Pakistan Super League Eliminator Match played between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings. Islamabad United is the defending champion of PSL and Karachi Kings is biggest franchise of PSL. It was do or die match for both teams and which team loses this match so will be evicted from Pakistan Super League 2nd season. Islamabad United captain Misbah UL Haq won a toss and elected to field first and Karachi Kings didn’t get good start from their openers Chris Gayle and Babar Azam. Both players played first two maiden overs in this match and after that Babar Azam hit 4 sixes of Mohammad Irfan in 3rd over. The crowd didn’t see once again Gayle storm and Chris Gayle just hit one six and went back to pavilion. Babar Azam also gave his wicket of youngster Shadab Khan in this match. Karachi Kings batsmen didn’t perform well in this match and all the middle were going back to pavilion after making few RUNS. Shoaib Malik became high scorer and made 25 RUNS in just 23 balls. Islamabad United bowlers bowled really well and especially Rumman Raees got 4 important wickets by given just 25 RUNS. Shane Watson and Mohammad Sami also took 2, 2 wickets in this match. Shadab Khan the youngster bowled really well and he also took 1 wicket. Karachi Kings got all out in 19 overs and provided target 126 RUNS to chase for Islamabad United.
Islamabad United started batting and they also didn’t get good start from opening stand. Mohammad Amir got wicket of Dwayne Smith on caught behind and Kumar Sangakkara took amazing catch of Smith as a Super Man style. Brad Haddin is gone on duck and Mohammad Amir also took wicket of him. A young player Asif Ali who came for bat as an opener played sensible knock and made 39 RUNS in 30 balls. Misbah UL Haq and Shane Watson didn’t bat well for their team and went back to pavilion after making few RUNS. Shadab Khan was performing really nice in last few matches in PSL but he couldn’t perform in this important match and got out after making just 1 RUN. Only two Batsmen of Islamabad United reached to score on 2 digits and it was really poor batting performance showed by defending champion of PSL. Imad Wasim became hero for Karachi Kings and he took 3 important wickets on pressure time. Imad took wicket of skipper Misbah UL Haq and star all-rounder Shane Watson. Osama Mir also bowled really well and he took 3 wickets in this match. Osama Mir also took wicket of dangerous Asif Ali in this match. Karachi Kings bowled superbly and took all wickets of Islamabad United on 82 RUNS. Karachi Kings qualified for Semi-Final and Kings will play this match Peshawar Zalmi on 3rd March at Dubai. Imad Wasim got man of the match for this amazing performance along with cash prize. You can watch complete Highlights of Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United Eliminator Match in PSL 2017 from the below.