PSL Final 2024

Imad Wasim and Naseem Shah had an epic PSL final victory by two wickets

Islamabad United 163-8 (Martin Guptill 50) defeated Multan Sultans 159-9 (Usman Khan 57, Imad Wasim 5-23) by 2 wickets in the PSL final 2024.

Yes, the truth is that Multan Sultans have the formula of reaching the PSL final each year, but don’t know how to win it. But on the other hand, Islamabad United knows brilliantly how to win as they snatched the 2-wicket victory from Multan Sultans to become 2nd time champions.

Hero of the PSL Final 2024

Like playoffs, Imad Wasim was the hero of the night as well he took his first 5-wicket haul in the HBL PSL final 2024 history and was long and effective with the bat in the middle with Naseem Shah following his brother Hunain Shah who flicked the last ball to 4 runs and have glory trophy of Pakistan Super League 2024. 

PSL Final 2024

It was all over for Multan Sultans when Imad Wasim took charge of his full-swing bowling and took an important fifer(5 wicket haul), reducing the Sultans to 127-9 but then the big hitter named Iftikhar Ahmad’s cameo of just 20 balls and 32 runs led Multan to a good fighting total where every team can dream of winning it by executing proper plans.

Martin Guptill 50

It was a big surprise for Islamabad United as they were opening with two 37 years New Zealanders Martin Guptil was added to the presence of Alex Hales while Colin Munro was in good knick and started brilliantly along with Martin Guptill made full use of powerplay with clean striking and important 50 runs. Sultans make a strong comeback by introducing spinners who start to grip and take down the batters of United.

United Fumbling

In the middle Khurshid Shah removed Colin Munro and Salman Ali Agha as United started to fumble. Muhammad Rizwan trusted Iftikhar and he provided the breakthrough to the informed batter and captain Shadab Khan with a panicked slog. Later Azam Khan who started very confused and not to the middle of the bat turned back to the pavilion. In the end, everyone hoped Martin Guptil was also given out and Multan Sultans was completely over the moon. 

Before fumbling Azam Khan and Martin Guptill started to free their arms by hitting 2 sixes and fours runs to the leading wicket-taker of HBL PSL 2024 Osama Mir and then both of the batters threw their wicket by their own mistakes and sultans back in the game again. PSL final 2024 was no man’s game before reaching it to the final ball drama.

PSL Final 2024

This HBL PSL Final 2024 was never straightforward, it was turning either way in the middle before David Willey took the big hitter wicket Haider Ali, who pulled Islamabad united to the final after blistering innings in playoffs and Iftikhar Ahmad’s contributions removed the captain and Faheem Ashraf who played brilliantly in the last season and then was left only Imad Wasim and Tail enders. 

Imad fifer

Later in the very first innings, Imad Wasim who was seen smoking in the dressing room was a clear sign of no pressure was exactly in his batting approach as well. The match was down to the epic battle of Naseem Shah vs Iftikhar Ahmad who conceded 23 of the 18-19 overs. And then it was only 8 of the 6 balls.

Naseem Shah puts the match into the toe as he snicked inside age straight to Muhammad Rizwan and puts the match in trouble. With the help of 1 boundary and a couple of singles Islamabad United needs only 1of 1 ball. Hunain Shah brother of Naseem flicked the ball into the boundary to make Islamabad United 2nd the Pakistan Super League Champions. 

Shadab & Wasim

United set the tone by restricting the Multan Sultans but when they came to bat it was completely the opposite, The Sultan did the same as United did. The gameplan that was executed perfectly by Imad and Shadab in the powerplay of the sultan’s batting, Muhammad Rizwan would have fallen in the very first over but it was a no-ball from Hunain Shah. Shadab & Wasim’s return to their form will give a plus point to the Pakistan Cricket Team in the T20 World Cup 2024.

Poor Start of Sultans

Multan Sultans were looking completely off-color right after the start they David Willey out of the form all-rounder and then Chris Jordan over Iftikhar Ahmad, it was a sign of low confidence and extreme pressure, Usman Khan who was the diamond for the Sultans was the only batter who was fighting the battle alone after his departure, united pulled the game in favor of them by snatching 5 wickets in just 12 balls courtesy the brilliance of Shadab Khan and imad wasim.

PSL Final 2024

It was all over for the Sultans after the heroic knock of Iftikhar Ahmad pulled the game back into the hands of Multan. United didn’t allow any batter or athlete to gain momentum because of the start they provided with the help of Naseem Shah’s fiery spell of only 9 runs in his first 3 overs with accuracy to the stumps. 

It was hard luck for the Sultans as they had fallen to 4th consecutive loss in the HBL PSL final 2024. All of the time they couldn’t finish it with the bat and with the ball.

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