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  • 1:30 AM IST

    LIVE, Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, PSL 2017, KK 75/4 in 9.4 overs (13) Target 95| Babar Azam 47 (30), Imad Wasim 8 (9): All over: Karachi have beaten Islamabad United by 8 runs (D/L Method). Rain once again played spoilsport, when Kings needed another 20 to win. they were well ahead of the D/L par score and in the end, the umpires called off the match and declared Karachi the winners.

  • 12:54 AM IST

    LIVE, Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, PSL 2017, KK 50/3 in 6 overs (13) Target 95| Babar Azam 35 (20), Ravi Bopara 1 (2): Kings have lost a couple of wickets more, but they still have Babar Azam, who is going great guns at the moment. Ravi Bopara has joined Azam at the crease. OUT! Kumar Sangakkara b Irfan 2 (3), Shoaib Malik c Ajmal b Khalid 8 (9)

  • 12:35 AM IST

    LIVE, Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, PSL 2017, KK 20/1 in 2 overs (13) Target 95| Babar Azam 15 (8), Kumar Sangakkara 2 (3): Karachi Kings have lost an early wicket, that of Chris Gayle for just 2. Sangakkara and Babar Azam are at the crease now and they will look to get a healthy partnership here. Azam has played some excellent shots around the park already. United will look to remove him early. OUT! Chris Gayle c Irfan b Sami 2 (3)

  • 12:16 AM IST

    LIVE, Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, PSL 2017, IU 92/8 in 13 overs (13), Shadab Khan 1 (1): Islamabad United have finished with 90 runs on the board and their bowlers have to do very well if they are to restrict Karachi Kings today. Karachi need 95 to win this match from 13 overs (D/L). It has also started to rain now, but the covers have not come on yet, which means the second innings will begin on time.

  • 11:48 PM IST

    LIVE, Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, PSL 2017, IU 51/3 in 9 overs (13), Misbah-ul-Haq 15 (21), Shane Watson 0 (0): Play has resumed, but it will now be a 13-over match. Smith has been dismissed for 26, but United need some big hits to ensure that they put up a decent score on the board. Misbah and Watson at the crease now. OUT! Dwayne Smith c Sangakara b Usama Mir 28 (22)

  • 11:19 PM IST

    Rain has stopped play once again. Islamabad United are 34/2 in 7.1 overs . Stay tuned for further updates

  • 11:02 PM IST

    LIVE, Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, PSL 2017, IU 34/2 in 7 overs (18), Dwayne Smith 21 (17), Misbah-ul-Haq 5 (14): United have accelerated courtesy of some power hitting from Smith. But he was given a life after he was dropped by Usman Khan in the deep. They will need him and Misbah to fire today.

  • 10:52 PM IST

    LIVE, Islamabad United vs Karachi Kings, PSL 2017, IU 14/2 in 4 overs (18), Dwayne Smith 4 (10), Misbah-ul-Haq 2 (3): What a start for Karachi Kings. Billings was dismissed off the second ball of the innings for a duck. Then, wicketkeeper Haddin was sent packing for 6. Imad Wasim with both wickets. This is just the start thr Kings would have wanted. OUT! Sam Billings LBW b Imad 0 (2), Brad Haddin c & b Imad 6 (10)

  • 10:33 PM IST

    UPDATE: Couple of overs have been reduced due to rain. This will be a 18-over game as a result

  • 10:32 PM IST

    Playing XI:

    Islamabad United: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Dwayne Smith, Sam Billings, Brad Haddin (wk), Shane Watson, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Imran Khalid, Mohammad Irfan, Saeed Ajmal, Mohammad Sami

    Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Chris Gayle, Kumar Sangakkara (c & wk), Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Amir, Usama Mir, Usman Khan

Chris Gayle will look to get a big score in this match after failing in the previous one © Getty Images (File Photo)
Chris Gayle will look to get a big score in this match after failing in the previous one © Getty Images (File Photo)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Match 10 of the Pakistan  Super League (PSL) between Islamabad United and Karachi Kings. This match will be played at Sharjah, where the previous match of the day between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators was interrupted by rain. We could be in for some rain delays in this match as well. However, Karachi Kings have now lost seven matches in a row in the tournament, which include three in this edition alone. They suffered a narrow 7-run loss in their match against the Lahore Qalandars on Thursday. Islamabad United on the other hand have won two out of their three matches so far.

In their previous match, Islamabad United completed an easy 5-wicket win against Quetta Gladiators. Chasing a modest total of 149, opener Sam Billings struck an unbeaten 50-ball 78 to ensure United won off the last over. Karachi Kings on the other hand were on their way to an easy win in their previous game.  Shoaib Malik and skipper Kumar Sangakkara put on 101 for the third wicket. Barring Sangakkara’s 65 and Malik’s 39, none of the batsmen stepped up and as a result, conceded the match in the end. Qalandars to their credit kept the pressure on the batsmen despite a good show from Malik and Sangakkara.

Karachi Kings are not short of firepower though. They have the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Ravi Bopara, who can turn the match on its heads at any juncture. United have an extremely strong batting line-up and are also blessed with some good bowlers. Dwayne Smith, Billings, Shane Watson, Brad Haddin and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq constitute the top 5, which is perhaps the best in the tournament.

Squads:

Karachi Kings: Kumar Sangakkara (c & wk), Babar Azam, Abrar Ahmed, Ravi Bopara, Chris Gayle, Hasan Mohsin, Imad Wasim, Mahela Jayawardene, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Manzoor, Ryan McLaren, Mohammad Amir, Kieron Pollard, Rahat Ali, Saifullah Bangash, Shahzaib Hasan, Shoaib Malik, Sohail Khan, Usama Mir.

Islamabad United: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Shane Watson, Steven Finn, Samuel Badree, Brad Haddin (wk), Sam Billings, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif, Saeed Ajmal, Asif Ali, Rumman Raees, Imran Khalid, Amad Butt, Hussain Talat. Supplementary players: Dwayne Smith, Ben Duckett, Shadab Khan, Zohaib Khan.