Match Over - Karachi Kings won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Karachi Kings, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: RS Mahanama
  • When: 16 Mar 2018, 18:00 SAST
  • Winner: Karachi Kings
  • Man of the Match: Usman Khan


  • Umpire1: Aleem Dar
  • Umpire2: Khalid Mahmood
  • Third Umpire: Ahmed Shahab



Overs: 19.0 / 20.0

Islamabad United



Overs: 17.0 / 20.0

Karachi Kings

Right. So the group stages are done and dusted. It's time for the all-important Qualifier and knockout phase. Hope to see you then. Until then, this is Shashank and Sreshth signing out. Cheers

Usman Khan Shinwari is the Player of the Match for his four-wicket haul. "T20 is such that you'll fall away if you fear being hit. I'm just playing according to the conditions and enjoying it. My fitness has been quite good. Just that we're missing Imad Wasim. Hope to see him back soon.

Eoin Morgan, the Karachi captain: The old pro Afridi did a fantastic job. Shinwari was superb. It's great to bounce back like this.

Misbah Ul Haq: 150 would've been a fighting score with dew around, credit to Karachi for playing better. With the dew, the ball stopped swinging. Even the spinners were struggling to bowl. You can just fire it in and bowl straight if that happens.

Ahmed: "Does it mean that KP is not going to play again? All the best to him and thanks to all the wonderful entertainment he provided." -- Yup, he's made the announcement on twitter. Curtains down on an entertaining career on and off the field.

Multan Sultans, who were on top of the league standings at the halfway mark, are out. By finishing in the top two, Karachi have earned the right to have two shots at the final.

The scenarios for you: Islamabad United will play Karachi Kings in Qualifier-1 again on 18th. The winner goes through to the final. The loser will play the winner between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiator that is set to take place in Lahore on Tuesday.

16.6JP Duminy to Babar Azam, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, that's the end of that. Rocks back and hammers this pull to the midwicket boundary. A cruise in the end as Karachi seal their playoff berth in style. Babar has once again played a steady knock. Didn't need much more from him, really. Islamabad will go back and look away on what was a shoddy batting performance to say the least. Outplayed in every department tonight..
16.5JP Duminy to CA Ingram, 1 run, much slower to the air, nicely tossed up as a result, Ingram stretches forward and drives to deep cover.
16.4JP Duminy to Babar Azam, 1 run, steps out and swings this shortish delivery to long-on.
16.3JP Duminy to Babar Azam, No run, right into the blockhole, squeezed back to Duminy.
16.2JP Duminy to Babar Azam, 2 runs, rocks back and cuts, beats the diving point fielder. Down to the sweeper who comes around from the cover boundary..
16.1JP Duminy to CA Ingram, 1 run, drifts in a full delivery on middle, punched down to long-on.
End of over 16. 12 runs this over. 116/3 after 96 balls.
Babar Azam 22 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) Amad Butt 2-0-27-0
CA Ingram 29 (28b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 15. 8 runs this over. 104/3 after 90 balls.
CA Ingram 22 (26b 2x4 1x6 ) ST Finn 3-0-21-1
Babar Azam 17 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 96/3 after 84 balls.
CA Ingram 15 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) JP Duminy 1-0-6-0
Babar Azam 16 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 90/3 after 78 balls.
CA Ingram 12 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 4-0-22-1
Babar Azam 13 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 87/3 after 72 balls.
CA Ingram 11 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 3-0-13-1
Babar Azam 11 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 83/3 after 66 balls.
CA Ingram 7 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 3-0-19-1
Babar Azam 11 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Steven Finn's having some issue with his knee. They're having a look at it. Babar Azam, too, seems to have a back problem. The physio's treating him as well. Short break from the proceedings, so here's Shashank Kishore to take you till the end. Enjoy!

End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 76/3 after 60 balls.
CA Ingram 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 2-0-9-1
Babar Azam 10 (10b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 2 runs this over. 72/3 after 54 balls.
EJG Morgan 2 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Shadab Khan 2-0-12-1
Babar Azam 8 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 70/2 after 48 balls.
EJG Morgan 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Faheem Ashraf 1-0-6-1
Babar Azam 7 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Jamie Dow: "In the bits of footage I've seen, it's been wonderful to see the excellent attitude between the teams, and the obvious love of the game. Terrific spirit, and an example which ... ahem! ... some others might do well to heed. #dilhaiPakistani"

Assad: "@Srinath: Agreed from across the border."

End of over 7. 9 runs this over. 59/1 after 41 balls.
JL Denly 32 (24b 5x4 1x6 ) Shadab Khan 1-0-9-0
Babar Azam 5 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 50/1 after 36 balls.
JL Denly 27 (21b 4x4 1x6 ) ST Finn 2-0-13-1
Babar Azam 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 42/1 after 30 balls.
JL Denly 19 (15b 2x4 1x6 ) Zafar Gohar 3-0-21-0
Babar Azam 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 34/1 after 24 balls.
Babar Azam 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) ST Finn 1-0-5-1
JL Denly 13 (11b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 3. 9 runs this over. 29/0 after 17 balls.
JL Denly 12 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) Zafar Gohar 2-0-13-0
Khurram Manzoor 12 (8b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 15 runs this over. 20/0 after 12 balls.
Khurram Manzoor 11 (7b 1x4 1x6 ) Amad Butt 1-0-15-0
JL Denly 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 5 balls.
Khurram Manzoor 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Zafar Gohar 1-0-5-0
JL Denly 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
Khurram ManzoorLBW ST Finn151211125
JL DenlyB Faheem Ashraf362861128.57
Babar Azamnot out 292620111.54
EJG MorganC CAK Walton B Shadab Khan260033.33
CA Ingramnot out 313022103.33
Shahid Afridi -
Mohammad Rizwan -
Mohammad Amir -
TS Mills -
Usman Khan -
Mohammad Irfan -
Total 125/3
Zafar Gohar3.002107
Amad Butt2.0027013.5
ST Finn3.002117
Shadab Khan4.002215.5
Faheem Ashraf3.001314.33
JP Duminy2.001507.5