Asif, Salt energy Islamabad United to victory over Karachi Kings

Islamabad United on Wednesday defeated Karachi Kings by 5 wickets following in an exciting Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) match on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium.

The Kings had set United a good 169-run goal however a catch dropped by Mohammad Rizwan turned a turning level within the thriller, permitting Asif Ali to smash 70 runs in 38 balls.

United’s Phil Salt scored 46 runs, whereas Shadab Khan hit a last-ball sixer so as to add to his group’s glory.

Earlier, United had gained the toss and elected to bowl first. However issues didn’t actually go United’s means because the Kings prime order hit boundaries left, proper, and centre.

Opener Babar Azam top-scored for the Kings with 68 runs off 50 balls — 40 off these coming off 10 boundaries. One-down, Liam Livingstone added a blistering knock of 56 off 31, with 5 fours and 4 sixes.

Azam and Livingstone put collectively 78 runs for the second wicket partnership.

Rumman Raees took three wickets for 27 runs in his 4 overs, whereas Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, and Amad Butt took a wicket every for the United.

Squads

Karachi Kings

Imad Wasim (c), Colin Munro, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Sohail Khan, Iftekhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Aamir Yamin, Ben Dunk, Liam Livingstone, Jahid Ali, Umer Khan

Islamabad United

Mohammad Sami (c), Luke Ronchi, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Ian Bell, Rumman Raees, Samit Patel, Phil Salt, Hussain Talat, Waqas Masood, Sahibzada Farhan, Zafar Gohar, Cameron Delport, Nasir Nawaz, Mohammad Musa, Wayne Parnell, Zahir Khan, Ammad Butt, Rizwan Hussain