PSL 2018, Karachi Kings Inches Towards Securing Berth In Play-offs


PSL 2018, Karachi Kings inches towards securing berth in play-offs

Karachi kings beat Multan Sultan by 64 runs in PSL’s 22nd match and inches towards securing berth in play-offs

Dubai, (Pakistan Point News - 09th Mar, 2018 ) Karachi kings beat Multan Sultan by 64 runs in PSL’s 22nd match. Multan Sultan won the toss and elected to field first. In batting Karachi King's Denly remained the top scorer by scoring 78 runs of 55 balls.. He got out on the ball of Viljoen and his catch was taken by Imran Tahir. Going in the fast pace, Babar Azam also showed good performance by making 58 out of 39 balls.

Simmons made 4 runs out of 13 balls whereas Ingram and Bobara remained not out with the score of 29 and 4 respectively. With this great defend of the wickets, Karachi Kings remained able to give the target of 188 to Sultans. Mohammad Irfan got 1 wicket and 2 players were sent back to the pavilion by Viljoen by giving 49 runs only. In the batting map of Multan Sultans, battling lineup could not stay on the ground for a long time.

Frequent fall of wickets dragged away Sultans from winning. Sohail Tanvir scored a maximum of 34 runs on 29 balls and remained not out. Ahmed shehzad made 24 of 17 balls, Sangaka 18, Sohaib Maqsood 11 and Shoib Malik was bold by Shahid Afridi at just 6 of 8 balls. Pollard at 3 and Saif at 13 were also sent back to the pavilion by Shahid Afridi. Viljoen scored 2, Imran Tahir scored 2 and Junaid Khan got out at only 1. Mohammad Irfan got run out by Denly at just 6 of 10 balls.

Shahid Khan Afridi showed excellent bowling performance by getting 3 wickets for 18 runs only. Mohammad Irfan got 2 whereas Imad, Amir and Usman Khan got one wicket each. Shahid Khan Afridi remained the man of the match for sending 3 players back to the pavilion by just giving 18 runs. By this glamorous winning against Multan Sultans, Karachi king is moving towards securing its position in the semi-finals.

Rukhshan Mir

Rukhshan Mir is a journalist currently working as current affairs program host for an online media group. He is pursuing a journalism degree from School of Media and Communication Studies, UCP.