A major fantastic partnership by captain Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan as they scored the highest PSL partnership of 176 runs as Karachi Kings posted the highest team’s total of 196-3 in Pakistan Super League (PSL) 6 against Islamabad United.
A record-breaking opening stand took by Karachi Kings to the highest score in the ongoing seventh match of PSL 6, played at National Stadium Karachi.
— PakistanSuperLeague (@thePSLt20) February 24, 2021
Champions Ki Partnership
Highest 1st Wicket Partnership in PSL – 1️⃣7️⃣6️⃣ Runs#Babar | 62 (54)#Sharjeel | 105 (59)#YehHaiKarachi #ChampionsKaKarachi @babarazam258 @SharjeelLeo14 pic.twitter.com/5DZizIWqMi
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) February 24, 2021
The fans are overjoyed as KK as Sharjeel struck nine boundaries and eight sixes to score his second PSL century.
However, Babar supported his partner strongly and smashed 62 runs off 54 balls with the help of six boundaries and a six.
Sharjeel suffered earlier with the bat as he scored just 6 runs off 17 balls but thereafter he didn’t look back. Both the batters left United bowlers speechless before Babar got run-out.
Toss – Karachi Kings vs Islamabad United:
Islamabad United’s Shadab Khan wins the toss and elects to bowl first against Karachi Kings.
Karachi Kings and Islamabad United have won their first match of the tournament and whoever wins this contest today, will join Lahore Qalandars at the top of the table with an unbeaten 2-0 record.
Karachi Kings Squad:
Imad Wasim (C), Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Chadwick Walton, Dan Christian, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nabi, Sharjeel Khan, Danish Aziz, Joe Clarke, Waqas Maqsood, Zeeshan Malik, Noor Ahmed, Mohammad Ilyas, Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Qasim Akram.
Islamabad United Squad:
Alex Hales, Asif Ali, Fawad Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Paul Stirling, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Ali Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Zeeshan Zameer.