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Islamabad United v Karachi Kings Match 4 Highlights

Karachi Kings will play their second match against Islamabad United on 16 February 2023. The match was necessary for the Kings as they had already lost their first match against the Zalmis with a narrow margin of 1 run. And this was the first match for the United in the HBL PSL 8. How did they kickstart their campaign in the 8th edition of the tournament, and how did the Karachi Kings perform? Follow this article if you want to read essential details and match highlights.

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Match Details

National Stadium Karachi
Date Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time 7:00 PM
Match Karachi Kings v Islamabad United
Umpires Alex Wharf
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire Tariq Rasheed
Match Referee Ali Naqvi

Playing 11

Karachi Kings Islamabad United
Sharjeel Khan Hassan Nawaz
James Vince Paul Stirling
Haider Ali Colin Munro
Matthew Wade Rassie van der Dussen
Shoaib Malik Shadab Khan
Imad Wasim Azam Khan
Irfan Khan Asif Ali
James Fuller Faheem Ashraf
Andrew Tye Tom Curran
Mohammad Amir Mohammad Wasim
Muhammad Musa Rumman Raees


Islamabad United won the toss and chose to field first

First innings

Karachi kings started their batting with the loss of an early wicket. But efforts from Sharjeel and Haider took the team to a stable score. Haider scored a decent 50. Other than that, the team usually performed. There wasn’t an extraordinary show. Karachi kings successfully posted a target of 174 runs for the United. Will united be able to chase this successfully? We have to see the second innings for this. But first, let’s check out the 1st innings highlights.

Karachi Kings Innings
Batting Bowling
Haider Ali 59(45) Rumman Raees 2-26 (4.0)
Sharjeel Khan 34(26) M. Waseem 2-38 (4.0)
Shoaib Malik 18(10) Tom Curran 2-42 (4.0)
Irfan Khan 19(11) Faheem Ashraf 1-25 (4.0)


  • Karachi Kings, who were sent in to bat first against Islamabad United, scored a respectable total.
  • The Kings suffered a crucial wicket from James Vince. Still, Sharjeel and Haider Ali put on a magnificent second-wicket stand that created the groundwork for a respectable first-innings total.
  • Sharjeel went after enjoying a terrific start, but Haider Ali racked up a magnificent half-century before his exit.
  • Islamabad United grabbed a few wickets in the last overs, but Shoaib Malik’s contribution enabled them to pass the 170-run barrier.

2nd Innings

Islamabad has quite the target. 174 is not an easy target to chase when you have the threat of Amir bowling with the new ball looming around. And that threat was valid. Amir took early wickets. The run chase from the United stumbled early on, but Azam Khan and Colin Munro made the run chase successful. Islamabad United won their first match of season 8 by 4 wickets. Alas! Karachi Kings continue their poor stint of performances from the previous season. Let’s see the match summary for the second innings.

Islamabad United Innings
Batting Bowling
Colin Munro 58(28) Imad Wasim 1-19 (4.0)
Azam Khan 48(28) Amir 2-30 (4.0)
Rassie van der Dussen 31(25)


  • Islamabad enjoys an easy run-chase.
  • Given the short boundaries on one side and the dew effect, the score was always somewhat under par.
  • Nonetheless, Karachi gave itself a good chance by taking early wickets and putting the guests under stress in the powerplay.
  • That’s when Munro came in, hitting a four first ball and cruising to a 24-ball fifty.
  • His counterpunch shocked Karachi and offloaded van der Dussen, who wasn’t playing comfortably at the start.
  • The pair’s partnership set the tone, and Azam teamed up with Munro for another fantastic connection that clinched the game.
  • Karachi was sloppy in the field for the most part, missing vital catches that may have changed the outcome.

Man of the match

Colin Munro became the man of the match for his blazing 58 runs in 28 deliveries. What an innings and what a start from Islamabad United.

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