Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi, snatch PSL 2018 title

10:09 PM | 25 Mar, 2018
Islamabad United beat Peshawar Zalmi, snatch PSL 2018 title
KARACHI -  Islamabad United clinched their second Pakistan Super League (PSL) title after a thrilling three-wicket win over Peshawar Zalmi on Sunday night.

In reply to Peshawar Zalmi's 148/9, United chased down the target in 18.5 overs. Riding on a stellar knock by opener Luke Ronchi (54), Islamabad got off to a flying start. Ronchi reached his half-century in only 25 balls. He hit four boundaries and five sixes in the process and was ably supported by Sahibzada Farhan.

Ronchi was eventually dismissed for 52 runs after getting caught by Andre Fletcher off Chris Jordan's delivery.

Both Ronchi and Farhan gave Islamabad a perfect start as the duo stitched a 96-run partnership for the first wicket. After Ronchi's departure, Peshawar Zalmi fought back with two quick wickets in the 10th and 11th over. Chadwick Walton (0) and skipper Jean-Paul Duminy (2) fell cheaply.




Daily Pakistan presents live updates and action of the PSL 2018 final between  Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi straight from Karachi.

Complete scorecard

Faheem Ashraf scores the match-winning six for Islamabad United!

Hasan Ali brought back in the attack to get a wicket and he does the job. Samit Patel departs as Hafeez takes a blinder at mid-on.

Breakthrough for Zalmi as Ronchi went back to the pavilions.

Luke Ronchi is taking the Peshawar Zalmi bowling apart.

Second Innings

Hussain Talat gets his second as Saad Nasim departs for two. Peshawar Zalmi 101/5 in 14.1 overs.

Poor delivery from Faheem and Liam Dawson hammered it over the boundary. The Zalmis are getting back on track.

Shadab Khan traps Andre Fletcher in front of the wicket with a quicker delivery. Peshawar lose three quick wickets.

Mohammad Hafeez departs after scoring eight runs.

The opening ceremony has ended. The stadium is packed and the players are all warmed up. Misbahul Haq is not playing today due to injury.

Darren Sammy is dancing on the stage. This final is surely special for the fans.

The match started at 8:00pm PST. PTV Sports, Ten Sports, and Geo Sports being broadcast live match in Pakistan and UAE.

You can also download Goonj application for live streaming. Cricket fans can also view the match online on the PSL-T20 Official website. For the live score, updates, and analysis, you can follow

On the other hand, the players of both teams have requested cricket lovers to come out in support of their respective sides.

Peshawar Zalmi captain Darren Sammy said that he wanted the people of Karachi to support his side. He added, “I want everyone to wear the yellow shirt”.

Islamabad United batsman Jean Paul Duminy confirmed that he is traveling to Karachi. He said, “Don’t forget to support us”.

Islamabad United, who finished at the top of round-robin stage, qualified for the final after comprehensively beating Karachi Kings by eight wickets.

Peshawar Zalmi defeated Quetta Gladiators by a single run in the first eliminator. They went on to qualify for the final by beating Karachi Kings by 13 runs.

All tickets for the match were sold out in six hours. Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi has asked everyone not to contact him for free passes for the PSL matches.

Strict security measures are being taken to ensure to untoward incident takes place during the match.



Luke Ronchi(w), Sahibzada Farhan, Chadwick Walton, Jean-Paul Duminy(c), Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Samit Patel, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Sami, Amad Butt


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

Match Prediction

Peshawar 40%

Islamabad 60%

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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