Saturday Feb 27, 2021
The streak of successful run chases continued in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 on Saturday as Karachi Kings tracked down another giant of a target, defeating Multan Sultans by seven wickets at the National Stadium Karachi.
The tournament’s ninth straight victory for the team batting second was possible due to the Kings’ top-order, especially Babar Azam, who contributed a masterful 90* off 60 balls and anchored his team’s innings.
He was well supported by Sharjeel Khan (27 off 14) and Joe Clarke (54 off 26), who played at a much faster rate as Azam played the facilitator.
Earlier, Multan got a scintillating start from their own top-order batsmen and at one point looked set to score well above 200, only for them to slow down in the second half of their innings and eventually posting 195-6.
Mohammad Rizwan (45 off 32) was once again among the runs, although the scoring pace upfront was provided by Chris Lynn (32 off 14) and James Vince (45 off 29).
Karachi XI: Imad Wasim (capt), Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Amir Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal
Multan XI: Mohammad Rizwan (capt), Chris Lynn, James Vince, Sohaib Maqsood, Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, Shahid Afridi, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohail Khan, Usman Qadir, Shahnawaz Dahani
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