Pakistan Super League 2ND season has provided countless thrilling matches in this time but this match became one of top thrilling match of Pakistan Super League so far. This match was really crucial match for Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings and most important for Karachi because if they lost this game so Karachi Kings evicted from PSL 2nd season. Karachi and Lahore both are big cities of Pakistan and both teams are looking rivalry of Cricket in PSL. It was 2nd time both teams were playing match with each other in PSL 2nd season and in the first Match Lahore Qalandars won against Karachi by 7 Runs. It was really important match and this match was played in Dubai Stadium. Kumar Sangakkara is the captain of Karachi Kings won a toss and elected to field first. Lahore Qalandars started batting but in first few over opener Delport gave his wicket of Mohammad Amir and wicket keeper Sangakkara took stunning catch of him.
Lahore Qalandars openers and middle order batsmen didn’t provide good batting start of its team and after 2-3 overs important batsmen were going back to pavilion of Lahore Qalandars. Brendon McCullum, Umer Akmal and Grant Elliot didn’t bat really well in this important match and all these good batsmen went back to pavilion after making few score for his team. Mohamamd Rizwar wicket keeper of Qalandars and Sohail Tanvir tail-ender batted really well and made defendable target for his team in this match. Lahore Qalandars provided 155 RUNS target for chasing in 20 overs.
Karachi Kings started for chasing this target and Chris Gayle was not playing and resting in this pressure match. Mahela Jayawardene came for opening with inform Babar Azam. Both openers gave 20 plus score partnership and after that Mahela Jayawardene got run out by amazing through of Rizwan. Kumar Sangakkara and Babar Azam made good partnership for his team but Suniel Narine accomplished to get Sangakkara wicket on important time. Babar Azam also gave his wicket after Sangakkara dismissal and both settle batsmen of Karachi Kings went back to pavilion. Shoaib Malik and Ravi Bopara came for batting and due to lacking of strike rotating both players gave his wickets by direct RUNOUT. Lahore Qalandars were looking strong team to win this game and eliminated Karachi Kings from PSL 2nd season at this moment. Kieron Pollard came for bat after dismissal of Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim all-rounder of Kings also came for batted with Pollard. Karachi Kings needed 13 to 14 runs per over for winning this match and Pollard started batting like a champion. Pollard made 45* RUNS in just 20 balls and he hit four sixes and 1 four in this inning. Imad Wasim also made partnership with T20 Super Star Kieron Pollard in this match. In the last over Karachi Kings needed 14 RUNS in 6 balls and they just made 4 RUNS in 4 Balls. Karachi Kings needed 10 RUNS to win this match in just 2 balls. Amir Yamin fast-medium bowlers was bowling against Kieron Pollard and guess what Kieron Pollard hit 2 sixes in a row of Yamin bowling. Pollard accomplished to get win for his team in crucial time. It was really fantastic moment for Karachi Kings supporters. Owner of Karachi Kings and supporters of PSL biggest franchise were enjoyed this phenomenal moment. Pollard also celebrated this victory in his own style and he did push-ups on crease and running into stadium. All Karachi Kings players ran into stadium and celebrated this victory with Pollard and Imad Wasim. This was one of thrilling match of Pakistan Super League so far and Karachi Kings got place for playoffs after victory this match and Lahore Qalandars evicted from PSL after this defeated. Kieron Pollard also received man of the award for this phenomenal batting performance in this match. You can watch complete highlights Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars 18th PSL Match 2017 from the below.