Eoin Morgan will be eager to take Karachi Kings to the final © Getty Images
Eoin Morgan will be eager to take Karachi Kings to the final © Getty Images

After the end of group stages, Pakistan Super League 2018 moves to the business end of the tournament. Islamabad United ended as the top-ranked side in the points table, and face, second ranked, Karachi Kings in the Qualifiers at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai). The winner will straight away proceed to the final, whereas Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators will lock horns in Eliminator 1 on March 20. The winner of their clash, and loser of today’s encounter will face-off for another chance to make it to the summit clash (much like IPL).

The Qualifier will be match 31 of the third edition of Pakistan’s T20 tournament. The live coverage will be shown on Discovery’s sports channel, DSport. One can catch live streaming of the tournament on cricketgateway.com, account needed. The matches are also show live on cricketgateway’s Facebook page as well (with delay).

Kings prevailed over United in their last league encounter. Batting first, Misbah-ul-haq and co. couldn’t get going and succumbed to 124 all-out owing to Usman Khan’s 4-for. The target was achieved with seven wickets in hand and three overs to play. Kings would hope for a repeat of such a performance, and storm into the final.