Wicket-keeper batsman Brad Haddin smashed 73 runs from 39 balls as defending champions Islamabad United chase down 173 against Peshawar Zalmi in the opening match of Pakistan Super League 2017.

Haddin was supported by Dwayne Smith’s responsible batting on the other end while Shane Watson’s slogging, in the end, sealed the deal for Islamabad.

Watson scored two 6’s and a four in an over from Junaid Khan to help his side achieve the massive target.

This is Islamabad United’s sixth successive win.

Earlier, Zalmi’s wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal smashed 88 runs of 48 balls to help his side post a massive 191 target for Islamabad.

However, Zalmi’s were unable to keep the momentum up after Kamran’s departure as they lost wickets on regular intervals.

During the innings break, Akmal said that he played with a positive mind. “Wicket is seaming and slow”, he added.

Haddin departs
Trying to up the ante, danger man for Peshawar Zalmi Brad Haddin departs after scoring 73 runs off 39 balls. Haddin smashed 8 fours and three towering sixes during his innings!