Pakistan Super League, 2nd Qualifying Final: Islamabad United v Karachi Kings at Sharjah, Mar 1, 2017
Pakistan Super League - 2nd qualifying final
Karachi Kings won by 44 runs
Played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
01 March 2017 (20-over match)
  Karachi Kings innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Babar Azam lbw b Shadab Khan 25 21 5 0 119.04
6.1 strikes first ball! It's the googly, and the batsman has no clue. Shadab wheels away in celebration, utterly chuffed with himself. And so he should be. He has deceived Babar to such an extent that he plays down the wrong line, defending, looking for the legbreak and is instead pinned low on the front pad right in front of middle stump 42/2
View dismissal CH Gayle b Rumman Raees 17 15 2 1 113.33
5.5 knocks him over! Looks for a repeat of the slog over square leg, but this time Rumman bowls it fuller, and pitches it outside off stump as well. In dragging the ball, Gayle gets an inside edge onto his stumps. The umpires check for the no-ball. It's all fine 42/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara*† c Misbah-ul-Haq b Watson 17 19 2 0 89.47
11.3 mistimes the pull. Goes after the short ball, but makes connection off the bottom part of the bat, the consequence of going through with the shot too early. A catch bobbles over to Misbah at midwicket. A fuming Sanga walks off 76/3
View dismissal Shoaib Malik run out (Asif Ali/†Haddin) 25 23 2 0 108.69
15.5 from Watson, short ball, pulls it to deep square leg. Goes for a risky second run, and a fantastic, flat, hard through may just have caught him short. Superb work from Asif Ali. 105/5
View dismissal RS Bopara c Shadab Khan b Watson 14 15 2 0 93.33
15.1 fantastic catch and it's Shadab again. Hurtles in from the long-on boundary, dives forward, sticks out both hands and takes the ball only inches off the ground. The umpires are checking on the legality of it, but the soft signal is out. So a slow length ball, that ideally should have been crashed out of the city, is mistimed rather badly. Replays indicate it's a clean grab, with his fingers under the ball as he rolls over 100/4
View dismissal KA Pollard c Shadab Khan b Rumman Raees 5 8 0 0 62.50
18.2 two in two. Plants it full and outside off, Pollard drives it ever so elegantly to the fielder at long-off. Raees just stands and strokes his beard, like the schemer in an old-fashioned movie 122/7
View dismissal Imad Wasim c Asif Ali b Rumman Raees 14 9 1 1 155.55
18.1 caught on the midwicket boundary. It's Asif Ali again, taking it brilliantly. His work though is set up by a slower ball from Raees, on off stump. Wasim goes for the slog and he hits it high rather than long. Asif gets under the steepler and calmly takes it. Some needle between the bowler and the outgoing batsman 122/6
View dismissal Sohail Khan b Rumman Raees 0 1 0 0 0.00
18.5 off stump knocked back. Spectacular yorker. Sohail is deep in his crease, hitting all across the line and his end is swift. Raees bails out of his followthrough, spreads his arms, looks down and soaks it all in 123/8
Mohammad Amir not out 2 3 0 0 66.66
View dismissal Usama Mir c Rumman Raees b Mohammad Sami 1 2 0 0 50.00
19.1 taken by mid-off running back. It's a low full toss - Sami going for the yorker - Mir looks to clear Raees inside the circle, but is unable to 125/9
View dismissal Usman Khan b Mohammad Sami 0 2 0 0 0.00
19.4 middle stump lights up and Karachi have been bowled out inside their 20 overs. Yorker, thunders through the batsman's defences 126/10
Extras (lb 2, w 4) 6
  Total (all out; 19.4 overs) 126 (6.40 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  Mohammad Irfan 4 1 28 0 7.00 (1w)
View wickets Mohammad Sami 3.4 1 19 2 5.18
19.1 to Usama Mir, taken by mid-off running back. It's a low full toss - Sami going for the yorker - Mir looks to clear Raees inside the circle, but is unable to 125/9
19.4 to Usman Khan, middle stump lights up and Karachi have been bowled out inside their 20 overs. Yorker, thunders through the batsman's defences 126/10
View wickets Rumman Raees 4 0 25 4 6.25 (1w)
5.5 to Gayle, knocks him over! Looks for a repeat of the slog over square leg, but this time Rumman bowls it fuller, and pitches it outside off stump as well. In dragging the ball, Gayle gets an inside edge onto his stumps. The umpires check for the no-ball. It's all fine 42/1
18.1 to Imad Wasim, caught on the midwicket boundary. It's Asif Ali again, taking it brilliantly. His work though is set up by a slower ball from Raees, on off stump. Wasim goes for the slog and he hits it high rather than long. Asif gets under the steepler and calmly takes it. Some needle between the bowler and the outgoing batsman 122/6
18.2 to Pollard, two in two. Plants it full and outside off, Pollard drives it ever so elegantly to the fielder at long-off. Raees just stands and strokes his beard, like the schemer in an old-fashioned movie 122/7
18.5 to Sohail Khan, off stump knocked back. Spectacular yorker. Sohail is deep in his crease, hitting all across the line and his end is swift. Raees bails out of his followthrough, spreads his arms, looks down and soaks it all in 123/8
View wicket Shadab Khan 4 0 23 1 5.75
6.1 to Babar Azam, strikes first ball! It's the googly, and the batsman has no clue. Shadab wheels away in celebration, utterly chuffed with himself. And so he should be. He has deceived Babar to such an extent that he plays down the wrong line, defending, looking for the legbreak and is instead pinned low on the front pad right in front of middle stump 42/2
View wickets SR Watson 4 0 29 2 7.25 (2w)
11.3 to Sangakkara, mistimes the pull. Goes after the short ball, but makes connection off the bottom part of the bat, the consequence of going through with the shot too early. A catch bobbles over to Misbah at midwicket. A fuming Sanga walks off 76/3
15.1 to Bopara, fantastic catch and it's Shadab again. Hurtles in from the long-on boundary, dives forward, sticks out both hands and takes the ball only inches off the ground. The umpires are checking on the legality of it, but the soft signal is out. So a slow length ball, that ideally should have been crashed out of the city, is mistimed rather badly. Replays indicate it's a clean grab, with his fingers under the ball as he rolls over 100/4
  Islamabad United innings (target: 127 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal DR Smith c †Sangakkara b Mohammad Amir 8 11 1 0 72.72
2.3 what a catch! Sanga flies. He simply flies to his right and takes a one-handed screamer. Smith goes for an on-the-up drive through cover, only offers a thick outside edge and after that - considering it is such a massive deflection - Sanga takes centre stage. Leaps to his right, takes it right on the webbing. Then he brings the left hand over to steady it on as he falls to the ground. Fantastic from the 39-year old 12/1
View dismissal Asif Ali c †Sangakkara b Usama Mir 39 36 3 1 108.33
13.3 that's gorgeous. The set batsman Asif tries to be a bit cheeky, going deep in his crease to try and late cut the ball, but he waits for too long. Basically guides the ball into the keeper's gloves, undone by a little more turn than he expects. Usama Mir sets off on a jaunt. Good work from Sanga too, to rise with the ball 77/7
View dismissal BJ Haddin b Mohammad Amir 0 3 0 0 0.00
2.6 chops on! That's a double-wicket over. No room for the cut. The bounce is too much as well. Perhaps he should have gone up and over the slips. But instead he goes for the shot through point, gets an inside edge and onto middle 12/2
View dismissal Misbah-ul-Haq* b Imad Wasim 13 13 1 0 100.00
8.1 through him! What a strike. And it's the Wasim special. The arm ball, holding it with only the forefinger, aimed at a good length and skidding on. Misbah plays away from his body, offering a big gap between bat and pad and pays for it 47/3
View dismissal SR Watson b Imad Wasim 8 9 1 0 88.88
10.6 cleans him up! Karachi keep fighting. And Watson, coming forward to drive with a closed face, isn't there quick enough. The ball sneaks under his bat, hits the pad and then onto the stumps 61/4
View dismissal Shadab Khan c Bopara b Usama Mir 1 2 0 0 50.00
11.5 caught at cover. Couldn't have picked out the fielder better. Innocuous delivery. Almost a half-volley really. Could have smashed it. But instead he pops it to Bopara 69/5
View dismissal N Pooran lbw b Imad Wasim 1 3 0 0 33.33
12.2 massive appeal for lbw and it's been given. Wasim is running through them. Is Pooran going to review? He really should because this may go down leg. And finally, they go for the check. It's the pace again, beating the batsman, especially with him playing a cross-bat shot over midwicket. No bat. Ball-tracking says it clips leg stump and the umpire's call of out is upheld 70/6
View dismissal Amad Butt b Sohail Khan 7 8 1 0 87.50
14.4 plays all around the slower ball, it's back of the hand too, and the stumps are shattered. Just your average tail-ender hitting right across a striaght delivery 82/9
View dismissal Mohammad Sami lbw b Usama Mir 0 1 0 0 0.00
13.4 appeal for lbw and Usama is certain about it. The umpire isn't so gives the benefit of the doubt to the batsman. Asks the review. This is a really full delivery on off stump, Sami comes forward to block, and he does so down the wrong line. The bat is beside the ball with him playing for turn. There isn't much, and because of that it hits pad first. This could be gone. Ball-tracking gives up all reds and Sami is outta here 77/8
View dismissal Rumman Raees c Pollard b Mohammad Amir 0 4 0 0 0.00
15.2 taken by long-on running to his left and Karachi are through. The defending champions Islamabad crash out, failing to chase 127. Length ball, skews it over the top and once the catch is taken, Amir borrows Raees' wicket celebration. Just standing there, tipping his head to the side and folding his arms. 82/10
Mohammad Irfan not out 0 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 1, w 4) 5
  Total (all out; 15.2 overs) 82 (5.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Mohammad Amir 2.2 0 7 3 3.00
2.3 to Smith, what a catch! Sanga flies. He simply flies to his right and takes a one-handed screamer. Smith goes for an on-the-up drive through cover, only offers a thick outside edge and after that - considering it is such a massive deflection - Sanga takes centre stage. Leaps to his right, takes it right on the webbing. Then he brings the left hand over to steady it on as he falls to the ground. Fantastic from the 39-year old 12/1
2.6 to Haddin, chops on! That's a double-wicket over. No room for the cut. The bounce is too much as well. Perhaps he should have gone up and over the slips. But instead he goes for the shot through point, gets an inside edge and onto middle 12/2
15.2 to Rumman Raees, taken by long-on running to his left and Karachi are through. The defending champions Islamabad crash out, failing to chase 127. Length ball, skews it over the top and once the catch is taken, Amir borrows Raees' wicket celebration. Just standing there, tipping his head to the side and folding his arms. 82/10
  Usman Khan 2 0 11 0 5.50
View wicket Sohail Khan 3 0 21 1 7.00 (1w)
14.4 to Amad Butt, plays all around the slower ball, it's back of the hand too, and the stumps are shattered. Just your average tail-ender hitting right across a striaght delivery 82/9
View wickets Imad Wasim 4 0 18 3 4.50 (1w)
8.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, through him! What a strike. And it's the Wasim special. The arm ball, holding it with only the forefinger, aimed at a good length and skidding on. Misbah plays away from his body, offering a big gap between bat and pad and pays for it 47/3
10.6 to Watson, cleans him up! Karachi keep fighting. And Watson, coming forward to drive with a closed face, isn't there quick enough. The ball sneaks under his bat, hits the pad and then onto the stumps 61/4
12.2 to Pooran, massive appeal for lbw and it's been given. Wasim is running through them. Is Pooran going to review? He really should because this may go down leg. And finally, they go for the check. It's the pace again, beating the batsman, especially with him playing a cross-bat shot over midwicket. No bat. Ball-tracking says it clips leg stump and the umpire's call of out is upheld 70/6
View wickets Usama Mir 4 0 24 3 6.00 (2w)
11.5 to Shadab Khan, caught at cover. Couldn't have picked out the fielder better. Innocuous delivery. Almost a half-volley really. Could have smashed it. But instead he pops it to Bopara 69/5
13.3 to Asif Ali, that's gorgeous. The set batsman Asif tries to be a bit cheeky, going deep in his crease to try and late cut the ball, but he waits for too long. Basically guides the ball into the keeper's gloves, undone by a little more turn than he expects. Usama Mir sets off on a jaunt. Good work from Sanga too, to rise with the ball 77/7
13.4 to Mohammad Sami, appeal for lbw and Usama is certain about it. The umpire isn't so gives the benefit of the doubt to the batsman. Asks the review. This is a really full delivery on off stump, Sami comes forward to block, and he does so down the wrong line. The bat is beside the ball with him playing for turn. There isn't much, and because of that it hits pad first. This could be gone. Ball-tracking gives up all reds and Sami is outta here 77/8

Match details


Toss - Islamabad United
Series - Karachi Kings advanced
Player of the match - Imad Wasim (Karachi Kings)
Umpires - REJ Martinesz (Sri Lanka) and Shozab Raza (Pakistan)
TV umpire - Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Ahmed Shahab (Pakistan)

Match Notes


    • Karachi Kings innings
    • Over 12.4: Review by Karachi Kings (Batting), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - RS Bopara (Upheld)
    • Islamabad United innings
    • Over 12.2: Review by Islamabad United (Batting), Umpire - Shozab Raza, Batsman - N Pooran (Struck down)
    • Over 13.4: Review by Karachi Kings (Bowling), Umpire - REJ Martinesz, Batsman - Mohammad Sami (Upheld)
 
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