Despite a strong public support, defending champions Peshawar Zalmi failed to retain the title as Islamabad United defeated them by three wickets with 19 balls remaining to lift the glittering trophy for the second time in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) here at the jam-packed National Stadium on Sunday night.
Islamabad United claim the Pakistan Super League 2018 title at the National Stadium Karachi on Sunday. The capital city side defeated Zalmi by three wickets to reclaim the title they had won in the league's inaugural edition in 2016.After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Peshawar Zalmi sets the target 149 for United`s to win.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH & PLAYER OF THE SERIES: Luke Ronchi for his outstanding batting in HBL PSL 2018.
Luke Ronchi said: I have an amazing bat. I have a clear mind. I just try and go out the way I bat. Every one in our team backs each other. Farhan is such a clean hitter of the cricket ball. See the ball and hit the ball. If it comes off, well and good. The quality of the left arm bowlers here is amazing. Some young batters are coming up the ranks. It is sort of a first franchise win for me as well.
Islamabad United - 'Fairplay Award'. Dean Jones and Waqar Younis collect the trophy.
Faheem Ashraf - 'Best Bowler of the Tournament'
Kamran Akmal - 'Best Batsman of the Tournament'
Kumar Sangakkara - 'Safe Hands' for most catches
Luke Ronchi - 'Player of the Tournament'