Islamabad United Won The Match Against Karachi Kings By Batting brilliantly

Islamabad United Won The Match 

Islamabad United batted brilliantly in the sixth match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 the biggest goal of the season given by Karachi Kings was achieved by scoring 197 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the last over and achieved a memorable victory.

Earlier, in the sixth match of PSL 2021 against Karachi Kings Islamabad United, Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan scored 196 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the stipulated overs thanks to the brilliant batting and record opening partnership.

In the match played at National Stadium Karachi, Islamabad captain Shadab Khan won the toss and elected to field first.

Karachi's Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan started the innings and batted responsibly to move the score forward.

Initially, both the batsmen played cautiously but then both of them moved forward aggressively and both the openers scored half-centuries.

This is the third partnership of more than 100 runs in PS by Karachi Kings. Meanwhile, Sharjeel Khan scored a half century in 32 balls, Alex Hales dropped his catch when he had scored 70 runs.

Babar Azam continued to bat responsibly from the other end and completed his half century in the 13th over with sixes off 39 balls.

Islamabad United fast bowler Sharjeel was dismissed for 126 and was playing at 70 at the time, but the umpire pointed out that it was the nine balls on which he returned to bat.

The bowlers of Islamabad United continued their no-balls and gave Babar Azam two chances on nine balls, as a result of which PSL's biggest partnership was 159 runs, which was previously held by Multan Sultans.

Sharjeel Khan took full advantage of the opportunity and completed his second century in the league.

Islamabad United had to wait a long time for the first wicket and on a total of 176, Alex Hales dropped another catch to Babar Azam but this time he was run out.

Babar Azam's 62-run innings came to an end after sharing PSL's record 176 runs with Sharjeel Khan.

Hassan Ali LBWed Sharjeel Khan on the second ball and took the second wicket in a row. Sharjeel was dismissed for 105 off 59 balls with 9 fours and 8 sixes.

Karachi Kings scored 196 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 20 overs.

In pursuit of the biggest goal of the event so far, Islamabad United did not have a good start and Phil Salt was already caught in the over trying to play a high shot on Emad Wasim's spin ball.

Islamabad's second-out batsman Shadab Khan returned without giving his share of the 13-wicket haul to Mohammad Amir, but then the team's incoming batsmen took an aggressive approach and upset the Karachi Kings. ۔

Alex Hales had a very poor performance in fielding but tried his best to make up for it in batting and in the first 5 overs the team scored 68 runs but was dismissed for 46 runs.

Faheem Ashraf also gave full support to Alex Hales but after Hales he also got out quickly and he scored 25 runs off 15 balls.

Iftikhar Ahmed and Hussain Talat batted responsibly and put the score ahead at a good pace.

Hussain Talat along with Iftikhar brought the team to a good position and scored 42 runs and got out on the ball of Muhammad Nabi, at that time the score of United was 176 runs.

Asif Ali was the last batsman to ensure the victory of the team by hitting Mohammad Amir with high sixes.

Iftikhar Ahmed took the winning run while he could not complete half a century by just one run and he scored an unbeaten 49 runs.

Islamabad United got the biggest target in the first ball of the last over and won by 5 wickets.

Alex Hales of Islamabad United was declared the best player of the match.

Remember that both teams have won their first matches in the event and both teams have not made any changes for this match.

Karachi Kings captain Emad Waseem said that the batting of Islamabad United is good while our bowling line is strong and we have to bowl well by scoring maximum runs.

Islamabad United Captain Shadab Khan said, "We have to work harder in bowling and try to keep Karachi to a minimum”.

Both Teams Consist Of These Players:

Islamabad United:

  • Shahdab Khan (Captain)
  • Alex Hales
  • Phil Salt
  • Hussain Talat
  • Asif Ali
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Lewis Gregory
  • Fahim Ashraf
  • Hassan Ali
  • Zafar Gohar
  • Muhammad Waseem


Karachi Kings:

  • Imad Waseem (Captain)
  • Babar Azam
  • Sharjeel Khan
  • Colin Ingram
  • Joe Clark
  • Muhammad Nabi
  • Daniel Christian
  • Amir Yameen
  • Waqas Maqsood
  • Muhammad Amir
  • Arshad Iqbal