The new entrants to the fore, Multan Sultans, swept away the defending champions Peshawar Zalmi by seven wickets in the opening match of the third season of Pakistan Super League.
Here are the top moments that shaped the encounter:
After being put in to bat first by Sultans, Peshawar's openers' were hurried by Irfan's pace and extra bounce off the wicket.
Mohammad Hafeez struck 52 off 59 balls as he shared partnerships with Dwayne Smith and Haris Sohail.
Darren Sammy struck a power-packed 29 off 11 balls to take Peshawar to a respectable total.
Ahmed Shehzad fell for a duck to Wahab Riaz whereas Sohaib Maqsood was bogged down before Sangakkara held Multan's innings for a well-crafted 57 off 51 balls.
Malik supported Kumar Sangakkara before he finished off the proceedings with a maximum.