1st Match (N), Karachi, February 20, 2021, Pakistan Super League
(13.5/20 ov, T:122) 126/3

Kings won by 7 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)

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Quetta Gladiators  (20 ovs maximum)
c †Clarke b Imad Wasim53310166.66
c †Clarke b Aamer Yamin78131087.50
c Mohammad Amir b Christian39244242162.50
c Aamer Yamin b Waqas Maqsood814241057.14
c Christian b Arshad Iqbal17143111121.42
run out (Waqas Maqsood/Christian)3890037.50
b Arshad Iqbal1113222084.61
c †Clarke b Waqas Maqsood16132811123.07
c Imad Wasim b Mohammad Amir044000.00
c †Clarke b Arshad Iqbal4551080.00
not out 1480025.00
Extras(lb 4, w 6)10
TOTAL18.2 Ov (RR: 6.60, 99 Mins)121
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Tom Banton, 0.4 ov), 2-17 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 2.4 ov), 3-55 (Saim Ayub, 7.3 ov), 4-68 (Chris Gayle, 8.4 ov), 5-76 (Mohammad Nawaz, 10.5 ov), 6-91 (Azam Khan, 12.5 ov), 7-104 (Ben Cutting, 14.6 ov), 8-106 (Usman Shinwari, 15.5 ov), 9-111 (Mohammad Hasnain, 16.5 ov), 10-121 (Qais Ahmad, 18.2 ov)
0.4 to T Banton, and it's an early night for Tom Banton! Tried to loft him over square leg, it flies up into the air instead. Joe Clarke didn't have to move as it came right back down into his gloves, and Banton's struggles in the PSL continue. 6/1
15.5 to Usman Shinwari, Caught at mid-off. Looked like a slower one from Amir. Fuller outside off, Shinwari looked to go over mid-off but got it from the toe end off the bat and Imad takes a simple catch. 106/8
2.4 to Sarfaraz Ahmed, and Sarfaraz falls. Tried to open the face of the bat and run it down behind the wicket. Gets a faint tickle on it instead, and that's a soft dismissal for Quetta. Karachi have started brightly. 17/2
7.3 to Saim Ayub, and the pressure finally tells. Ayub picks it up nicely off his hips and times it nicely, but there's nowhere near enough power on it and square leg barely has to move. Ayub falls after a stuttering innings.. 55/3
18.2 to Qais Ahmad, a think edge to the wicketkeeper as Qais looks to swing it over deep midwicket. Was a length ball angling across and a good catch by Clarke, tumbling forward. 121/10
12.5 to Azam Khan, gone! Length outside off, Azam looks to swat it on the leg side but cannot middle it and an easy catch for Christian at short midwicket. 91/6
14.6 to BCJ Cutting, the leg stump goes for a walk. A 140.9kph length ball at the stumps, Cutting was looking to create room once again and aims to go down the ground but misses it completely. Quetta are in a real danger of being bowled out here. 104/7
16.5 to Mohammad Hasnain, Arshad gets another. Was a length ball outside off, Hasnain looked to run it towards third man but ended up playing too fine. Into the wicketkeeper's gloves off the face of the bat. 111/9
8.4 to CH Gayle, and Gayle finally meets his downfall! Christian outfoxes him with a slower ball that put Gayle in two minds, checking his shot at a pivotal moment. Mohammad Amir at third man has a fairly simple catch. 68/4
Karachi Kings  (T: 122 runs from 20 ovs)
lbw b Mohammad Hasnain44310100.00
c †Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hasnain24205230120.00
c Azam Khan b Usman Shinwari46232563200.00
not out 1722381077.27
not out 30141523214.28
Extras(lb 1, w 4)5
TOTAL13.5 Ov (RR: 9.10, 68 Mins)126/3
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Sharjeel Khan, 0.4 ov), 2-59 (Joe Clarke, 5.2 ov), 3-87 (Babar Azam, 10.1 ov)
0.4 to Sharjeel Khan, comes back again, rapped him on the pads, and Hasnain strikes! Sharjeel reviews, though that did look dead in front to the naked eye. The review's in vain, with ball tracking showing it crunching into middle and leg. Fairly ordinary use of the DRS system, that.. 4/1
10.1 to Babar Azam, An excellent catch by Sarfaraz. Babar departs but you would believe there are not enough runs left. Coming to the delivery, it was a length ball around off, Babar looked to run it down to third man but the ball kept a bit low and he ended up edging it behind. It went fast and low to Sarfaraz's right and he did well to get low and pouch it with one hand. 87/3
5.2 to JM Clarke, and the Clarke blitz finally comes to an end! It looked like it might be in the slot, and Clarke latched on to it, but long-on was in position and completes a straightforward catch. Not before Clarke smashes 46 off 23, and likely wins Karachi the game. 59/2
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  • Quetta Gladiators innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 49 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Quetta Gladiators: 50 runs in 6.2 overs (38 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Quetta Gladiators - 89/5 in 12.0 overs (Azam Khan 17, BCJ Cutting 4)
  • Quetta Gladiators: 100 runs in 14.1 overs (85 balls), Extras 8
  • Karachi Kings innings
  • Innings Break: Karachi Kings - 0/0
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 60 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Over 0.4: Review by Karachi Kings (Batting), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - Sharjeel Khan (Struck down)
  • Over 1.6: Review by Quetta Gladiators (Bowling), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - JM Clarke (Struck down)
  • Karachi Kings: 50 runs in 4.5 overs (29 balls), Extras 1
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 25 balls (Babar Azam 4, JM Clarke 42, Ex 4)
  • Karachi Kings: 100 runs in 11.5 overs (71 balls), Extras 5
National Stadium, Karachi
TossKarachi Kings, elected to field first
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Hours of play (local time)start 20.00, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20
Match days20 February 2021 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
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Match Referee
PointsKarachi Kings 2, Quetta Gladiators 0
Win Probability
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Over 14 • KK 126/3

Kings won by 7 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
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