In the 14th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 8th edition, Karachi Kings secured a convincing win over Multan Sultans by 66 runs.
Karachi’s bowlers, including Tabraiz Shamsi, Shoaib Malik, Akif Javed, and Imad Waseem, wreaked havoc on the Sultans’ batting lineup, limiting them to a meager total of 101 runs in 16.3 overs.
Despite some resistance from Rizwan and Masood, who made 29 and 25 runs respectively, the Kings’ spinner trio was too much for the Sultans to handle.
Karachi had set a target of 168 runs for Multan, which they chased down comfortably.
Opener James Vince contributed 27 runs in 12 balls before being dismissed by Anwar Ali, while Matthew Wade and Tayyab Tahir put up an impressive partnership of 109 runs for the second wicket.
Although both were taken out by Ihsanullah, who is the tournament’s leading wicket-taker, they managed to score 65 and 46 runs respectively in 46 and 47 balls.
Multan Sultans had won the toss and elected to bowl first. The match was played at Karachi cricket stadium, and the home side posted 167-3 in 20 overs.
With this win, Karachi Kings moved up to the fifth position on the points table with four points, while Multan Sultans retained their top spot with eight points despite losing their sixth match out of the six they have played so far in this tournament.