In a heart-stopping finale at the National Bank Stadium, Islamabad United clinched their third Pakistan Super League (PSL) title, thanks to the all-round heroics of Imad Wasim.

The match, brimming with tension and excitement, saw United snatch victory from Multan Sultans’ grasp with a thrilling last-ball finish.

Despite Multan Sultans’ consistent journey to PSL finals, it was Islamabad United who emerged victorious, showcasing their expertise in high-pressure situations.

Multan Sultans played the fourth consecutive PSL final and lost the third consecutive, while Islamabad United played their third final and won all of them. United also became the first team to win three PSL titles.

Imad Wasim’s exceptional performance was the highlight of the match, as he orchestrated United’s triumph with both bat and ball.

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He started the tournament quietly but gained momentum as the tournament progressed and won three consecutive man-of-the-match performances to lead United to their third title.

The final began with the Sultans setting a modest target of 159 runs, thanks to a spirited display by their batters, particularly Iftikhar Ahmed, whose late onslaught propelled the team’s total.

However, United’s disciplined bowling, led by Imad and Shadab Khan, restricted the Sultans’ formidable batting lineup and triggered a dramatic collapse, leaving them on the brink at 127 runs.

United’s chase began confidently, with Martin Guptill providing a solid start. However, Sultans’ spinners tightened the screws, causing a middle-order collapse and turning the match into a nail-biting contest.

Despite the mounting pressure, Guptill and Azam Khan staged a remarkable comeback, swinging the momentum back in United’s favour.

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Yet, the drama continued till the last over, as Sultans fought back valiantly. However, a mix-up between the batsmen and crucial wickets at crucial junctures left the game hanging in the balance until the final ball.

In a moment of tension, Hunain Shah delivered the winning shot, securing United’s victory amid jubilant celebrations.

The match was a testament to the unpredictable nature of T20 cricket, with twists and turns keeping fans on the edge of their seats throughout.

Despite the rollercoaster ride, United’s meticulous planning and composure under pressure ultimately led them to glory, showcasing the essence of cricket’s thrill and excitement.

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