PSL6, Match 6 - Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings by 5 wickets

10:53 PM | 24 Feb, 2021
PSL6, Match 6 - Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings by 5 wickets
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KARACHI – Islamabad United successfully achieved a huge target of 197-run set by the Karachi Kings in sixth match of the Pakistan Super League 2021, at National Stadium Karachi. 

The start of the United’s innings was not impressive enough as Philip Salt was caught out for duck. However, Alex Hales managed to keep the spirit up despite a mammoth target and smashed 46 off 21 balls. 

Shadab Khan was also sent to pavilion for zero by Mohammad Amir. Later, Iftikhar Ahmad and Hussain Talat made 49 and 42 respectively, helping the team to achieve the target with five wickets and one over in hand. 

Earlier today, Islamabad United won toss and decided to bowl first. 

Karachi Kings made 196 runs at the loss of three wickets. Kings Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan made history by smashing highest opening partnership in the history of the tournament.

They made 176 runs jointly before Sharjeel (105) and Babar (62) were dismissed by Islamabad United’s Hasan Ali. Sharjeel brought up his second PSL century.

Squads:

Karachi Kings: Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Aamir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram

Islamabad United: Alex Hales, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Paul Stirling, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Ali Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Zeeshan Zameer