Dubai: Karachi Kings defeated Multan Sultans by 7 runs in their first match in the ongoing fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Karachi Kings defeated Multan Sultans by seven runs after winning the toss and deciding to bat first.
Sultans were restricted to 176-9 in their allotted 20 over’s, a difficult target of 184 runs to chase.
Skipper Shoaib Malik with 52 runs off 28 balls achieving a top score in an innings that included of five fours and two sixes.
For Kings, pacer Mohammad Amir was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets for 25 runs.
There was a brilliant 157-run opening stand between Babar Azam and Liam Livingstone.
Later, Sohail Khan restricted the tail-enders from making any significant progress when they needed 16 runs off 6 in the death over.
Livingstone top-scored with 82 runs off 43 balls — an innings which included six fours and similar number of sixes. Meanwhile Azam scored 77 runs in 59 balls.
None of the other Kings batsmen managed to reach into double figure.