Despatched into bat first, the Kings acquired the assist of Babar and Zadran who scored 117 runs collectively. Kings have been below a little bit of stress after dropping Martin Guptill and being lowered to 63-2 in 7 overs.
However, Babar and Najib took the entire accountability and set the tone for Kings to fire-power the opponents. Babar scored 81 runs off 54 balls unfold over seven boundaries and three sixes.
Najib remained not out for 71. His inning included 5 boundaries and 4 sixes. Earlier, Sharjeel supported Babar as an opener as they scored 37 runs collectively. Sharjeel acquired out after a fast begin and scoring 25 off 17 laced with two sixes and a boundary.
Islamabad United received the toss and determined to bowl first
Karachi Kings: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton, Najibullah Zadran, Thisara Perera, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas, Arshad Iqbal, Waqas Maqsood Mohammad Amir
Islamabad United: Colin Munro, Usman Khuwaja, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Muhammad Ikhlaq, Hasan Ali, Ali Khan, Mohammad Waseem Jr, Akif Javed