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PSL 2017, Results

Match 20 result: Karachi Kings make their way to Playoffs after victory against Islamabad United

Posted: February 26, 2017 at 11:46 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Karachi Kings defy the odds and won the last of their group matches against Islamabad United to Qualify for Play-off stage of Pakistan Super League 2017. 

The 20th match of HBL PSL 2017 was crucial for Karachi Kings. The victory in this match would give them a ticket to play play-off stag matches of PSL 2017. The defeat in this match would result in their exit from the League. The match started at 8.00 PM Gulf Standard Time in Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Due to rains in Dubai, the match was restricted to 15 overs only for each side.

Islamabad United took a good start with Dwayne Smith and Ben Duckett. Ben was the first wicket Islamabad United lost when the team score was 37.

One down Batsman Hussain Talat made 11 runs and got run out. The biggest failure for Islamabad United was Shane Watson who departed after making 2 runs. Karachi Kings bowling and fielding looks to b very exceptional. Only Dwayne Smith continued scoring runs for Islamabad United. But Islamabad United continued facing problems because of losing regular wickets.

Brad Haddin joined Dwayne Smith and started scoring runs for the team. But it was unfortunate day for him too as he got out at 101. Usman Khan took 2 consecutive big wickets and soon after Brad Haddin he dismissed Dwayne Smith at 101. Smith Scored Critical 49 runs for the team wit the help of seven fours and one six.

Next Batsmen Shadab Khan, Misbah ul Haq and Mohammad Sami could only score 9, 12 and 0 runs respectively and posted a target of 124 runs of Karachi Kings which was a very low total.

Chasing 124 runs, Karachi Kings got the edge from start with the quick fire 44 runs of Chris Gayle of just 17 balls. Chris Gayle Smashed 5 sixes and 2 amazing boundaries to score quick 44 runs.

Chris Gayle was unfortunate to get the fastest fifty in PSL History and got dismissed at 44 by Saeed Ajmal. The next batsman Kumar Sangakkara was unable to score much and made only 10 runs before going back to pavilion. Shadab Khan took his wicket.

At 92 runs Karachi Kings lost two back to back wickets.  Shadab Khan first dismissed Shoaib Malik and then Babar Azam. They scored 7 and 27 runs respectively.

Rest of the game was finished by Kevin Pollard and Ravi Bopara.They scored 20 and 11 runs and finished the game in victory of Karachi Kings.

Karachi Kings advances to the next stage of PSL. Lahore Qalandars who were hoping for the defeat of Karachi Kings are eliminated from the PSL 2017.

Match 20 PSL 2017 Karachi Kings vs. Islamabad United Complete Scorecard



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