the second eliminator in Lahore on Wednesday to take the title holders into the Pakistan Super League final. Kamran's…

PSL Eliminator 2: Peshawar in between Karachi Kings and home final

LAHORE: Karachi Kings target a home city final in the Pakistan Super League but to achieve that goal they need to beat title holders and spirited team Peshawar Zalmi in the second eliminator in Lahore on Wednesday. Zalmi were facing ouster from the league as they needed to win their last two games, a task they admirably achieved in United Arab Emirates and when the tournament shifted to Lahore they beat Quetta Gladiators by a mere one run in a repeat of last year's final. Under Darren Sammy, Peshawar Zalmi have looked…

PSL eliminator: Zalmi beat Quetta by one run in last ball thriller

LAHORE: Title holders Peshawar Zalmi edged out Quetta Gladiators by a mere one run in a sensational last ball finish to win the first eliminator of the Pakistan Super League at Gaddafi stadium Lahore on Sunday. Needing a tough 25 runs to win in the last over Quetta allrounder Anwar Ali smahsed a boundary and three sixes to bring down the task to three off the last delivery but saw his lofted shot dropped at long-on but the fielder threw the ball to the non-striker end to get Mir Hamza run out to spark jubiliation in…

Quetta Gladiators look for revenge in Peshawar Zalmi play-off at Lahore

LAHORE: Quetta Gladiators will look for revenge against Peshawar Zalmi for their last year’s defeat in the final when the two teams will meet in the first eliminator at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Tuesday. Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs in the final of the Pakistan Super League at the same venue last year and will have an upper hand over Sarfraz Ahmed’s team as they have won their last two matches and are in a good nick. Moreover, Peshawar are lucky to have most of their foreign players as Liam Dawson…

WATCH: Wahab Riaz’s daughter copies his celebration style

 LAHORE:  Pakistan Super League (PSL) is coming home and the whole Pakistan is excited for a number of reasons and is preparing to welcome cricket and the cricketing guests home. PSL has surely given us a lot to celebrate and cherish and one of the many things that we noticed this PSL was some unique celebration styles. Last year, it was Hassan Ali, whose "generator style" celebration had everyone talking; this year, Wahab Riaz is doing what people are calling the most "noticeable" celebration. OUT! 11.6 Wahab…

Umar Akmal should learn from Kamran, says McCullum

SHARJAH: Lahore Qalandars' captain Brendon McCullum on Friday said that he thinks Umar Akmal should learn from his elder brother Kamran if he wants to progress and achieve success in his faltering career. Umar was dropped from the Lahore side after scoring just 57 runs in the five games he played before he was sidelined to an extent where he doesn't even come to the stadium. Lahore lost seven of their ten games and for the third year and ended on the last spot in Pakistan Super League points table. A…