Karachi Kings opt to bat first against Quetta Gladiators

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Quetta Gladiators beat Karachi Kings by 5 wickets in the last match of the group stage of Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5 at the National Stadium Karachi. 

Shane Watson and Khurram Manzoor slammed half-centuries as Quetta Gladiators edged Karachi Kings in the last group stage game of the PSL 2020.

Quetta needed to chase down 151 in 3.2 overs to make it into the top-four, which was an improbable task. Ahmed Shehzad was the first one to depart in the run-chase, flashing at a wide line from Waqas Maqsood, edged through to the keeper. 

However, Karachi Kings have reached the semi-finals of the Pakistan Super League and will face Lahore Qalandars on 17th march.

Playing first, Karachi Kings set a target of 151 runs for Quetta Gladiators. Karachi Kings had won the toss and elected to bat first.

Karachi Kings are placed at the 2nd spot of the Pakistan Super League 2020 with 4 wins and 3 losses from 8 games. Kings have 9 points and a net run rate of - 0.227.

They will be up against Quetta Gladiators who are placed at the bottom of the pile with 3 wins and 5 losses from 9 matches. They have 7 points and a net run rate of - 1.052.

Jason Roy is the top run-scorer for Quetta Gladiators with 233 runs from 8 games at an average of 33 and a strike rate of 120. Shane Watson has also contributed with 181 runs.

Mohammad Hasnain is leading the bowling charts with 14 wickets from 8 games and the best of 4/25. Babar Azam has scored the most runs for Karachi Kings with 302 runs at an average of 60. Alex Hales has also been good with 239 runs at 59.