The Karachi Kings captain Shoaib Malik has won the toss and have decided to bat first in this match against the Quetta Gladiators.
Lineups for today’s match
A solid start from Karachi Kings, boundary from Noman came in this over. Anwar Ali was bowling from the other end.
At the end of 1st over the score is 5/0.
Brilliant over from Zulfiqar Babar comes to an end. Just two came off this over.
At the end of second over the score of 7/0.
Anwar Ali strikes as Noman Anwar is clean bowled. 16/1 in 2.4 overs. Noman Anwar fails again.
At the end of third over the score is 17/1.
A six and a four in the over from Shoaib Malik gets the KK team off and running.
At the end of fourth over the score is 29/1.
Shoaib Malik receiving treatment after a ball from Anwar Ali hits him on a finger of his left hand.
A six from Vince meant that 11 runs came off this over. Cheema bowled this over.
At the end of five overs the score is 40/1.
Vince hits Nawaz for a four. 9 runs came in this over. Good power play for Karachi Kings.
At the end of 6 overs the score is 49/1.
Cheema to bowl the 7th over. Excellent over from Cheema comes to an end, just three runs from it.
At the end of 7 overs the score is 52/1.
A tight over from Grant Elliot comes to an end. Only 5 runs for the KK side from this over.
At the end of 8 overs the score is 57/1.
Nawaz comes on to bowl his second over. Very talented bowler. Good over from Nawaz. Quetta tightening the noose around the Karachi Kings side.
At the end of 9 overs the score is 62/1.
Vince goes for 23 runs off 17 balls. Grant Elliot takes a wicket yet again. Score 63/2. Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman.
At the end of 10 overs the score is 66/2.
Six from Malik to end this over. Malik looking dangerous.
At the end of 11 overs the score is 75/2.
9 runs from this over. Mohammad Nawaz unlucky not to get a wicket as Sarfraz misses a difficult catch.
At the end of 12 overs the score is 84/2.
Nabi strikes as Shoaib Malik makes his way back to the hut. Ahmed Shehzad takes a good catch at deep long on. Maliks scored 45 runs. Ravi Bopara is the new batsman.
At the end of 13 overs the score is 86/3.
Just 5 runs came off this over as Nawaz bowls another good over.
At the end of 14 overs the score is 91/3.
At the end of 15 overs the score is 97/3.
Shakib Al Hasan goes for 10 runs. His struggling knock comes to an end. Elliot takes his second wicket of the match.
At the end of 16 overs the score is 101/4.
Finally a good over for Karachi Kings. Nine runs came off it.
At the end of 17 overs the score is 110/4.
Tanvir goes after a short stay at the wicket. Elliot is the wicket taker once again, he is the man with the golden arm right now.
Mushfiqur Rahim is the new batsman.
Ravi Bopara is the next batsman to be dismissed in the same over, Elliot puts the Gladiators in the driving seat.
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At the end of 18 overs the score is 112/6.
Zulfiqar Babar cleverly run out Imad Wasim at the non striker end.
Usama Mir goes for a duck,Babar takes another wicket, 118/8.
At the end of 19 overs the score is 118/8.
Aizaz Cheema to bowl the final over for Quetta. Aizaz Cheema takes a simple catch off his own bowling to take another wicket, Mushfiqur Rahim goes.
Karachi Kings camp seems worried.
The target for Quetta Gladiators is 127.
The chasing side is clearly the favourites to win this match from here. Karachi Kings need a special performance to win this match now.
The highest scorer for Karachi Kings was Shoaib Malik with 45 runs.
Grant Elliot took 4 wickets for Quetta Gladiators.
The action from the second innings!!
Shehzad takes a boundary from Sohail Khan’s first over.
At the end of 1st over the Quetta team has reached 8/0.
Luke Wright hits Tanvir for a four down the ground on the last ball of the over.
At the end of second over the score is 13/0.
Ramiz Raja with Shoaib Malik before match. His advice has clearly not worked until now for Karachi Kings.
At the end of third over the score is 22/0.
Expensive over from Shakib Al Hasan comes to an end. 11 runs came in this over which included an overthrow from Sohail Tanvir.
At the end of four overs the score is 33/0.
Imad Wasim strikes for Karachi Kings as Luke Wright goes trying to clear the circle.
Brilliant over from Imad Wasim.
At the end of five overs the score is 35/1.
Three boundaries in the over for Ahmed Shehzad. He is on fire.
At the end of 6 overs the score is 47/1.
At the end of 7 overs the score is 56/1.
At the end of 8 overs the score is 66/1.
Shehzad gone for 41. Usama Mir strikes for Karachi Kings. Big wicket.
At the end of 9 overs the score is 71/2.
At the end of 10 overs the score is 77/2.
Another good over for Quetta Gladiators. A isx from KP in this over. They are cruising to victory at this point in time.
At the end of 11 overs the score is 87/2.
At the end of 12 overs the score is 92/2.
Usama Mir dismisses KP, good catch at slip from Sohail Tanvir.
At the end of 13 overs the score is 95/3.
Good over from Sohail Khan
At the end of 14 overs, the score is 98/3.
Shakib removes Grant Elliot. Some respite for Karachi Kings.
Elliot scored 5 runs.
At the end of 15 overs the score 104/4.
Good ball from Sohail Khan but Sarfraz squeezes it to get a boundary.
At the end of 16 overs the score is 112/4.
James Vince has ran out Nawaz on the last ball of the over.
At the end of 17 overs the score is 117/5.
Gladiators just one hit away from victory.
At the end of 18 overs the score is 121/5.
A comprehensive victory for Quetta Gladiators over the Karachi Kings. Top notch performance for the men in purple.
Top scorer for QD was Shehzad with 41 runs while Usama Mir took two wickets for Karachi Kings.
A five wicket victory for Quetta Gladiators.