The third season of PSL was officially held in Pakistan for the first time. 2016 champion Islamabad United got the top position on the PSL 3 points table. Karachi Kings ended in the second position, Peshawar Zalmi third, Quetta Gladiators fourth, Multan Sultan’s fifth, and Lahore Qalandars, as always, at the last spot on the points table.
PSL 3 Qualifier Match Scorecard
The qualifier of Pakistan Super League 3 was played between KK and IU. Islamabad United was given a total of 154/4 by Karachi Kings after winning the toss. Muhammad Sami bowled a spell that will be remembered. He conceded only 20 runs in four overs and took the important wicket of Khuram Manzoor and Babar Azam.
Luke Ronchi scored an explosive 94 runs (not out) at a 241 strike rate. That helped IU to get an easy victory in the 13th over of the game.
|Karachi Kings||154/4||20 Overs|
|Most Wickets||Muhammad Sami (IU)||2 Wickets|
|Most Runs||Luke Ronchi (IU)||94 Runs|
|Man of the Match||Luke Ronchi (IU)||94 Runs|
PSL 3 Eliminator Scorecard
In the first Eliminator, Peshawar Zalmi beat Quetta Gladiators by one run. Zalmi batted first and made 157 runs with the help of fast 62 runs by Liam Dowson. Rahat Ali took four wickets by conceding only 16 runs.
Sarfraz Ahmad played a captain inning with Muhammad Nawaz in a run chase after losing early wickets of openers. Both the batter scored 35 runs. In the end, Anwar Ali played a fast inning of 28 runs on 14 balls.
|Peshawar Zalmi||157/10||20 Overs|
|Quetta Gladiators||156/9||20 Overs|
|Most Wickets||Rahat Ali (QG)||4 Wickets|
|Most Runs||Liam Dowson (PZ)||62 Runs|
|Man of the Match||Hassan Ali (PZ)||2 Wickets|
Peshawar Zalmi won against Karachi Kings by 13 runs in the second eliminator of PSL 3. Rain delayed this match, and each side gets 16 over to play. Peshawar scored 170 runs on 96 balls. Karachi played well and made 157 with the loss of two wickets.
In the same match, Kamran Akmal hit one of the fastest fifty in PSL. He made 77 runs on just 27 balls.
|Peshawar Zalmi||170/7||16 Overs|
|Karachi Kings||157/2||16 Overs|
|Most Wickets||Ravi Bopara (KK)||3 Wickets|
|Most Runs||Joe Denly (KK)||79 Runs|
|Man of the Match||Kamran Akmal (PZ)||77 Runs|
PSL 3 Final Match Scorecard
IU dominated in the third season of PSL. They played excellent cricket with the bat, ball, and field. They won their second PSL title by beating PZ with three wickets.
PZ batted first and made 148 runs. IU achieved this target with a winning six by Faheem Ashraf on the second last ball of the 17th over.
|Peshawar Zalmi||148/9||20 Overs|
|Islamabad United||154/7||16.5 Overs|
|Most Wickets||Shadab Khan (IU)||3 Wickets|
|Most Runs||Luke Ronchi (IU)||52 Runs|
|Man of the Match||Luke Ronchi (IU)||52 Runs|