The Kings began off sturdy by dismissing each Sarfaraz Ahmed and Tom Banton. Banton managed solely 5 runs earlier than being despatched again to the pavilion within the first over. Sarfaraz fell within the second over, claiming solely seven runs.
Saim Ayub, who made his T20 debut, fell within the eighth over, including an equal variety of runs to the scoreboard. Chris Gayle, dubbed the “T20 celebrity”, met his downfall within the ninth over. Gayle scored 39 runs.
Earlier, the Kings had received the toss and opted to discipline first. Talking after the toss, Karachi captain Imad Wasim mentioned: “It is an excellent wicket and it should maintain so we hope to chase down what we’re set.
“Chris Gayle is a T20 celebrity however we’ve got sure plans for him and we’re assured we will execute our plans,” he added.
In the meantime, Quetta captain Sarfaraz Ahmed mentioned: “Tom Banton is de facto thrilling us, as is Qais Ahmed. I really feel very assured in our younger tempo assault, led by Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain. Let’s have a look at the way it goes.”
Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Imad Wasim (capt) Aamer Yamin, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal
Quetta Gladiators: Chris Gayle, Tom Banton, Azam Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed (capt &wk(), Saim Ayub, Ben Reducing, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Qais Ahmed, Naseem Shah, Usman Shinwari