A very important game in the context of the tournament as Krachi kings look to win and seal their place in the playoffs but they face the challenge of Peshawar Zalmi who are in splendid form.
Karachi Kings won the toss and will bat first in this all important clash.
Lendl Simmons makes his way back into the side and he was confident to provide the team with a good start.
Peshawar Zalmi doing one final meeting before the match starts.
Estimated target according to pitch report is around the 200 run mark.
Amir Yamin bowls a no ball on the first one of the innings and Simmons utilizes it to full effect and gets a boundary of the free hit.
At the end of first over the score is 6/0.
Just 7 runs came from off this over.
At the end of second over the score is 13/0.
A boundary from Simmons to end the over. Decent start from Karachi Kings.
At the end of three overs the score is 21/0.
Excellent over from Hasan Ali. Just 4 runs came in this over.
At the end of four overs the score is 25/0.
Ravi Bopara will look to bring out a better performance in order to help his team succeed.
Another good over for Peshawar Zalmi as Imran Khan Jnr bowls a superb over which was full of slower balls.
At the end of 5 overs the score is 31/0.
Shahzaib Hasan is caught behind as he looks to repeat his previous shot for six. Hasan Ali strikes. Kamran Akmal takes a catch.
At the end of 6 overs the score is 42/1.
Excellent over from Shahid Afridi although he bowled a wide on the first ball. Just three runs came off it.
At the end of 7 overs the score is 45/1.
Wessels is out as the fielder runs him out from the deep. Shoaib Malik is the new batsman on the crease. Good fielding from Amir Yamin.
At the end of 8 overs the score is 56/2.
At the end of 9 overs the score is 66/2.
Huge six from Simmons to end this over of Abdur Rehman.
At the end of 10 overs the score is 74/2.
Simmons goes for 49 runs off 37 balls. Afridi strikes after conceding two consecutive boundaries.
Ravi Bopara is the new batsman.
At the end of 11 overs the score is 83/3.
At the end of 12 overs the score is 92/3
At the end of 13 overs the score is 97/3
At the end of 14 overs the score is 104/4
Shoaib Malik finds the short fine leg fielder with the perfection, it seemed like a no-ball, but the third umpire gave it out.
At the end of 15 overs the score is 113/4
At the end of 16 overs the score is 119/4
At the end of 17 overs the score is 127/4
At the end of 12 overs the score is 134/5
Shakib Al Hasan lost to the cause, was trying to accelerate the innings, but found Abdur Rehman. He falls after scoring 11 runs.
The new man to the crease, Bilawal scores a boundary.
At the end of 19 overs the score is 147/6
Imran Khan Jr. foxed Ravi Bopara, caught him on his own delivery.
At the end of 20 overs the score is
Sohail Khan gets run out.
Karachi Kings reached to a fighting total of 152. The wicket is batting friendly and Karachi Kings’ bowlers will need to put up a special show to defend it. Peshawar Zalmi needs 153 runs to beat Karachi.
Peshawar Zalmi’s supporters are ecstatic
Karachi kings batting scorecard
Muhammad Amir to attack Muhammad Hafeez.
At the end of 1 over the score is 4/1
Muhammad Hafeez starts off with a boundary, Amir made a strong comeback. He bowled 4 dots to Hafeez and finally got him on a short pitched delivery.
Jim Allenby is the new man in.
At the end of 2 overs the score is 6/1
Tight over from Sohail Khan, leaked just 2 runs.
At the end of 3 overs the score is 9/1
At the end of 4 overs the score is 14/1
Bilawal Bhatti into the attack.
At the end of 5 overs the score is 26/2
After first few expansive balls, Bilawal got Dawid Malan on a slow bouncer, the keeper took the catch.
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At the end of 6 overs the score is 32/2
At the end of 7 overs the score is 40/2
An attractive boundary scored by Allenby in the over.
At the end of 8 overs the score is 44/2
At the end of 9 overs the score is 54/2
Allenby scored two boundaries off the over.
At the end of 10 overs the score is 58/2
At the end of 11 overs the score is 61/3
Usama Mir traps Allenby in front of the wicket.
Boom Boom Afridi is here!
At the end of 12 overs the score is 70/4
Bilawal Bhatti gets Afridi LBW, he went for just 5 runs.
At the end of 13 overs the score is 80/4
Two consecutive boundaries by Hodge off Usama Mir.
At the end of 14 overs the score is 88/4
At the end of 15 overs the score is 98/4
Kamran Akmal scored a much needed boundary for his team, Amir gave away 10 runs in the over.
At the end of 16 overs the score is 121/5
Brad Hodge brought up his 50, he ripped off young Usama with three sixes and a four.
Kamran Akmal got run out on the last delivery.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is the stadium
At the end of 17 overs the score is 135/5
Another expansive over from Amir. Peshawar Zalmi needs 18 off 18.
At the end of 18 overs the score is 151/5
Brad Hodge has brought Peshawar Zalmi to the the edge of the victory.
At the end of 18.3 overs the score is 158/5
Darren Sammy finished off the game in style! He hit a huge six off Sohail Khan. Brad Hodge played an exciting innings of 83 runs. He hit six 6’s and six 4’s.
Karachi Kings is left on the courtesy of Islamabad United to get through to the playoffs. If Islamabad United beats Lahore Qalandar, Karachi Kings will qualify to the advance stage of the tournament.