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PSL 9: Islamabad United Vs Karachi Kings

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Islamabad United made a promising comeback in the PSL 9 season nine by beating Karachi Lords in the 15th match at the National Bank Arena.

After beating Lahore Qalandars in the opening match of the PSL 9, Islamabad lost three games successively. With this palm, they’ve now two triumphs in five matches played.

The credit for the palm goes to the opening brace of Colin Munro and Alex Hales, who fully canceled Karachi’s bowling attack. The brace added 108 off 69 balls for the first gate.

Hales was the first man to depart, scoring 35- ball 47. He smacked seven fours and maundered with a strike rate of 134.3.

Munro continued his obliteration with aggressive fur. The New Zealand batter made a 47-ball 82-powered by four sixes and eight fours.

Karachi tried to pull effects back by bowling provident overs but Islamabad steadily chased down the target in the 19th over courtesy of Agha Salman( 25 *) and Shadab Khan( 10 *)

For Karachi, Hasan Ali, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Mohammad Nawaz participated in a gate each.

Before, Kieron Pollard and Mohammad Irfan Khan offered a recovery for Karachi lords, propelling them to a redoubtable aggregate. After being put into the club first, the Lords posted 165/5 on the scoreboard, thanks to undefeated cooperation for the sixth gate between Pollard and Irfan.

The home platoon faced an unpleasant reversal on the morning of their innings when Imad Wasim dismissed Tim Seifert( 8) in the third over, leaving the platoon with only 17 runs on the board.

After the original reversal, commander Shan Masood was joined by Leus du Plooy, and the brace temporarily strengthened the aggregate. They added a brisk 40 runs in just five overs before Salman Ali Agha removed du Plooy in the eighth over. He scored 24 off 15 deliveries, featuring four boundaries.

Lords’ captain Masood tried to undergird the innings but fell victim to Hunain Shah in the 10th over after contributing 27 off 30 deliveries, including three boundaries.

Later, the lords lost two further lattices fleetly, with Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Nawaz departing for six runs each. This downturn brought the hosts down to 89/5 in13.1 overs.

With half of the batters back in the kiosk, Kieron Pollard partnered with Mohammad Irfan Khan to make a flexible cooperation. Their unbeaten stage added 76 runs, pushing Karachi Lords beyond the 160-run mark.

Pollard, the primary raider in the sixth-gate cooperation, led the scoring for the lords with an undefeated 28-ball 48, which included two boundaries and a six. Irfan, in a probative part, contributed 27 not out of 22 deliveries, with four boundaries.

Karachi Lords will now play Quetta Gladiators on February 29 at the same venue in PSL 9.

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