DUBAI – Luke Ronchi’s fastest half-century helped his side to defeat Karachi Kings by eight wickets at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday and qualify for the Pakistan Super League 2018 final.

The United’s opener scored unbeaten 39-ball 94 to move his team to within one victory of their second title triumph in three years. The Kiwi player was declared man of the match.

Alex Hales made 14 off 11 balls with two fours and Samit Patel remained not out on 14, scored off just seven balls with three fours.

The United completed their eight-wicket victory in only 12.3 overs.

Earlier, batting first Karachi Kings made 154 runs for four wickets with the help of two aggressive fifties by Joe Denly and Colin Ingram after the team made a disastrous start, losing two wickets for 17.

They were 46 for three when Denly and Ingram got together to score 82 from 57 balls for the fourth wicket stand.

Ingram blasted an unbeaten 68 from just 39 balls, smashing six huge sixes and a four while Denly made 51 off 46 balls with four boundaries and a six.

Among others, Khurram Manzoor (6) and Babar Azam (nought) fell cheaply while stand-in captain Evoin Morgan could make 21.



Second Innings

First Innings

The winner will directly qualify for the final to be played in Karachi on March 25 while the losing side will have another opportunity to make it to the big clash after beating Peshawar Zalmi or Quetta Gladiators in the next round.

The match, which started at 9:00pm tonight, being broadcast live on PTV Sports and Ten Sports in Pakistan and the UAE. You can also download Goonj application for Live Streaming.

Cricket fans can also view the match online on the PSL-T20 Official website. For the live score, updates, and analysis, you can follow


All-time meetings: Islamabad United W3, Karachi Kings W5

Match Prediction

Karachi 60%

Islamabad 40%

Weather Report

Mostly sunny. No chances of rain.