The third season of Pakistan Super League 2018 (HBL PSL 3) was held from 22 February to 25 March 2018. The group stage and first playoff matches took place in the UAE, with two playoff matches played in Lahore and the final in Karachi.
In the final game inaugural champions Islamabad United defeated defending champions Peshawar Zalmi by 3 wickets and won the title for record second time.
In a cracking PSL 3, lots of records were made, broken and shattered and we have all the statistical highlights from one of the most exciting T20 leagues in the world.
All the key stats from Pakistan Super League 2018 (HBL PSL 3):
|Islamabad United||Quetta Gladiators||2016|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Quetta Gladiators||2017|
|Islamabad United||Peshawar Zalmi||2018|
Highest Team Totals
Biggest wins (in terms of runs)
Biggest wins (in terms of wickets)
|L Ronchi (IU)||11||435||43.5||94*||0||5|
|K Akmal (PZ)||13||425||38.6||107*||1||4|
|B Azam (KK)||11||402||40.2||66||0||5|
|J Denly (KK)||11||323||32.2||79*||0||3|
|S Watson (QG)||10||319||35.4||90*||0||2|
Highest Individual scores
|K Akmal (PZ)||107*||LQ||Sharjah|
|L Ronchi (IU)||94*||KK||Dubai|
|F Zaman (LQ)||94||QG||Sharjah|
Best Bowling Figures in an innings
|S Shah Afridi||5/4||MS||Dubai|
|Denly - Babar||KK||118||2nd||MS||Dubai|
|Denly - Babar||KK||117||2nd||PZ||Lahore|
|K Akmal - A Fletcher||PZ||107||1st||KK||Lahore|
|T Iqbal - K Akmal||PZ||104*||1st||LQ||Sharjah|
|Duminy - Ronchi||IU||104||1st||KK||Sharjah|
Most Expensive spells of PSL 3
- Faheem Ashraf (IU) : 4-0-53-1 vs KK at Dubai
- Hasan Ali (PZ) : 4-0-53-2 vs IU at Karachi
- Liam Dawson (PZ) : 4-0-52-0 vs QG at Lahore
8 - Most no.of catches taken by a fielder in PSL 3 - JP Duminy (IU) and J Denly.
182.75 - Daren Sammy's strike rate in PSL 3 which is highest by anyone (Minimum 150 runs).
5.44 - Mohammad Nawaz's (QG) economy rate this season and he has been the most economical bowler of PSL 3 (Min.10 over)
1 - Kamran Akmal was the one and only batsman to score a hundred in PSL 3, he scored 107* runs off 61 balls against Lahore Qalandars in Sharjah
17 - Kamran Akmal scored fastest fifty of PSL in just 17 balls against Karachi Kings in Lahore in 2nd Qualifier match.