Islamabad United get win over Karachi Kings

WEB DESK: Islamabad United defeated Karachi Kings by 5 wickets in the sixteenth match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

It was a do-or-die match for both the teams. Now Islamabad are on number 3 with 6 points and Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars have to fight for the fourth position with 4 points each.

Batting first, Karachi changed their opening pair again as they had been struggling to set their opening pair in the tournament. The new opening pair was James Vince and Shahzaib Hassan.

Islamabad got the double breakthrough as they got rid of James Vince and Imad Wasim at the score of 3 runs on the board. Karachi Kings posted 128 for 5 after 20 overs.

In reply, Islamabad lost their 3 wickets on the score of 19. But Misbah-ul-Haq and Khalid Latif made 63 runs partnership to ensure victory for their team. A little but important cameo played by Asif Ali in the end by scoring unbeaten 31 runs in 17 balls completely changed the scenario in United’s favor.

Man of the match award goes to Imran Khalid for his 2 for 19.