Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | KK: 130/9 (3 runs required, RR: 6.50)

  • Ravi Bopara32 (19b)
  • Mohammad Amir5 (4b)
  • Shane Watson4-0-31-0
  • Andre Russell4-0-23-1

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Presentation:

Saeed Ajmal is the Man of the Match for his three-wicket haul. "I've been working hard on my bowling over the last one year. I've been trying to bring my varieties back. Batsmen come out hard with big bats, so you have to keep trying different things. Glad it worked."

Shane Watson: Very important win for us after losing our first two. I just tried to get the yorker off the last ball, it came off a bit better than before. This win will give us a bit of momentum we lost in the last two games. This should give us a lot of confidence.

Shoaib Malik: Obviously, we had our chances and could have done better. Tomorrow's a new day, but hopefully we'll come back with a new plan. We have to learn from our mistakes."

First win for Islamabad United. Relief writ large on the faces of Wasim Akram and Dean Jones, who are a part of the support staff. This has been a spirited defense of a modest total. Credit to Saeed Ajmal for choking the runs early on, before the pacers did their bit. Shane Watson's captaincy should be credited too. Marshalled his resources well in the absence of Misbah-ul-Haq, who was off the field because of a calf injury. The only time Karachi Kings looked like being on track in the chase was when Imad Wasim was batting.

Atiq Butt: "nailed it, a close contest with so many see-saw moments, can't wait another matches like this in PSL."

19.6
1
Watson to Bopara, 1 run, right into the blockhole, this time he gets it right, Bopara backs away to go over cover, but can only get a thick inside edge onto the pad as the ball rolls to the off side
19.5
6
Watson to Bopara, SIX runs, a high full toss on middle, he swings that over the bowler's head, sails over long-off. Bopara, you beauty! Watson looked to bowl a yorker, missed it by a long way. What timing on that one
19.4
1
Watson to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, backs away and squeezes it to extra cover
19.3
0
Watson to Mohammad Amir, no run, backs away to squeeze that over point, misses the yorker, Bopara nearly ran two even as Amir didn't move an inch. Top work by Sam Billings. Looks like he hit the base of the stumps, but the bails didn't come off. Bizarre
19.2
0
Watson to Mohammad Amir, no run, accurate delivery, plays it back towards Watson. Bopara wanted to get across and take strike, Watson pulled out of the throw
19.1
4
Watson to Mohammad Amir, FOUR runs, gets a thick edge, squeezes it between point and short third man. Streaky, but it doesn't matter. Can Amir be the hero?
19.1
W
Watson to Usama Mir, 1 wide, OUT, looks to play a pull, but the ball gets big on him, having missed the ball, he tries to steal a single to get Bopara back on strike and wanders outside the crease, Billings underarms a throw at the striker's end to catch him well short. Wide signalled

Usama Mir run out (†Billings) 10 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

END OF OVER:
19 | 13 Runs | KK: 117/8 (16 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.15, RRR: 16.00)

  • Ravi Bopara25 (17b)
  • Usama Mir10 (9b)
  • Andre Russell4-0-23-1
  • Mohammad Sami4-0-26-1
18.6
2
Russell to Bopara, 2 runs, into the blockhole, manages to get it over the bowler's head, they steal a second even as long-on is late to get off the blocks
18.5
0
Russell to Bopara, no run, that's a perfect yorker, keeps that out. Best ball of the over. Gold under the circumstances
18.4
4
Russell to Bopara, FOUR runs, full toss on middle, swung away towards deep midwicket where the fielder parries the ball past the boundary even as he tries to defect it to the fielder who runs across from long-on. Thrilling stuff this
18.3
1
Russell to Usama Mir, 1 run, carved over cover

Atiq Butt: "I respect misbah as captain, but somehow is run short of ideas in t20, today his absence is blessing in disguise for united , as they are sniffing their first victory in PSL. good captaincy by watto."

18.2
4
Russell to Usama Mir, FOUR runs, misses his length, but by only just. He somehow manages to get under it and drill that over the umpire's head. Bisects long-off and long-on. Is there life in this match yet?
18.1
2
Russell to Usama Mir, 2 runs, slower ball on middle from wide of the crease, heaved over square, the fielder does well to run back and pull it back in

END OF OVER:
18 | 11 Runs | KK: 104/8 (29 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.77, RRR: 14.50)

  • Usama Mir3 (6b)
  • Ravi Bopara19 (14b)
  • Mohammad Sami4-0-26-1
  • Rumman Raees4-0-22-1
17.6
1
Mohammad Sami to Usama Mir, 1 run, another yorker on middle, played back past the bowler to long off
17.5
1
Mohammad Sami to Bopara, 1 run, crunched towards deep midwicket, no chance of the second
17.5
7nb
Mohammad Sami to Bopara, (no ball) SIX runs, that's big, great hit under pressure. This one's full, missed the yorker, he clears the front leg and hammers it up and over long-on. What's worse is that's a no-ball. Free-hit coming up
17.4
0
Mohammad Sami to Bopara, no run, excellent yorker, pacy one too, he can't get under that one, somehow jams his bat down in time
17.3
1
Mohammad Sami to Usama Mir, 1 run, makes a bit of room and carves that out to deep cover
17.2
0
Mohammad Sami to Usama Mir, no run, looks to scoop it away but doesn't come off, they're squeezing this out superbly
17.1
1
Mohammad Sami to Bopara, 1 run, hit hard but straight to long off

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | KK: 93/8 (40 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.47, RRR: 13.33)

  • Ravi Bopara11 (10b)
  • Usama Mir1 (3b)
  • Rumman Raees4-0-22-1
  • Shane Watson3-0-18-0
16.6
1
Rumman Raees to Bopara, 1 run, on the pads, flicked to deep midwicket, good work in the deep
16.5
1
Rumman Raees to Usama Mir, 1 run, tucked away to square leg, no boundary. Pressure building
16.4
0
Rumman Raees to Usama Mir, no run, looks to pull but is deceived by the slower bouncer, through with the stroke even before the ball got to him
16.3
0
Rumman Raees to Usama Mir, no run, bunted back to the bowler

Karachi Kngs 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2LMP SimmonsJM Vince
2nd1Imad WasimJM Vince
3rd32Shoaib MalikImad Wasim
4th5Shoaib MalikShakib Al Hasan
5th31Shakib Al HasanIftikhar Ahmed
6th15RS BoparaShakib Al Hasan
7th1RS BoparaSaifullah Bangash
8th3RS BoparaSohail Tanvir
9th28RS BoparaUsama Mir
10th12RS BoparaMohammad Amir

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PZ862120.573
QG862120.216
IU8448-0.282
KK8264-0.036
LQ8264-0.536