PSL 2021 – Karachi Kings beat Quetta Gladiators by 7 wickets: Karachi Kings played like a defending champions to thrash Quetta Gladiators in the opening match of the Pakistan Super League. After bunding out Gladiators for just 121 runs, Imad Wasim’s side achieved the target in just 14th over with Joe Clarke striking 46 of just 23 balls.
Karachi won with 6.1 overs to spare, their biggest victory in terms of balls left.
Karachi Kings 126 for 3 (Clarke 46, Nabi 30*, Hasnain 2-18) beat Quetta Gladiators 121 (Gayle 39, Iqbal 3-16, Maqsood 2-21) by seven wickets
The win was initially set up by the Kings bowlers – emerging player Arshad Iqbal took 3-16 punctured the Gladiators with regular wickets throughout the innings, and in the end, bowled them out for 121 in 18.2 overs. Despite of presence of Tom Banton, Sarfraz Ahmed and Chris Gayle as top 3 – Quetta batting felt flat. For champion Karachi Kings, Arshad Iqbal tool 3-16, and Waqas Masood picked 2/21.
PSL 2021 – Karachi Kings beat Quetta Gladiators by 7 Wickets.
|Sharjeel Khan||lbw b M Hasnain||4||4||1||0||100.00|
|Babar Azam (WK)||c S Ahmed b M Hasnain||24||20||3||0||120.00|
|Joe Clarke||c Azam Khan b Usman Shinwari||46||23||6||3||200.00|
|Colin Ingram||Not out||17||22||1||0||77.27|
|Mohammad Nabi||Not out||30||14||2||3||214.29|
|Extra||5 (b 0, w 4, nb 0, lb 1)|
|Yet To Bat||IM Wasim, M Amir, DT Christian, Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Arshad Iqbal|
QUETTA GLADIATORS- 121 all out (18.2 ovs)
|Tom Banton||c JM Clarke b IM Wasim||5||3||1||0||166.67|
|Sarfraz Ahmed (WK/C)||c JM Clarke b Aamer Yamin||7||8||1||0||87.50|
|Chris Gayle||c M Amir b DT Christian||39||24||4||2||162.50|
|Saim Ayub||c Aamer Yamin b Waqas Maqsood||8||14||1||0||57.14|
|Azam Khan||c DT Christian b Arshad Iqbal||17||14||1||1||121.43|
|Mohammad Nawaz||runout (DT Christian / Waqas Maqsood)||3||8||0||0||37.50|
|Ben Cutting||b Arshad Iqbal||11||13||2||0||84.62|
|Qais Ahmad||c JM Clarke b Waqas Maqsood||16||13||1||1||123.08|
|Usman Shinwari||c IM Wasim b M Amir||0||4||0||0||0.00|
|Mohammad Hasnain||c JM Clarke b Arshad Iqbal||4||5||1||0||80.00|
|Naseem Shah||Not out||1||4||0||0||25.00|
|Extra||10 (b 0, w 6, nb 0, lb 4)|
PSL 2021 – KK vs QS Playing XI: