After getting knocked down in the Gaddafi Stadium of Lahore, Karachi raised the bar of their game in the home ground to register 2 important points on the points table. With this victory, the blue team has managed to grab the second position, pushing Peshawar and Lahore down the ladder.
Winning the toss, Karachi decided to bowl first – a decision which saw the home team producing a dominating bowling performance. The pace department of Karachi devised proper plans for the firepower of Lahore’s batting as Chris Lynn, Ben Dunk and Samit Patel all failed to fire. As a result, Lahore only mustered 150 runs in their 20 overs.
In response, Karachi batted with a lot of method and purpose. It was the prowess of prolific batsman Babar Azam and Sharjeel’s belligerence which helped his unit gun down a modest total of 150 inside 18 overs.
Lahore’s poor fielding also aided Kings in avenging their previous defeat against arch-rivals Lahore Qalandars. This victory of Karachi has spiced up the points table as the race to final four remains open to all the five sides except Multan Sultans who already qualified for the play-offs of the competition.