Islamabad United have created Pakistan Super League history thanks to a brilliant finish from all-rounder Faheem Ashraf at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Chasing a mammoth 206-run target, the two-time PSL winners went home with a ball to spare courtesy of an unbeaten 51-run knock from Ashraf.
By doing so, they became the only team to score 18 runs in the final over to win a match in the PSL. No other franchise in the history of the league managed to achieve this feat.
Mohammad Ilyas of Multan Sultans, defending 18 runs, started the over with a wide. Faheem, who was trying to improvise, got an inside edge of a wide Yorker which went to the fence. The ball narrowly missed the stumps.
On the next delivery, Faheem reverse-scooped the wide Yorker over the third man for a maximum. David Miller made a rare fielding fumble on the third legal delivery of the over which gave United two runs and most importantly kept the left-hander on strike.
The 29-year-old then hit Ilyas straight down the ground for a boundary, with United needing a run from the remaining two deliveries. He then chipped the ball which cleared Kieron Pollard fielding 10 yards inside the ring at mid-off for a boundary to finish the game.