PSL 2019 Match 18: Islamabad defeat Karachi Kings by 5 wickets

09:26 PM | 27 Feb, 2019
PSL 2019 Match 18: Islamabad defeat Karachi Kings by 5 wickets
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DUBAI – Islamabad United defeated Karachi Kings in the 18th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) here on Wednesday.

Batting first Karachi Kings put a decent 168 run total on the board, however, Islamabad chased the target, surprising the analysts.

For Karachi Babar Azam scored 69 while  LS Livingstone contributed 56 of 31 balls.

Rumman Raees took three wickets while Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan and Amad Butt took one wicket each for United.

Chasing the target, United lost 5 wickets as Asif Ali bagged 70 off 38 balls while Phil Salt contributed 46; Umar Khan took two wickets.

Islamabad United was playing their seventh T20 match while this was the sixth for Karachi Kings. Both had earlier played each other on February 23 at Sharjah where Islamabad emerged victorious by seven wickets.

Karachi Kings have so far won two matches and lost three with four points, placed fifth on the table whereas Islamabad United placed third with six points have won three and lost as many matches.

Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Colin Munro, Iftikhar Ahmed, Colin Ingram, Liam Livingstone, Ben Dunk, Imad Wasim (capt), Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan, Usman Shinwari

Islamabad United: Luke Ronchi, Cameron Delport, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan (capt), Faheem Ashraf, Phil Salt, Samit Patel, Rumman Raees, Mohammad Musa, Amad Butt