result
3rd Qualifying Final (N), Dubai (DSC), Feb 21 2016, Pakistan Super League
(18/20 ov, target 177)126
United won by 50 runs
Player Of The Match
117 (62)
sharjeel-khan
end of over 1816 runs • 2 wickets
PZ: 126/10CRR: 7.00 RRR: 25.50
Shaun Tait0 (0)
Andre Russell 4-0-37-3
Mohammad Sami 3-0-15-1

Right, then. Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators in the grand finale on Tuesday. Do join us for that. Until then, it's goodbye and goodnight from the commentary desk.

Sharjeel Khan is the Man of the Match for his century "This was a dream innings for me. I'd planned for this, wanted to deliver at a crunch time. I wanted to become the first Pakistan batsman to score a century in PSL. There's a lot of pressure in T20s, but if you build momentum at the start, things get easier. You need to take pressure in a positive way and not get bogged down.

Misbah-ul-Haq: Credit to the guys for the way in which they picked up. We were down, to come up from there has been fantastic. The bowlers have stepped up and the batsmen have delivered at the right time. The kind of pressure we faced at the start, I thought it couldn't get tougher, because we had experienced the worst much before we got here. We had nothing to lose, so came out and expressed ourselves.

Shahid Afridi: I wish both teams all the best for the final. Sharjeel took the game away from us, it was a special knock. The way crowds kept coming in was fantastic. I wasn't sure we'd get this far, but the boys tried their best. It's tough to make a comeback while chasing a target such as this. Had we utilised our first six overs in the chase well, things could have been different.

Let the selfies begin!

So, a lop-sided contest in the end, but we did get to witness a special century from Sharjeel Khan that set the game up nicely. Islamabad United have gained momentum at the right time and will fancy themselves against Quetta Gladiators in the grand finale on Tuesday. There was some hope for Peshawar as long as Shahid Afridi was there, but you just felt he may have not been able to pull it off all by himself, after the kind of top order meltdown they ensured.

Ali Cheema: "Islamabad United is the first team to win 4 consecutive matches in the PSL"

Ali Cheema: "its the first time Zalmi have been bowled out in their 10 PSL matches"

Talha Hameed: "The first match of PSL was played between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, the final is on 23rd Feb also between the same teams. "

Peshawar had two chances of making the final but after a last-ball defeat to Quetta, they have now been blown away by Islamabad

17.6
W
Russell to Mohammad Asghar, OUT

floats it full and straight on middle, he plays outside the line as the ball nips away to hit timber.

Mohammad Asghar b Russell 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
17.5
Russell to Mohammad Asghar, no run

back of length delivery outside off, pushed to cover

Shahid Afridi might not have pulled off a heist, but his legend as the crowd favourite remained intact as soon Dwayne Smith pouched the akier from the Zalmi captain, hundreds of fans from al parts of the stadum fast vacated the stadium

17.4
W
Russell to Afridi, OUT

game, set and match? This one was hit towards the longer boundary, didn't get the kind of power he wanted and Smith settled underneath it to take an easy catch at deep midwicket. The disappointment in the crowd is palpable.

Shahid Afridi c Smith b Russell 38 (17b 2x4 4x6) SR: 223.52
17.3
6
Russell to Afridi, SIX runs

carved over cover for a maximum. Generated tremendous bat speed, excellent use of the bottom hand. What power, what muscle. Is the game alive?

17.2
4
Russell to Afridi, FOUR runs

swings north, ball goes south. Thick edge flies into the third man boundary

17.1
6
Russell to Afridi, SIX runs

ramp shot and that's gone all the way. What are the chances that Russell expected Afridi to play that stroke?

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
PZ: 110/8CRR: 6.47 RRR: 22.33
Shahid Afridi22 (13)
Mohammad Asghar0 (0)
Mohammad Sami 3-0-15-1
Mohammad Irfan 4-0-28-1
16.6
1b
Sami to Afridi, 1 bye

beaten for pace as he looked to pull, but manages to sneak through for a bye

16.5
Sami to Afridi, no run

looks to play a cross court forehand this time, misses

16.4
4
Sami to Afridi, FOUR runs

gets a thick edge that flies into the third man boundary

16.3
W
Sami to Hasan Ali, OUT

toe ends a slog, Misbah takes a dolly at cover. Was in no position to play that stroke, didn't get underneath the ball and ended up lobbing it up high in the air, while all he had to do was bunt the ball and give Afridi the strike.

Hasan Ali c Misbah-ul-Haq b Mohammad Sami 1 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25
16.2
Sami to Hasan Ali, no run

pulls and misses, pacy bouncer

16.1
1
Sami to Afridi, 1 run

into the blockhole, flicked to deep midwicket