DUBAI – The last match of the league round in HBL PSL 2017 will be played between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars today (Sunday), at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.
The match is scheduled to begin at 20:00 local time (16:00 GMT | 21:00 PKT).
Though it is a game between United and Kings, it has all the importance for Lahore Qalandars and the fans as well.
Since, Lahore failed to register a win in last day’s game against Karachi, giving Kings a chance knock them out of the PSL qualifiers.
So, if today Karachi wins the game against Islamabad United, they will be through to the knockout stages.
But, even if the United win it, there will be a whole lot of possibilities for Kings to still qualify for the final round.
There is a chart given below which elaborates how Karachi can get the spot in final four and what Lahore needs to hope for, to get through.
If Islamabad beat Karachi by 14 runs or chase down the target in 18.2 overs, Lahore will qualify. Karachi only needs to win the match to qualify or lose by either 13 runs or Islamabad chase the target in 18.3 overs.
It is worth mentioning here that Islamabad United, Peshawar Zalmi and QuettaGladiators have already reserved their berths for the playoff round.