Wayne Parnell’s side, Islamabad United, have reignited their hopes of retaining the Pakistan Super League (PSL) title after back to back wins.

The Worcestershire all-rounder was part of the side which defeated Karachi Kings in Sharjah – just 24 hours after overcoming Peshawar Zalmi at the same venue.

Parnell and his team-mates had triumphed in only one of the opening three matches – all held in Dubai.

But a 12 runs success over the Kings and a seven wicket victory against Peshawar have lifted Islamabad into third spot in the table.

Quetta Gladiators lead the way with a 100 per cent record and eight points from their first four matches followed by Peshawar (six points).

Parnell and Co are next in action on Tuesday back in Dubai against Multan Sultans for whom County all-rounder Ross Whiteley played in the tournament 12 months ago.

Twenty-nine-year-old Parnell will return to Blackfinch New Road in time to start a three year contract ahead of the three-day clash with Cambridge University at Fenners.

*Callum Ferguson was dismissed for 11 as South Australia were bowled out for 257 in a Sheffield Shield clash with Tasmania who reached 238-3 off 107 overs by the end of day two.