Karachi Kings beat table-toppers Multan Sultans by big margin
Karachi Kings proved to be too good for Multan Sultans at their home as thumped the visitors by 66 runs at the National Bank Cricket Arena on Sunday evening. Multan Sultans, playing their first match out of Multan, were all out for a paltry 101 in 16.3 overs after they were set 168 to win.
Karachi Kings 167/3 (20 ov)
Multan Sultans 101/10 (16.3 ov)
Karachi Kings won by 66 runs.
Tayyab Tahir had a fantastic HBL Pakistan Super League debut as the right-hander scored 65 off 46 (eight fours and a six) after Mohammad Rizwan inserted Karachi Kings.
Tayyab, who earned a maiden call up in Pakistan’s ODI squad for a series against New Zealand in January, put a solid 109-run partnership with Matthew Wade, who scored 46 off 47.
Both were dismissed by Ihsanullah (two for 22), while Anwar Ali removed James Vince (27 off 12) as Karachi Kings made 167 for three.
The second half of the match was dominated by Karachi Kings’ spinners as Shoaib Malik (three for 16), Tabraiz Shamsi (three for 18) and Imad Wasim (two for 34) took eight wickets, while left-arm pacer Akif Javed took two wickets for eight.
The partnership of 41 between Shan Masood (25 off 16) and Mohammad Rizwan (29 off 25) was the only positive for Multan Sultans. The fall of the former in the fifth over sparked a collapse which no batter below the order could arrest.
Multan Sultans remain at the top of the points table with four wins and two defeats in six matches. Karachi Kings now have two wins from six matches and move to third, ahead of Lahore Qalandars because of a better net run rate.
Karachi Kings Fall of wickets: 1-32 (James Vince - 3.1 ov), 2-141 (Tayyab Tahir - 16.6 ov), 3-148 (Matthew Wade - 18.2 ov)
Multan Sultans Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Shan Masood - 4.6 ov), 2-57 (Rilee Rossouw - 6.5 ov), 3-68 (David Miller - 9.1 ov), 4-70 (Mohammad Rizwan - 10.1 ov), 5-76 (Khushdil Shah - 11.6 ov), 6-88 (Usama Mir - 13.2 ov), 7-95 (Carlos Brathwaite - 14.1 ov), 8-97 (Akeal Hosein - 14.4 ov), 9-101 (Anwar Ali - 15.3 ov), 10-101 (Abbas Afridi - 16.3 ov)
Karachi Kings: Matthew Wade(WK), James Vince, Tayyab Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim(C), Ben Cutting, Irfan Khan, Aamer Yamin, Musa Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akif Javed
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan(WK/C), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Anwar Ali, Akeal Hosein, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi, hsanullah
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023 09:00
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Toss: Multan Sultans won the toss & elected to field
Officials Umpires: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) Martin Saggers (England TV)
Match Referee: Iftikhar Ahmed (Pakistan)
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