PSL8: Islamabad beat Kings by six wickets

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RAWALPINDI – Islamabad United beat Karachi Kings by six wickets in the 19th match of the Pakistan Super League 8 (PSL8) at the Pindi Cricket Stadium

Chasing the target, Islamabad United scored the required runs in 19.2 overs at the loss of four wickets. 

Batting first, Karachi Kings set a 202-run target for Islamabad United in 20 overs a the loss of five wickets. Imad Wasim’s splendid 54-ball 92 not out helped Karachi Kings to set a tough target for Islamabad United.The openers – Sharjeel Khan and Adam Rossington – failed to build a strong opening total. The batted followed by them Tayyab Tahir and Shoaib Malik could not stay for long on the pitch due to excellent performance with ball by United.After Kings suffered early losses, skipper Imad Wasim played heroic to recover the team from pressure and turn the tables on United. With total 13 boundaries, he made unbeaten 92 runs that propelled the team to build a tough target for the opponent team. Muhammad Irfan made 30 runs before he was removed by Tom Curra. 

Earlier, Karachi Kings won the toss and decided to bat first against Islamabad United.   

Squads

Islamabad United: Shadab Khan (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asif Ali, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Mohammad Wasim Junior, Azam Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Abrar Ahmed, Colin Munro, Paul Stirling, Rumman Raees, Sohaib Maqsood, Hassan Nawaz, Zeeshan Zamir, Mubasir Khan, Moeen Ali (yet to join), Alex Hales (yet to join).Karachi Kings: Matthew Wade(w), James Vince, Tayyab Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim(c), Ben Cutting, Irfan Khan, Aamer Yamin, Muhammad Musa, Tabraiz Shamsi and Akif Javed.

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