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PSL 6, Match 9: Karachi Kings cruise to victory over Multan Sultans

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Karachi Kings batsman Joe Clarke congratulates Babar Azam after the latter reached his half century against Multan Sultans. Photo: Geo News

KARACHI: Babar Azam's unbeaten knock of 90 runs helped Karachi Kings cruise to victory over the Multan Sultans, with the home team winning the match with seven wickets to spare. 

The home side had been set a competitive target of 196 by the Sultans, but it seemed no match for the in-form Azam.

Azam was initially helped by Sharjeel Khan, but emerging pacer Shahnawaz Dahani removed Sharjeel in the fourth over for 27.

However, the wicket never really hampered the Kings as they chased down the large total, with Azam and Joe Clarke partnering up to put their side in a commanding position. The duo had a partnership of 97 runs.

They were set to guide the Kings home, but Dahani removed Clarke shortly after the latter made his half century. 

By the time the partnership had ended, Kings were in a comfortable position and Azam guided his team home with 7 balls to spare. 

Apart from Dahani, Sohail Khan was the only wicket-taker for Multan. 

Earlier, the Sultans were asked to bat first by the Kings, who won the toss. 

Multan's skipper Mohammad Rizwan continued his form with the bat, and an early partnership with Chris Lynn and James Vince put his team in a fighting position. 

After Rizwan's fall, Vince took over the charge and partnered with Sohaib Maqsood to keep the momentum with his team. 

At one point, Multan were set to give a target of more than 200 to the home team.

However, wickets fell regularly after the 10th over and kept the Sultans in check.

For Karachi, Arshad Iqbal stood out among the bowlers with his two wickets. Skipper Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood and Daniel Christian picked a wicket each.

The ball-by-ball updates from the match can be seen below.


Karachi Kings beat Multan Sultans by 7 wickets


End of match: Karachi Kings — 198/3

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: 6 runs

Sohail Khan to Mohammad Nabi: 1 run

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: 1 run

End of 18th over: Karachi Kings — 182/3

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: No run

Carlos Brathwaite to Mohammad Nabi: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Mohammad Nabi: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Mohammad Nabi: WIDE

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 1 run

End of 17th over: Karachi Kings — 176/3

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: 1 run

Usman Qadir to Mohammad Nabi: 1 run 

Usman Qadir to Mohammad Nabi: 4 runs 

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: 1 run

Usman Qadir to Mohammad Nabi: 1 run 

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: 1 run

End of 16th over: Karachi Kings — 167/3

Sohail Khan to Mohammad Nabi: 4 runs

Sohail Khan to Mohammad Nabi: No run

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: 1 run

Sohail Khan to Colin Ingram: OUT, Dahani c

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: 1 run

Sohail Khan to Colin Ingram: 1 run

End of 15th over: Karachi Kings — 160/2

Shahnawaz Dahani to Colin Ingram: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Babar Azam: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Colin Ingram: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Colin Ingram: 4 runs

Shahnawaz Dahani to Joe Clarke: OUT, Lynn c

Shahnawaz Dahani to Joe Clarke: 4 runs

End of 14th over: Karachi Kings — 149/1

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: No run

Carlos Brathwaite to Joe Clarke: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: No run

Carlos Brathwaite to Joe Clarke: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 1 run

End of 13th over: Karachi Kings — 145/1

Khushdil Shah to Babar Azam: 1 run

Khushdil Shah to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Khushdil Shah to Joe Clarke: 1 run

Khushdil Shah to Joe Clarke: 6 runs

Khushdil Shah to Joe Clarke: 6 runs

Khushdil Shah to Babar Azam: 1 run

End of 12th over: Karachi Kings — 126/1

Shahid Afridi to Joe Clarke: 6 runs

Shahid Afridi to Babar Azam: 1 run

Shahid Afridi to Babar Azam: No run

Shahid Afridi to Joe Clarke: 1 run

Shahid Afridi to Joe Clarke: No run

Shahid Afridi to Joe Clarke: 6 runs

End of 11th over: Karachi Kings — 112/1

Khushdil Shah to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Khushdil Shah to Joe Clarke: 1 run

Khushdil Shah to Joe Clarke: 2 runs

Khushdil Shah to Joe Clarke: No run

Khushdil Shah to Babar Azam: 1 run

Khushdil Shah to Joe Clarke: 1 run

End of 10th over: Karachi Kings — 103/1

Shahid Afridi to Joe Clarke: 1 run

Shahid Afridi to Babar Azam: 1 run

Shahid Afridi to Babar Azam: No run

Shahid Afridi to Joe Clarke: 1 run

Shahid Afridi to Joe Clarke: 4 runs

Shahid Afridi to Joe Clarke: No  run

End of ninth over: Karachi Kings — 96/1

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: 2 runs

Usman Qadir to Joe Clarke: 1 run 

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: 1 run, FIFTY

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: No run

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: No run

End of eighth over: Karachi Kings — 88/1

Shahid Afridi to Babar Azam: 1 run 

Shahid Afridi to Joe Clarke: 1 run

Shahid Afridi to Babar Azam: 1 run

Shahid Afridi to Babar Azam: 2 runs

Shahid Afridi to Babar Azam: 2 runs

Shahid Afridi to Babar Azam: 4 runs

End of seventh over: Karachi Kings — 77/1

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: 1 run

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: No run

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: No run

Usman Qadir to Babar Azam: No run

End of sixth over: Karachi Kings — 68/1

Carlos Brathwaite to Joe Clarke: 2 runs

Carlos Brathwaite to Joe Clarke: 2 runs

Carlos Brathwaite to Joe Clarke: No run

Carlos Brathwaite to Joe Clarke: 2 runs

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: No run

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: WIDE

End of fifth over: Karachi Kings — 60/1

Shahnawaz Dahani to Joe Clarke: 4 runs

Shahnawaz Dahani to Sharjeel Khan: OUT, Mohammad Rizwan c

Shahnawaz Dahani to Sharjeel Khan: 2 runs

Shahnawaz Dahani to Sharjeel Khan: 4 runs

Shahnawaz Dahani to Sharjeel Khan: No run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Sharjeel Khan: 4 runs

End of fourth over: Karachi Kings — 46/0

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Carlos Brathwaite to Sharjeel Khan: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Babar Azam: 1 run

Carlos Brathwaite to Sharjeel Khan: 1 run

End of third over: Karachi Kings — 31/0

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: WIDE

Sohail Khan to Sharjeel Khan: 1 run

Sohail Khan to Sharjeel Khan: 6 runs

Sohail Khan to Sharjeel Khan: 4 runs

Sohail Khan to Sharjeel Khan: 4 runs

Sohail Khan to Sharjeel Khan: No run

End of second over: Karachi Kings — 11/0

Shahnawaz Dahani to Babar Azam: No run 

Shahnawaz Dahani to Babar Azam: No run 

Shahnawaz Dahani to Sharjeel Khan: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Babar Azam: 1 run

Shahnawaz Dahani to Babar Azam: 4 runs

Shahnawaz Dahani to Babar Azam: No run

End of first over: Karachi Kings — 5/0

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: 1 run

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: WIDE

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: No run

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: No run

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: No run

Sohail Khan to Babar Azam: 2 runs

Sohail Khan to Sharjeel Khan: 1 run


Karachi Kings begin batting


Karachi Kings need 196 to beat Multan Sultans


Waqas Maqsood to Carlos Brathwaite: 1 run 

Waqas Maqsood to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

Waqas Maqsood to Sohaib Maqsood: No run

Waqas Maqsood to Sohaib Maqsood: 2 runs

Waqas Maqsood to Sohaib Maqsood: 4 runs

Waqas Maqsood to Carlos Brathwaite: 1 run 

End of 19th over: Multan Sultans — 186/6

Mohammad Amir to Sohaib Maqsood: 2 runs

Mohammad Amir to Carlos Brathwaite: 1 run

Mohammad Amir to Carlos Brathwaite: WIDE

Mohammad Amir to Shahid Afridi: OUT, Mohammad Nabi c

Mohammad Amir to Shahid Afridi: No run

Mohammad Amir to Shahid Afridi: WIDE

Mohammad Amir to Shahid Afridi: WIDE

Mohammad Amir to Shahid Afridi: No run

Mohammad Amir to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

End of 18th over: Multan Sultans — 179/5

Waqas Maqsood to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

Waqas Maqsood to Sohaib Maqsood: No run

Waqas Maqsood to Sohaib Maqsood: 2 runs

Waqas Maqsood to Shahid Afridi: 1 run

Waqas Maqsood to Shahid Afridi: 2 runs

Waqas Maqsood to Khushdil Shah: BOWLED

End of 17th over: Multan Sultans — 173/4

Mohammad Amir to Khushdil Shah:  1 run

Mohammad Amir to Khushdil Shah: 2 runs

Mohammad Amir to Khushdil Shah: WIDE

Mohammad Amir to Khushdil Shah: No run

Mohammad Amir to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

Mohammad Amir to Sohaib Maqsood: 2 runs

Mohammad Amir to Sohaib Maqsood: WIDE

Mohammad Amir to Khushdil Shah: 1 run

End of 16th over: Multan Sultans — 164/4

Arshad Iqbal to Khushdil Shah: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Sohaib Maqsood: 2 runs

Arshad Iqbal to Khushdil Shah: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Khushdil Shah: WIDE

Arshad Iqbal to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Sohaib Maqsood: NO BALL, 5 runs

Arshad Iqbal to Sohaib Maqsood: 4 runs

End of 15th over: Multan Sultans — 148/4

Daniel Christian to Rilee Rossouw: BOWLED

Daniel Christian to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

Daniel Christian to Sohaib Maqsood: No run

Daniel Christian to Rilee Rossouw: 1 run 

Daniel Christian to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

Daniel Christian to Sohaib Maqsood: 6 runs

End of 14th over: Multan Sultans — 139/3

Arshad Iqbal to Rilee Rossouw: 6 runs

Arshad Iqbal to Rilee Rossouw: No run

Arshad Iqbal to James Vince: OUT, Colin Ingram c

Arshad Iqbal to James Vince: 4 runs

Arshad Iqbal to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to James Vince: 1 run

End of 13th over: Multan Sultans — 127/2

Imad Wasim to Sohaib Maqsood: No run

Imad Wasim to James Vince: 1 run

Imad Wasim to James Vince: No run

Imad Wasim to Sohaib Maqsood: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Sohaib Maqsood: No run

Imad Wasim to James Vince: 1 run

End of 12th over: Multan Sultans — 124/2

Arshad Iqbal to Sohaib Maqsood: No run

Arshad Iqbal to Sohaib Maqsood: No run

Arshad Iqbal to Sohaib Maqsood: No run

Arshad Iqbal to James Vince: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Mohammad Rizwan: OUT, Mohammad Nabi c

Arshad Iqbal to James Vince: 1 run

End of 11th over: Multan Sultans — 122/1

Mohammad Nabi to Mohammad Rizwan: 2 runs

Mohammad Nabi to James Vince: 1 run

Mohammad Nabi to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Mohammad Nabi to James Vince: 1 run

Mohammad Nabi to James Vince: 6 runs

Mohammad Nabi to James Vince: 4 runs

End of 10th over: Multan Sultans — 107/1

Daniel Christian to Mohammad Rizwan: 2 runs

Daniel Christian to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Daniel Christian to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Daniel Christian to James Vince: 1 run

Daniel Christian to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Daniel Christian to James Vince: 1 run 

End of ninth over: Multan Sultans — 98/1

Arshad Iqbal to James Vince: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Arshad Iqbal to James Vince: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Mohammad Rizwan: 2 runs

End of eighth over: Multan Sultans — 88/1

Daniel Christian to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Daniel Christian to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Daniel Christian to James Vince: 1 run

Daniel Christian to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Daniel Christian to James Vince: 1 run

Daniel Christian to James Vince: 2 runs

End of seventh over: Multan Sultans — 78/1

Imad Wasim to James Vince: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Mohammad Rizwan: 2 runs

Imad Wasim to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Imad Wasim to James Vince: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

End of sixth over: Multan Sultans — 72/1

Waqas Maqsood to James Vince: 4 runs

Waqas Maqsood to James Vince: 4 runs

Waqas Maqsood to James Vince: 4 runs

Waqas Maqsood to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Waqas Maqsood to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Waqas Maqsood to James Vince: 1 run

End of fifth over: Multan Sultans — 54/1

Imad Wasim to James Vince: 1 run

Imad Wasim to James Vince: No run

Imad Wasim to James Vince: No run

Imad Wasim to James Vince: No run

Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn: OUT, Babar Azam c

Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn: 4 runs

End of fourth over: Multan Sultans — 49/0

Mohammad Amir to Chris Lynn: 1 run

Mohammad Amir to Chris Lynn: WIDE

Mohammad Amir to Chris Lynn: WIDE

Mohammad Amir to Chris Lynn: 4 runs

Mohammad Amir to Chris Lynn: No run

Mohammad Amir to Chris Lynn:  6 runs

Mohammad Amir to Chris Lynn: 4 runs 

Mohammad Amir to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

End of third over: Multan Sultans — 31/0

Waqas Maqsood to Chris Lynn: 4 runs

Waqas Maqsood to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run 

Waqas Maqsood to Mohammad Rizwan: No run 

Waqas Maqsood to Chris Lynn: 1 run

Waqas Maqsood to Chris Lynn: 4 runs

Waqas Maqsood to Chris Lynn: 4 runs

End of second over: Multan Sultans — 17/0

Mohammad Amir to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Mohammad Amir to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Mohammad Amir to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Mohammad Amir to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

Mohammad Amir to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs

Mohammad Amir to Mohammad Rizwan: No run

End of first over: Multan Sultans — 9/0

Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn: No run

Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn: No run

Imad Wasim to Mohammad Rizwan: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Chris Lynn: 1 run

Imad Wasim to Mohammad Rizwan: 3 runs

Imad Wasim to Mohammad Rizwan: 4 runs


Multan Sultans begin batting

Karachi Kings have won the toss and opted to bowl first. 

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