Karachi Kings win by seven wickets! That is it! Karachi Kings outplay Lahore Qalandars. Superb performance by Kings. 126 turned out to be an easy target for them. Lendl Simmons finishes unbeaten on 62 off 46 balls. Shakib Al Hasan provided him with a vital support as he scored 35-ball 51. And Shakib is man of the match.
Shakib Al Hasan Out! Too late for Lahore Qalandars. Shakib looking to finish it off in a hurry, ends up hitting it down towards long-on fielder. Kevon Cooper takes the catch. Shakib c K Cooper b Delport 51(35).
Live Score Karachi Kings 111/2 after 13 Overs: And now Shakib Al Hasan gets to his fifty as well. 50 off 32 balls. Three fours and equal number of sixes for him. Karachi Kings now need just 15 runs off 32 balls.
Live Score Karachi Kings 99/2 after 12 Overs: That is half-century up for Lendl Simmons. He has been sensational tonight. 50 off 36 balls. six fours and two fours against his name. Also Watch- Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, Free Live Cricket Streaming
Live Score Karachi Kings 82/2 after 10 Overs: Halfway through and Karachi Kings inching towards victory here. Lahore Qalandars need something jubilant to pull this one off. So far it has been Kings’ merry all the way.
Live Score Karachi Kings 77/2 after 8 Overs: The game is now slipping out of Lahore Qalandars hands. Shakib Al Hasana and Lendl Simmons doing it in style here. These two have now put on 73 runs off just 38 balls for the third wicket.
Live Score Karachi Kings 43/2 after 5 Overs: Dwayne Bravo into the attack. Shakib Al Hasan is playing a classy innings here. He smashes Bravo for back to back fours. 12 runs came from this over.
Live Score Karachi Kings 31/2 after 4 Overs: Karachi Kings are not chasing a big target, but they need to be careful here. Meanwhile, Lendl Simmons and Shakib Al Hasan have some other ideas. They take on Zafar Gohar. Shakib smashed him for two back to back sixes, while Simmons scored a four off him.
James Vince Out! Make that two. It is getting better and better for Lahore Qalandars. Vince is trapped leg before. He is not happy with decision, seems there was an edge before ball went to hit the pads. He was looking to sweep the ball. And umpire adds to his misery with a poor decision. James Vince lbw b Z Gohar 3(7).
Nauman Anwar Out! Gone! Early breakthrough for Lahore Qalandars. Straight to short fine-leg and Qalandars are off to a fine start. Nauman Anwar c Yasin b Zia-ul-Haq 0(1)
Live Score Lahore Qalandars 125/8 after 20 Overs: So that is it. Qalandars finish with a paltry score on board. Sohail Tanvir bowled a good last over. he not only picked the wicket of Mohammad Rizwan b Tanvir 37(31) but gave away just six runs. Karachi Kings bowlers were superb throughout, but last three overs were just sensational.
Kevon Cooper Out! That is hat-trick for Amir. Straight and full, Kevon Cooper misses the line of the ball and he is trapped in front of the wickets. K Cooper lbw b Amir 0(1). What an eventful over from Amir.
Zohaib Khan Out! Second wicket for Amir, Zohaib opts for a scoop and ends up playing towards keeper, who takes an easy catch. The scoop did not came off. Amir is on a hat-trick now. Zohaib Khan c Saifullah Bangash b Amir 0(1).
Dwayne Bravo Out! Gone! Bowled him! Bravo looking to make room misses the line of the ball and is cleaned up. Mohammad Amir picks his first wicket. Dwayne Bravo b Amir 14(14).
Live Score Lahore Qalandars 115/4 after 18 Overs: Excellent over from Sohail Tanvir. He concedes just eight runs, Lahore Qalandars need more. Just two overs remaining, they have wickets in hand and shoul throw their bat at everything.
Live Score Lahore Qalandars 98/4 after 16 Overs: Time for the late onslaught now with just four overs remaining. Dwayne Bravo and Mohammad Rizwan with the responsibility to finish on a high.
Sohaib Maqsood Out! Gone! Imad Wasim bowls a wide on, Maqsood goes after it only to spoon the ball high in the air. Ravi Bopara takes the catch near point. Maqsood c Bopara b Imad Wasim 22(27).
Live Score Lahore Qalandars 69/3 after 12 Overs: Mohammad Rizwan has joined Sohaib Maqsood. Batting not easy on this pitch. Shoaib Malik shuffling his bowlers well, and spinners have done a commendable job so far.
Cameron Delport Out! Last thing Qalandars wanted is a run-out. Sohaib Maqsood sends back Cameron Delport who was halfway down the pitch. He fails to reach non-strikers end and is run out. Delport run out (Iftikhar Ahmed/Shoaib Malik) 17(22).
Live Score Lahore Qalandars 47/2 after 8 Overs: Karachi Kings bowlers keeping it tight so far. Not allowing Lahore Qalandars to score freely. And thus batsmen are pushing hard for singles.
Live Score Lahore Qalandars 38/2 after 6 Overs: Sohaib Maqsood walks out to the middle. And another bowling here. It is Sohail Tanvir into the attack. Lahore Qalandars need big partnership from here on now and it is up to these two to take their side out of this initial slump.
Azhar Ali Out! Shakib Al Hasan introduced into the attack as first change and he rewards his captain by removing Azhar Ali. Azhar stepped down, only to miss the line of the ball and is bowled. That ball went between bat and pad gap there. A Ali b Shakib 18(16).
Live Score Lahore Qalandars 30/1 after 4 Overs: End of Mohammad Amir’s second over. He was bit expensive in this over, gave away 12 runs. Qalandars looking to build the innings here. Only two bowlers used by Karachi Kings so far.
Live Score Lahore Qalandars 18/1 after 3 Overs: End of another good over from Shoaib Malik. Sevn from this over though, it included a wide one from Malik. Batsmen not looking to take any risk as of now.
Live Score Lahore Qalandars 11/1 after 2 Overs: Good over by Mohammad Amir. Gives away just four runs. Azhar Ali, hit the boundary on that occasion. Cameron Delport has joined Azhar in the middle.
Chris Gayle Out! What a start for Karachi Kings. Chris Gayle show ends as soon as it started. He hit Shoaib Malik for a four and then next ball he perishes. Looking to go for another big hit, he mistimes the shot and ends up hitting it towards long-on. Gayle c James Vince b Shoaib Malik 6(4).
Here is a look at playing XI of both the teams-
Lahore Qalandars: Azhar Ali(c), Chris Gayle, Cameron Delport, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Sohaib Maqsood, Dwayne Bravo, Naved Yasin, Kevon Cooper, Zafar Gohar, Zohaib Khan, Zia-ul-Haq.
Karachi Kings: Nauman Anwar, Lendl Simmons, James Vince, Shoaib Malik(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sohail Tanvir, Saifullah Bangash(w), Mohammad Amir.
TOSS: Karachi Kings have won the toss and have opted to field.
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