Peshawar Zalmi cement their position at the top but can be usurped by Quetta Gladiators if they win against Multan Sultans by a big enough margin.
All-rounder Liam Dawson with his flashing unbeaten half-century complimented with last ball boundary thundered down Islamabad United with four wickets win in the first fixture of the day at the Dubai International Stadium.
The match played between the two top-rated franchises over the first place went till the last ball where Dawson’s heroic boundary sealed Zalmi’s victory.
Spinners Shadab Khan and Zafar Gauhar outshined Zalmi’s top-order with their two wickets respectively. The game appeared to be falling completly in favour of Sami’s team with Pollard’s departure on just one run.
But later death over hitting by Dawson (52) and skipper Darren Sammy (40) led the team to chase 177 runs.
Darren Sammy (c), Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kieron Pollard, Kamran Akmal, Misbah ul Haq, Liam Dawson, Dawid Malan, Umar Amin, Umaid Asif, Khalid Usman, Wayne Madsen, Sohaib Maqsood, Jamal Anwar, Sameen Gul, Nabi Gul, Andre Fletcher, Chris Jordan, Ibtesam Sheikh, Samiullah, Tymal Mills
Mohammad Sami (c), Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Ian Bell, Rumman Raees, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Hussain Talat, Waqas Masood, Sahibzada Farhan, Zafar Gohar, Cameron Delport, Nasir Nawaz, Mohammad Musa, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Ammad Butt, Rizwan Hussain.