PSL 2017: Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, Kings score their first win


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Islamabad United Team

Amad Butt, Asif Ali, S Badree, SW Billings, BJ Haddin†, Hussain Talat, Imran Khalid, 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, CH Gayle, Hasan Mohsin, Imad Wasim, DPMD Jayawardene, Khurram Manzoor, R McLaren, Mohammad Amir, KA Pollard, Rahat Ali, Saifullah Bangash, KC Sangakkara*†, Shahzaib Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Khan, Usama Mir, Usman Khan


Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field


Islamabad United 90/8 (13/13 ov)3.6

Karachi Kings 75/4 (9.4/13 ov, target 95)


The Duckworth-Lewis-Stern par score, we hear, is 67. Karachi are ahead and won this game.


9.4

Saeed Ajmal to Babar Azam, 1 run

9.3

Saeed Ajmal to Imad Wasim, 1 run, slower through the air, but the length is still short and the line is still wide. Imad slaps it to deep point

9.2

Saeed Ajmal to Babar Azam, 3 runs, a little turn off a good length, Babar swings into the leg side, gets an inside edge to long leg. Shadab Khan keeps it to three. Such speed off the turf

9.1

Saeed Ajmal to Imad Wasim, 1 run, short and wide, Imad flat bats it to long-off

8.6

Watson to Babar Azam, 2 runs, uses soft hands and pats the ball just to the left of the stumps for a quick single. Point does well running in and underarming a throw at the stumps to try and catch Imad short at the keeper’s end, but there’s no one backing up. Overthrows

8.5

Watson to Babar Azam, no run, leg cutter deceives Babar as he shuffles across and pokes tamely outside the off stump

8.4

Watson to Babar Azam, FOUR, full on middle, Babar finds the gap to the left of long leg with a flick of his wrists again. Brilliant cricket.

8.3

Watson to Imad Wasim, 1 run, short and wide outside off, Imad cracks it to deep point

8.2

Watson to Imad Wasim, 2 runs, comes down the track, gets it high on the bat and it is almost a catch at deep square leg. Billings is the man haring in, moving towards his right as well and then puts in a dive as well. But he had no chance. Credit to his athleticism that he even made it look like a chance

8.1

Watson to Imad Wasim, no run, length ball, moving across the left-hander, Imad tries to hit it too hard through the covers and is beaten

7.6

Saeed Ajmal to Babar Azam, no run, inside edges a cut back to the bowler. Ajmal gets away with an over full of short balls

7.5

Saeed Ajmal to Imad Wasim, 1 run, thumps a flat delivery through the covers

7.4

Saeed Ajmal to Babar Azam, 1 wide, drifts it down the leg side, Babar refuses to play and his team collects a wide

7.3

Saeed Ajmal to Babar Azam, no run, comes down the track, but gets a toe-end to the flick and finds midwicket

7.2

Saeed Ajmal to Babar Azam, no run, on the pads and Babar flicks to square leg

stays around the wicket to the right-hander

7.1

Saeed Ajmal to Imad Wasim, 1 run, short and wide, Imad cuts powerfully to the man at deep poin

6.6

Mohammad Irfan to Imad Wasim, 1 run, goes full on off stump, flicks it through midwicket

6.5

Mohammad Irfan to Imad Wasim, no run, hangs back to the short ball on off stump and guides it to point

Imad Wasim is in now, and he has a short leg in place

6.4

Mohammad Irfan to Babar Azam, 1 run, they chance Shadab’s arm again! And it’s Karachi’s best batsman, he puts in the desperate dive and would have saved himself had it hit. So much happening off a dinky little tap to point

The par score by DLS right now is 47. Karachi are ahead

6.3

Mohammad Irfan to Bopara, OUT, what a throw! This is sensational from the fielder at point. Shadab Khan runs in quickly, cutting the angle and what looked like a simple dab for a single results in a wicket. Bopara hesitated, then had to run around Irfan the bowler and all that made him short of his crease

RS Bopara run out 1 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

6.2

Mohammad Irfan to Bopara, no run, back of a length offcutter, which pitches and veers away sharply past the right-hander’s reach

11.25 pm It’s started to drizzle again

6.1

Mohammad Irfan to Bopara, 4 leg byes, he looks for another yorker, but it comes off a low full toss, which Bopara flicks to the long leg boundary. No bat though, all pad

Irfan’s back

5.6

Imran Khalid to Babar Azam, no run, gets inside the line of a fuller delivery on leg stump and drives to cover

5.5

Imran Khalid to Bopara, 1 run, shortish and outside off, cuts it to the sweeper

5.4

Imran Khalid to Bopara, no run, big turn as Bopara stays back to a full, quick delivery outside of and tries a late cut.

Ravi Bopara comes out now

Raza: “I’m sorry but no one is like Kohli. Kohli controls the game, Babar is just playing a good little innings.”

Harris: “Why on earth did Islamabad release Babar Azam?? He’s clearly paying them back now”

5.3

Imran Khalid to Shoaib Malik, OUT, caught at short third man. Malik stays leg side of a full delivery outside off and is done in by a little bit of turn. So instead of the ball taking the middle, it skews off the outside edge

Shoaib Malik c Saeed Ajmal b Imran Khalid 6

5.2

Imran Khalid to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs

5.1

Imran Khalid to Babar Azam, 1 run, goes inside out over point.

4.6

Shadab Khan to Babar Azam, 1 run, quick, short, and just outside off, Babar hangs back and pulls to the right of long-on

4.5

Shadab Khan to Babar Azam, SIX, straight down the ground. Sees the ball tossed up, loves that it gives him the room to free the arms and then simply flat-bats it over long-on

4.4

Shadab Khan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, this is the googly and Malik reads if off the pitch. He was back and across, looking to push it into the off side, but adjusts with a flick past mid-on

Umar: “The great thing with Baber is his ability to not only hit boundaries but to pick up singles as well. Very much like Kohli. Could be an amazing cricketer if he follows Kohli’s work ethic as well.. ”

4.3

Shadab Khan to Babar Azam, 1 run, jumps back, reading the length to be short, and punches through cover

4.2

Shadab Khan to Babar Azam, FOUR, lays into a cover drive and then stands and admires. A shade overpitched and it is dealt with, and how. Pure power, generated from the wrists again

4.1

Shadab Khan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tosses it up outside off, drives along the ground through the covers

3.6

Imran Khalid to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, shifts back to handle a short delivery on leg and works it to deep midwicket

3.5

Imran Khalid to Babar Azam, 1 run, flicks through midwicket for a single

3.4

Imran Khalid to Babar Azam, FOUR, backs away to the leg side, the bowler follows him, but his length is poor. In the slot for Babar to wind up and swing his arms through the line and pick up a boundary at cow corner

3.3

Imran Khalid to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, comes off slowly off the pitch and Malik, hanging back, is able to drag it from outside off stump through to midwicket with his wrists

3.2

Imran Khalid to Babar Azam, 1 run, makes the ball straighten after darting into leg stump, Babar nudges it through midwicket

3.1

Imran Khalid to Babar Azam, no run, gets a little turn off a flat and quick delivery outside off, Babar goes for the cut but mistimes it to cover

2.6

Mohammad Irfan to Babar Azam, 1 leg bye, full and outside leg, he flicks it through midwicket

2.5

Mohammad Irfan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, back of a length on off stump, taps it down just to the right of the pitch and pinches a single

2.4

Mohammad Irfan to Babar Azam, 1 run

2.3

Mohammad Irfan to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, makes him hop with a shortish delivery on leg stump at… 128 kph? Anyway, Malik nudges it to long leg

2.2

Mohammad Irfan to Shoaib Malik, no run, climbs on Malik, this short ball, aimed at leg stump. The batsman only just fends it away

Shoaib Malik comes in with his team in some strife

2.1

Mohammad Irfan to Sangakkara, OUT, he’s yorked him. Sanga has no answer to this top-notch delivery. Seriously, a ball coming down from around 10 feet in the air, looking to singe your toes? Unplayable. Goes under the bat, beat him for pace and makes him look like an amateur

KC Sangakkara b Mohammad Irfan 2

2.1

Mohammad Irfan to Sangakkara, no run, he’s yorked him

1.6

Mohammad Sami to Babar Azam, no run, back of a length on off stump, with some pace off the ball, Babar defends and is displeased

1.5

Mohammad Sami to Babar Azam, FOUR, there’s the hat-trick of boundaries. The easiest of the three, considering the ball is short and wide. Babar gets back and across, and smacks it through point

1.4

Mohammad Sami to Babar Azam, SIX, hammered over square leg. It’s all in the wrist. He shuffles across onto off stump, waits on the back of a length to arrive and then whips it away. This is an unbelievable shot

1.3

Mohammad Sami to Babar Azam, FOUR, pummels it over mid-off. That’s about as authoritative as it gets. He takes a length ball and hits through the line. Magnificent timing

1.2

Mohammad Sami to Sangakkara, 1 run, length ball on off stump ,Sanga goes for a wild swing and gets a thick outside edge towards third man. Point runs back to take the catch but a batsman can’t get out like that off a free hit

1.2

Mohammad Sami to Babar Azam, (no ball) 1 run, short-arm jab to deep midwicket, and it simply flies away. There really isn’t much room to free the arms, or even width to do so but he has timed it superbly. Oh and what’s more, it’s a no-ball. Wait the umpire’s jumped the gun. The foot landed behind the line and then slid

 

1.1

Mohammad Sami to Sangakkara, 1 run, shortish and outside off, Sanga taps it into the covers and gets across to the other end

0.6

Mohammad Irfan to Babar Azam, no run, back of a length and outside off, Babar swings across the line towards square leg and makes no connection. Might have done better if he’d upper cut that

0.5

Mohammad Irfan to Babar Azam, no run, short ball, Babar is into the pull a touch too early and gets struck on the back

0.4

Mohammad Irfan to Babar Azam, no run, oooh, that’s close. A direct hit from point nearly catches Babar short. He gets up off his feet to ride the bounce of this short delivery outside off, but then looks for a single when there isn’t one. The fielder at point causes some excitement with his dead-eye throw but it amounts to nothing

Kumar Sangakkara is the new man in, but the batsmen crossed as the catch was being taken

0.3

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, OUT, caught at the third man boundary and the danger man’s gone. Looks to heave a length ball on off stump over the leg side but ends up with a thick outside edge that goes so very high in the air. Mohammad Sami gets under it, making sure to keep his eyes on the ball, and moving with it as it swirls in the air and finally takes it with both hands. Excellent technique

CH Gayle c Mohammad Sami b Mohammad Irfan 2 (3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

0.2

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, no run, looks for the yorker on middle and leg, digs it out

0.1

Mohammad Irfan to Gayle, 2 runs, pierces the gap to the left of point as he reaches out for a full delivery outside off


 

12.6

Usman Khan to Mohammad Sami, 1 run, OUT, full and straight, Sami launches it down to long-off, they look for a second run, off the last ball of the over, that’s fine, and Pollard’s rocket throw catches him short at the keeper’s end

Mohammad Sami run out 1

12.5

Usman Khan to Shadab Khan, 1 run

12.4

Usman Khan to Asif Ali, OUT, edged and taken. This is full, and just outside off, Sami looks to smoke it over midwicket but only ends up feathering it through to Sangakkara. Everything going wrong for Islamabad

Asif Ali c Sangakkara b Usman Khan 5

12.3

Usman Khan to Asif Ali, 1 run, OUT, in looking for bonus runs, Islamabad are losing a few wickets. Asif belts a length ball to the midwicket boundary, but he can’t clear it. Malik is down there, right on the edge, doing well to keep the ball in play and then choosing the right end – the bowler’s – to effect the run out

Imran Khalid run out 1

12.2

Usman Khan to Asif Ali, FOUR, oooh, Sanga’s in the spotlight again, but this time he can’t quite pull it off. Has to leap up to try and take the outside edge but it’s too thick. Lobs off his glove and to the boundary. Asif slogs at a length ball and is lucky

12.1

Usman Khan to Watson, 1 run, OUT, goes for the blockhole, finds it and Watson can only drill it down the ground for a single. Oh wait, they’re coming back for the second. This is going to be tight. The throw is a bit wide. Sanga has a lot of work to do, collects it cleanly and then dives headlong onto the stumps and Watson’s gone

SR Watson run out 2

11.6

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 run, looks for the yorker outside off, Watson inside-edges a biff to long-on

11.6

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 wide, full, wide, but it’s not quite within the tramlines. And Watson, leaving the ball, collects a run for his team

11.5

Mohammad Amir to Imran Khalid, 1 run, full toss on middle, Imran swings blind and misses with bat, but does get a painful blow to the body. Can’t bother about that right now, he has to get across to the other end and put Watson on strike

11.4

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 run, looks for the wide yorker and Watson muscles it down to long-on

Amir is put off by a spot in the bowling crease, immediately walks to it after the six and makes sure there is some saw dust sprayed around it

Hamza: “@James if gayle fires today then they will chase it in 6 overs.”

11.3

Mohammad Amir to Watson, SIX, it’s length and it disappears. Watson plants his front leg down the line and simply flicks the ball on his pads away over the long leg boundary.

11.3

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 wide, 142 kph, spills a wide down the leg side as Watson aims another slog

11.2

Mohammad Amir to Watson, SIX, pulls it over the long leg boundary. For a second it seems like he is beaten for pace as Amir goes for a bouncer on middle and leg and makes it climb up towards the batsman’s throat. But Watson swivels on the back foot and powers it away

11.1

Mohammad Amir to Watson, no run, this is the slower ball, moving across the right-hander, Watson sets up for the slog and misses again

11.1

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 wide, length ball at 144 kph wanders down the leg side. Watson goes for a heave into the leg side but can’t connect

10.6

Usama Mir to Watson, 1 run, pushes a shortish delivery outside off through point

10.5

Usama Mir to Watson, FOUR, smacks across the line through the straight midwicket boundary. This is pure power. And Islamabad need a lot more of this, even if it doesn’t look especially pretty

10.4

Usama Mir to Watson, no run, now this one, pushed through outside off, turns massively to beat the cut shot

10.3

Usama Mir to Watson, no run, looks for a sweep as Mir tosses the ball up and drifts it into middle and leg. Fails to make a connection

10.2

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT

Misbah-ul-Haq c Babar Azam b Usama Mir

10.1

Usama Mir to Watson, 1 leg bye

9.6

Mohammad Amir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, full, fast and straight, Misbah plants his back leg outside off and tries to swing it away. Beaten. Watson tries to pinch a leg bye, but Misbah knows it is the last ball of the over and he doesn’t want the strike in the form he is in. Sends his partner back

Four men up on the off side, Everyone in the deep on the leg side

9.5

Mohammad Amir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, big sound as the ball passes bat, but umpire Illingworth knows that’s bat hitting ground. Misbah tries to flay a full and wide delivery past point but fails to do so

9.4

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 run, looks for the yorker, bowls cross-seam as well, Watson tries a flick and mistimes the ball to deep square leg

9.3

Mohammad Amir to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, slogs looking for the leg side, but somehow ends up sending a back of a length ball, well outside leg, to third man of all places

9.2

Mohammad Amir to Watson, 1 run, now for his power, taking a length ball outside off and smacking it down to long-off

9.1

Mohammad Amir to Watson, FOUR, plays it beautifully. He loves pace on the ball and Amir provides a lot of it with width as well. Watson knows third man is up and so he simply places it past his right and to the boundary

8.6

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

8.5

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, 2 runs

8.4

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, fuller ball on middle and leg, bends forward and blocks into the off side

Hassan: “Oh Misbah ! Age Is Just Number”

8.3

Usama Mir to Smith, OUT, length ball on off stump, tries to pull but there is not enough room and he gets cramped as he skews it off the top edge towards short fine leg. Wicketkeeper runs back and snaffles it

DR Smith c †Sangakkara b Usama Mir 29 (22b 0x4 3×6) SR: 131.81

8.2

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, shuffles across and works it to short third man

8.1

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, gets down to reverse sweep very early, telegraphs his intent and the bowler lands it on a fullish length and the ball spins sharply to strike him on the pad but the impact was probably outside off

7.6

Kashif Bhatti to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, comes down the track and goes over mid-off as he tries to clear the in-field

7.5

Kashif Bhatti to Misbah-ul-Haq, SIX, comes down the track and there is a lot of room outside off which gives him the chance to free his arms and crash it straight down the ground for a big straight six

7.4

Kashif Bhatti to Smith, 1 run, touch wider again and spinning away, cut to sweeper cover

7.3

Kashif Bhatti to Smith, no run, wide outside off, tries to cut and gets beaten

7.2

Kashif Bhatti to Smith, SIX, full toss on middle and leg, swipes hard and pulls it long and clean over midwicket

7.1

Kashif Bhatti to Smith, no run, basically yorks him, outside leg and Smith manages to dig it out.

6.6

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, shortish and outside off, slices it to short third man. Top first over from Usama Mir. Only two runs.

6.5

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, tries a lap sweep, but the slower delivery trumps him. He doesn’t have the pace to work with and in trying ot make the pace himself, he overhits and misses

6.4

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, attempts to come down the track, but the bowler fires it in short and wide, Misbah slices it to point

6.3

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, oooh, turning square. This is a good length ball that makes Misbah reach out to try and block and his outside edge is beaten by a massive margin.

6.2

Usama Mir to Smith, 1 run, belts it to long-off, it’s not often that he plays with the turn into the off side, but it’s not like he loses any power

6.1

Usama Mir to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, lots of spin, so much that Misbah nearly loses his balance while trying to cut

5.6

Kashif Bhatti to Smith, 2 runs, this is a mis-hit and deep cover drops him

5.5

Kashif Bhatti to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, does well there the bowler, pulling his length back seeing Misbah charging at him. The batsman then dabs it into the covers and takes a single

5.4

Kashif Bhatti to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, defends a good length ball with an open face, but point is quick enough to stop any thought of a single

5.3

Kashif Bhatti to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, takes a length ball and drives to cover

5.2

Kashif Bhatti to Smith, 1 run, shortish and outside off, cut to deep point

5.1

Kashif Bhatti to Smith, SIX, that’s onto the roof! Small ground, yes, but it doesn’t need to be for Smith to hit sixes. Picks an overpitched delivery on off stump, comes forward and smashes it over long-on

4.6

Imad Wasim to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, more slog sweeps, this time it’s a worse shot because the length is too full and it’s cramping him for a free swing of the arms. Inside edge on the pad

4.5

Imad Wasim to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run, misses the sweep – that ball was there for the shot, length, and gave him enough room to swing the arms- but it goes right over off stump into the wicketkeeper’s gloves.

4.4

Imad Wasim to Smith, 1 run, rocks back to pull and this rapid delivery on middle and leg is hit to midwicket

4.3

Imad Wasim to Smith, no run, flatter, quicker, on off stump, defends

4.2

Imad Wasim to Smith, SIX, is long-on in play, it’s Pollard moving back, right to the edge of the boundary, but it lobs over him. Smith gets a good chunk on this length ball outside off and belts it down the ground

4.1

Imad Wasim to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, tries to put off the left-arm spinner with an early movement away towards the leg side, but then he’s back in line with the stumps to defend a good length ball into the covers

3.6

Usman Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, nudges off his thigh pad behind square leg to regain the strike for the next over

3.5

Usman Khan to Smith, 1 run, still too cramped to get the big shot away. Khan bowls short and outside leg, his left-armer’s angle through makes it go across the right-hander and Smith is hitting against that angle. The ball skidding doesn’t help his cause either

3.4

Usman Khan to Smith, no run, tries to short-arm pull a back of a length delivery from leg stump, but it skids into him too quickly to make any connection

3.3

Usman Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, 1 run, fuller delivery outside off, drives towards mid-off

3.2

Usman Khan to Misbah-ul-Haq, no run

3.1

Usman Khan to Smith, 1 run, excellent fielding at short fine leg. Bhatti, the new man in. This could well have been a boundary. Usman starts his spell with a short delivery down leg and Smith just tickles it around the corner. But Bhatti throws himself to his right and keeps it to a single

2.6

Imad Wasim to Haddin, OUT, leading edge, and he’s gone! Imad makes it known to everyone at the ground, having tossed up a delivery onto middle and leg and despite Haddin coming down the track, he can gain little advantage. Closes the bat face a touch too early and pops a simple catch back to the bowler. What a spell this is turning out to be

BJ Haddin c & b Imad Wasim 6 (10b 1×4 0x6) SR: 60.00

2.5

Imad Wasim to Haddin, no run, goes for the slog sweep, seeing a little more flight on this 98 kph delivery on middle and leg. Ends up missing it altogether

2.4

Imad Wasim to Smith, 1 run, allows the dart to come to him on leg stump and flicks it past midwicket

2.3

Imad Wasim to Smith, no run, leaps back away from the line of a flat delivery outside off and cuts to cover

2.2

Imad Wasim to Haddin, 1 run, full and into middle and leg, Haddin swings it to mid-on

2.1

Imad Wasim to Haddin, no run, strikes it sweetly into the covers, but Azam puts in a diving save. Funny how balls on leg stump, flat and quick still end up there

1.6

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, finishes the over excellently. Smith wafts at a fuller delivery outside off, looking to smash it across the line again, and is beaten on the inside edge

1.5

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, seems to come back in after pitching on middle and leg and Smith plays all across it, beaten for pace and the movement. Flick and miss

Amir checks on his run-up, right where he jumps up to get into his delivery stride. Issues caused by the rain earlier

1.4

Mohammad Amir to Smith, no run, looks to slog across the line of a ball angled across him and gets an inside edge towards midwicket.

1.3

Mohammad Amir to Haddin, 1 run, waits on the back foot now, knowing after that big hoick and miss the bowler will adjust his length. Runs it off the open face to third man

1.2

Mohammad Amir to Haddin, no run, full and outside off, Haddin goes after it, looking for a boundary down the ground. Comes up with a whole lot of nothing

1.2

Mohammad Amir to Haddin, 1 wide, that’s the slower ball, but it’s direction is a little off, wanders down leg. Haddin moves across to try and pull it behind square leg, but is through with the shot too early

1.1

Mohammad Amir to Smith, 1 run, shortish and outside off, Smith works it off his hips through midwicket

0.6

Imad Wasim to Haddin, FOUR

0.5

Imad Wasim to Haddin, no run

0.4

Imad Wasim to Haddin, no run, rushes down the track and hacks the full delivery through midwicket

0.3

Imad Wasim to Haddin, no run, another quick delivery coming into the right-hander, at off stump, Haddin just about keeps it out

0.2

Imad Wasim to Billings, OUT, pins him in front, Billings is basically beaten for pace by Imad’s arm ball. What a way to start for Karachi! Pitches it on a good length and benefits from the ball skidding on, cramping the batsman for room, and considering he starts playing down the wrong line, he is done in

SW Billings lbw b Imad Wasim 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.1

Imad Wasim to Smith, 1 run, stays back and flicks a quicker one, skidding in on leg stump, through midwicket