Karachi Kings 167 for 3 (Taib 65, Wade 46, Ehsanullah 2-22) Multan Sultans 101 (Rizwan 29, Malik 3-16, Shamsi 3-18) by 66 runs
Karachi Kings’ roaring ride continued in this season’s PSL, as tight contests and lopsided wins changed the pattern for the fourth straight match. The latest addition to the list came when they beat Multan Sultans by 66 runs on Sunday, just days after falling by three runs against the same team.
James Vince got off to a fast start for the Kings with the bat. After the first over, he took on Aqeel Hussain and Anwar Ali – both of whom had come into the Sultans XI – and reached 27 off 11 balls, before Anwar was caught at mid-on in the fourth over.
Tayyib attacked the offside and legside with equal ease and hit eight fours as he completed his half-century off 33 balls. With his fifty up in the 14th over, he hit Abbas Afridi for a six in the very next over, but slowed down after that as the Sultans went 31 balls without hitting a boundary.
And just after the 11th over, Tayyib’s brilliant day continued as he took a superb diving catch at the critical edge of Rizwan to give Malik his second wicket. Shamsi then struck in each of his next two overs, bowled Khushdil Shah and holed out Usama Mir at long-off to finish with figures of 3 for 18 which saw him as player of the match. Received the honor of the match.
Sultans’ innings was coming to an end in a hurry, as Imad then dismissed Carlos Brathwaite and Hussain in the 15th over, before Akif Raja also claimed his second wicket when Anwar Ali was caught at deep point. .