Karachi Kings managed to get a much needed win in a rain curtailed game as the first game of the day in Pakistan Super League was abandoned. Kings did lose three games on the troy and managed to produce a superb all-round performance to get their first win of the competition.
Kumar Sangakkara won the toss and asked Islamabad United to bat first on a surface that has been kept under the covers for most part of the day. Imad Wasim struck early with his spin to see United lose their two wickets for just ten runs. Dwayne Smith and Misbah-ul-Haq did reach double figures in the innings as United could only muster 90 runs in 13 overs.
Islamabad United fought valiantly with the bat as they dismissed Chris Gayle early in the innings. Muhammad Irfan cleaned up Kumar Sangakkara for 2 runs to see the side slump to 54 for 4 after 7 overs. The in-form batsman for Karachi Kings Babar Azam was able to absorb the pressure and played according to given situation.
Kings kept at a good pace with Babar Azam scored an unbeaten 47 runs off 30 balls to see the side be placed at 75 for 4 after 9.4 overs when heavy rains flashed across the ground to signal the end of the game. Kings were placed well in that situation as they won their first game by eight runs via Duckworth-Lewis Method.