The Karachi Kings defeated Quetta Gladiators in a dramatic match, played in Karachi on Sunday (March 10). Bu snatching close victory from Gladiators, Kings has qualified for the playoff stage of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2019.
Batting first, Karachi Kings set a victory target of 191 runs for Quetta Gladiators after Quetta Gladiators won the toss and elected to bowl first against Karachi Kings. Ahmed Shehzad completely dominated the pitch, smashing boundaries in all directions. He was tragically robbed of his century, as he got out a single run shy of a 100
Soon after Shehzad’s dismissal on 99, on the very next ball Anwar Ali got dismissed. But the final nail in the coffin was when after a ball skipper Sarfraz Ahmed got bowled out. Sohail Tanveer came on the crease to play the final ball of the innings, when three runs were required. He managed to contribute just one with a leg bye. The Sarfraz’s team got restricted to 189. Its worth mentioning that Quetta Gladiators, Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United and Karachi Kings qualify into the Playoffs.
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23 June, 2019