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  • 12:14 AM IST

  • 12:13 AM IST

    Congratulations, Islamabad United!

  • 12:12 AM IST

    That Wahab yorker stands out though

  • 12:11 AM IST

    SIX off Ashraf’s bat! Islamabad have won PSL 3.

  • 12:08 AM IST

    What’s happening! Wahab has cleaned Hussain with a brilliant yorker. Just too late. But nevertheless a great ball. United need just one.

    OUT! Hussain Talat b Wahab Riaz 7 (11)
  • 12:05 AM IST

    And a third one! Three off three. He is going after Hasan Ali.

  • 12:05 AM IST

    Asif Ali smacks Hasan Ali for a six! Another short ball and another six! Two sixes off two balls. United are going home!

  • 12:02 AM IST

    Islamabad United 127/6 (15 overs):What’s going on? Karman Akmal has dropped a regulation catch! We aren’t surprised that Karman has dropped a catch and Sammy is livid. Has Akmal dropped the PSL here? Just not that, batsmen have run two and it’s an overthrow for four. So six off the ball.

    United need 22 runs from 30 balls

  • 11:52 PM IST
    Islamabad United 116/6 (12 overs): This is turning out to be a very intense match. Hasan Ali gets Patel. This has been a superb over. A wicket and follows it with three dots and now a single. Zalmi won’t let it go so easy. And guess what? Chris Jordan has taken a blinder. Probably, the best catch in PSL 3! Shadab goes for a pull and mistimes, Jordan leaps full stretch at midwicket to take a blinder. Whew!

    OUT! Samit Patel c Mohammad Hafeez b Hasan Ali 10 (13)
    OUT! Shadab Khan c Chris Jordan b Hasan Ali 1 (2)

  • 11:34 PM IST

    Islamabad United 112/4 (12 overs): We can sense something strange happening. Farhan was playing very well and he goes for a pull, mistimes and perishes. Safe catch from Hasan Ali.

    OUT! Sahibzada Farhan c Hasan Ali b Wahab Riaz 44 (33)
Either of the teams will have told the PSL Trophy for the second time (Image courtesy: AFP)
Either of the teams will have told the PSL Trophy for the second time (Image courtesy: AFP)

Good evening! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018. We will bring you the live updates and interesting tweets from the match. After a month-long gruelling cricket action in the PSL 2018, we are headed towards the final of the tournament where defending champions Peshawar Zalmi will take on champions of the first edition, Islamabad United at Karachi.

This game means a lot as its cricket back in Pakistan. The diverse Pakistan has many internal issues to deal with but this sport unites the cricket-crazy nation that has been bereft quality cricket for some years now. And this port city, Karachi, a cricket hub has missed its share. It’s hosting it’s first high-profile cricket game since Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test in February 2009. Yes, that ill-fated series.

While Multan Sultans had topped the points table for long, both Islamabad and Peshawar came back well to be where they are. While, Islamabad won the inaugural edition in 2016, the Darren Sammy-led Peshawar won the tournament in 2017.

PSL 2018: Karachi gears up for PSL 3 final amidst heavy security arrangements
PSL 2018: Karachi gears up for PSL 3 final amidst heavy security arrangements

Kamran Akmal and Luke Ronchi have been the stars of their respective teams. Strange that a month back, both were opening for Honk Kong Island United in the Hong Kong T20 Blitz and both failed to get going as their team finished last.

Peshawar have won their last four games, while Islamabad have won four out of their last five games. Both sides are evenly matched but Islamabad will miss their skipper Misbah-ul-Haq.

Likely XIs for the teams:

Islamabad United: Luke Ronchi (wk), Sahibzada Farhan, JP Duminy (c), Hussain Talat, Samit Patel, Asif Ali, Samuel Badree, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Sami, Amad Butt

Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Andre Fletcher, Mohammad Hafeez, Saad Nasim, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy (c), Chris Jordan, Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz, Umaid Asif, Sameen Gul

Editorial team of CricketCountry.