Match Over - Karachi Kings won by 63 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Multan Sultans, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: Mohammed Anees
  • When: 10 Mar 2018, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: Karachi Kings
  • Man of the Match: Shahid Afridi


  • Umpire1: Aleem Dar
  • Umpire2: Asif Yaqoob
  • Third Umpire: Shozab Raza



Overs: 19.4 / 20.0

Multan Sultans



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Karachi Kings

7.02pm Lots of similarities to last night's Islamabad v Peshawar game. Another thrashing to start off. Last night, it took Wahab all the way down at No. 9 to notch up the innings' highest score. Tonight, it was another 180-plus chase, and Sohail Tanvir at No. 8 top-scored. But the margin of tonight's result is a lot bigger. And that is down to an utterly listless batting performance, a magical spell of legspin bowling from Shahid Afridi, and knocks of high quality from Joe Denly and Babar Azam. As a result of that all, Karachi jump to to second place, while Multan Sultans find themselves in a bit of a precarious position. They are on the same points as Karach - nine - but have played two matches extra and have just one match left to try and do something about their chances.

Umair Mehmood: "Is Karachi ahead of Multan now on points table?" Yes, by one position.

Time for presentations.

First up, Kumar Sangakkara gets the Hanif Mohammad cap for going to the top of the batting charts.

Shahid Afridi is Man of the Match. "Conditions suited the spinners," he says. "I'll give credit to Babar and Joe Denly, because of whose efforts we were able to put up this total. We went as per plan and in T20 I try to keep things simple, but I do variations to avoid becoming predictable. When you win against good teams, the confidence is high. But I strongly feel fielding is what will win us the tournament."

"You win some and lose some, but you learn from your mistakes," says Multan Sultans captain Shoaib Malik. "This is not the end of the world. We leaked a few extra runs, and when you're chasing a big total, you need to have wickets in hand. Early on, the pitch was fresh and the ball was coming on. But, having said that, need to give credit to Karachi's batsmen, especially Joe Denly and Babar, who strung together a partnership and accelerated when it was needed."

"We were under pressure after the last two games," says Karachi captain Imad Wasim. "We came out saying we needed to give it a go and it came off well. Runs on the board is important, and credit goes to Joe Denly and Babar Azam. Ingram just bats at No. 3 or 4, wherever we need him, because he's a very good hitter of spin. I believe the best batter has to face the most balls. This was his role today but we want to see him score big runs."

That's a wrap of this game. Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators coming up, so hang around for that. Goodbye from me. Pleasure, as always, and thanks for your comments and company.

Ali: "last year psl gave England Dawid Malan is this year for Joe Denly ?"

19.4Usman Khan to Mohammad Irfan, OUT, No run, back of a length, slower, pushed to cover and sets off for a really quick run. He really had to make a dash for it. And Irfan isn't quite your sprinter. Well short of the crease.

Salik: "Sohail Tanvir Top-scores in a chase of 188... That tells the story for Sultans!" Like last night when Wahab was the highest scorer in a 180-plus chase

19.3Usman Khan to Mohammad Irfan, No run, swing and a miss.
19.2Usman Khan to Mohammad Irfan, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, too full, tries to heave and gets an inside edge to fine leg.
19.1Usman Khan to Mohammad Irfan, No run, short of a length, keeps low outside off, pushed to cover from the crease. Tanvir sets off for the run but Irfan refuses to move an inch. Mid-off runs forward and misses with the throw.
End of over 19. 7 runs this over. 117/9 after 113 balls.
Sohail Tanvir 30 (28b 0x4 4x6 ) Mohammad Irfan 3-0-14-2
Mohammad Irfan 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 9 runs this over. 110/9 after 108 balls.
Mohammad Irfan 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 4-0-26-1
Sohail Tanvir 24 (22b 0x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 101/9 after 102 balls.
Mohammad Irfan 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Irfan 2-0-7-2
Sohail Tanvir 15 (17b 0x4 2x6 ) more

Naseef: "@Akshay, Afridi for President doesn't sound that bad!!" I know, right?

End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 99/8 after 96 balls.
Sohail Tanvir 15 (17b 0x4 2x6 ) Mohammad Amir 3-0-17-1
Junaid Khan 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 97/7 after 90 balls.
Sohail Tanvir 14 (15b 0x4 2x6 ) JL Denly 2-0-15-0
Imran Tahir 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

There's the timeout

End of over 14. 2 runs this over. 89/7 after 83 balls.
Imran Tahir 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Shahid Afridi 4-1-17-3
Sohail Tanvir 6 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) more

End of a match-winning spell from Afridi

End of over 13. 8 runs this over. 87/7 after 78 balls.
Imran Tahir 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) JL Denly 1-0-8-0
Sohail Tanvir 6 (8b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 12.  A maiden over! 79/6 after 72 balls.
Sohail Tanvir 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Shahid Afridi 3-1-15-3
GC Viljoen 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Yoel: "Sultans need to find their mojo back, otherwise playoffs will be difficult. Maybe try Pooran"

End of over 11. 2 runs this over. 79/5 after 66 balls.
GC Viljoen 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 4-0-22-1
Shoaib Malik 6 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 11 runs this over. 77/5 after 60 balls.
GC Viljoen 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Shahid Afridi 2-0-15-2
Shoaib Malik 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

imran: "Too cruel from Lala, Polaard just walked in wondering why he is there so early and lala bowls him this hot potato."

End of over 9. 4 runs this over. 66/4 after 54 balls.
Saif Badar 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 3-0-21-1
Shoaib Malik 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Tayyab: "@ Hassan. And while doing all that you managed to write that comment!"

End of over 8. 4 runs this over. 62/4 after 48 balls.
Saif Badar 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Shahid Afridi 1-0-4-1
Shoaib Malik 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 58/3 after 42 balls.
KA Pollard 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Imad Wasim 2-0-17-1
Shoaib Malik 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 11 runs this over. 53/2 after 36 balls.
Shoaib Malik 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Usman Khan 2-0-19-1
Ahmed Shehzad 24 (15b 1x4 2x6 ) more

Anas Nauman: "Viljoen played an important part in dismantling the KKs innings. Two wickets and a catch. However his resistance was in vain"

End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 42/1 after 30 balls.
Sohaib Maqsood 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Irfan 1-0-5-1
Ahmed Shehzad 23 (14b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 4. 13 runs this over. 37/0 after 24 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 23 (14b 1x4 2x6 ) Mohammad Amir 2-0-15-0
KC Sangakkara 14 (10b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 8 runs this over. 24/0 after 18 balls.
KC Sangakkara 13 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) Usman Khan 1-0-8-0
Ahmed Shehzad 11 (9b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 16/0 after 12 balls.
KC Sangakkara 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) Mohammad Amir 1-0-2-0
Ahmed Shehzad 10 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 1. 14 runs this over. 14/0 after 6 balls.
Ahmed Shehzad 9 (3b 0x4 1x6 ) Imad Wasim 1-0-14-0
KC Sangakkara 5 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) more
KC SangakkaraC Mohammad Rizwan B Mohammad Irfan181321138.46
Ahmed ShehzadSt. Mohammad Rizwan Imad Wasim241712141.18
Sohaib MaqsoodC Babar Azam B Usman Khan11711157.14
Shoaib MalikB Shahid Afridi680075
KA PollardB Shahid Afridi360050
Saif BadarB Shahid Afridi131111118.18
GC ViljoenRun out Mohammad Amir,Mohammad Rizwan 270028.57
Sohail Tanvirnot out 342914117.24
Imran TahirB Mohammad Amir290022.22
Junaid KhanC JL Denly B Mohammad Irfan120050
Mohammad IrfanRun out JL Denly 6101060
Total 125/10
Imad Wasim4.002215.5
Mohammad Amir4.002616.5
Usman Khan2.402318.63
Mohammad Irfan3.001826
Shahid Afridi4.011834.5
JL Denly2.001507.5