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.
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.
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.
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.