Player of the Match
Player of the Match

17 | 9 Runs | KK: 125/3 | RR: 7.35

  • Babar Azam29 (26b)
  • Colin Ingram31 (30b)
  • Jean-Paul Duminy2-0-15-0
  • Amad Butt2-0-27-0

Right. So the group stages are done and dusted. It's time for the all-important Qualifier and knockout phase. Hope to see you then. Until then, this is Shashank and Sreshth signing out. Cheers

Usman Khan Shinwari is the Player of the Match for his four-wicket haul. "T20 is such that you'll fall away if you fear being hit. I'm just playing according to the conditions and enjoying it. My fitness has been quite good. Just that we're missing Imad Wasim. Hope to see him back soon.

Eoin Morgan, the Karachi captain: The old pro Afridi did a fantastic job. Shinwari was superb. It's great to bounce back like this.

Misbah Ul Haq: 150 would've been a fighting score with dew around, credit to Karachi for playing better. With the dew, the ball stopped swinging. Even the spinners were struggling to bowl. You can just fire it in and bowl straight if that happens.

Ahmed: "Does it mean that KP is not going to play again? All the best to him and thanks to all the wonderful entertainment he provided." -- Yup, he's made the announcement on twitter. Curtains down on an entertaining career on and off the field.

Multan Sultans, who were on top of the league standings at the halfway mark, are out. By finishing in the top two, Karachi have earned the right to have two shots at the final.

The scenarios for you: Islamabad United will play Karachi Kings in Qualifier-1 again on 18th. The winner goes through to the final. The loser will play the winner between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiator that is set to take place in Lahore on Tuesday.

Duminy to Babar Azam, FOUR runs, that's the end of that. Rocks back and hammers this pull to the midwicket boundary. A cruise in the end as Karachi seal their playoff berth in style. Babar has once again played a steady knock. Didn't need much more from him, really. Islamabad will go back and look away on what was a shoddy batting performance to say the least. Outplayed in every department tonight.
Duminy to Ingram, 1 run, much slower to the air, nicely tossed up as a result, Ingram stretches forward and drives to deep cover
Duminy to Babar Azam, 1 run, steps out and swings this shortish delivery to long-on
Duminy to Babar Azam, no run, right into the blockhole, squeezed back to Duminy
Duminy to Babar Azam, 2 runs, rocks back and cuts, beats the diving point fielder. Down to the sweeper who comes around from the cover boundary.

Karachi Kngs 2nd innings Partnerships

1st33Khurram ManzoorJL Denly
2nd36JL DenlyBabar Azam
3rd3EJG MorganBabar Azam
4th53CA IngramBabar Azam

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