Karachi Kings batsman, Iftikhar Ahmed surprisingly emerged as the hero for his team against Lahore Qalandars as he kept his nerves to take Karachi over the line in a tight contest.
A fine all-round show by Iftikhar with two cheap wickets and a solid unbeaten 33, earned him the man of the match award. Iftikhar stamped his authority on the proceedings with a swivelling pull of the impressive Haris Rauf. From that moment onwards, at least one end looked secure.
The win not only lifted Karachi from the brink of elimination but put them ahead of Multan Sultans in the six-team points table. They are now fifth with six points, three wins and four defeats in seven games.