PSL 8: Guptill beat Karachi Kings


KARACHI – Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by six runs in the sixth match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL8) at Karachi’s National Stadium on Saturday.

Martin Guptill played a powerful innings that helped Quetta Gladiators build a fighting total of 169 runs against Karachi Kings. This is the third match of the season that Karachi Kings have lost in a row.

Guptill made 117 off 67 balls after his opening partner Jason Roy was sent to pavilion for zero. He was supported by Iftikhar Ahmed, who made 32 runs, on the crease to push the score. Other players, including Umar Akmal and Sarfraz Ahmed, failed to perform.

Kings’s Imad Wasim took three wickets while Aamer Yamin claimed two wickets in a bid to restrict the visitors from setting a mammoth target. However, Yamin managed to remove Guptill in the last over. 

Earlier, Kings won the toss and elected to field first. 

Imad Wasim-led Kings will be looking to get back in the game after having back-to-back blows in the first two games against Peshawar Zalmi, and Islamabad United. In the first game Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi registered a thumping victory over Karachi Kings, and United too chased down Kings in the last game.the Country’s largest city Karachi will host back-to-back matches on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The last fixture in the metropolis city will take place on February 26.

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