Islamabad United won the toss and chose to field first in the match.
Karachi Kings scored 128/5 in their 20 overs. Ravi Bopara was the stand out batsman for Karachi Kings as he made 45 runs from 50 balls with the help of four boundaries. Wicket keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim contributed 33 runs from 27 balls with two boundaries a six to his name.
Shahzaib Hasan also scored 27 runs from 19 balls.
Imran Khalid took two wickets while Mohammad Sami, Andre Russell and Azhar Mehmood took a wicket each as well.
In reply, Islamabad United, chasing 129 runs to win, reached the target in 18.5 overs with five wickets in hand.
A brief cameo by Asif Ali won the match for the Islamabad side. After Misbah’s departure, he single handedly won the match for them.
He scored 31 runs from 17 balls which included a boundary and three sixes.
The Islamabad captain was the top scorer for the team as he made 38 runs from 38 balls while Khalid Latif contributed 33 runs for the team.
Sohail Khan grabbed two wickets for the match while Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir and Ravi Bopara grabbed a wicket each.
ISLAMABAD UNITED INNINGS
Over 18.5: Islamabad United 131/5 (match over)
Asif Ali scored the two sixes to seal the game for Islamabad United.
Over 18: Islamabad United 118/5 (require 11 runs to win)
Ravi Bopara dismissed Misbah-ul-Haq in the over but conceded 15 runs in the process.
WICKET: Misbah-ul-Haq c James Vince b Ravi Bopara 38 (38b 5×4 0x6). Islamabad United 105/5 in 17.2 overs. Next batsman: Azhar Mahmood.
Over 17: Islamabad United 103/4 (require 26 runs to win)
Misbah-ul-Haq cut Mohammad Amir for a boundary
Over 16: Islamabad United 97/4 (require 32 runs to win)
Eight runs conceded by Ravi Bopara in the over. Asif Ali struck the boundary.
Over 15: Islamabad United 89/4 (require 40 runs to win)
Sohail Khan was brought back into the attack and he gave six runs in the process.
Over 14: Islamabad United 83/4 (require 46 runs to win)
Khalid Latif swept Usama Mir for a boundary on the first ball of the over before being stumped out.
WICKET: Khalid Latif st Mushfiqur b Usama Mir 33 (35b 1×4 3×6). Islamabad United 82/4 in 13.4 overs. Next batsman: Asif Ali.
Over 13: Islamabad United 77/3 (require 52 runs to win)
Ravi Bopara was brought to bowl and he conceded three singles in the over.
Over 12: Islamabad United 74/3 (require 55 runs to win)
Three runs given by Usama Mir in the over.
Over 11: Islamabad United 71/3 (require 58 runs to win)
Shakib Al Hasan gave six runs in the over. The boundary was hit by Islamabad United skipper.
Over 10: Islamabad United 65/3 (require 64 runs to win)
Four runs taken from Usama Mir’s over.
Over 9: Islamabad United 61/3 (require 68 runs to win)
Shakib Al Hasan was lofted over the mid wicket for a six by Khalid Latif.
Over 8: Islamabad United 53/3 (require 76 runs to win)
Misbah-ul-Haq and Khalid Latif each scored a four in the over bowled by Usama Mir.
Over 7: Islamabad United 42/3 (require 87 runs to win)
Mir Hamza gave 10 runs in his first over.
Over 6: Islamabad United 32/3 (require 97 runs to win)
Khalid Latif scored the six in the over.
Over 5: Islamabad United 23/3 (require 97 runs to win)
Khalid Latif scored the six in the over.
Over 4: Islamabad United 23/3 (require 104 runs to win)
Sohail Khan got the crucial wicket of Brad Haddin in the over but a misfield gave four runs to the United side.
WICKET: Brad Haddin c Shakib Al Hasan b Sohail Khan 4 (6b 1×4 0x6). Islamabad United 19/3 in 3.2 overs. Next batsman: Misbah-ul-Haq.
Over 3: Islamabad United 19/2 (require 113 runs to win)
Andre Russell scored the first maximum of United’s innings before being clean bowled by Mohammad Amir.
WICKET: Andre Russell hit wicket b Mohammad Amir 14 (11b 2×4 1×6). Islamabad United 19/2 in 3.0 overs. Next batsman: Khalid Latif.
Over 2: Islamabad United 13/1 (require 116 runs to win)
Sohail Khan sent Sharjeel Khan back into the pavilion. Brad Haddin scored the boundary in the over.
WICKET: Sharjeel Khan c Shahzaib Hasan b Sohail Khan 1 (3b 0x4 0x6). Islamabad United 9/1 in 1.2 overs. Next batsman: Brad Haddin.
Over 1: Islamabad United 9/0 (require 120 runs to win)
The first over was delivered by Mohammad Amir and he conceded nin runs in the over. Andre Russell scored the two fours in the over.
KARACHI KINGS INNINGS
Over 20: Karachi Kings 128/5
Karachi Kings score 128/5 in their 20 overs against Islamabad United.
Over 19: Karachi Kings 120/5
A flying edge from the bat of Shakib Al-Hasan went all the for a boundary.
Over 18: Karachi Kings 113/5
Ravi Bopara missed out on his half century as he was caught at the leg side boundary.
WICKET: Ravi Bopara c Asif Ali b Azhar Mehmood 45 (50b 4×4 0x6). Karachi Kings 111/5 in 17.4 overs. Next batsman: Shakib Al-Hasan.
Over 17: Karachi Kings 108/4
Mushfiqur Rahim scored the six to take the Kings’ total into three figures. Sami sustained a foot injury and could not bowl and the over was completed by Andre Russell, who cleaned up the wicket-keeper batsman.
WICKET: Mushfiqur Rahim b Russell 33 (27b 2×4 1×6). Karachi Kings 107/4 in 16.5 overs. Next batsman: Shoaib Malik.
WICKET: Mushfiqur Rahim b Russell 33 (27b 2×4 1×6). Karachi Kings 107/4 in 16.5 overs.
Over 16: Karachi Kings 99/3
Eleven runs taken from the over as Mushfiqur Rahim and Ravi Bopara scored a 50-run partnership.
Over 15: Karachi Kings 88/3
Seven runs taken from Andre Russell’s over as Bopara scored the boundary.
Over 14: Karachi Kings 81/3
Two singles taken from Azhar Mehmood’s over.
Over 13: Karachi Kings 79/3
Bopara hit Rumman Raees for the boundary in the over.
Over 12: Karachi Kings 71/3
Mushfiqur Rahim and Ravi Bopara scored a boundary each in the over.
Over 11: Karachi Kings 59/3
Samuel Badree gave six runs in the over.
Over 10: Karachi Kings 53/3
Karachi Kings took their score past 50 in the over.
Over 9: Karachi Kings 47/3
Mohammad Sami dismissed Shahzaib Hasan in the over.
WICKET: Shahzaib Hasan c Brad Haddin b Mohammad Sami 27 (19b 3×4 1×6). Karachi Kings 47/3 in 8.4 overs. Next batsman: Mushfiqur Rahim.
Over 8: Karachi Kings 46/2
Andre Russell bowled the over in which Shahzaib Hasan scored the first six in the match.
Over 7: Karachi Kings 35/2
Karachi Kings batsmen took three runs from Mohammad Sami’s over.
Over 6: Karachi Kings 32/2
Ruman Raees bowled the sixth over of the innings and gave six runs
Over 5: Karachi Kings 26/2
Twelve runs taken from Samuel Badree’s over. Shahzaib Hasan and Ravi Bopara scored a boundary each.
Over 4: Karachi Kings 14/2
Imran Khalid gave just a single in his second over.
Over 3: Karachi Kings 13/2
Shahzaib Hasan scored back to back fours in Badree’s over.
Over 2: Karachi Kings 4/2
Spinner Imran Khalid dismissed Imad Wasim and James Vince in the same over.
WICKET: Imad Wasim lbw Imran Khalid 0 (2b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 3/2 in 1.4 overs. Next batsman: Ravi Bopara.
WICKET: James Vince c Misbah-ul-Haq b Imran Khalid 2 (5b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 3/1 in 1.2 overs. Next batsman: Imad Wasim.
Over 1: Karachi Kings 3/0
James Vince and Shahzaib Hasan opened the batting for the Karachi side and score three runs from the first over bowled by Samuel Badree