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SHARJAH – Karachi Kings thrashed Islamabad United in the 2nd playoff of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) here on today (Wednesday) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.


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Due to defeat on today, the defending champions Islamabad were eliminated from the race to defend their title in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017.

Chasing a small target of 127, Misbah’s men collapsed to 82 runs as the young spin duo of Usama Mir and Imad Wasim shattered the strong batting line of Islamabad.

No United batsman other than Asif Ali could show some resistance against Karachi bowlers. He scored 39 off 36, hitting one sixes and three boundaries.

Kings now take on Peshawar Zalmi on in the third playoff to be played on March 3. Imad Wasim got three wickets, conceding just 18 runs from his four overs. Usama Mir conceded 24 runs for his three wickets haul.

Earlier, a disciplined bowling efforts by United’s bowlers restricted Karachi Kings to 126 as Rumman Raees, Muhammad Sami and Shane Watson kept Karachi’s batsmen struggle.

The match started at 09:00 PM Pakistan time, which corresponds to 08:30 PM Indian time, 05:00 GMT and 08:00 PM according to UAE time.

Where to watch: All matches will air on PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Geo sports. Similarly, cricket enthusiasts of the world can catch live action on MENA – OSN, Africa – Startimes, Bangladesh – Gazi TV, UK – A plus, channel 44, Prime TV, Geo TV, Caribbean – Flow TV, USA – A Plus, Afghanistan – Moby.

Karachi Kings: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Shoaib Malik, Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Saifullah Bangash, Shazaib Hasan, Sohail Khan, Kieron Pollard, Ryan McLaren, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Usman Khan, Hasan Mohsin, Mahela Jayawardene, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam.

Islamabad United: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Shane Watson, Mohammad Irfan, Samuel Badree, Mohammad Sami, Brad Haddin, Sam Billings, Hussain Talat, Amad Butt, Dwayne Smith, Zohaib Khan, Ben Duckett, Shadab Khan, Ruman Raees, Saeed Ajmal, Imran Khalid, Asif Ali, Rafatullah Mohmand.