PSL 2018: Schedule
Match Basics

Match 3:
: Karachi Kings versus Islamabad United
Date: 4th March, 2018
Ground: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Umpires: Tim Robinson, Aleem Dar
Toss won by: Islamabad United, elected to field first.
Scorecard Summary

1st Team Play: 153/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.65)


Batting: Khurram Manzoor 51runs off 41 balls, Babar Azam 55 runs off 53 balls.

Bowling: Faheem Ashraf 3/23 in 4 overs, Hussain Talat 1/34 in 4 overs.

Target: 154runs from 20 overs.

2ND Team Play: 156/2 (17.2 Overs, RR: 9.0)


Batting: Luke Ronchi 71 runs off 37 balls, JP Duminy 43runs off 44 balls.

Bowling:Mohammad Irfan 1/16 in 3 overs, ImadWasim 0/23 in 3.2 overs.

Player of the match: Luke Ronchi

Result:Islamabad United won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining).

Highlights & Analysis

  1. LukeRonchi came found some of the devastating form that has left many a bowling attack in tatters with a 23-ball fifty that saw him scoring a rapid fire 71 runs off just 37 deliveries. This, in turn, set up Islamabad United for a comfortable chase that they ended with 16 balls to spare. Ronchi’sonslaught in the Powerplay took a slow pitch out of the equation and the Karachi Kings out of the match.
  2. The Karachi Kings had posted a competitive total in the first innings. However, in hindsight, too many dot balls and too few boundaries had led to them not posting a winning total. Manzoor and Azam played 36% and 37% dot balls respectively through their innings’. The Islamabad batsmen paced their innings well and lessened the number of dot balls. They also took full advantage of the opening overs to score quickly and gave themselves a firm foothold in the chase.
  3. The bowling attack of the Karachi Kings was also not at its best. The opening bowlers bowled at the pads way too often and this played right into Luke Ronchi’s hands. Ronchi is brilliant towards the leg side and it was easy pickings for him as he dispatched several deliveries to the boundary with relative ease. Mohammed Amir, in particular, struggled during the Powerplay.
  1. Karachi Kings remain in second place, despite the loss, with seven points from five games. Islamabad United are one point behind in fourth place, having played similar number of matches.


Karachi Kings

Islamabad United

Imad Wasim (C)
Khurram Manzoor
Shahid Afridi
Babar Azam
Colin Ingram
Ravi Bopara
Muhammad Amir
Tymal Mills
Muhammad Irfan
Muhammad Rizwan (WK)
Joe Denly
David Wiese
Muhammad Taha
Hassan Mohsin
Usama Mir
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)
Alex Hales
Sam Billings
Mohammad Hasan
Chadwick Walton
Rohail Nazir
Luke Ronchi
Amad Butt
JP Duminy
Hussain Talat
Samit Pate
Andre Russell
Shadab Khan
Faheem Ashraf
Samuel Badree
Steven Finn
Mohammad Sami
Rumman Raees
Zafar Gohar

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