SHARJAH – Courtesy to a an excellent batting by Babar Azam, Karachi Kings have won their first game in the HBL PSL 2017, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah.
Karachi Kings skipper Sangakkara won the toss and opted to bowl first against Islamabad United.
United took a slow start and lost Billings early in the inning for 0. ‘
Haddin (4) also returned earlier. Smith (29 ) and Shane Watson (25) played crucial innings to take the score to 90/8.
Misbah played a little cameo in the middle. He returned for just 16.
Karachi started sluggishly again as they lost Gayle (2) and Sangakkara (2) on the total of 17.
Shoaib Malik and Bopara were also early goers. But, Babar played an impressive inning of 47 off just 30 balls to reach the mark of 72/4 in 9.4 overs, just when the rain interrupted the game again.
At the stage, KK were ahead by eight runs on DLS method. Hence they won this match by 8 runs.
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