Karachi Kings suffered fifth defeat in a row as poor form continues

 Islamabad united defeated  Karachi Kings by a  margin of 42 runs in a one sided affair

Karachi Kings continues its poor form as it lost fifth match in a row. This time Islamabad United defeated Karachi Kings by 42 runs. It was expected that Karachi Kings led by Pakistani captain Babar Azam will bounce back strongly after the early losses but unfortunately it didn’t happened so far. Kings now need a miracle to make a come back in the PSL season seven.   Islamabad United won third match of the PSL-7 to earn 2 more points. United now has 6 points.   

Karachi Kings failed once again to get their first win today as well after Islamabad United defeated them.  Chasing a 178-run target, Kings' never looked comfortable as both Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan were sent back to the hut with the score of just 21 runs. Karachi continued to lose wickets at regular intervals as Islamabad bowlers dominate the match.

Though, Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi played a good knock of 41 runs and remained the highest scorer for his team. In the late overs, Nabi tried to bring Kings closer to the target by smashing some boundaries, but the task for him was humongous against a brilliant United attack restricted Kings' to 135.

In terms of bowling, Shadab was once against the stand-out bowler for his team with the brilliant figures of 4-15 in four overs, while Waqas Maqsood, Hasan Ali, and Wasim Junior picked one wicket each.

After deciding to bat first, Islamabad United had handed a 178-run target to Karachi Kings. Though, no batter from United reached the half-century, but their top-order contributed with 30-odd runs to help the team reach 177. But most of the batsmen made contributions to score competitive runs on the board.

Paul Sterling and Alex Hales gave them a 66 runs stand, as Kings' bowlers continued to strike in the middle to break the partnerships. Paul scored 39, Hales 30, Munro 33, while Shadad scored a quick-fire 34 runs, and in the end Azam Khan played a small-cameo of 16 runs off just seven balls.

                                                                     Sports Desk

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