Kolkata Knight Riders
11.08pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. See you tomorrow for the second qualifier.
11pm We'll have the presentation soon.
Imad Wasim, the losing captain: "We were 25-30 runs short. They bowled terrific yorkers. The difference was the death bowling of both teams. Credit goes to them, and we had some errors with the ball. Our last-over execution has been poor in the past few games. We're out, that's okay, but it's been a learning curve. Thankful to the Karachi crowd for supporting us. God bless them."
Mohammad Sami, the winning captain: "Was a big game, but our bowling effort's comeback was commendable. I think, apart from me, it was the team's belief that we can comeback from any position. Exhaustion does happen, but we've played back-to-back games thrice already, so the boys are prepared.
Alex Hales is the Man of the Match He says, "A perfect start. Was tricky in the middle. Yamin has a good future, he bowled well. The run chase was difficult, so it slowed up in the middle overs. To restrict them to 160 was absolutely brilliant. Same gameplan tomorrow. Crowd's been fantastic, and been an excellent 48 hours in this country.
Saaib Uppal: "Eliminator 2 is a rematch of the PSL3 Final. PSL 4 Final will be a rematch of either the PSL1 or PSL2 Final."
Aamir: "With only 6 to get. I think shinwari should have been tried as he already did it once hence pressure on batsman with nothing to lose for Karachi. "
Mazahir: "As I told earlier about Asif and Talat and they delivered. I love their clean hitting."
aadil140: "very less fans. always come into tournament as underdogs. still have a shot to win third title. This is IU"
Hassam: "Wel played islamabad united..best of luck for tomarrow "
Ijaaz: "@Mohammad Ammar I have an explanation... Pakistani batsman don't know how to finish games!! you end up seeing a mini collapse from every team"
Rizwan: "For those critics bashing Babar's batting, look at Hales stats today. Sometimes you need brain which this karachi team lacks without him"
Khattak: "So,PSL1, PSL2, PSL3 & PSL4, following the same pattern. LQ and MS out, then KK out,."
Mohammad Ammar : "PSL has an unexplainable tendency produce highly entertaining games consistently."
10.40pm Despair in the Karachi dugout, but they lost the game in the second-half of their batting innings. Asif Ali, the big match player, stays not out on a 10-ball 24 to see his team home. Useful contributions from Talat, Delport and Hales too, but the joy of taking one's team across the line belongs to Asif. Remember, he had a terrible start to the game, dropping a catch early in the first innings. Spare a thought for Karachi's Umer Khan, though, whose 2-16 goes in vain.
Aamir raza: "Karachi kings are out of tournament but at the end "well played karachi " specially Babar azam and umar khan"
Maan: "Catches win u matches .. u drop them at crunch moments nd thats what u deserve .. that drop of asif in 2nd last over was huge bonus for united "
Aaqib Wahid: "Same old story. Gladiators, Zalmi and united just does not allow other teams to be in last three. Happened for all four seasons. Incredible"
PATRICIA MACDON: "Well played IU!"
Subhan: "Shanwari Costs the match for KK. Munro could be handy instead of him. Imad could try him. As this is truth, so not gonna be publish again :/"
Roma Ahmed: "After being so good on the field all night, Babar literally dropped the match there."
Islamabad United qualify into the second qualifier! Length ball on leg, and flicked off his pads fine down the leg side. Karachi Kings are out
goes for the glory shot, but taken at deep point! Full and wide outside off, and he clatters this over point. Yamin takes a brilliant sliding catch to send Faheem back
Faheem you beauty! Length ball on off, and he pulls to the leg side. Babar runs towards the ball, and dives to take a catch, but the ball goes through him. Difficult for him, and 100 marks for the effort
Amir to bowl. No Shinwari tonight
Islamabad need 6. Five runs for a Super Over
full and wide outside off, but the cover drive takes an inside edge to mid on. They scamper back for the second
that's outta here! Full and wide outside off, but Asif gets towards the off side, before lifting a six right over Yamin's head
yorker on middle, and dug away to the leg side. Spot on, but Islamabad get a single anyway
Touseef: "Im driving car from Isatown to Sakheer(camping area) here in Bahrain Thanks to swift commentary by ESPN cricinfo for quick updates " -- eyes on the wheel though, boss
drilled to long on
Waqar: "We need shinwari final over again tonight."
full on off, and the attempted slog takes an inside edge to the leg side
length, wide outside off, and he tries to drag a pull shot. Ball's gone in the air and Babar runs in front long off, but this time he drops it! Number 5 will have to wait
top-edged over the keeper! Tries to pull, but gets the result anyway. Islamabad need 18 off 12
picks the slower ball well! Length, too wide, and Faheem simply clatters this over extra cover! Long handle coming to the party
two balls to go. Can Amir finish the over well?
yorker on middle, and tapped to long on for a single
tucked away to the vacant midwicket region. Played so softly that they can come back for the second
pressure. Full and wide outside off, and too wide according to the umpire
MJ: "So Amir is not going to finish his full 4 overs?!?! I am not sure if Imad paid much attention to Maths in school. " -- he'll bowl the final over, i think
Abrar: "@Mudassar, If Karachi wins today, You can come to Milan from Budapest to have a cup of coffee from my side. Traditional iIalian Coffee ha ha ha"
Ali Hashmi: "@Mudassar I know what you are going through. I am at work and my colleagues can't understand why i'm so nervous and sweating. "
driven to cover
yorker first ball. Full outside off, and dug away to the off side
Four catches to Babar tonight.
Shinwari, you beauty! Not full enough for the long-handle swipe, and he's sliced this slog. Babar at long on gets underneath it, and Shinwari takes a crucial wicket
Mudassar: "I'm traveling from Prague to Budapest. And I'm curling amd twitching in my seat and hopping for Karachi's strong come back. Person sitting next to me thinks I'm crazy but all of you know what am I going through"
good comeback. Shuffles across to deposit this one again, but he can't get the connection
Fourteen off the over already
Imran: "Great captaincy by Imad to save Amir for the end. He will need his best bowlers for overs 45 - 50. " -- ha ha
waist high full toss and he goes inside-out over cover! Gets enough power behind it, and the ball hits the skirting near the boundary on the flush. Half-a-dozen
Roma Ahmed: "Asif vs Shinwari....That's going to be juicy."
full and wide outside off, and hammered to deep extra
boooooom! Full on off, and he muscles this over wide long on!
back of a length, wide outside off, and cut away to backward point. Amir cleans up