Islamabad United Clinch Third PSL Title in Dramatic Final Against Multan Sultans

Islamabad United Clinch Third PSL Title

Islamabad United emerged victorious in a nail-biting final of the 2024 Pakistan Super League, defeating Multan Sultans by just 2 wickets at the National Stadium in Karachi. This win marks a record third PSL title for Islamabad United.

Multan Sultans’ Dominating Run Ends Short

Multan Sultans had a strong run throughout PSL 9. They finished atop the points table in the league stage and secured a direct spot in the final after defeating Peshawar Zalmi in the Qualifier. However, their dream run fell short in the final. Batting first, Multan Sultans could only manage 159 runs on the board, despite contributions from some batters.

Islamabad United’s Fightback

Islamabad United, on the other hand, had to fight their way through the Eliminator rounds. They defeated Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi in back-to-back matches to reach the final. In the final chase of 160 runs, Islamabad United’s batting lineup also faced challenges, losing wickets at regular intervals. However, they showed great determination, with crucial contributions from Martin Guptill (50 runs) and others.

A Last-Ball Finish

The match went down to the wire, with Islamabad United needing just 1 run off the last ball. They held their nerve and secured the victory, sparking jubilation amongst their players and fans. Islamabad United’s spinner, Imad Wasim, was named Player of the Match for his impressive bowling performance, claiming 5 wickets. Shadab Khan from Islamabad United received the Player of the Tournament award for his consistent all-round displays throughout PSL 9.

A Thrilling Conclusion to PSL 9

The final between Multan Sultans and Islamabad United was a fitting end to a thrilling PSL 9. It showcased the passion and talent present in Pakistani cricket, keeping fans on the edge of their seats until the very last delivery.

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