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United begin title defense in style
Pakistan Super League

United begin title defense in style

Teams now know what they need after their experience of the last year. — Misbah said.

Islamabad United started their Pakistan Super League title witih a seven-wicket win over Peshawar Zalmi.

Speaking to Ramiz Raja at the toss, United’s skipper Misbah-ul-Haq acknowledged teams are more aware of the directions they are required to follow in contrast to the last season.

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“Teams now know what they need after their experience of the last year,” Misbah said.

United wobbled in the group stages but hit the purple patch at the right time, which saw them through to the playoffs and eventually crowned them champions. The 42-year-old seemed determined to get a good start in this season, unlike the last season.

Zalmi’s new captain Darren Sammy said that his side would have wanted to bowl first too on this wicket.

The pitch has live grass, according to Ian Bishop, which will make the pacemen grin.