Islamabad vs Karachi Match 18 Result PSL 2019

Toss: Islamabad United won the toss and opted to field first in the 18th match of HBL PSL 2019.

Match Summary: Karachi Kings started their batting but Colin Munro failed again to give a good opening start to Karachi Kings. T20’s best batsmen Babar Azam took the charge and done some clean hitting. Babar smashed an amazing half-century and remain on the crease till the 19th over.

Where at one stage Karachi Kings was looking to set a target over 200 it just managed to score 78 runs in only last 11-overs. Babar Azam scored 68 runs while Livingstone also played awesome knock scoring 56 runs to set the target of 169 runs. Rumman Raees took 3-wickets to restrict Karachi Kings only to 168 runs.

In chasing down the target of 169 runs, the openers failed to give a handsome start.  Islamabad United lost first three wickets very quickly. Somehow Asif Ali and Philip Salt helped their team and provide a good partnership to say in game and fight. As Asif Ali is known for his hard-hitting, he smashed 6 6ixes and 5 fours that led Islamabad United to win the contest.

Both of the Batsmen showed their class and added 93 runs partnership to recover the loss of early wickets. So, the thrilling match started at the last over where both captains were facing each other. The youngest Captain of PSL, Shadab Khan facing the Captain of Karachi Kings, Imad Wasim. Shadab Khan smashed a six over long-on to claim the victory. In the end, Islamabad United won by 5 wickets with just 4 balls remaining.

Man of the Match: Asif Ali was declared as man of the match due to his blistered batting. He scored 70 runs on 38 balls.