Karachi Kings dismal run in the Pakistan Super League ended on Sunday with a 23-run defeat to Quetta Gladiators.
Karachi, led by Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam, became the first team in Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 league history to finish with only one win, losing nine of its ten games.
Karachi Kings lost all five home games without injured fast bowler Mohammad Amir before edging Lahore Qalandars by 22 runs last Friday.
In a game between the two bottom-placed teams, Englishman Jason Roy’s 82 off 64 balls helped Quetta to 166-4 after captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and chose to bat.
Despite the opening pair of Joe Clarke (52) and Babar (36) providing a solid platform of 87 runs, Karachi’s brittle middle order falters yet again to finish on 143-8.
Fast bowler Khurram Shahzad took 4-22 in his first game of the season to help Karachi’s run chase.
As Karachi Kings lost eight wickets for 56 runs, Shahzad, the right-arm fast bowler, clean bowled Babar and Sharjeel Khan (16) in the middle overs before knocking the stumps of Lewis Gregory and Tom Lammonby off successive deliveries in the 19th over.
Quetta finished the league stage with eight points from four victories and a -0.7 net run rate. Before its final league game against table-topper Multan Sultans later on Sunday, Islamabad United has eight points and a net run-rate of 0.1.
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