short and wide outside off, lifts it neatly over point with his cut and keeps his team rooted to the top position and assuredly into the play-offs
11.50pm Alright, that's it from us. Thanks for joining us today. Hope you had a good time. We'll be back tomorrow - Akshay will take you through the early game, and I will return for the late one, and hopefully get my units of measurement correct. Good night.
Sarfraz: I was confident that Mahmudullah will perform and it was nice that he removed some of their big players. We don't look at the team on paper, we just try and give it all in the ground.
Sanga: We had a good start and fell 30 short. We didn't run well at all, between 7 and 12 overs. Strike rotation wasn't great and the boundaries weren't coming either, so it made it tough. They outplayed us. We should've got 190. we tried hard with the ball, but the start wasn't ideal. We've to win two, so - onwards and upwards
Mahmudullah: I'm happy, that's the way I wanted to bowl. Happy to contribute to the team. I wasn't expecting too much turn, but it was surprising. I just wanted to hit a good length and I did. I'm having a good time in the PSL.
11.45pm Mahmudullah is the Man of the Match
11.32pm that's the match for Quetta Gladiators. You would've backed them to win this comfortably after Karachi's draggy 154. They did it too - despite that one bizzare over where they lost 3 wickets. Great knocks from the openers pretty much threw Karachi's coffin in the pit. They have some work to climb back out while the muddy showers of elimination rain down on them. They're stuck to the bottom of the table.
Quetta look solid and this is on a day when KP and Rossouw didn't get going. Mahmudullah was superb with the ball, along with Anwar, Mills and Hasan.
Karachi have to figure out their next move - a visibly struggling Gayle is the easiest target after a comprehensive loss. Will they bring the axe down? Will they back him after he's spent time in the middle? Hard to guess, but they're running out of time.
Here we go...
bouncer at middle stump, cramps him up, he let's it go...but he's overstepped. Free hit
back of a length outside off, under-edges his late cut, straight to point
full on the pads, flicked out to deep square leg
good length outside off from around, driven to mid-off's left
back of a length, angled across off stump, steps out and tries to pummel this on the up over cover, thick outside edge to third man
slowre bouncer at middle stump, through the shot early and it hits him plush on the helmet as he closes his eyes on this. He runs through and is fine
AHSAN: "Does Karachi Kings still have any chance to stay in PSL?" --- Yes.
good length outside off, goes for the reverse sweep first ball and gets it past slip
flighted, good length at middle, goes forward and whips across the turn to long-on
googly at leg stump, he feels the pressure, steps out, not to the pitch as he throws an ugly swipe at it. Top edge flies between Sanga and short fine. Sanga calls for it and puts out the gloves away from his body after running a couple of yards backwards
googly, good length outside off, yet another poke, beaten yet again
good length at off, looped nicely, goes for the inside-out shot over cover but isn't to the pitch and gets a thick outside edge that falls just short of short third man
dropped short at off stump, cut straight to point
full outside off, enough of the poking he says, goes for the reverse sweep, but misses that too
good length off, pokes at it, beaten. Good offspinner's ball
good length on the pads, pushed to deep square
good length at middle stump, goes for the drive, not to the pitch, outside edge rolls away through the empty first slip region
good length outside off, slapped to covers
ibneHasan4: "Not for a single moment in this innings, Sangakkara has smiled or even tried to look a bit relaxed.. Looked so crossed today from the moment Gayle walked out to bat!"
fired down the leg side, lets it go
good length at leg stump, backs away and punches it to cover
Rizwan Sadiq: "Shehzad has been on the bad side of management for too long, so this is a good change in attitude. Inzi are you watching?"