Pakistan Super League final, Islamabad United emerged victorious over Multan Sultans in a thrilling encounter, securing their third title on the last ball of the match.

Islamabad United clinched victory in a nail-biting final against Multan Sultans to claim their third Pakistan Super League (PSL) title in a dramatic showdown in Karachi.

Chasing a target of 160 runs, Islamabad got off to a solid start with opener Martin Guptill scoring a crucial half-century. However, a run-out of Guptill brought Multan back into contention, setting up a tense finish.

With eight runs needed from the final over, Islamabad's Naseem Shah held his nerve to score a boundary, leaving just three runs required off four balls. Despite Naseem's dismissal in the penultimate ball, his brother Hunain sealed the victory with a single off the final delivery.

Earlier in the match, Multan Sultans posted a competitive total of 159-9, with Usman Khan top-scoring with 57 runs. However, Islamabad's Imad Wasim shone with the ball, claiming a remarkable 5-23 to restrict Multan's batting lineup.

Islamabad's triumph makes them the first team to win three PSL titles, edging ahead of Lahore Qalandars. On the other hand, Multan Sultans have now suffered three consecutive final defeats since their sole victory in 2021.

The match witnessed notable contributions from players on both sides, with Martin Guptill's fifty setting the foundation for Islamabad's chase, while Imad Wasim's five-wicket haul stifled Multan's batting efforts.

The victory for Islamabad United caps off a remarkable campaign, as they won five consecutive games to clinch the title. Meanwhile, Multan Sultans will be left ruing their missed opportunities after coming agonizingly close to PSL glory once again.

The thrilling final showcased the competitive spirit and excitement of the Pakistan Super League, further cementing its status as one of the premier T20 tournaments in the world.

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