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Islamabad United claim maiden PSL title by beating Quetta Gladiators

Updated: 24 February 2016 17:12 IST - Published: 23 February 2016 21:26 IST
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Quetta Gladiators might have begun the Pakistan Super League with a win over Islamabad United, but it was Misbah's men, who had the last laugh as they beat them in the last game and clinched the title.
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After finishing the group stage in third place, Islamabad United have won the inaugural PSL.
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18.4 1 run, Misbah seals Islamabad United's maiden PSL title with a single, flicked off his pads.
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The scrips it set for Misbah to hit the winning runs.
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18.3 1 run, Haddin takes a single and the scores are level.
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Misbah-ul-Haq comes to the crease.
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18.2 OUT! Another twist as Latif is caught by Babar at short fine-leg. Still, his 7-ball 16 has all but sealed victory for his side.
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18.1 FOUR! Latif starts off with a boundary and United are one hit away.
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Anwar Ali is back into the attack with United needing just six runs.
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17.6 no run, fired into the blockhole and Haddin can do nothing but dig it out.
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17.5 no run.
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17.4 1 run, another full toss has been hit down the ground for a single.
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17.3 1 ledbye, Haddin doesn't read the ball but still steals a leg-bye.
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17.2 2 runs, full toss is smashed to sweeper cover for a couple.
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17.1 SIX! Any hopes Gladiators had might have just gone with that six from Haddin. The keeper just swings the bat and the ball sails over mid-wicket.
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Babar comes in to bowl the 18th over.
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Islamabad United need 16 to win off 18 balls.
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16.6 FOUR! Latif smashes the last ball of the over for a boundary to keep United in control. Latif crashes the ball with plenty of power through extra cover.
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16.5 2 runs, Latif picks up another couple with a pull to deep mid-wicket.
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16.4 FOUR! Latif eases some of the pressure with a boundary straight down the ground, which also brings up the 150. That was a flat-batted pull, if there ever was one.
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16.3 1 run, This has been a feature of Haddin's innings, a gentle dab down to short-third man.
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16.2 1 run, Latif straight bats a length ball down the ground for a single.
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Khalid Latif walks out to bat, with his side still in control of the game.
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16.1 WICKET! Now, now there is a twist. Russell, who just smoked a six off his first ball is gone, bowled by Cheema, as he misreads the length and inside-edges it back onto his stumps.
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With a set batsman and an explosive hitter, this is United's to lose, surely? Cheema comes in to bowl.
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15.6 1 run, Russell keeps the strike with a single through extra cover. That was another tossed up delivery from Babar, who gets away with it.
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15.5 SIX! Russell starts off with a six. A hit-me ball from Babar and Russell latched onto that and smoked it for six.
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15.4 1 run, Haddin gives the strike to Russell but he was almost gone had the ball hit the stumps.
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Andre Russell walks in. Can he finish this early?
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15.3 WICKET! Well, well, well, what do we have here. The well-set Smith is gone for 73 as KP holds onto the catch. Is that the way back for the Gladiators?
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15.2 1 run, Haddin gets to his fifty in 31 balls with a single to cover.
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15.1 1 run, drilled straight to the fielder at cover, who fumbles and they scramble through for a single.
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United need 38 off the last five overs. They should get this easily, but as they say, cricket is a funny game indeed.
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14.6 2 runs, Haddin makes the most of a full toss from Cheema but a diving Sanga restricts it to 2 at long-off.
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14.5 1 leg bye, Smith misses his shot but takes a leg bye and returns the strike back to Haddin.
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14.4 1 run, Haddin shuffles across and finds short fine leg with his shot but he sets off for a single and he only just completes it.
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14.3 1 run, Smith doesn't get any power on his drive, which takes the inside edge but they still scamper through for a single.
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14.2 1 run, short and wide and Haddin smashes it to the sweeper cover fielder.
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14.1 1 run, Smith absolutely crunches that ball but finds the fielder at deep square leg..
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Cheema comes back to bowl.
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Strategic time-out with United cruising to victory. They need 45 off the last six overs.
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13.6 SIX! Haddin goes down on one kee and clobbers one over mid-wicket for a six.
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13.5 1 run, Smith drills it just past the bowler, who does well to field it at mid-on.
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13.4 1 run, Haddin tucks this one off his pads to mid-wicket.
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13.3 1 run, Smith hits it to the sweeper cover for another single.
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13.2 1 run, Haddin schuffles across and the bowler follows him, but he still manages to guide to the short third-man fielder for a single.
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13.1 no run, Haddin tries a premeditated sweep and misses.
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United are 120/1 with seven overs to go. Babar into the attack with two set batsmen wanting to finish the game early.
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12.6 SIX, Smith has launched that one over cow corner. A slog sweep from Smith meant the ball sailed over the fence.
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12.5 no run, Smith tries to swivel pull but misses the back of a length ball that was outside off.
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