Islamabad vs Karachi kings; Karachi bat first in the all anticipated total and will a clumsy start after Sharjeel struggled and got out but on a no ball, Babar driving his classics all over the place.
50 form Babar and a magnificent 100 from Sharjeel help put up a total of 197 on board, but it just wasn’t enough to defend up against the strong middle order of Islamabad United and a storm of boundaries courtesy Alex Hales.
Poor bowling form IU
After scoring the lowest score so far in power play of the HBL PSL 6, Karachi king accelerated in some style via Sharjeel smashing 4 sixes in a row to Shadab Khan, the captain of Islamabad United. Hussain Talat proved to be very expensive conceding 29 runs in just one over! He got Babar Azam’s wicket twice but on a no ball, both times.
Sharjeel and Babar put Karachi in control
Sharjeel scored a magnificent 105 off just 59 deliveries with the help of 9 fours and 8 maximums! Sharjeel scored a the strike rate of 177.9 and this was his first PSL century!
While Sharjeel was fully attacking the bowlers all over the ground Babar Azam anchored the innings beautifully for Karachi scoring 62 off 54 with 6 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 114.
Islamabad win by five wickets!
Alex Hales the former Karachi kings champion last season gave Islamabad just the start they had wished for, scoring a quick 46 off 21 which gave the Islamabad United a strong start to their chase. Alex Hales was named player of the match.
Iftikhar Ahmed scored 49 off 37 deliveries and Hussain Talat scored 42 off 31 anchoring the batting after loosing quick four wickets. Asif Ali came in and sealed the deal for his team scoring 21 off just 9 deliveries.