Multan Sultans defeated Karachi Kings by 7 wickets in the opening match PSL-7

 Muhammad Rizwan's 52 helped Multan Sultans to chase down the target of 125 runs at the loss of just 3 wickets

Multan Sultans draw the first blood against Karachi Kings in the opening match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 7th edition.  Muhammad Rizwan’s unbeaten 52 runs were crucial in the chase of the target of 125 runs.  While Shan Masood (26), Sohaib Maqsood (30), and Rilee Rossouw (2) were sent back to the pavilion by Karachi's bowlers, Rizwan stood his ground till the end of the match.

Rizwan smashed an unbeaten 52 off 47 balls with the help of five 4s and one 6, while Babar, who is ranked as the top T20I batter in the ICC rankings, scored 23 off 29 balls. Imran Tahir took three wickets for Sultans to restrict Kings at a low score.  

Multan Sultans won the toss and elected to field first against Karachi Kings. The Karachi Kings handed a meagre 124-run target to the defending champions Multan Sultans, as Imran Tahir picked up three wickets to restrict the Kings. 

The fall of wickets began in the 10th over when Tahir picked up the first and crucial wicket of Sharjeel Khan (43), who was on a roll with his opening partner and skipper Babar Azam.

Later in the 11th over, Khushdil Shah took the wicket of Babar in the next over (23), piling up pressure on the Sultans.

Mohammad Nabi was the third man to go for 10 of 17 balls and the man to dismiss him was Tahir. In the same over, the veteran spinner picked up the wicket of Tom Lammonby (1). Joe Clarke (26) was dismissed by Shahnawaz Dahani in the 18th over.

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