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PSL 2017: Karachi Kings beat Islamabad United by eight runs under D/L method

SHARJAH: Karachi Kings defeated Islamabad United by eight runs under the duckworth-lewis method in their Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017 encounter at Sharjah, ARY News reported on Saturday.

Karachi Kings were 75/4 in 9.4 overs when rain interrupted the match once again. The side had passed the par score of 67 runs required to win the match under D/L method.

Karachi Kings batsman Babar Azam scored 47 runs off just 30 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes to lead his team towards their first victory in PSL 2017.

“He is probably one of the most exciting young talents I have seen in a long time,” Karachi Kings skipper Kumar Sangakkara said about Azam in the post match ceremony.

Azam was awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ award.

Karachi Kings had won the toss and put Islamabad United to bat.

The Islamabad side scored 90/8 in their alloted 13 overs as Dwayne Smith scored 29 runs from 22 balls with the help of three sixes while Shane Watson made 26 runs off 14 deliveries with two boundaries and two maximums to his name.

Islamabad United skipper made 16 runs from 25 balls after hitting one maximum.

Karachi Kings bowlers Imad Wasim and Usama Mir grabbed two wickets each while Usman Shinwari also took a wicket.

The start of the match was delayed due to heavy rains in the city after which the match was reduced to 18 overs per side. Rain once again interrupted play in the eighth over after which the encounter was reduced to 13 overs per side.

Earlier in the day, the fixture between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiator also ended in a no result.

Karachi Kings had made one change to their playing XI as Sohail Khan is replaced with Kashif Bhatti whereas Islamabad United had brought in Saeed Ajmal and Imran Khalid for tonight’s match.

Karachi Kings will play its next match against Peshawar Zalmi on February 19, Sunday.

Karachi Kings XI: Babar Azam, Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir and Usman Shinwari.

Islamabad United XI: Dwayne Smith, Sam Billings, Brad Haddin, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shane Watson, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imran Khalid, Mohammad Irfan, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Sami.


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KARACHI KINGS: 75/4 (win by eight runs under D/L method)

The umpires have decided to call off the match and Karachi Kings win the game by eight runs by eight runs under the duckworth-lewis method.

Karachi Kings required 67 runs to winunder the duckworth-lewis system which means that the team will secure a victory if the game is called off.

MATCH STOPPED DUE TO RAIN

Over 9.4: Saeed Ajmal (1-3-1-1)

Babar Azam: 47 (30)

Imad Wasim: 8 (9)

Over 9: Shane Watson (0-2-1-4-0-2)

Babar Azam: 43 (28)

Imad Wasim: 6 (7)

Over 8: Saeed Ajmal (1-0-0-1wd-1-1-0)

Babar Azam: 37 (25)

Imad Wasim: 3 (4)

Over 7: Mohammad Irfan (4lb-0-W-1-0-1)

Babar Azam: 36 (21)

Imad Wasim: 1 (2)

Ravi Bopara: 1 (5)

Over 6: Imran Khalid (1-2-W-0-1-0)

Babar Azam: 35 (20)

Ravi Bopara: 1 (2)

Shoaib Malik: 8 (9)

Over 5: Shadab Khan (1-4-1-1-6-1)

Babar Azam: 34 (18)

Shoaib Malik: 6 (7)

Over 4: Imran Khalid (0-1-1-4-1-1)

Babar Azam: 22 (14)

Shoaib Malik: 4 (5)

Over 3: Mohammad Irfan (W-0-1-1-1-1lb)

Babar Azam: 16 (10)

Shoaib Malik: 2 (3)

Kumar Sangakkara: 2 (3)

Over 2: Mohammad Sami (1-2nb-1-4-6-4-0)

Babar Azam: 15 (8)

Kumar Sangakkara: 2 (2)

Over 1: Mohammad Irfan (2-0-W-0-0-0)

Babar Azam: 0 (3)

Kumar Sangakkara: 0 (0)

Chris Gayle: 2 (3)

ISLAMABAD UNITED: 90/8

Over 13: Usman Shinwari (1W-4-1W-W-1-)

Shadab Khan: 1 (1)

Mohammad Sami 1 (1)

Asif Ali: 5 (3)

Imran Khalid: 1 (1)

Shane Watson: 26 (14)

Over 12: Mohammad Amir (1wd-6-1wd-6-1-1-1wd-1)

Shane Watson: 25 (13)

Imran Khalid: 1 (1)

Over 11: Usama Mir (1lb-W-0-0-4-1)

Shane Watson: 11 (8)

Imran Khalid: 0 (0)

Misbah-ul-Haq: 16 (25)

Over 10: Mohammad Amir (4-1-1-1-0-0)

Misbah-ul-Haq: 16 (24)

Shane Watson: 6 (3)

Over 9: Usama Mir (0-1-W-0-2-0)

Misbah-ul-Haq: 15 (21)

Shane Watson: 0 (0)

Dwayne Smith: 29 (22)

Over 8: Kashif Bhatti (0-6-0-1-6-1)

Dwayne Smith: 29 (21)

Misbah-ul-Haq: 12 (16)

MATCH STOPPED DUE TO RAIN

Over 7: Usama Mir (1-1-0-0-0-0)

Dwayne Smith: 22 (17)

Misbah-ul-Haq: 5 (14)

Over 6: Kashif Bhatti (6-1-0-0-1-2)

Dwayne Smith: 21 (16)

Misbah-ul-Haq: 4 (9)

Over 5: Imad Wasim (1-6-0-1-0-0)

Dwayne Smith: 12 (13)

Misbah-ul-Haq: 3 (6)

Over 4: Usman Shinwari (1-0-1-0-1lb-1)

Dwayne Smith: 5 (10)

Misbah-ul-Haq: 2 (3)

Over 3: Mohammad Amir (0-1-0-1-0-W)

Dwayne Smith: 3 (7)

Brad Haddin: 6 (10)

Over 2: Mohammad Amir (1-1wd-0-1-0-0-0)

Dwayne Smith: 2 (5)

Brad Haddin: 5 (6)

Over 1: Imad Wasim (1-W-0-0-0-4)

Dwayne Smith: 1 (1)

Brad Haddin: 4 (4)

Sam Billings: 0 (1)

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