The last league match was played between Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United. It was important match for Karachi Kings for qualifying playoffs and Islamabad United for getting 1st position in points table. The match was reduced for 15th overs due to heavy rain in Dubai before match. Karachi Kings won a toss and elected to bowl first against united. Islamabad United started batting with openers but little bit shaky and Islamabad United opener Ben Duckett gave his wicket in power play over. Islamabad United’s were facing little batting performance in this match and Karachi Kings also got RUNOUT in-forms United Batsman Hussain Talat in this match. A key player of United Shane Watson also gave his wicket after making just 2 RUNS in 7 balls. Brad Haddin batted well and made quick 20 RUNS for his team in 12 balls. The captain Islamabad United Misbah UL Haq didn’t hit huge sixes and boundaries this time for his team and he scored just 12 RUNS. The young talent 18 years old Shadab Khan made 9 RUNS in just 4 RUNS. Islamabad United accomplished for providing decent 123 RUNS target for chasing in 15th overs of Karachi Kings.
Karachi Kings started batting with openers Babar Azam and Chris Gayle and the day was reached for Chris Gayle. Finally Chris Gayle performed by bat after 6 times failing in PSL. Chris Gayle made 44 RUNS in just 17 balls in this match and he hit 5 sixes and 2 fours in this inning. Chris Gayle hit 3 sixes in a row of off-spinner Saeed Ajmal in this inning and it was really awesome inning played by this BIG Man. Karachi Kings openers provided 64 RUNS good partner of his team and after that Chris Gayle gave his wicket after making 44 quick RUNS for Karachi Kings. Kumar Sangakkara came for a bat on first down but he also scored 10 RUNS in this match. Shoaib Malik also didn’t perform in this match and he made just 7 RUNS in 10 balls. Babar Azam also gave his wicket young Shadab after making 27 RUNS in 27 balls. Karachi Kings needed 111 RUNS to qualify for playoffs. Kieron Pollard and Ravi Boppara played sensible knock for Kings and chased 111 RUNS for qualifying playoffs after that both these played chases match target 123 RUNS in last over of Match. Shadab Khan bowled really well and took 3 important wickets in this from Islamabad United. Chris Gayle got man of the award for this brilliant inning in this match and received also cash prize from HBLPSL. Karachi Kings became 4th and last team to qualify for playoffs and it will be played with Islamabad United once again in Playoffs on 1st March Wednesday. You can watch complete highlights Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United 20th PSL Match 2017 in Dubai from the below.