Lahore: The PSL One Twin Trophy Islamabad United thrashed Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi in the finals despite being third on Thame, the points table. Making space, the Quetta Gladiators were also subdued in a decisive way.
The first edition of the PSL took place from February 4 to 23, 2106, in UVA, after completing the Budget in October 2015, 5 of the 20 candidates were given the right to form franchise teams, choosing teams to control costs. Drafted on the style of the baseball league, there was an opportunity to select specific value and number of cricketers from each category.
In the early editions, the names of international cricket did not come up but the fans showed great interest in the matches. Pakistani players also got the chance to celebrate. PSL One started with a colorful event in Dubai, double. In league-based competitions, each team faced rivals 2,2 times.
Zalmai Peshawar scored the top spot with 12 points, Quetta Gladiators also added two points, Islamabad United 8 points, Karachi Kings (4) and Lahore Qalandars. (4) Ranked fifth due to run rate difference.
In the playoff stage qualifiers, Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi by one run to reach the final, while Islamabad United defeated Karachi Kings by 9 wickets in Eliminator One, Islamabad in Eliminator Two. United lost the qualifier team Peshawar Zalmi to reach the final, losing the second chance, Islamabad United seized the Quetta Gladiators by 6 wickets, seized the PSL’s first title, failed. The side set up 174 for 7 with Ahmed Shehzad’s 64-run stand.
Andre Russell took 3 wickets, Islamabad United got on target for 4 wickets, Man of the Match Devine Smith played 73 innings, Roy Kings of Karachi Kings declared Bopara Man of the Tournament, during the event. Well done, they scored 335 runs from Lahore Qalandars and remained top scorer, Ravi Bopara added 329 runs. Stay on.