Karachi Kings, being invited to take guard first, could only manage to put up 111/9 on the scoreboard in their given 20 overs. Only two sixes were hit in the innings.
Ravi Bopara was the top scorer for the team as he made 37 runs from 36 balls with the help of a boundary and a six while Lendl Simmons made 19 runs for the team which included three boundaries an a maximum.
Ryan Ten Doeschate made 16 runs for the side.
Mohammad Sami was the stand out bowler for Islamabad United as he took five wickets and conceded eight runs in his four overs while Andre Russell dismissed two batsmen.
The Islamabad side, chasing 112 runs to win, easily reached the total with more than five overs to spare and nine wickets in hand.
Brad Haddin and Dwayne Smith both scored half centuries in the run chase. Haddin made an unbeaten 52 runs with the help of four boundaries and three sixes where Smith remained not out at 50 runs with seven fours and a six to his name.
Islamabad United will face Peshawar Zalmi for a place in the final against Quetta Gladiators.
ISLAMABAD UNITED INNINGS
Over 14.2: Karachi Kings 115/1 (Islamabad United win by nine wickets)
Islamabad United comfortably beat Karachi Kings to face Peshawar Zalmi for a place in the final against Quetta Gladiators.
Over 14: Karachi Kings 110/1 (require 2 runs to win)
Mir Hamza gave seven runs in the over.
Over 13: Karachi Kings 103/1 (require 9 runs to win)
Four runs taken from Sohail Khan’s over.
Over 12: Karachi Kings 99/1 (require 13 runs to win)
Mir Hamza gave five singles in the over.
Over 11: Karachi Kings 94/1 (require 18 runs to win)
A six and a four scored by Brad Haddin in the over bowled by Usama Mir.
Over 10: Karachi Kings 81/1 (require 31 runs to win)
Ravi Bopara went 14 runs in the over. Smith hit two fours while Haddin also scored a boundary.
Over 9: Karachi Kings 67/1 (require 45 runs to win)
Eighteen runs taken by Islamabad United from Imad Wasim’s over. Brad Haddin scored the two maximums.
Over 8: Karachi Kings 49/1 (require 63 runs to win)
Brad Haddin came down the track and hit Usama Mir for a boundary.
Over 7: Karachi Kings 42/1 (require 70 runs to win)
Four singles taken from Imad Wasim’s over.
Over 6: Karachi Kings 38/1 (require 74 runs to win)
Seven runs conceded by Mohammad Amir. Dwayne Smith hit the boundary towards the cover side.
Over 5: Karachi Kings 31/1 (require 81 runs to win)
Dwayne Smith scored the first maximum of Islamabad innings in Imad Wasim’s over.
Over 4: Karachi Kings 24/1 (require 88 runs to win)
Sohail Khan got the wicket of opener Sharjeel Khan.
WICKET: Sharjeel Khan c Iftikhar b Sohail Khan 9 (9b 2×4 0x6). Islamabad United 18/1 in 3.3 overs. Next batsman: Brad Haddin.
Over 3: Karachi Kings 14/0 (require 98 runs to win)
Sharjeel Khan drove Mohammad Amir for a four.
Over 2: Karachi Kings 9/0 (require 103 runs to win)
Eight runs came from Sohail Khan’s over. Dwayne Smith hit the pacer for a boundary towards the off side while the second four came from an inside edge.
Over 1: Karachi Kings 1/0 (require 111 runs to win)
Dwayne Smith and Sharjeel Khan opened the batting. Mohammad Amir gave just a single in his first over.
KARACHI KINGS INNINGS
Over 20: Karachi Kings 111/9
Andre Russell bowled the final over and gave five runs. Islamabad United require 112 runs to win
WICKET: Sohail Khan c Khalid Latif b Andre Russell 7 (10b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 111/9 in 20 overs.
Over 19: Karachi Kings 106/8
Mohammad Sami took his wicket tally in T20 past 100. He got back to back wickets of Imad Wasim and Usama Mir.
WICKET: Usama Mir c Andre Russell b Mohammad Sami 0 (1b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 100/8 in 18.3 overs. Next batsman: Mohammad Amir.
WICKET: Imad Wasim c Asif Ali b Mohammad Sami 6 (4b 1×4 0x6). Karachi Kings 100/7 in 18.2 overs. Next batsman: Usama Mir.
Over 18: Karachi Kings 99/6
Imad Wasim scored the boundary towards midwicket region.
Over 17: Karachi Kings 90/6
Mohammad Sami dismissed Ravi Bopara and Ryan Ten Doeschate in the same over.
WICKET: Ryan Ten Doeschate c Brad Haddin b Mohammad Sami 16 (23b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 89/6 in 16.5 overs. Next batsman: Sohail Khan.
WICKET: Ravi Bopara c Dwayne Smith b Mohammad Sami 37 (36b 1×4 1×6). Karachi Kings 88/5 in 16.3 overs. Next batsman: Imad Wasim.
Over 16: Karachi Kings 87/4
Mohammad Irfan gave six runs in the over.
Over 15: Karachi Kings 81/4
Medium pacer Dwayne Smith was brought into bowl and he gave seven runs in it.
Over 14: Karachi Kings 74/4
Ravi Bopara hit Imran Khalid over the covers for a six. Eleven runs scored in the over.
Over 13: Karachi Kings 63/4
Karachi Kings batsmen score eight runs from Badree’s over.
Over 12: Karachi Kings 54/4
Karachi Kings took their total past 50. Five runs scored from Imran Khalid’s over.
Over 11: Karachi Kings 49/4
Four runs given by Samuel Badree.
Over 10: Karachi Kings 45/4
Left arm spinner Imran Khalid gave just two in his first over.
Over 9: Karachi Kings 43/4
Samuel Badree got the wicket of Iftikhar Ahmed, who tried to slog the spinner and was held by Andre Russell.
WICKET: Iftikhar Ahmed c Andre Russell b Samuel Badree 8 (14b 1×4 0x6). Karachi Kings 39/4 in 8.2 overs. Next batsman: Ryan Ten Doeschate.
Over 8: Karachi Kings 39/3
Andre Russell gave four singles in the over
Over 7: Karachi Kings 35/3
Samuel Badree gave six runs in the over. An edge from Ravi Bopara’s bat went for the boundary.
Over 6: Karachi Kings 29/3
Mohammad Irfan was brought from the other end of the ground and sent Shoaib Malik back into the pavilion.
WICKET: Shoaib Malik c Brad Haddin & b Mohammad Irfan 0 (4b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 29/3 in 5.3 overs. Next batsman: Ravi Bopara.
Over 5: Karachi Kings 28/2
Andre Russell replaced Mohammad Irfan and dismissed Lendl Simmons. Iftikhar Ahmed pulled the pacer for a boundary.
WICKET: Lendl Simmons c & b Andre Russell 19 (18b 3×4 1×6). Karachi Kings 28/2 in 4.4 overs. Next batsman: Shoaib Malik.
Over 4: Karachi Kings 22/1
Mohammad Sami sent Riki Wessels leg stump flying in the over.
WICKET: Riki Wessels b Mohammad Sami 1 (5b 0x4 0x6). Karachi Kings 20/1 in 3.2 overs. Next batsman: Iftikhar Ahmed.
Over 3: Karachi Kings 20/0
Lendl Simmons took Mohammad Irfan to the cleaners in the over by scoring 18 runs in it.
Over 2: Karachi Kings 2/0
Mohammad Sami bowled the second over and two runs came from it.
Over 1: Karachi Kings 0/0
Lendl Simmons and Riki Wessels opened the batting for Karachi Kings while Mohammad Irfan started with bowling a maiden.