Good Afternoon! Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live covergae of Match 12 the 2016 Pakistan Super League (PSL) between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium on Friday.We will be bringing you the live updates from what promises to be an exciting encounter. Karachi Kings have so far played four games, and have managed to win just a game, while they have suffered three loses, along with a net run-rate of +0.085. While the Lahore Qalandars too have played the same amount of games, and have the same amount of result, along with a net run-rate of -0.588. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, Match 12 at Sharjah

Live Cricket Score Lahore Qalandars 151/8 | Overs 20 | BATTING: Kevon Cooper 10 (9), Zohaib Khan 10 (6): KARACHI WIN! A miracle, as the strong Karachi bowling attack slows down the strong start by the Qalandars. Eight wickets were lost by the Qalandars in the innings.

Live Cricket Score Lahore Qalandars 120/3 | Overs 15 | BATTING: Cameron Delport 48 (34), Chris Gayle 36 (26): THREE DOWN!!!! All of a sudden, they have lost three wickets in the form of Delport, Gayle and Dwayne Bravo. However, it’s just 59 required from 30 and should be easily chased down. Delport had scored his half-century.

Live Cricket Score Lahore Qalandars 90/0 | Overs 10 | BATTING: Cameron Delport 48 (34), Chris Gayle 36 (26): No harm done as the opener continue to bat brilliantly and batter the Karachi bowlers all of a sudden, with just 89 required off 60 deliveries.

Live Cricket Score Lahore Qalandars 38/0 | Overs 5 | BATTING: Cameron Delport 18 (16), Chris Gayle 18 (14): Healthy start by the Qalandars as both the openers are off to a steady start, and make sure that they don’t lose early wickets, as the Qalandars hacve a strong bowling attack.

Live Cricket Score Karachi Kings 178/5 | Overs 20 | BATTING: Ravi Bopara 71(43), Mushfiqur Rahim 10(7): While the English side is struggling in the fourth ODI, having lost 6 wickets with just 106 runs on board, Bopara’s unbeaten knock of 71 has powered his franchise Karachi to a competitive score of 178 against Lahore. After the early three wicket, the fourth wicket fell in the 15th over followd by last breakthrough which Lahore made in the 18th over. While Bopara was stuck on one end, he saw his teammates throwing away their wickets on the other end. OUT! Shakib Al Hasan c Bravo b Zafar Gohar 9(9), OUT! Imad Wasim c Delport b Cooper 11(7)

Live Cricket Score Karachi Kings 96/3 | Overs 13 | BATTING: Ravi Bopara 22(21), Shakib Al Hasan 1(2): Zohaib Khan has been the pick of the bowlers for Lahore so far in the match, makng two breakthroughs out of the thre wickets fell from the Karachi camp. He dismissed the set batsman and opener Anwar in the 7th over. A full toss from the bowler, Anwar blindly goes for a sweep who only ends up giving Umar Akmal a catch at long-off. He struck again in his very next over. This time, the new batsman Vince had to walk back. The third wicket fell after a span of three overs. This time the wicket-taker was Zafar Gohar, who removed the skipper Malik. OUT! Shoaib Malik c Delport b Zafar Gohar 27(25), OUT! Nauman Anwar c Umar Akmal b Zohaib Khan 35(25), OUT! James Vince c Bravo b Zohaib Khan 7(5)

Live Cricket Score Karachi Kings 37/0 | Overs 5 | BATTING: Shoaib Malik 11(11) , Nauman Anwar 24(19): Karachi are off to a good start, going almost eight an over. Ehsan Adil opened bowling for Lahore who went was expensive in his first over. The Karachi openers managed eight runs off it. Lahore skipper Bravo came in from the other end, made up for a poor first over, giving just four runs. Adil came back again and has leaked 14 runs off his first two overs. Here, Anwar has taken charge of his side, hitting a six and two fours already in the 19 deliveries he has faced so far.

TOSS UPDATE: Lahore Qalandars won the toss, elected to field first.

Playing XI:

Lahore Qalandars: Chird Gayle, Cameron Delport, Naved Yasin, Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Hammad Azam, Zohaib Khan, Zafar Gohar, KK Cooper, Ehsan Adil

Karachi Kings: Nauman Anwar, James Vince, Shakib Al Hasan, Ravi Bopara, Shoaib Malik (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Imad Wasim, Sohail Tanvir, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, Mir Hamza

As the points table suggests, it’s a clash of the bottom two teams in the table, with Karachi at no. four, followed by LAhore at no. five. Both the teams have a star studded side. However, the teams have not managed to click in yet convincingly. With just a few games left, both the teams would aim for a win here as they aim to finish in the top four section of the table in order to have any chance of playing the final, by qualifying for the play-offs.

Squads:

Karachi Kings: Lendl Simmons, Nauman Anwar, James Vince, Imad Wasim, Shoaib Malik (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Ravi Bopara, Sohail Tanvir, Usama Mir, Saifullah Bangash (wk), Mohammad Amir, Bilawal Bhatti, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mir Hamza, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sohail Khan, Shahzaib Hasan.

Lahore Qalandars: Azhar Ali (c), Cameron Delport, Naved Yasin, Umar Akmal, Dwayne Bravo, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Kevon Cooper, Zohaib Khan, Zafar Gohar, Ehsan Adil, Ajantha Mendis, Sohaib Maqsood, Zia-ul-Haq, Abdul Razzaq, Chris Gayle, Mukhtar Ahmed, Imran Butt, Hammad Azam, Adnan Rasool.