Karachi Kings 188 for four (Ingram 127*, Tanvir 2-21) beat Quetta Gladiators 186 for five (Umar 55, Rossouw 44, Aamer Three-37) by six wickets
How the sport unfolded
Chasing 187, Karachi Kings have been four for two earlier than Colin Ingram’s record-breaking knock shocked Quetta Gladiators and took his facet dwelling with six wickets and eight balls to spare. The left-hand batsman smashed 12 fours and eight sixes throughout his unbeaten 59-ball 127, surpassing Sharjeel Khan’s 117 as the best particular person rating within the PSL historical past. With that, Gladiators’ unbeaten streak of 4 video games additionally got here to a halt.
After being put in, Umar Akmal’s 37-ball 55 led Gladiators’ cost for probably the most a part of the innings. He was effectively supported by Rilee Rossouw and the 2 added 63 for the third wicket in simply 6.5 overs. Umar ultimately fell to Aamer Yamin on the third ball of the 19th over with rating nonetheless 156, however late hitting from Anwar Ali took Gladiators to 186. Nevertheless, that did not show sufficient in the long run.
Gladiators have been 119 for two on the finish of 13 overs, with Umar and Rossouw simply introduced up the 50-run stand. Nevertheless, solely 9 runs got here from the subsequent three overs, with Aamer dismissing Rossouw for 44 within the 14th.
Anwar Ali got here to bat within the 19th over of the Gladiators’ innings however did not take any time to settle in. He smashed three sixes off the primary three deliveries he confronted earlier than hitting one other off the final ball of the innings to complete on 27 not out off simply six.
On the finish of the 12th over through the chase, Kings have been 91 for Three with the required fee having climbed as much as 12. However Ingram struck 4 sixes and three fours within the subsequent two overs – bowled by Ghulam Mudassar and Mohammad Nawaz – to carry down the equation to 54 wanted off 36 balls.
Star of the day
With no different batsman within the facet crossing 20, Ingram was the undisputed star of the day. He got here to the crease within the second over of the chase, with each Babar Azam and Colin Munro again within the hut. The primary ten balls he confronted produced solely 9 runs however the subsequent 21 introduced 41. Nawaz was carted for 3 successive sixes within the 14th over, whereas one off Mudassar went out of the stadium. With 9 wanted off ten balls, Ingram struck Anwar for a 4 and a six to take Kings to an inconceivable victory.
The massive miss
Babar and Munro are two of one of the best batsmen in T20 cricket. And if the facet is chasing a stiff goal, one would anticipate an enormous contribution from at the very least one in every of them. Nevertheless, Sohail Tanvir eliminated Babar on the primary ball of the chase, whereas Nawaz accounted for Munro when the batsman has made simply three.
The place the groups stand
Regardless of the loss, Gladiators are nonetheless on the prime of the factors desk with eight factors. However Kings rose from the underside of the desk to the fifth spot, tied on factors with Lahore Qalandars with each groups having two wins from 5 video games.