result
1st Match (N), Karachi, Feb 20 2021, Pakistan Super League
(13.5/20 ov, target 122)126/3
Kings won by 7 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
player of the match
Arshad Iqbal
Karachi Kings
Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Hemant Brar (@Cricquest)
Scorecard summary
Quetta Gladiators121/10(18.2 overs)
Chris Gayle39 (24)
Azam Khan17 (14)
Karachi Kings126/3(13.5 overs)

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Imad Wasim: We have so many options with the ball. In fact, Nabi didn't even bowl. I think the way Joe started, it was absolutely fantastic to watch, I have played with him earlier also. Then Babar did what he does, his magic and then Nabi and Ingram finished it off.

Arshad Iqbal is the Player of the Match.

Iqbal: There was a bit of pressure but when I came in to bowl, I found my rhythm. I try to bowl according to the situation. If I think I should bowl a yorker, I bowl a yorker. And if thre is a requirement for the bouncer, I bowler the bouncer.

Time for the presentation ceremony.

Sarfaraz Ahmed: We were eyeing 170-180 at the start but we kept losing wickets. I opened in this game but we will see where I play in the upcoming games as our middle order also didn't click. We attacked with our fast bowlers as there weren't enough runs on the board. I am sure our bowlers will do better if they have enough runs behind them.

11.05pm Defending champions Karachi Kings start their camping with a big seven-wicket win. And the fact that 37 balls were still left when they cruised to the target will help in boosting their NRR. A target of 122 was never going to test the batting might of the Kings and when Joe Clarke scored a scintillating 23-ball 46 on his PSL debut, it made the target look even smaller.

"They bowled really well, I have to be honest," says Joe Clarke. "It's certainly very different from T10 where you have to go from the first ball. Four catches, it's been a while since I had the gloves on, so it's a nice feeling."

13.5
6
Cutting to M Nabi, SIX runs

And it's all over. A full toss and Nabi doesn't miss out this time. Smashes it over deep square leg for the third six of the over

13.4
1
Cutting to Ingram, 1 run

fuller outside off, comes forward and drives it towards sweeper cover

13.3
1
Cutting to M Nabi, 1 run

he could have finished it off here. Was a high full toss around off, and Nabi cannot get the room and ends up mistiming it towards long-on

13.2
6
Cutting to M Nabi, SIX runs

another one! This was short from Cutting, and for a moment it looked like Nabi was cramped but in fact he has smashed it flat over deep midwicket

13.1
6
Cutting to M Nabi, SIX runs

Nabi is in hurry. A length ball around off, Nabi goes deep and smashes it over long-on

end of over 132 runs
KK: 106/3CRR: 8.15 RRR: 2.29 • Need 16 from 42b
Colin Ingram16 (21)
Mohammad Nabi11 (10)
Mohammad Hasnain4-0-18-2
Qais Ahmad3-0-43-0
12.6
Mohammad Hasnain to Ingram, no run

slower one this time. A length ball around off, Ingram waits before opening the face to guide it towards backward point

12.5
1
Mohammad Hasnain to M Nabi, 1 run

goes for the yorker, just outside off. Nabi squeezes it out towards cover

12.4
Mohammad Hasnain to M Nabi, no run

beaten. Short of length outside off, looks to steer it towards third man and misses

12.3
Mohammad Hasnain to M Nabi, no run

a bouncer outside off, Nabi gets down and sways away. One for the over, says the umpire

12.2
1
Mohammad Hasnain to Ingram, 1 run

short and pulled towards deep-backward square leg

12.1
Mohammad Hasnain to Ingram, no run

yorker length outside off, squeezes it out square of the wicket on the off side

end of over 129 runs
KK: 104/3CRR: 8.66 RRR: 2.25 • Need 18 from 48b
Colin Ingram15 (18)
Mohammad Nabi10 (7)
Qais Ahmad3-0-43-0
Mohammad Hasnain3-0-16-2
11.6
1
Qais to Ingram, 1 run

fuller around off, defends it towards cover-point for a single

11.5
4
Qais to Ingram, FOUR runs

brings out the reverse sweep and hits it behind point to bring up the 100 for Karachi

11.4
1
Qais to M Nabi, 1 run

looks to launch it over long-on but fails to middle. Off the inner half, it dribbles towards deep midwicket

11.3
1
Qais to Ingram, 1 run

fuller on the pads, turns it towards backward square leg

11.2
1
Qais to M Nabi, 1 run

length ball, pitching around middle and leg and spinning away, flicked towards midwicket. The bowler fields himself

11.1
1
Qais to Ingram, 1 run

pushes it towards long-off for a walking single

end of over 118 runs • 1 wicket
KK: 95/3CRR: 8.63 RRR: 3.00 • Need 27 from 54b
Mohammad Nabi8 (5)
Colin Ingram8 (14)
Mohammad Hasnain3-0-16-2
Qais Ahmad2-0-34-0
10.6
4
Mohammad Hasnain to M Nabi, FOUR runs

fuller on the stumps and flicked away this time, uppishly towards deep square leg for second boundary off the over

10.5
Mohammad Hasnain to M Nabi, no run

tailing into the batsman. Nabi goes for the drive but gets an inside edge on to the pads

10.4
4
Mohammad Hasnain to M Nabi, FOUR runs

goes for the yorker again but ends up bowling a low full toss. Nabi flicks it through midwicket to get off the mark with a boundary

Best performances - batsmen
Joe Clarke player portrait
JM Clarke
46 runs (23)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
off drive
20 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
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Chris Gayle portrait
CH Gayle
39 runs (24)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
straight drive
10 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Arshad Iqbal
O
4
M
1
R
16
W
3
ECO
4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Mohammad Hasnain portrait
Mohammad Hasnain
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
National Stadium, Karachi
TossKarachi Kings, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Arshad Iqbal
Arshad Iqbal
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
Saim Ayub
Saim Ayub
Umpires
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Ahsan Raza
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Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Rashid Riaz
Reserve Umpire
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Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama
PointsKarachi Kings 2, Quetta Gladiators 0