Regardless of placing up an enormous 197-run rating on the board, Islamabad had been struggling at 13-2 and the Kings had been agency favourites to maintain their profitable streak going.
Nevertheless, then got here the most costly over of PSL historical past, bowled by Aamer Yamin, whose seven-ball third over was bled for 29 runs by Alex Hales (46).
That over gave a large increase to the Islamabad run-rate and set the tone for the remainder of the innings. It nonetheless wanted some clutch cameos from the center order, particularly Hussain Talat (42) and Iftikhar Ahmed (), to seal the win.
Earlier, Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam’s 176-run stand for the opening wicket noticed Karachi end with 196-3. Sharjeel, specifically, was in devastating kind. After being dropped by Hales, the lefty from Hyderabad made capital metropolis bowlers pay with a 59-ball 105 laced with 9 4s and eight large ones.
Karachi Kings: Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram
Islamabad United: Alex Hales, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Paul Stirling, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Ali Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Zeeshan Zameer