First Match of the Pakistan super league 2017 was played on 9th February between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai stadium. After won the Toss by the Islamabad United Captain Misbah Ul Haq they elect to bowl first and invite Opponent Peshawar zalmi to bat first.
In batting First Islamabad lost the first wicket in the very first bowl of the match of Hafeez but then after a good partnership of 122 run between Dawid Malan and Kamran Akmal give good start to the team but after the fall of the wickets of all the batsman are looking to quick run but they fail and not making big runs still team scored 190 run in 20 overs time. Shane Watson took 4 wickets but giving 44 run in their four over spell while Mohammad Irfan and Sami took 2 wickets each.
In reply of huge target of 191, Team started well as Dwayne Smith scoring 55 run in 49 balls. Brad Haddin Play a cameo inning by scoring 73 run in 39 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes and Shane watson 26 run 13 balls help a team to target. Game reduced to 18 overs due to rain So they made the target by just lossing the 3 wickets. So Islamabad United won the 2017 Pakistan super league Match 1 by 7 wickets (DLS Method)
For the Brilliant Performance with bat Brad Haddin pick as Players of the Match (Man of the match) award.
Check out PSL 2017 Match 1 : ISU vs PSZ Highlights From youtube channel