PSL Playoffs 2017: Who Made It?

PSL 2017 Playoffs Schedule Time Table

Quetta Gladiators will pay against Peshawar Zalmi in the finals. The PSL fixtures for the playoffs and finals is placed below;

Playoff Match & TimeTeamsVenue
Tue Feb 28 – 20:00 local | 21:00 PKTPeshawar Zalmi vs Quetta Gladiators (Playoff 1)Sharjah
Wed Mar 1 – 20:00 local | 21:00 PKTKarachi Kings vs Islamabad United (Playoff 2)Sharjah
Fri Mar 3 – 20:00 local | 21:00 PKTKarachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi (Playoff 3)Dubai
Tue Mar 5 – 20:00 local | 15:00 GMTQuetta Gladiators vs Peshawar Zalmi PSL FinalLahore

Not too many would have expected what was to follow when the Karachi Kings’ batting woes continued to haunt them and they were bowled out for 126 in the final over of their innings. The pitch was expected to play slow but there was also going to be dew as the game progressed, which meant that the target of 127 was never expected to be a tough cookie to crack.

Instead, the Islamabad United offered no resistance to the Karachi Kings spinners, falling away to 82 all out, and in turn losing the game and getting knocked out of the tournament. Imad Wasim and Usama Mir grabbed three wickets apiece to trigger a United collapse that saw them go from 47 for two to 77 for eight in a span of minutes. Only Asif Ali’s 39 allowed United some sort of a chance but there was no-one else ready to give him support.

Earlier Karachi started off well to get to 42 without loss in the final over of the Powerplay and then were 100 for three with five overs remaining but failed to capitalise on that start. What could have been a 140-plus score was restricted to a score of 126 after Rumman Raees grabbed a four-wicket haul. It looked like a below-par total but little did anyone know how Wasim and Mir would make life so difficult for the Islamabad batsmen.

With this, defending champions Islamabad United have crashed out of the tournament while the Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi will now face off in the second Qualifier to earn the right to take on Quetta Gladiators in the PSL final.

What happened in Qualifier 1

Peshawar Zalmi snatched defeat from the jaws of a sure win when they lost three wickets off the final three deliveries of their chase to lose by a single run against Quetta Gladiators.

Dawid Malan and Mohammad Hafeez seemed to have guided the Peshawar Zalmi to the final of the Pakistan Super League in what turned out to be a high-scoring encounter that went down to the wire. Chasing 201 to win the game, the Zalmis needed just seven runs in the final over of the first Qualifier to edge out the Quetta Gladiators and make it to the title-decider.

They needed two from the final three balls but three wickets off the final three deliveries with Darren Sammy at the non-striker’s end led to the demise of their chase in the most shocking of fashion.

Earlier, Quetta should have got to a lot more than the 200 for seven that they did after having gotten to 132 for 2 at one stage after 11 overs. However, they managed to add just 68 runs from the final nine overs to allow the Peshawar Zalmis back into the encounter.

In their chase, the Zalmis slumped to four for the loss of two wickets after the second over but Malan’s 56 and Hafeez’s smashing 77 ensured they remained in the hunt before Shahid Afridi clattered a few blows to the fence to bring the Zalmis closer to the target.

Afridi fell eight runs still to get but captain Darren Sammy hit a four off the second ball of the final over to help bring the equation down to two from three balls. And then the Zalmis suffered a brain fade to leave the Gladiators winner. Quetta became the first finalist of the tournament while Peshawar will now wait to take on the winner of the Karachi v Islamabad game.

In the 3rd playoff match, Peshawar will take on Karachi for a place in the final to play against Quetta.

38 comments… add one
  • Abdul Ghafoor channa Mar 2, 2017, 5:02 pm

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  • Dilshad Mar 1, 2017, 8:06 pm

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  • mj (fla) Feb 28, 2017, 2:40 pm

    Karachi Kings will beat Peshawar Zalmi in the Final. Qalnders should consider appointing a captain who doesnt need a translator to convay his experience or message to cricketers who dont speak english . Even a powerful message can lose its authenticity if translated hopefully next year ,smile. sincerely, mj

    • Imran Mar 1, 2017, 11:13 am

      Who told you that sarfaraz needs a translator f if he does they are the first one to reach finals. I think all the other teams specially karachi should consider appointing a captain who can atleast lead them to finals which i think is not going to happen. Just to be clear even i am from punjab but still supporting quetta bcz its the best team

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  • Mohd imtiyaz Feb 28, 2017, 9:52 am

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  • ab majid Feb 28, 2017, 4:02 am

    PSL fanil humera hai Quetta
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    • Hoorain Feb 28, 2017, 7:00 pm

      Yesssss Inshallah

  • don Feb 26, 2017, 8:58 pm

    karachi jeete ga

    • Hassan shah Feb 28, 2017, 8:50 pm

      Zalmi jeetyga

      • khan Mar 1, 2017, 5:37 pm

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  • Muhammad kashif Feb 26, 2017, 8:26 pm

    Paenchod Lahore qalandars he is broke my heart lose with Karachi kings

  • vohra Feb 26, 2017, 7:11 pm

    Pakistan will win

  • Bap aap ka Feb 26, 2017, 6:00 pm

    United we win

  • Zain ahmad Feb 26, 2017, 5:21 pm

    Inshallah karachi nahi lahore playoff match ky liya qualify kry ga

    • Muzammil Feb 26, 2017, 6:41 pm

      InshaAllah

  • TERA BAAP Feb 26, 2017, 4:19 pm

    KARACHI WILL WIN
    INSHA ALLAH

  • islamabad united Feb 26, 2017, 3:45 pm

    Inshallah islamabad united jeety ga

    • Bilal Feb 26, 2017, 6:17 pm

      united we win

  • Talha Feb 26, 2017, 1:32 pm

    If Islamabad score 170 to 180 how Karachi need score

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  • Ahmed Feb 26, 2017, 1:22 pm

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  • Ali Feb 26, 2017, 11:19 am

    Karachi will win yah!

    • Ayaan Feb 26, 2017, 2:44 pm

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  • humaiyokhan Feb 26, 2017, 9:07 am

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