SHARJAH – After a jaw-dropping game last night, Sharjah will expect another nerve-breaking contest when Karachi Kings take on Islamabad United in the 2nd playoff of the HBL PSL 2017 at Sharjah Cricket Ground, Sharjah.
The match is scheduled to begin at 20:00 local time (16:00 GMT | 21:00 PKT).
PSL 2017 – 2nd Playoff
Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United
Islamabad United – 82/10 (15.2/20) (Targ: 127)
Irfan – 0
Roman – 0 – OUT
This over: 0 W
Karachi Kings – 126/10 (19.4/20)
Usman – 0 – OUT
Amir – 2
This over: W 1 0 W
Courtesy to the most anticipated master blaster innings from Sir Christopher Henry Gayle in the 20th game earned a place in playoffs.
He smashed 44 runs off just 17 balls with five mighty sixes and two fours in a 15-over, low scoring games.
It was the much-needed knock from the big man, as he was off-colour throughout the tournament.
Courtesy to his blistering inning, Karachi will now meet Islamabad United again in the second playoff.
The winner of this game will play Peshawar Zalmi in the 3rd playoff to decide the second finalist.
On the other hand, Islamabad United will be gutted with their performance in the last game against Karachi. The way they snatched 2-run victory over Zalmi, they looked all favourite for the Karachi game. But cricket is the game of glorious uncertainties.
Who knew that the man who has been out of form all the tournament would click and take the game away from United in just 17 balls.
Islamabad United have the last chance to make it to the finals now. If they lose another, they will be out of the tournament.
Islamabad United Team
S Badree, Rafatulla Mohmand, BJ Haddin†, Misbah-ul-Haq*, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Rumman Raees, Saeed Ajmal, Shadab Khan, DR Smith, SR Watson, Zohaib Khan
Karachi Kings Team
Babar Azam, RS Bopara, Chris Gayle, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, KA Pollard, KC Sangakkara*†, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Khan, Usama Mir, Usman Khan
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