TOSS: Karachi Kings have won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Lahore Qalandars won by seven runs! They have broken the jinx and have registered their first win against Karachi Kings. A brilliant team effort from them. Karachi Kings are win-less in their first three match.
KK are 172/8 after 20.0 overs: A fine last over by the young Mohammad Irfan under immense pressure. He defended 18 runs in the final over pretty easily.
KK are 162/7 after 19.0 overs: Ravi Bopara perishes in the over while Mohammad Amir got off the mark with a six.
KK are 147/6 after 18.1 overs: Imad Wasim has been run out by Mohammad Rizwan, he tried to steal a bye and failed in doing so.
KK are 147/5 after 18.0 overs: Karachi Kings need 33 in the last two overs.
KK are 139/5 after 17.0 overs: Sunil Narine shows his brilliance once again, he has bowled a match-winning spell here.
KK are 137/5 after 16.4 overs: Narine completely bamboozles Kieron Pollard and bowled him!
KK are 132/4 after 16.0 overs: Eight runs off the over, Pollard holds the key here for Karachi Kings.
KK are 125/4 after 15.2 overs: Bilawal strikes now and it is the big wicket of Shoaib Malik. The set pair is back in the hut now. Malik made 39 (30). Karachi Kings are in trouble now!
KK are 124/3 after 15.0 overs: A brilliant over at this stage by Sohail Tanvir.
Kieron Pollard replaces his captain.
KK are 122/3 after 14.4 overs: Sohail Tanvir gives the big breakthrough to Lahore Qalandars, he cleaned up Sangakkara. Karachi Kings’ skipper scored 65 (45).
KK are 120/2 after 14.0 overs: No boundary in the over, still Malik and Sanga are going well.
KK are 113/2 after 13.0 overs: Malik and Sangakkara are looking threatening for Lahore Qalandars. Karachi Kings are in the driving seat now.
KK are 100/2 after 12.0 overs: Malik struck two sixes in Grant Elliott’s over, Sangakkara reaches his half-century. The veteran duo is keeping Karachi in the contest… Game on here!
KK are 84/2 after 11.0 overs: Malik and Sangakkara milked third over of Narine and took 12 runs from it.
KK are 72/2 after 10.0 overs: Sangakkara is looking to push the scoring rate up. He picked Bilawal Bhatti for the cause and scored 12 runs off it. Sanga and Malik raised 50-run partnership.
KK are 60/2 after 9.0 overs: Grant Elliott keeping it tight as well, Kings’ need to score at 10 runs per over.
KK are 54/2 after 8.0 overs: Sunil Narine is not giving any loose delivery to Kings’ batsmen.
KK are 51/2 after 7.0 overs: A good over by the leggie, gave nothing away.
Yasir Shah is into the attack now, Malik and Sangakkara are both good players of spin.
KK are 45/2 after 6.0 overs: A good over for Karachi Kings finally, they needed a big over and Sangakkara has provided them, three boundaries off it.
KK are 28/2 after 5.0 overs: A tight over for Lahore Qalandars.
KK are 21/2 after 4.0 overs: Just two runs off the over.
KK are 19/1 after 3.0 overs: Karachi Kings want some quick runs, but not getting them.
KK are 12/1 after 2.0 overs: Narine bowled a good over here.
KK are 7/1 after 1.2 overs: Chris Gayle disappoints once again, he tried to go after his countryman, Sunil Narine and skied it. He scored 7 off 5 balls.
Sunil Narine sharing the new ball.
KK are 3/0 after 1.0 over: Fine start from Sohail Tanvir just three runs off it, Qalandars are too animated at the moment.
Karachi Kings’ inning: Babar Azam and Chris Gayle are opening the batting here for Karachi Kings, Sohail Tanvir with the new ball.
Mohammad Amir led Karachi’s bowling attack from the front, he struck twice and conceded 30 runs in his 4 overs. Usama Mir and Usman Khan Shenwari were impressive with their figures of 35/2 and 35/0 in four overs they bowled respectively.
Fakhar Zaman was outstanding for his 56 (36). While Jason Roy 26 (16), Umar Akmal 25 (16) and Mohammad Rizwan 29 (22) were handly too.
Karachi Kings need 180 runs to win the game. Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara and Babar Azam have big roles to play today. Whereas, Sohail Tanvir, Sunil Narine and Yasir Shah will be key for Lahore Qalandars.
LQ are 179/8 after 20.0 overs: A good last over by Mohammad Amir, only four runs off it and three wickets including a run out.
LQ are 175/5 after 19.0 overs: It was a good over by Usman Shenwari but ended with a boundary.
LQ are 165/5 after 18.0 overs: Another good over for Karachi Kings, Sohail Khan also removed Mohammad Rizwan in the over after scoring 29 (22). Sunil Narine started off his inning with a six!
LQ are 154/4 after 17.0 overs: Brilliant over by Karachi King’s new emerging category player, Usman Khan Shenwari, just two runs off it.
LQ are 152/4 after 16.0 overs: Mohammad Rizwan and Grant Elliott are continuing the good work of Qalandars’ top order batsmen.
LQ are 140/2 after 15.0 overs: Another decent over for Karachi Kings, Sohail Khan leaked 8 runs off it.
LQ are 132/4 after 14.0 overs: Its a good over for Kings at this stage.
LQ are 125/4 after 13.0 overs: Lahore Qalandars are looking threatening and a big score is on the cards.
LQ are 119/3 after 12.2 overs: Usama Mir gets dangerous Fakhar Zaman, he was going after everything. He struck a six off the first ball and mistimed the second one. Usman Khan Shenwari takes a very good catch running back. He scored 56 (35).
LQ are 113/2 after 12.0 overs: Fakhar Zaman raised his half-century in just 33 balls. What an inning this youngster is playing!
LQ are 106/3 after 11.0 overs: Qalandars are having fun tonight.
LQ are 104/2 after 10.4 overs: Kings finally grab one, Umar Akmal perishes after scoring 25 (16). Usama Mir is the bowler, Bopara is the fielder.
LQ are 96/2 after 10.0 overs: Karachi Kings’ players are not helping themselves, after Fakhar, they dropped Umar Akmal in the deep.
LQ are 84/2 after 9.0 overs: Sangakkara dropped a skier of Fakhar Zaman. He and Umar targeted young Usama and scored 11 runs off the over.
LQ are 73/2 after 8.0 overs: A good comeback by Karachi Kings’ bowlers, they are able to dry up some runs.
LQ are 64/2 after 7.0 overs: A very good first over from Usama Mir.
LQ are 62/2 after 6.0 overs: Jason Roy’s wicket might help Karachi Kings to control the run flow.
Umar Akmal walks in.
LQ are 57/2 after 5.2 overs: Sohail Khan removes Jason Roy, he went for a lap sweep but missed it, he is bowled on 26 (16)
LQ are 57/1 after 5.0 overs: Lahore Qalandars are not shaken by the loss of their skipper. Fakhar Zaman and Jason Roy are just punishing Kings’ bowlers.
LQ are 43/1 after 4.0 overs: Another productive over for Qalandars, Fakhar Zaman is on fire, 14 runs off the over.
LQ are 29/1 after 3.0 overs: A fine over for Lahore Qalandars, they will not mind seven runs off Amir’s over.
LQ are 22/1 after 2.0 overs: Excellent start for Fakhar Zaman, he struck 10 off 3 balls. Fakhar Zaman is the new man in.
LQ are 12/1 after 1.3 over: Imad Wasim strikes and it is the big wicket of Qalandars’ skipper Brendon McCullum.
Imad Wasim is sharing the new ball with Amir.
LQ are 7/0 after 1.0 over: A good over by Mohammad Amir, a boundary off it, but overall good stuff.
Mohammad Amir starts off the proceedings for Karachi Kings. Brendon McCullum and Jason Roy are opening the inning for Lahore Qalandars.
Lahore Qalandars: Jason Roy, Brendon McCullum (c), Fakhar Zaman, Umar Akmal, Grant Elliott, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Sunil Narine, Sohail Tanvir, Bilawal Bhatti, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Irfan
Karachi Kings: Chris Gayle, Babar Azam, Kumar Sangakkara (c & wk), Kieron Pollard, Shoaib Malik, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir, Usman Khan Shenwari
SHARJAH: Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars occupied the bottom two positions of 4th and 5th spot in the first edition of PSL. The two teams will face each other in Sharjah and will look to change their fate in the tournament. Qalandars have looked a much composed side this time, whereas Karachi Kings are still looking for their first win.
The Kumar Sangakkara led side hopes for better result in this match as they have got perfect record against Lahore Qalandars. Karachi Kings’ players are hoping for the best and believe that they have enough time in the tournament to bounce back and give their fans reasons to celebrate. Whereas, Brendon McCullum will be looking to break the jinx.
The big game between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars is just moments away now.