Hello and Welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 14 of Pakistan Super League (PSL)2016 between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators at the Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday. Shoaib Malik led Karachi Kings side will lock horns with Sarfraz Ahmed led Quetta Gladiators in another crucial PSL tie.Karachi Kings hails of some star players like Ravi Bopara, Lendl Simmons, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanir, Mohammad Amir and Mushfiqur Rahim. Quetta Gladiators on the other hand has the services of Kevin Pietersen, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Gul and Luke Wright. The battle will be an epic one. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Karachi Kings vs Quetta Gladiators, Match 14 at Sharjah

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: LQ 127/5 in 18.5 Overs. BATTING: Sarfraz Ahmed 29 (33), Anwar Ali 5 (7): Qalandars win!!!! That’s it, the Qalandars make it all of a weal Karachi side as they sail to a comfirtbale five-wicket win in 18.5 overs.

OUT! Mohammad Nawaz run out 6 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: LQ 104/4 in 15 Overs. BATTING: Sarfraz Ahmed 16 (22), Mohammad Nawaz 1 (2): GONE!!!! A couple of more wickets down for the Qalandars, as they Pietersen and Grant Elliott for 26 and five, respectively, while Mohammad Nawaz is the new man in. 23 required off 30.

OUT! Kevin Pietersen c Sohail Tanvir b Usama Mir 26 (22), Grant Elliott b Shakib Al Hasan 5 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: LQ 64/2 in 10 Overs. BATTING: Kevin Pietersen 16 (15), Sarfraz Ahmed 5 (6): GONE!!!! This time, it’s Ahmed Shehzad, who falls dor a healthy 41 to Usama Mir, while Sarfraz Ahmed makes his way in. 50 required off 60.

OUT! Ahmed Shehzad b Usama Mir 41 (27)

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: LQ 35/1 in 5 Overs. BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 22 (16), Kevin Pietersen 1 (2): GONE!!!! The Qalandars lose the opening wicket in the form of Luke Wright, who falls for mere 11 to Imad Wasim after being caught by Mir Hamza, as the big-hitting Kevin Pietersen makes his way in. 92 required off 15.

OUT! Luke Wright c Mir Hamza b Imad Wasim 11 (12)

INNINGS BREAK

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: KK 126/9 in 20 Overs. BATTING: Sohail Khan 7(5), Mir Hamza 0(0): Karchi Kings could only manage 126 in their allotted 20 overs and they lost nine wickets in the endeavour. A middle and lower-order batting collapse triggered by Grant Elliott folded the Kings for a measly score. They will have to bowl very well if they wish to entertain any hopes of winning this match. For Quetta Gladiators, Grant Elliott took a four-wicket-haul. OUT! Shakib Al Hasan c Aizaz Cheema b Grant Elliott 10(19), OUT! Ravi Bopara c&b Grant Elliott 14(17), OUT! Sohail Tanvir c Mohammad Nawazb Grant Elliott 8(7), OUT! Imad Wasim run-out Zulfiqar Babar 2(2), OUT! Usama Mir b Zulfiqar Babar 0(1), OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim c&b Aizaz Cheema 6(5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: KK 97/3 in 15 Overs. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 10(18), Ravi Bopara 8(8): Shoaib Malik departs for 45. He was unfortunate to get out just five short off his fifty. Ravi Bopara is the new man at the crease. Five overs are left. Can Karachi Kings post a score in excess of 150? Let’s find out. OUT! Shoaib Malik c Ahmed Shehzad b Mohammad Nabi 45(38)

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: KK 83/2 in 11.5 Overs. BATTING: Shoaib Malik 43(35), Shakib Al Hasan 6(10): James Vince fails to judge a Grant Elliot’s delivery. He attempts a pull but the ball shatters the woodwork. Shakib Al Hasan has come to the middle. Shoaib Malik is now just seven runs short off his half century. We will witness some fireworks after the next four overs; the innings is about to reach its climax. OUT! James Vince b Grant Elliott 23(17)

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: KK 55/1 in 7.5 Overs. BATTING: Shoaib Malik 30(26), James Vince 19(11): Karachi Kings are going along at a decent pace. Shoiab Malik has already struck three boundaries and a maximum in his innings. James Vince is batting at a brisk pace at the other end. He has already hit a six and four in his short knock so far. The next batter as per the batting order is Shakib Al Hasan. Mohammad Nawaz and Grant Elliott are bowling currently.

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: KK 16/1 in 2.4 Overs. BATTING: Shoaib Malik 10(7), James Vince 0(0): Right-arm medium-fast bowler Anwar Ali cleans up Nauman Anwar for six. It was a full yorker delivery directed towards the middle stump. Nauman attempts an across shot and fails completely. James Vince is the new batsman at the crease.  OUT! Nauman Anwar b Anwar Ali 6(9)

Toss: Karachi Kings win the toss and elect to bat first

Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been a hit so far, with the sides producing some good cricket in the tournament already. Karachi Kings haven’t done well in the tournament so far as they have just managed to win couple of matches from five outings so far. Quetta Gladiators on the other hand, have had a terrific season so far as they won four from their five encounters. The tournament is expected to get more intense and pressurised at it reaches the business end. It’s a vital clash for Karachi Kings whereas Gladiators will look to add more agony on the languishing Karachi side. Gladiators won their last encounter against Islamabad United and are boosting with confidence at the moment. They look to maintain the momentum and win another battle here at Sharjah. Karachi Kings too had a good run in their previous clash against Lahore Qalandars as they won the game by 27 runs.

Squads: 

Karachi Kings: Shoaib Malik (c), Lendl Simmons, Nauman Anwar, James Vince, Imad Wasim, 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.

Quetta Gladiators: Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain & Wicket-keeper), Kevin Pietersen, Grant Elliott, Ahmed Shehzad, Luke Wright,  Mohammad Nabi, Anwar Ali, Zulfiqar Babar, Akbar-ur-Rehman, Mohammad Nawaz, Aizaz Cheema