Dwayne Smith and Brad Haddin scored fine half-centuries to help Islamabad United chase down 175 against the Quetta Gladiators in 18.4 overs with six wickets in hand in the final game in Dubai to win the inaugural edition of the Pakistan super League.
Mohammad Sami registered his career best Twenty20 figures of eight runs for five wickets as Islamabad United restricted the Karachi Kings to 111 for nine and chased down the target in 14.2 overs with nine wickets in hand to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
Aizaz Cheema bowled a fabulous final over where he conceded just six runs and went on to pick two wickets as Quetta Gladiators defeated Peshawar Zalmi by just one-run in the first play-off in Dubai and became the first team to reach the finals of the Pakistan Super League.
Brad Haddin and Misbah-ul-Haq played fluent knocks following a three-wicket haul from Mohammad Irfan as Islamabad United reached the semi-finals of the Pakistan Super League after defeating Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in game 20 in Dubai.
A blistering knock of 85 runs from just 45 balls from Brad Hodge gave Peshawar Zalmi a five-wicket win against Karachi Kings in the 19th match of the Pakistan Super League in Dubai and also took the team to the pole position of the points table.
Bismillah Khan led the Quetta Gladiators onslaught as they chased down 202 against the Lahore Qalandars off the final delivery in the 18th match of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah to reclaim the top position.
Shahid Afridi registered his career best Twenty20 figures of seven for five as he restricted Quetta Gladiators to 129 following which Dawid Malan scored an unbeaten 60 to chase down the target with eight wickets in hand in the 17th match of the Pakistan Super League.
Grant Elliott was once again amongst the wickets as he picked a four-wicket haul to restrict Karachi Kings to 126 following which the Quetta Gladiators batsmen chased down the target in the penultimate over to secure a five-wicket win in the 14th match of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.
Peshawar Zalmi continued their winning run in the Pakistan Super League after comfortably chasing down 153 against the Islamabad United in the 13th game with the help of an unbeaten 80 from Tamim Iqbal.
Ravi Bopara's blistering knock of 67 went in vain as Peshawar Zalmi managed to edge out the Karachi Kings by just three runs while defending a total of 182 runs in the 10th match of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.
Sharjeel Khan and Shane Watson scored 79 runs each as Islamabad United chased down 167 against the Lahore Qalandars in just 15.5 overs with eight wickets in hand in the ninth game of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.
Umar Akmal slammed a blistering 93 while Cameron Delport scored his maiden fifty in the tournament as Lahore Qalandars flexed their batting muscle to hand the Quetta Gladiators their first defeat in the Pakistan Super League.
Quetta Gladiators held their nerve to chase down 136 in the penultimate delivery with three wickets in hand against Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai to register their third consecutive win in the Pakistan Super League.
Saeed Ajmal weaved magic around the Karachi Kings batsmen as Islamabad United successfully defended 132 runs despite a valiant all-round effort from Ravi Bopara going in vain in the sixth match of the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.
Tamim Iqbal scored an unbeaten half-century after Peshawar Zalmi bowlers restricted Lahore Qalandars to 117 ensuring a convincing nine-wicket victory in the fifth match of the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.
Ahmed Shehzad scored a 46-ball 71 and added a 92-run opening stand with Luke Wright to help Quetta Gladiators chase down 148 with eight wickets and 16 deliveries to spare against the Karachi Kings in the fourth game of the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.
Mohammad Asghar and Wahab Riaz picked three-wicket hauls as Peshawar Zalmi started their campaign with a 24-run victory over Islamabad United while defending 145 in the third game of the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.
Lendl Simmons and Shakib Al Hasan slammed fluent fifties as Karachi Kings made short work of the 126-run target set by Lahore Qalandars by chasing it down in just 15.5 overs to claim a seven wicket victory in the second game of the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.
Luke Wright lit the stage on fire with an unbeaten 86 after Mohammad Nawaz's four-wicket haul restricted Islamabad United to 128 registering an eight-wicket victory for Quetta Gladiators in the opening game of the Pakistan Super League in Dubai.
Mohammad Hafeez will be featuring in the upcoming Pakistan Super League as a specialist batsman after the tournament organisers decided to follow the rules and regulations of the International Cricket Council.
Atif Rana, the country manager of the Qatar Lubricants Company, which owns the Lahore franchise in the Pakistan Super League, stated that the pressure will be on the other teams when they face a star-studded Lahore Qalandars lineup in the inaugural edition.
Recently retired Australian wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin has been the latest addition to the inaugural edition of the Pakistan Super League, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates next year.