karachi kings 167 for 3 (Tayyab 65, Wade 46, Ihsanullah 2-22) hit Multan Sultans 101 (Rizwan 29, Malik 3-16, Shamsi 3-18) for 66 runs
The Karachi Kings’ see-saw in this season’s PSL continued, with the pattern of tight finishes and rather one-sided wins alternating for a fourth consecutive match. The latest addition to the list was when they beat Multan Sultans by 66 runs on Sunday, just days after losing by three runs against the same team.
Put in for a pinch hit, James Vince got off to a quick start for the Kings. The first time around, he faced Akeal Hosein and Anwar Ali – both of whom had entered the Sultans’ XI – and raced for 27 from 11 deliveries, before hitting a catch midway through Anwar for the fourth finish.
Tayyab attacked the offside and leg side with equal ease and hit eight fours as he recovered his 33-delivery half-century. With his fifty won in the 14th over he hit Abbas Afridi to just six in the next but slowed down after that as Sultans bowled 31 bowls without conceding a boundary.
And soon after in the 11th over, Tayyab’s fantastic day continued as he made a superb dive into Rizwan’s tip point to give Malik his second wicket. Shamsi then batted in each of his next two overs, bowling Khushdil Shah and sending Usama Mir close in the long-off to finish with figures of 3 for 18 that earned him Player of the Match accolades.
The Sultans innings looked to be heading towards a hurried conclusion as Imad then removed Carlos Brathwaite and Hosein in the 15th over before Akif Raja also claimed his second wicket when Anwar Ali cut a catch to the deep point.