PSL-6: Sultans beat Karachi Kings by 12 runs

 PSL-6: Sultans beat Karachi Kings by 12 runs

Multan Sultans beat Karachi Kings by 12 runs

Abu Dhabi, 11June: Captain of Karachi Kings Babar Azam fought hard for team but Multan Sultans bowled tight to win the match by 12 runs.

Babar Azam was struggling to take runs due to his partner Sharjeel Khan, mostly known for power-hitting in the powerplay. Babar look frustrated a couple of times but made it possible to score runs for his team.

The Kings suffered an early blow as Sharjeel Khan was dismissed for four runs, while Martin Guptill and Najibullah Zadran were sent packing for 11 runs each.

Even Babar Azam’s 85 runs could not help the Kings in their 177-run chase.

Multan Sultans bowler Imran Tahir secured two wickets, while Imran Khan was able to pick up three wickets.

Multan Sultans’ innings

The Sultans had put up a competitive 176-run score on the board, courtesy 68-run partnership between the team’s captain, Mohammad Rizwan, and Riley Rossouw.

Rossouw scored 44, Sohaib Maqsood 31, and Rizwan hit 29 runs before being sent back to the pavilion.

The Kings’ skipper Imad Wasim saw his side off to a good start as he got Rahmanullah Gurba’s wicket for just three runs in the first over, while Waqas Maqsood bowled Shoaib Maqsood for 31 runs in the third over.

Moreover, Thisara Perera was able to take two wickets for the Kings.

The Karachi Kings had a good run in the first phase of the PSL in Karachi, winning three out of their five matches. The Sultans, on the other hand, had managed to win just one of the five games it played in first leg of the tournament.

This is the second match between the different sides, with the first having been played in Karachi in the principal leg of the competition. It was a one-sided affair even after the Sultans posed a mammoth total on the board, only to be comfortably chased by the Kings, who won the game with seven wickets in hand and in less than 19 overs.

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