Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.3 Irfan has struck, Bismillah was squared up completely and the finger has gone up but the batsman looks unhappy! Much shorter ball on leg stump and massive swing and bounce, Bismillah closed the face of the bat towards the leg side and it looked like the ball deviated so much that the keeper had to dive in front of first slip to take the catch. Haddin it was 0/1
    16.3 and the show is over! Length and outside off, Shehzad premeditates as he shuffles across off. He can only lap-scoop it into the hands of short fine leg. Sami's slower ball gets Shehzad 147/5
    5.1 and he strikes first ball, the credit should go to the fielder though - Asif Ali! KP looked to heave the ball hard towards the cow corner but he didn't middle it and Asif ran to his right from deep square leg to just about get his fingers under the dipping ball. Great catch! 33/2
    14.3 Khalid makes no mistake, he takes it at long-on now. Sanga steps out and backs away for a lofted hit. He can only drag this short ball from outside off to long-on. This may have stopped on the batsman as well 120/3
    15.4 take that for a riposte. This was a poor shot, though. This was neither too short nor too wide to cut. Skids off the surface on middle, Nawaz skips back for a cut, does not lay bat on ball. He hears the death rattle 135/4
    17.4 angled in on off, this is a slower one. Good change-up ball. Sarfraz goes for a big leg-side hoick. He can only top-edge into the lap of Smith at short third man. Dolly catch. Islamabad have pulled things back nicely 153/6
    not out
    19.4 struck firmly but Khalid runs to his left from deep cover and snaps it up. Dug in short and outside off, Anwar stepped away and slapped it to Khalid. Hit-and-miss innings comes to an end 168/7
    not out
    2 (lb 2)
    174/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.7)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Bismillah Khan, 0.3 ov), 2-33 (Kevin Pietersen, 5.1 ov), 3-120 (Kumar Sangakkara, 14.3 ov), 4-135 (Mohammad Nawaz, 15.4 ov), 5-147 (Ahmed Shehzad, 16.3 ov), 6-153 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 17.4 ov), 7-168 (Anwar Ali, 19.4 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan402526.2500
    Imran Khalid302608.6600
    S Badree403819.5000
    Mohammad Sami403117.7500
    AD Russell403639.0000
    DR Smith1016016.0000

Match Details


Islamabad United , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Islamabad United won the 2015/16 Pakistan Super League


Hours of play (local time)

15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.20, Interval 16.20-16.40, Second Session 16.40-18.10

Match days

23 February 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

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  • Viv Richards and the tale of the Quetta 'family'

    Viv Richards has shown a different side of himself in the Quetta Gladiators dugout. He says unlike all the other T20 leagues where he has played similar roles, for the first time he felt he was part of a closely-knit family

Islamabad Un 2nd innings Partnerships

1st54DR SmithSharjeel Khan
2nd85BJ HaddinDR Smith
3rd8BJ HaddinAD Russell
4th26BJ HaddinKhalid Latif
5th2BJ HaddinMisbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan Super League