PSL 2021: Babar Azam’s 90 helps Karachi Kings trounce Multan Sultans

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Karachi Kings’ Babar Azam performs a shot in the course of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) T20 cricket match between Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans on the National Stadium in Karachi on February 27, 2021. Photo: AFP

KARACHI: Babar Azam’s second fifty within the Pakistan Super League’s (PSL) sixth version helped Karachi Kings trounce Multan Sultans by seven wickets within the ninth match of the league.

The home facet got a goal of 196 by the Sultans, however easy hitting by Babar Azam made it appear to be a snug win.

Azam was initially helped by Sharjeel Khan, however rising pacer Shahnawaz Dahani eliminated Sharjeel within the fourth over for 27.

Sharjeel’s early wicket may have put the Kings in bother, however Englishman Joe Clarke paired up with Babar Azam for a 97-run partnership and made the goal achievable for Karachi.

With not one of the bowlers in a position to present the breakthrough, Sultans captain Mohammad Rizwan turned in direction of his younger quick bowler Shahnawaz Dahani.

The quick bowler responded positively to his captain’s name and eliminated Joe Clarke shortly after he handed the 50 mark.

However, by the point Clarke was eliminated Kings had been in a snug place and Azam took his workforce home with 7 balls to spare.

Apart from Dahani, Sohail Khan was the one wicket-taker for Multan.

Earlier, after profitable the toss, Karachi Kings requested the Sultans to bat first.

Multan’s skipper Mohammad Rizwan continued his kind with the bat, and an early partnership with Chris Lynn and James Vince had put his workforce seemingly in a commanding place to submit a goal of over 200. 

After Rizwan’s fall, Vince took over the cost and partnered with Sohaib Maqsood to maintain the momentum along with his workforce.

However, wickets fell commonly after the 10th over and stored the Sultans in verify.

For Karachi, Arshad Iqbal stood out among the many bowlers along with his two wickets. Skipper Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Waqas Maqsood and Daniel Christian picked a wicket every.