fantastic finish by Amir as he nails another yorker that Rossouw cannot do much about except dig out into the offside. Karachi Kings are into the final. Multan Sultans will get a second chance when they play the winner of the Eliminator.
7.32 pm: Whew. That brings us to the end of the first half of today's games. What a way for the PSL to re-start. This match had everything almost - good bowling, fightbacks, thrilling twists and a blockbuster finish. The last time we had one Super Over on a double-header weekend, the second game produced two Super Overs. So make sure you don't miss out on our live commentary for the Eliminator between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi.
Imad Wasim: "I have no idea (what went wrong). When Babar got out, I didn't play 14 balls and the other guys kept getting out. We never win easily, we make a twist out of every game but a win is a win. Special credit to Amir (for the Super Over), to me he's one of the best bowlers in the world. The local guys had played cricket for a while but the overseas guys most of them hadn't played. Credit to them for coming here. I think we dropped a couple of catches, so we need to improve that. But we're in final so very happy about that. I want to dedicate this win to Dean Jones. If he was here, he would have been very happy. We're going to play the final for Deano again."
Shan Masood: Credit to Karachi, they bowled really well and put us under pressure. In a playoff game when you put any score on the board, our message was to fight. Unfortunately we'll have to come back tomorrow. We made a lot of mistakes today so the positive sign is that we put up a fight despite making all these mistakes. We always stayed in the game. Tomorrow if we can rectify these mistakes we will be on the winning side. He (Tanvir) has done really well, hopefully we can put up a good show tomorrow."
Babar Azam is the Man of the Match. "This is the beauty of T20, the match can change anytime. We thought we had it won, but until you finish the match, it's not over. In the first innings it was a bit slow but in the second innings, the pitch was good for batting, with the ball coming on under the lights. Whatever cricket you play, you need to keep a positive mindset and know how to switch on. I try to do what's best for the team."
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7.20 pm: Karachi looked to be in complete control when Babar Azam was batting, but even though just over a run a ball was needed when he got out, they fell apart a bit. Imad Wasim ensured he dragged them to a Super Over. Multan's innings was held together by Bopara, with Tanvir giving the finishing kick, including 19 runs off the final over. That nearly looked to be match-turning, but Karachi held on.
Sohail Tanvir: I guess we didn't bat smartly. 140 wasn't enough. Credit goes to the way we bowled and fielded, we almost had it. But that's T20. If I talk about my own performances, I think I was spot on. From the new ball to the old ball, I took wickets and was economical as well. We thought today 140 we have given ourselves a chance and can defend it. Unfortunately we ended up on the losing side but this would give us confidence for tomorrow (for Qualifier 2).
7.12 pm: Karachi had it in their hands for large parts, then let it slip, then clawed their way back. What a rollercoaster. You could say they've done it for Dean Jones.
yorker on a fifth stump, he goes deep in his crease but can't connect cleanly once again. This is swiped to long-on and Rossouw is calling for a second. The throw is wide of Walton and he dives towards the stumps to break it but Rossouw has put in his own dive to just about make it. 6 needed off the last ball
connects well with his drive having gone a bit across but it's straight to the man at deep point. Another full ball wide of off, but not too wide that time
that's not too good, with another wide by Amir. This one was even wider outside off
been given a wide but that was good thinking by Amir. Tried to keep it out of Bopara's reach after having bowled a more conventional line earlier
yorker length on a fifth stump, Rossouw stayed still and tried to crash it through cover, but can only toe-end it into the ground and to cover
keeps it back of a length and going across him, Bopara moves across to pull but can't get hold of it and it bounces to long-on
full and wide outside off, he gets an under-edge off an attempted slap, that bounces to the keeper. They manage to scramble a single
Surely has to be Amir to bowl the Super Over for Karachi. And it is him. Who will bat for Multan?
Ravi Bopara, who held their innings together, is coming out, alongside Rilee Rossouw
outside edge taken at backward point. Tanvir keeps it on a length and Rutherford is looking to swing it into the legside but gets a leading edge that is taken comfortably. Karachi have 13 runs on the board.
boom Tanvir keeps it full and straight, Rutherford goes straighter and fuller. Makes room and lofts this straight back over the bowler's head to carry all the way over the straight boundary
one-handed boundary over point. Wide and full again and Rutherford shows his hitting ability, slices it over point even as one hand comes off the bat
caught at long-on Full on the stumps and Sharjeel was targetting the straight boundary, gets a bit too underneath it and picks out the man on the boundary
full outside off, carves it between point and cover by opening the face to the man in the deep
full and wide outside off and this time it's given a wide!
wide of the stumps first ball, and he has a thrash at it but gets it off the toe end to cover. Only one
Sharjeel and Sherfane Rutherford to bat for Karachi. Interesting decision to go with Sherfane. Left-handedness combined with his big-hitting potential maybe
Sohail Tanvir to bowl Super Over