pulled into the gap, signs off with a boundary! Crunched that into the gap superbly. First win of PSL 2017 belongs to defending champs Islamabad United
1.40am Didn't think we'd get to a finish tonight, but we have. What a chase this has been from Islamabad United. Credit to Brad Haddin and Dwayne Smith to steer this chase into the home stretch before Shane Watson saw them through with a sprightly cameo at the end. Some of the bottom-handed shots he played were simply sensational. Peshawar Zalmi have themselves to blame. They should have never got less than 220, but a collapse after Kamran Akmal's exhilarating 88 meant the target was well within reach. Rain reduced the game by two overs. And we're finally through. Peshawar Zalmi will be back on the field in less than 24 hours. Phew, good luck to them. Hope you enjoyed the coverage, folks. I'm back again for the second game on Friday. Until then, it's goodbye. Cheers!
Brad Haddin is the Player of the Match for his 39-ball 73.
This is Islamabad United's sixth successive win. Haddin has four fifties in them. Really, he's retired? The Australians, who are about to play four Tests in India, wouldn't mind having him in the squad!
Plenty of chat between both batsmen. Dean Jones, their head coach, is tensed too. Billings unhappy with movement behind the sightsceen
steered into the gap at deep extra cover, easy two there
Prashanth: "Dear commentator, do you have work tomorrow?" Who says this is work? #Passion
slashed to point, they steal a run. Good stop there but Billings was halfway through the run when Watson took off. Watson wasn't running to the danger end and so was happy to get across anyway
into the blockhole, squeezed to long-on. Sensible from Billings
starts off with a poor delivery down leg. May have been distracted by Billing's movement outside the line of off stump.
Things could yet get interesting. Jordan has been seen as a death overs specialist in recent times. He's proved himself too. Will have seven to defend. First ball to his England team-mate, who he spent plenty of time together in India very recently
dolly of a catch to long-on. What was the need to look for an ugly hoick, you must ask. Smith looks to back away and slog across the line but it was a slower delivery and so he's completely deceived by the change in pace. Was through with the stroke, which he checked at the last moment, as the ball lobbed to the fielder. He's played well though, a half-century during the course of two important partnerships
looks to slash over point but was cramped for room, beaten
doesn't get hold of the pull as well as he would have liked this time, down to wide long-on
this time he pitches short, Watson is waiting for it as he pulls him in front of square, one bounce into the deep midwicket boundary
comes back to over the wicket, but the result is the same. Another full toss, another swing across the line. This time it's over long-on. Poor from a man of Junaid's experience. Surely that's that as far as the game is concerned?
Terrible, terrible delivery. Full toss over the waist, umpire had his hand out even before the shot was played. Watson sees the opportunity and biffs this into the stands at deep midwicket. Is that the turning point? Islamabad into the home stretch
low full toss on middle from around the stumps, pushed to long-off
Nabeel: "It's getting tense now. Keep Jordan for last over."
drilled to long-off. What punch and timing
looks to hoick this across the line over cow corner, gets a thick inside edge onto the pad, ball deflects to the off side
play and a miss. Looks to carve this over cover, but played too late.
yorker-length delivery, turns out to be a low full toss that has been squeezed to long-on
scythes this into the gap between deep cover and long-off. Stand and deliver. Too full and he got underneath the line to muscle that away
into the blockhole, squeezed to long-off
Strategic time out
length ball down leg, Smith gets across and helps it to the left of short fine leg. Poor, poor bowling this. Easy pickings
yorker-length delivery down leg, looks to flick but can only get some pad on it. Sammy runs to his left quickly, picks the ball up and hurls a throw at the striker's end. Smith was miles outside his crease and would have been run-out had that hit