The second game of the PSL after resumption is between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans. Karachi Kings are currently first in the points table. Multan Sultans 5th in the points table. The two teams have faced each other 6 times, with Karachi winning 5 times and Sultans winning only a single time.
|PSL So Far||Total Matches||Karachi Kings||Multan Sultans||No Result|
|In PSL 2020||3||1||1||1|
|In PSL 2019||2||2||0||0|
|In PSL 2018||2||1||0||1|
|In PSL 2021||1||1||0||0|
The two teams last played each other on 27th February 2021. Karachi National Stadium was the venue for the encounter. Imad Wasim Captain of Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to field first.
Opening the batting for Multan Sultans were Captain Mohammed Rizwan and Chris Lynn. The pair got off to a firing start taking charge against the Karachi bowlers. After Lynn’s departure in the fifth over Captain Rizwan and James Vince continued their attack on the bowlers. When the two batsmen were on the crease a target of 215 plus looked comfortable. Karachi bowlers bounced back and hence restricted the Sultans to 195/6 in their quota of 20 overs. Therefore, the best batsman for Sultans was James Vince. The pick of the bowler for Karachi was Captain Imad Wasim, picking up a solitary wicket and having an economy of 5.50 in four overs.
Opening the batting for Karachi Kings were Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam. The openers also got off to a firing start as their opponents. Sharjeel was dismissed in the 5th over. Babar Azam and Joe Clark got continued with the firepower. Both batsmen crossing the half-century mark. Karachi finished the game with 7 balls remaining. Kings finished 198/3 in 18.5 overs. Defeating Sultans with seven wickets in hand. Therefore, the best batsman for Karachi was Babar Azam scoring 90* in 60 deliveries. The pick of the bowler for Sultans was Shahnawaz Dhani picking up 2 wickets.
Babar Azam won the Man of the Match.
highest run scorers in the matches
|Most Runs||Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans|
|Babar Azam||Karachi Kings||315|
|Liam Livingstone||Karachi Kings||135|
|Moeen Ali||Multan Sultans||94|
|Shan Masood||Multan Sultans||93|
|Shoaib Malik||Multan Sultans||84|
highest Wicket takers in the matches
|Karachi Kings vs Multan Sultans|
|Mohammad Amir||Karachi Kings||9|
|Usman Khan||Karachi Kings||6|
|Shahid Afridi||Karachi Kings||6|
|Umer Khan||Karachi Kings||5|
|Sohail Tanvir||Multan Sultans||5|
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