2018 Pakistan Super League

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Pakistan Super League 2018
Dates 22 February–25 March 2018
Administrator(s) Pakistan Cricket Board
Cricket format Twenty20
Tournament format(s) Double round robin and playoffs
Host(s)  United Arab Emirates
 Pakistan
Champions Islamabad United (2nd title)
Runners-up Peshawar Zalmi
Participants 6
Matches played 34
Attendance 398,765 (11,728 per match)
Player of the series New Zealand Luke Ronchi (IU) (435 runs)
Most runs New Zealand Luke Ronchi (IU) (435 runs)
Most wickets Pakistan Faheem Ashraf (IU)
Pakistan Wahab Riaz (PZ) (18 wickets)
Official website psl-t20.com
2017
2019

2018 Pakistan Super League (also known as PSL 3[1] or for sponsorship reasons, HBL PSL 2018) was the third season of the Pakistan Super League, a franchise Twenty20 cricket league which was established by the Pakistan Cricket Board in 2015. It featured six teams, which was the first expansion of the league since its formation.[2][3] The group stage took place in the United Arab Emirates, with two playoff matches played in Lahore and the final at the National Stadium, Karachi. The tickets for the final were sold out within three hours.

In the championship game, inaugural champions Islamabad United defeated defending champions Peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets in Karachi to win the title for a record second time. Luke Ronchi of Islamabad United was named the Man of the Match of the Final, as well as the player of the tournament and the leading run scorer with a total of 435 runs in the tournament. Faheem Ashraf of Islamabad United was awarded the leading wicket taker award although he tied with Wahab Riaz of Peshawar Zalmi with 18 wickets.

Ceremonies[edit]

Opening ceremony[edit]

American pop singer Jason Derulo featured alongside Pakistani veterans including Abida Parveen, Ali Zafar and Shehzad Roy in the performance at opening ceremony in Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 22 February. Hareem Farooq and Bilal Ashraf were the hosts of the ceremony. The ceremony also featured Pakistani Sachal Orchestra and firework display.[4] Teaser of Zafar's first Pakistani film Teefa in Trouble was also released.[5][6]

Closing ceremony[edit]

Closing ceremony took place at National Stadium, Karachi on 25 March ahead of the final. The ceremony was hosted by Bilal Ashraf. Pakistani singers Ali Zafar, Shehzad Roy, Strings, Aima Baig and Farhan Saeed performed live in front of 33,000 people in the stadium.[7][8][9]

Teams and squads[edit]

The 2018 PSL features six team franchises, with five teams which also appeared in previous seasons; and a new team based in Multan.

The player draft for the 2018 season was held in Lahore on 12 November 2017. 501 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 21 members.[10][11][12]

Islamabad United Karachi Kings Lahore Qalandars Multan Sultans Peshawar Zalmi Quetta Gladiators

Officials[edit]

Eight umpires and two match referees were included in the officials panel for the tournament. Aleem Dar, Ranmore Martinesz and Tim Robinson will stand in matches during the tournament. Pakistani umpires Ahmed Shahab, Shozab Raza, Rashid Riaz, Khalid Mehmood and Asif Yaqoob will be part of the panel as well. The match referees panel consists of former Sri Lankan ICC match referee Roshan Mahanama and Pakistani match referee Mohammad Anees.

Venues[edit]

Similar to 2016 and 2017 seasons, most of the matches of 2018 season were played in UAE. However, the playoffs and final took place in Pakistan; they were played in Lahore and Karachi.[13] Each foreign cricketer who played PSL matches in the country was paid extra US$10,000 for each of these matches.[14][15][16][17]

The International Cricket Council security team visited National Stadium, Karachi, on 23 October, to ensure its condition.[18][19][20] So, chairman PCB Najam Sethi said on 22 November that the renovation of stadium will be completed in February 2018, to host PSL Final. The tickets for final Match was sold out within 3 hours.[21]

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Dubai Sharjah Lahore Karachi
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium Gaddafi Stadium National Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 34,228
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Promotion in media[edit]

The league has been promoted on social media by hashtag #HBLPSL 2018, due to its three-year contract (2016–18) with HBL Pakistan for title sponsorship.[1] Also, the six teams are promoted by #AbKhel6Ka.[22] It has also been promoted by #DilSeJaanLagaDe, the hashtag for the league's official anthem by Ali Zafar.[23][24]

Format[edit]

Points table[edit]

Team P W L T NR Pts NRR
Islamabad United (W) 10 6 3 0 0 14 +0.296
Karachi Kings (3rd) 10 5 4 0 1 11 +0.028
Peshawar Zalmi (RU) 10 5 5 0 0 10 +0.464
Quetta Gladiators (4th) 10 5 5 0 0 10 +0.312
Multan Sultans 10 4 5 0 1 9 -0.191
Lahore Qalandars 10 3 6 0 0 6 -0.931

League stage[edit]

The league stage of the tournament will run from 22 February to 16 March 2018.[25]

Summary[edit]

Visitor team →IU KK LQ MS PZ QG
Home team ↓
Islamabad UnitedIslamabad
8 wickets
Islamabad
6 wickets
Islamabad
33 runs
Peshawar
34 runs
Quetta
6 wickets
Karachi KingsKarachi
7 wickets
Karachi
27 runs
Karachi
63 runs
Peshawar
44 runs
Karachi
19 runs
Lahore QalandarsIslamabad
Super Over
Lahore
Super Over
Multan
43 runs
Peshawar
7 wickets
Quetta
9 wickets
Multan SultansIslamabad
5 wickets
Match
abandoned
Lahore
6 wickets
Multan
19 runs
Multan
9 wickets
Peshawar ZalmiIslamabad
26 runs
Karachi
5 wickets
Peshawar
10 wickets
Multan
7 wickets
Peshawar
5 wickets
Quetta GladiatorsIslamabad
6 wickets
Quetta
67 runs
Lahore
17 runs
Quetta
2 wickets
Quetta
6 wickets
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
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Islamabad United02246810121414WW
Karachi Kings24677799911LL
Lahore Qalandars0000002466
Multan Sultans2445799999
Peshawar Zalmi02246666810WWL
Quetta Gladiators0244468101010L
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]

[a]

22 February
22:00
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
151/6 (20 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
152/3 (19.1 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 59 (52)
Mohammad Irfan 2/19 (4 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 57 (51)
Wahab Riaz 2/19 (4 overs)
Multan won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Tim Robinson (Eng) and Ahmed Shahab (Pak)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara (Multan Sultans)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field.
  • Ibtisam Sheikh (Peshawar Zalmi) made his T20 debut.

23 February
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
149/9 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
130/9 (20 overs)
Colin Ingram 41 (21)
Shane Watson 3/22 (4 overs)
Umar Amin 31 (31)
Imad Wasim 2/19 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 19 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Colin Ingram (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

23 February
21:00
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
179/5 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
136 (17.2 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 63 (44)
Mustafizur Rahman 2/22 (4 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 49 (30)
Junaid Khan 3/24 (3 overs)
Multan won by 43 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Asif Yaqoob (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Imran Tahir (Multan Sultans)

24 February
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
176/6 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
142/9 (20 overs)
Kamran Akmal 53 (32)
Faheem Ashraf 2/37 (4 overs)
Faheem Ashraf 54* (30)
Umaid Asif 4/23 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 34 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Umaid Asif (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.

24 February
21:00
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
119/9 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
120/1 (14 overs)
Brendon McCullum 30 (18)
Jofra Archer 3/23 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 66 (42)
Sunil Narine 1/40 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 9 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Asif Yaqoob (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Mohammad Nawaz (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

25 February
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
113 (19.5 overs)
v
Islamabad United
117/5 (17.4 overs)
Shoaib Malik 35 (36)
Rumman Raees 3/14 (3.5 overs)
Hussain Talat 48* (34)
Imran Tahir 3/19 (4 overs)
Islamabad won by 5 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Hussain Talat (Islamabad United)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.

25 February
21:00
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
131/9 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
135/5 (19.4 overs)
Dwayne Smith 71* (51)
Mohammad Amir 2/6 (2 overs)
Joe Denly 29 (39)
Ibtisam Sheikh 2/25 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 5 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Dwayne Smith (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat.

26 February
21:00
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
159/7 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
132 (18.3 overs)
Ravi Bopara 50* (34)
Sunil Narine 2/18 (4 overs)
Brendon McCullum 44 (30)
Shahid Afridi 3/19 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 27 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SL) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bat.

28 February
21:00
Scorecard
Islamabad United
134/7 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
135/4 (17.1 overs)
Luke Ronchi 43 (26)
Hasan Khan 1/12 (2 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 48 (34)
Steven Finn 3/35 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Tim Robinson (Eng) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Kevin Pietersen (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

1 March
21:00
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
141/8 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
143/5 (19.4 overs)
Shane Watson 47 (32)
Wahab Riaz 2/16 (4 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 36 (38)
Shane Watson 1/16 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 5 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Darren Sammy (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.

2 March
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
v
Match abandoned
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bat.
  • No play was possible due to rain.

2 March
21:00
Scorecard
Islamabad United
121/9 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
121 (19.4 overs)
JP Duminy 34 (36)
Yasir Shah 3/20 (4 overs)
Agha Salman 48 (35)
Samit Patel 3/17 (4 overs)
Match tied; ( Islamabad won the super over)
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Khalid Mahmood (Pak) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Mohammad Sami (Islamabad United)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was the first ever super over in PSL history.

3 March
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
102 (15.4 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
108/1 (16.4 overs)
Sarfraz Ahmed 30 (33)
Sohail Tanvir 3/14 (3 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 51* (44)
Hasan Khan 1/25 (3 overs)
Multan won by 9 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Ahmed Shahab (Pak)
Player of the match: Sohail Tanvir (Multan Sultans)

3 March
21:00
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
100 (17.2 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
104/0 (13.4 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 30 (17)
Liam Dawson 3/20 (4 overs)
Kamran Akmal 57* (47)
Fakhar Zaman 0/1 (1 over)
Peshawar won by 10 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Tim Robinson (Eng) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Liam Dawson (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was the first ever victory by a 10 wicket margin in PSL history.[28]

4 March
21:00
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
153/6 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
156/2 (17.2 overs)
Babar Azam 55 (53)
Faheem Ashraf 3/23 (4 overs)
Luke Ronchi 71 (37)
Mohammad Irfan 1/16 (3 overs)
Islamabad won by 8 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.

6 March
21:00
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
183/3 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
164/8 (20 overs)
Sohaib Maqsood 85* (42)
Liam Dawson 1/17 (4 overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 56 (41)
Sohail Tanvir 3/14 (4 overs)
Multan won by 19 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Sohaib Maqsood (Multan Sultans)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.

7 March
21:00
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
152/5 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
156/8 (19.5 overs)
Shoaib Malik 65* (43)
Mohammad Nawaz 1/18 (3 overs)
Rilee Rossouw 27 (24)
Umar Gul 6/24 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 2 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Umar Gul (Multan Sultans)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

8 March
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
163/8 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
164/4 (17.4 overs)
Anton Devcich 62 (42)
Faheem Ashraf 3/32 (4 overs)
Luke Ronchi 77 (41)
Sunil Narine 3/28 (4 overs)
Islamabad won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
  • Islamabad United won the toss and elected to field.

8 March
21:00
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
180/4 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
113/8 (20 overs)
Shane Watson 90* (58)
Usman Khan 1/22 (4 overs)
Imad Wasim 35 (31)
Anwar Ali 2/21 (3 overs)
Quetta won by 67 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Shozab Raza (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • This was the biggest win in PSL history in term of runs.[29]

9 March
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Multan Sultans
114 (19.4 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
115/4 (18.4 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 45 (30)
Shaheen Afridi 5/4 (3.4 overs)
Brendon McCullum 35* (35)
Shoaib Malik 1/6 (1 over)
Lahore won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Asif Yaqoob (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Shaheen Afridi (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to bat.

9 March
21:00
Scorecard
Islamabad United
182/5 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
156/9 (20 overs)
JP Duminy 73* (54)
Wahab Riaz 3/30 (4 overs)
Wahab Riaz 33* (25)
Samit Patel 4/34 (4 overs)
Islamabad won by 26 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab (Pak) and Aleem Dar (Pak)
Player of the match: JP Duminy (Islamabad United)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to field.

10 March
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
188/3 (20 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
125 (19.4 overs)
Joe Denly 78 (55)
Hardus Viljoen 2/49 (4 overs)
Sohail Tanvir 34* (29)
Shahid Afridi 3/18 (4 overs)
Karachi won by 63 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Asif Yaqoob (Pak)
Player of the match: Shahid Afridi (Karachi Kings)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field.

10 March
21:00
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
157/5 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
158/4 (19.2 overs)
Dwayne Smith 49 (33)
Shane Watson 2/26 (4 overs)
Sarfraz Ahmed 45* (31)
Hasan Ali 1/25 (4 overs)
Quetta won by 6 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Sarfraz Ahmed (Quetta Gladiators)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.
  • As a result of this match Lahore Qalandars were eliminated from the competition.

11 March
21:00
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
163/5 (20 overs)
v
Lahore Qalandars
163/8 (20 overs)
Babar Azam 61 (49)
Sohail Khan 3/34 (4 overs)
Agha Salman 50 (45)
Mohammad Irfan 2/35 (4 overs)
Match tied; ( Lahore won the super over)
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Agha Salman (Lahore Qalandars)

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13 March
21:00
Scorecard
Islamabad United
185/4 (20 overs)
v
Multan Sultans
152 (19.1 overs)
Luke Ronchi 58 (36)
Umar Gul 2/26 (4 overs)
Kieron Pollard 73 (47)
Samit Patel 2/11 (2 overs)
Islamabad won by 33 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
  • Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field.
  • As a result of this match Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators advanced to playoffs.

14 March
21:00
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
186/4 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
169/6 (20 overs)
Fakhar Zaman 94 (50)
Hasan Khan 1/3 (1 over)
Rilee Rossouw 42 (22)
Sunil Narine 2/22 (4 overs)
Lahore won by 17 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Rashid Riaz (Pak) and Tim Robinson (Eng)
Player of the match: Fakhar Zaman (Lahore Qalandars)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.

15 March
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
181/6 (20 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
137/8 (20 overs)
Kamran Akmal 75 (51)
Usman Khan 3/11 (4 overs)
Babar Azam 66 (50)
Liam Dawson 3/17 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 44 runs
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Ahmed Shahab (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat.

15 March
21:00
Scorecard
Quetta Gladiators
147/7 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
149/4 (18.2 overs)
Sarfraz Ahmed 43 (30)
Faheem Ashraf 3/19 (4 overs)
JP Duminy 54 (47)
Rahat Ali 2/33 (3.2 overs)
Islamabad won by 6 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Khalid Mahmood (Pak) and Aleem Dar (Pak)
Player of the match: JP Duminy (Islamabad United)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to bat.

16 March
16:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Lahore Qalandars
172/4 (20 overs)
v
Peshawar Zalmi
176/3 (18 overs)
Anton Devcich 70 (42)
Hasan Ali 2/24 (4 overs)
Kamran Akmal 107* (61)
Yasir Shah 2/40 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 7 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Rashid Riaz (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Lahore Qalandars won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi) scored his second century in PSL and the first player to do it.
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16 March
21:00
Scorecard
Islamabad United
124 (19 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
125/3 (17 overs)
Asif Ali 34 (14)
Usman Khan 4/17 (4 overs)
Joe Denly 36 (28)
Faheem Ashraf 1/13 (3 overs)
Karachi won by 7 wickets
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Khalid Mahmood (Pak)
Player of the match: Usman Khan (Karachi Kings)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Karachi Kings advanced to playoffs as a result of this match.
  • As a result of this match Multan Sultans were eliminated from the competition.

Playoffs[edit]

[a]

Preliminary Final
  25 March — Karachi
18 March — Dubai
1 Islamabad United 155/2 (12.3 overs)
2 Karachi Kings 154/4 (20 overs) 1 Islamabad United 154/7 (16.5 overs)
Islamabad won by 8 wickets  3 Peshawar Zalmi 148/9 (20 overs)
Islamabad won by 3 wickets 
21 March — Lahore
2 Karachi Kings 157/2 (16 overs)
3 Peshawar Zalmi 170/7 (16 overs)
Peshawar won by 13 runs 
20 March — Lahore
3 Peshawar Zalmi 157 (20 overs)
4 Quetta Gladiators 156/9 (20 overs)
Peshawar won by 1 run 

Preliminary[edit]

Qualifier 1[edit]

18 March
21:00
Scorecard
Karachi Kings
154/4 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
155/2 (12.3 overs)
Colin Ingram 68* (39)
Mohammad Sami 2/20 (4 overs)
Luke Ronchi 94* (39)
Tymal Mills 1/32 (2 overs)
Islamabad won by 8 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Rashid Riaz (Pak) and Aleem Dar (Pak)
Player of the match: Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was the largest victory in terms of balls remaining in PSL history.
  • As a result of this match Islamabad United advanced to the final.

Eliminator[edit]

20 March
19:00
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
157 (20 overs)
v
Quetta Gladiators
156/9 (20 overs)
Liam Dawson 62 (35)
Rahat Ali 4/16 (4 overs)
Sarfraz Ahmed 35 (21)
Hasan Ali 2/21 (4 overs)
Sameen Gul 2/21 (4 overs)
Peshawar won by 1 run
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Rashid Riaz (Pak)
Player of the match: Hasan Ali (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to field.
  • As a result of this match Peshawar Zalmi advanced to Qualifier 2.

[30]

  • As a result of this match Quetta Gladiators were eliminated from the competition.

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Qualifier 2[edit]

21 March
19:00
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
170/7 (16 overs)
v
Karachi Kings
157/2 (16 overs)
Kamran Akmal 77 (27)
Ravi Bopara 3/35 (3 overs)
Joe Denly 79* (46)
Sameen Gul 1/20 (3 overs)
Peshawar won by 13 runs
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)
  • Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field.
  • Match was reduced to 16 overs per side due to rain.
  • Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi) scored the fastest fifty of PSL (17 balls).
  • As a result of this match Peshawar Zalmi advanced to the final.
  • As a result of this match Karachi Kings were eliminated from the competition.

Final[edit]

25 March
20:00
Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi
148/9 (20 overs)
v
Islamabad United
154/7 (16.5 overs)
Chris Jordan 36 (26)
Shadab Khan 3/25 (4 overs)
Luke Ronchi 52 (26)
Chris Jordan 2/22 (3 overs)
Islamabad won by 3 wickets
National Stadium, Karachi
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Shozab Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Luke Ronchi (Islamabad United)
  • Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Islamabad United won the championship as a result of this match and became the most successful team in PSL history.[31]

Awards and statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
New Zealand Luke Ronchi Islamabad United 11 11 435 43.50 182.00 94* 0 5 51 24
Pakistan Kamran Akmal Peshawar Zalmi 13 13 425 38.63 153.42 107* 1 4 41 28
Pakistan Babar Azam Karachi Kings 12 11 402 40.20 122.18 66 0 5 33 12
England Joe Denly Karachi Kings 12 11 323 32.30 125.68 79* 0 3 40 9
Australia Shane Watson Quetta Gladiators 10 10 319 35.44 135.16 90* 0 2 25 22
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated : 25 March 2018
  • The Player with most runs will be awarded with a Green cap and Hanif Mohammad Award at the end of the season.[32]

Most wickets[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Wkts Ave Econ BBI SR 4WI 5WI
Pakistan Faheem Ashraf Islamabad United 12 12 18 17.22 7.75 3/19 13.3 0 0
Pakistan Wahab Riaz Peshawar Zalmi 13 13 18 19.11 6.90 3/30 16.6 0 0
Pakistan Usman Khan Karachi Kings 10 9 16 16.12 8.02 4/17 12.0 1 0
Pakistan Rahat Ali Quetta Gladiators 11 11 15 21.46 7.60 4/16 16.9 1 0
England Samit Patel Islamabad United 9 9 13 14.46 6.96 4/34 12.4 1 0
Source: ESPNcricinfo.com, Last updated : 25 March 2018
  • The Player with most wickets will be awarded with Maroon cap and Fazal Mahmood Award at the end of the season.[33]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b All times are in UTC+5 (PST)

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