2017 Pakistan Super League

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HBL Pakistan Super League 2017
Official logo of Pakistan Super League.png
Dates 9 February–5 March 2017
Administrator(s) PCB
Cricket format Twenty20
Tournament format(s) Double round-robin and playoffs
Host(s)  United Arab Emirates,
 Pakistan
Champions Peshawar Zalmi (1st title)
Runners-up Quetta Gladiators
Participants 5
Matches played 24
Attendance 219,876 (9,162 per match)
Player of the series Pakistan Kamran Akmal (PZ) (353 runs)
Most runs Pakistan Kamran Akmal (PZ) (353)
Most wickets Pakistan Sohail Khan (KK) (16)
Official website psl-t20.com
2016
2018

The 2017 Pakistan Super League (also known as PSL 2 or, for sponsorship reasons, HBL PSL 2017), was the second season of the Pakistan Super League,[1] a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in 2016. On 19 October 2016, at the 2017 player draft, the league chairman Najam Sethi announced that the final of the 2017 tournament might be played in Lahore, Pakistan depending on the security situation.[2][3][4][5] The PCB confirmed that it was their intention to play the final in Lahore in January 2017 with players being flown into and out of Pakistan over a short window either side of the final.[6] The board planned to replace overseas players who are unwilling to travel to Pakistan with their teams in a new draft held at the end of February for the final stage of the tournament,[6] if necessary with Pakistani players.[7] DRS was used in play-off matches.[8] The defending champions Islamabad United were eliminated in Eliminator. The 2017 PSL was telecasted in more than 10 territories. Ratings were higher as compared to previous season claimed by Najam Sethi.[9]

The final was held in Lahore on the 5th of March and saw Peshawar Zalmi defeating Quetta Gladiators by 58 runs to win the championship. Darren Sammy of Peshawar Zalmi was awarded the man of the match award. Kamran Akmal also of Peshawar Zalmi was named the player of the tournament.

The tournament also witnessed a spot-fixing controversy which was resolved on 30 August 2017.

Ceremonies[edit]

Opening Ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony of the league was held in Dubai at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, on 9 February 2017. It was hosted by actor Fahad Mustafa. Defending Champions Islamabad United marched into the stadium in traditional shalwar kameez. It featured Pakistani cultural performances; and spectacular flying drummers, followed by live performance of Jamaican pop star and singer Shaggy, then Pakistani singers Shehzad Roy and Ali Zafar performed on anthems of the league "Ballay Ballay" and "Ab Khel Jamay Ga" respectively.[10][11] Over 26,000 crowd attended the colourful ceremony in the stadium. The ceremony ended with firework display.[12][13]

Closing Ceremony[edit]

The closing ceremony was held at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. It was hosted by Ayesha Omar and Ahmad Ali Butt. It featured live performances of Pakistani singers Ali Zafar, Faakhir Mehmood, Overload band and Ali Azmat. The crowd was sold out and spectators enjoyed the closing ceremony.[14][15][16]

Background[edit]

Prior to the 2017 Pakistan Super League players draft in October 2016, league chairman Najam Sethi announced that the league hoped to be able to hold the 2017 final in Lahore in Pakistan following the agreement of Punjab Government officials.[17] In the first season of the league all matches, including the final, were held in the UAE due to security reasons. Sethi claimed that the league had signed foreign players with the condition that if their team reached the final that they would have to travel to Lahore, although this claim was rebutted by agents whose clients had agreed that they would only travel to play the final in Pakistan if the security advice prior to the final was favourable and who could not be forced to travel.[17][18] An official of a PSL team said that security would need to be "extremely high" and that "cash incentives" had been offered to foreign players to agree to travel to Lahore, although no action would be taken against any player who refused to do so. In August 2016 Sethi had stated that if players were not willing to travel that teams would be able to pick from a pool of foreign players from other teams who had agreed to do so and that the PCB could organise "foolproof security" for the event.[2]

Player acquisition and salaries[edit]

The player draft for the 2017 season was held in Dubai on 19 October 2016.[19][20] 414 players, including both Pakistani and international players, were divided into five different categories. Each franchise was allowed to pick a maximum of seven foreign players in their squads which could have a maximum of 20 members.[20] A total of 100 players, including 34 foreigners, were picked during the draft.[20][21]

Squads[edit]

Islamabad United Peshawar Zalmi Lahore Qalandars Karachi Kings Quetta Gladiators

Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif were both provisionally suspended under the PCB's Anti-Corruption Code as part of an ongoing investigation into an organisation's alleged attempts to corrupt the 2017 Pakistan Super League. Both batsmen have been sent home and no replacements were named. The PCB's investigation is being backed by the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit.[22]

Teams[edit]

The 2017 season of the Pakistan Super League featured five teams nominally representing major cities in Pakistan.[23] The possibility of adding a sixth team to the league in 2017, possibly representing Kashmir,[24][25] had been discussed but was rejected by the middle of May 2016.[23]

The teams playing in the 2017 season were the same five franchises which played in the 2016 season:

Venues[edit]

Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates were the venues used for all group stage matches in the tournament.[26] In February 2017 PCB Chairman Najam Sethi announced that the final will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, while the other playoff matches were held as per the schedule in Sharjah and Dubai.[27] Tickets were sold online for the Lahore PSL Final, confirmed by the PCB official. Also a ticket booth was set up at the Gaddafi Stadium for those who would not prefer to purchase it online.[28]

On 19 October 2016, at the 2017 player draft, the league chairman Najam Sethi announced that the final of the 2017 tournament might be played in Lahore, Pakistan depending on the security situation.[2][3][4][5] The PCB confirmed that it was their intention to play the final in Lahore in January 2017 with players being flown into and out of Pakistan over a short window either side of the final.[6] The board planned to replace overseas players who are unwilling to travel to Pakistan with their teams in a new draft held at the end of February for the final stage of the tournament,[6] if necessary with Pakistani players.[7]

Subsequently, the final was held at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.[29]

United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Pakistan Pakistan
Dubai Sharjah Lahore
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium Gaddafi Stadium
Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 27,000
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Promotion and media coverage[edit]

The official anthem of PSL season II, "Ab Khel Jamay Ga" was released on 1 January 2017. It was written, composed and sung by Ali Zafar. Another anthem titled "Ballay Ballay", sung by Shehzad Roy, was released on 30 January 2017.[30]

Format[edit]

PSL Playoffs

Each team played each other twice in the league stage of the tournament in a double round robin format. Following the group stage, the top four teams qualified for the playoff stage of the tournament.

The 2017 season of the PSL followed rules and regulations laid down by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In the group stage, two points were awarded for a win, one for a no result and none for a loss. In the event of tied scores after both teams have faced their quota of overs, a super over would be used to determine the match winner. In the group stage teams will be ranked on the following criteria:

  1. Higher number of points
  2. If equal, higher number of wins
  3. If equal, least number of defeats
  4. If still equal, the results of head to head meetings
  5. If still equal, net run rate

If any play-off match finished with no result, a super over would be used to determine the winner with a tied super over meaning that the team which finished higher in the league table progressing.

Points Table[edit]

Team P W L T NR Pts NRR
Peshawar Zalmi (C) 8 4 3 0 1 9 +0.309
Quetta Gladiators (RU) 8 4 3 0 1 9 +0.166
Karachi Kings (3rd) 8 4 4 0 0 8 -0.098
Islamabad United (4th) 8 4 4 0 0 8 -0.139
Lahore Qalandars 8 3 5 0 0 6 -0.233

League Stage[edit]

The league stage of the competition ran from 9 February–5 March 2017.[31] All matches were held in the United Arab Emirates.[5]

Summary[edit]

Visitor team →IU KK LQ PZ QG
Home team ↓
Islamabad UnitedKarachi
6 wickets
Lahore
6 wickets
Islamabad
7 wickets
Islamabad
1 run
Karachi KingsKarachi
8 runs (D/L)
Lahore
7 runs
Karachi
9 runs
Quetta
6 wickets
Lahore QalandarsLahore
1 wicket
Karachi
5 wickets
Peshawar
17 runs
Quetta
5 wickets
Peshawar ZalmiIslamabad
5 wickets
Peshawar
7 wickets
Peshawar
3 wickets
Peshawar
2 wickets
Quetta GladiatorsIslamabad
5 wickets
Quetta
7 wickets
Quetta
8 runs
Match
abandoned
Home team wonVisitor team won
  • Note: Results listed are according to the home (horizontal) and visitor (vertical) teams.
  • Note: Click on a result to see a summary of the match.


League Progression[edit]

TeamGroup matchesPlayoffs
12345678Q1/EQ2F
Islamabad United22446688L
Karachi Kings00024468WL
Lahore Qalandars02244666
Peshawar Zalmi02455579LWW
Quetta Gladiators24457999WL
WinLossNo result
  • Note: The total points at the end of each group match are listed.
  • Note: Click on the points (group matches) or W/L (playoffs) to see the match summary.


Fixtures[edit]

The Pakistan Super League 2017 schedule was announced on 2 November 2016.[32] The group stage of the tournament was made up of 20 matches held over 18 days started on 9 February 2017, with each team playing every other team twice. The top four teams would then qualified for the playoff stage of the tournament, with the final being held on 5 March.[5][33]

All times are in Pakistan Standard Time (UTC+5).

9 February
22:50
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
190/9 (20 Overs)
v
Islamabad United
175/3 (17.4 Overs)
Kamran Akmal 88 (48)
Shane Watson 4/44 (4 Overs)
Brad Haddin 73 (49)
Chris Jordan 1/30 (3.4 Overs)
Islamabad won by 7 wickets (D/L method)
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Brad Haddin (Islamabad United)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain stopped play during Islamabad United innings and reduced Islamabad's target to 173 from 18 overs.

10 February
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
135/9 (20 Overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
128 (18.4 Overs)
Rilee Rossouw 60 (47)
Mohammad Irfan 3/26 (4 Overs)
Jason Roy 27 (14)
Hasan Khan 2/10 (2.4 Overs)
Quetta Won by 8 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Rashid Riaz (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Hasan Khan (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.
  • Mohammad Irfan (Lahore Qalandars) and Hasan Khan (Quetta Gladiators) made their T20 debuts.

10 February
21:00
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
118/7 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
119/3 (18.3 overs)
Shoaib Malik 44 (36)
Mohammad Hafeez 2/7 (3 overs)
Eoin Morgan 80* (57)
Imad Wasim 1/13 (3 overs)
Peshawar won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab (Pak) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Eoin Morgan (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.
  • Abrar Ahmed (Karachi Kings) made his T20 debut.

11 February
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
158/7 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
160/4 (18.2 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq 61* (36)
Grant Elliott 4/23 (3 overs)
Jason Roy 60* (51)
Rumman Raees 1/19 (3.2 overs)
Lahore won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Asif Yaqoob (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Jason Roy (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.

11 February
21:00
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
159/8 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
160/3 (19.1 overs)
Babar Azam 50 (42)
Thisara Perera 3/34 (4 overs)
Rilee Rossouw 76*(53)
Sohail Khan 3/23 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Rilee Rossouw (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

12 February
21:00
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
59 (10.2 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
60/7 (17 Overs)
Fakhar Zaman 33 (19)
Hasan Ali 3/23 (3 overs)
Eoin Morgan 23 (26)
Yasir Shah 4/7 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 3 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Yasir Shah (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.
  • Lahore Qalandars recorded the lowest T20 score in PSL.[34]

15 February
21:00
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
148/6 (20 Overs)
v
Islamabad United
149/5 (19.1 Overs)
Asad Shafiq 45 (42)
Shane Watson 2/22 (3 overs)
Sam Billings 78* (50)
Mohammad Nawaz 2/18 (4 Overs)
Islamabad won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Sam Billings (Islamabad United)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.

16 February
21:00
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
179/8 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
172/8 (20 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 56 (36)
Mohammad Amir 2/30 (4 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 65 (45)
Sohail Tanvir 2/30 (4 overs)
Lahore won by 7 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Fakhar Zaman (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.

17 February
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
117/3 (16 overs)
v
Tamim Iqbal 62* (46)
Hasan Khan 1/8 (2 overs)
No result
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match was reduced to 16 overs per side due to rain.
  • Match was abandoned after end of Peshawar innings.

17 February
22:00
Scorecard
Islamabad United
90/8 (13 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
75/4 (9.4 overs)
Dwayne Smith 29 (22)
Usama Mir 2/10 (3 overs)
Babar Azam 47* (30)
Mohammad Irfan 2/7 (3 overs)
Karachi won by 8 runs (D/L method)
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Babar Azam (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match was reduced to 13 overs per side due to rain.

18 February
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
200/3 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
202/5 (18.5 overs)
Jason Roy 51 (27)
Hasan Khan 2/28 (4 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 88* (42)
Sohail Tanvir 2/47 (3.5 overs)
Quetta won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Rashid Riaz (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Kevin Pietersen (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

18 February
21:00
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
136/9 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
137/5 (20 Overs)
Eoin Morgan 28 (28)
Mohammad Sami 3/26 (4 overs)
Dwayne Smith 72* (59)
Hasan Ali 1/17 (4 Overs)
Islamabad won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Richard Illingworth (Eng)
Player of the match: Mohammad Sami (Islamabad United)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.

19 February
21:00
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
174/4 (20 Overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
165 (19.5 Overs)
Shoaib Malik 51* (27)
Iftikhar Ahmed 2/8 (2 overs)
Shahid Afridi 54 (28)
Sohail Khan 3/28 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 9 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab (Pak) and Aleem Dar (Pak)
Player of the match: Shoaib Malik (Karachi Kings)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.
  • Shoaib Malik became the 5th highest run scorer in T20 cricket.

20 February
21:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Islamabad United
145/8 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
146/9 (19.2 Overs)
Shadab Khan 42 (24)
Aamer Yamin 3/17 (4 overs)
Umar Akmal 66 (42)
Rumman Raees 3/26 (4 Overs)
Lahore won by 1 wicket
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab (Pak) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Umar Akmal (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.

23 February
21:00
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
154/6 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
158/4 (19 Overs)
Babar Azam 36 (37)
Mahmudullah 3/21 (4 overs)
Ahmed Shehzad 54 (40)
Sohail Khan 2/28 (3 Overs)
Quetta won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Mahmudullah (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

24 February
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
149/9 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
136/9 (20 overs)
Kamran Akmal 58 (40)
Yasir Shah 2/19 (4 overs)
Sohail Tanvir 36* (29)
Shakib Al Hasan 2/13 (2 overs)
Peshawar won by 13 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Shakib Al Hasan (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat.

24 February
21:00
Scorecard
Islamabad United
165/6 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
164/5 (20 Overs)
Hussain Talat 56 (39)
Zulfiqar Babar 2/17 (4 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 69 (43)
Mohammad Irfan 1/23 (4 overs)
Islamabad won by 1 run
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Aleem Dar (Pak)
Player of the match: Mohammad Sami (Islamabad United)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

25 February
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
155/6 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
158/5 (20 overs)
Mohammad Rizwan 32* (24)
Shoaib Malik 2/21 (4 overs)
Babar Azam 49 (42)
Fakhar Zaman 1/3 (1 over)
Karachi won by 5 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Kieron Pollard (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.

25 February
21:00
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
128 (20 Overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
130/8 (19.2 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 41 (43)
Mohammad Asghar 3/33 (4 overs)
Shahid Afridi 45* (23)
Tymal Mills 3/20 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 2 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab (Pak) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Mohammad Asghar (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.

26 February
22:30
Scorecard
Islamabad United
123/7 (15 Overs)
v
Karachi Kings
127/4 (14.5 Overs)
Dwayne Smith 49 (36)
Sohail Khan 2/23 (3 Overs)
Chris Gayle 44 (17)
Shadab Khan 3/13 (3 Overs)
Karachi won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Chris Gayle (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match was reduced to 15 overs per side due to rain.
  • As a result of this match Lahore Qalandars were eliminated.[35]

Playoffs[edit]

The playoff stage of the tournament featured the four highest placed teams from the league stage of the competition. It started on 28 February 2017 with the final played on 5 March.[31] The winner of a qualifier match between the top two ranked teams progressed straight to the final, with the loser of that match played the winner of an eliminator match between the third and fourth ranked teams. The final took place at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.[5] All other playoff matches were held in the United Arab Emirates.[31]

On 23 February Quetta Gladiators booked the first playoff place after defeating Karachi Kings. Then Islamabad United defeated Quetta Gladiators on 24 February and they also qualified, while Peshawar Zalmi qualified by defeating Quetta Gladiators on 25 February. Karachi Kings then qualified too after victory against Islamabad United on 27 February, resulting in elimination of Lahore Qalandars from the tournament.[36]

All times are in Pakistan Standard Time (UTC+5).

Preliminary Final
  5 March — Gaddafi Stadium
28 February — Sharjah Cricket Stadium
1 Peshawar Zalmi 199/9 (20 overs)
2 Quetta Gladiators 200/7 (20 overs) 2 Quetta Gladiators 90 (16.3 overs)
Quetta won by 1 run  1 Peshawar Zalmi 148/6 (20 overs)
Peshawar won by 58 runs 
3 March — Dubai International Cricket Stadium
1 Peshawar Zalmi 181/3 (20 overs)
3 Karachi Kings 157/7 (20 overs)
Peshawar won by 24 runs 
1 March — Sharjah Cricket Stadium
3 Karachi Kings 126 (19.4 overs)
4 Islamabad United 82 (15.2 overs)
Karachi won by 44 runs 

Qualifier 1[edit]

28 February
21:00
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
200/7 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
199/9 (20 overs)
Ahmed Shehzad 71 (38)
Wahab Riaz 3/40 (4 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 77 (47)
Mohammad Nawaz 3/51 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 1 run
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Ahmed Shehzad (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.
  • As a result of this match Quetta Gladiators qualified for the final.[37]

Eliminator[edit]

1 March
21:00
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
126 (19.4 overs)
v
Islamabad United
82 (15.2 overs)
Babar Azam 25 (21)
Rumman Raees 4/25 (4 overs)
Asif Ali 39 (36)
Mohammad Amir 3/7 (2.2 overs)
Karachi won by 44 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.
  • As a result of this match Islamabad United were eliminated.[38]

Qualifier 2[edit]

3 March
21:00
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
181/3 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
157/7 (20 overs)
Kamran Akmal 104 (65)
Mohammad Amir 1/31 (4 overs)
Kieron Pollard 47 (26)
Wahab Riaz 3/24 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 24 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pak) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)

Final[edit]

5 March
20:00
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
148/6 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
90 (16.3 Overs)
Kamran Akmal 40 (32)
Rayad Emrit 3/31 (4 overs)
Sean Ervine 24 (19)
Mohammad Asghar 3/16 (4 Overs)
Peshawar won by 58 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Darren Sammy (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the second edition of PSL as the result of this match.[41]
  • This was Quetta Gladiators' second consecutive defeat in a PSL final.[42]

Awards and statistics[edit]

The player of the tournament was Kamran Akmal of Peshawar Zalmi. Kami scored 353 runs winning the Hanif Mohammad award for top scorer and the Imtiaz Ahmed award for the best wicket-keeper. Sohail Khan of Karachi Kings took 16 wickets at an average of 15.00 to be the leading wicket-taker ahead of Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi with 15. Winners of the Spirit of Cricket award was Quetta Gladiators.[43]

Most runs[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Pakistan Kamran Akmal Peshawar Zalmi 11 11 353 32.09 129.30 104 1 2 32 16
Pakistan Babar Azam Karachi Kings 10 10 291 32.33 112.35 50 0 1 36 4
Barbados Dwayne Smith Islamabad United 9 9 274 34.25 113.22 72* 0 2 29 10
South Africa Rilee Rossouw Quetta Gladiators 9 8 255 42.50 123.18 76* 0 2 18 9
Pakistan Ahmed Shehzad Quetta Gladiators 10 9 242 26.88 132.24 71 0 3 22 10
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated : 6 March 2017
  • The Player with most runs will be awarded with a Green cap and Hanif Mohammad Award at the end of the season.[44]

Most wickets[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Wkts Ave Econ BBI SR 4WI 5WI
Pakistan Sohail Khan Karachi Kings 9 9 16 15.00 7.61 3/23 11.8 0 0
Pakistan Wahab Riaz Peshawar Zalmi 10 9 15 13.53 6.15 3/24 13.2 0 0
Pakistan Rumman Raees Islamabad United 7 7 12 13.50 6.19 4/25 13.0 1 0
Pakistan Mohammad Sami Islamabad United 9 9 12 18.00 6.96 3/26 15.5 0 0
Pakistan Usama Mir Karachi Kings 8 8 12 19.00 8.19 3/24 13.9 0 0
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated : 5 March 2017
  • The Player with most wickets will be awarded with Maroon cap and Fazal Mahmood Award at the end of the season.[46]

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