Match 8th of the Pakistan Super League 2017 – Lahore Qalandars, lead by Brendon McCullum against Karachi Kings, lead by Kumar Sangakkara.


Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first.


While batting first, Lahore Qalandars lost their captain Brendon McCullum on a 2nd ball duck in the second over. After him Fakhar Zaman came in swinging and started from where he left off in the last game by scoring 10 runs off his first three balls. With the help of Jason Roy, Lahore managed to score 62 in the powerplay, but lost Roy in the 6th over.

Umar Akmal added 25 to the total score before getting out in the 11th over, but Zaman kept on playing great shots and eventually got his fifty of just 33 balls. Later in the innings, Lahore managed a great total of 179 on the back of Rizwan’s 29 and Elliott’s 17.

Then begins the chase, Karachi Kings were off to a shaky start as they lost Babar Zam and Chris Gayle inside first four overs and managed only 45 runs in the powerplay. Kumar Sangakkara and Shoaib Malik then rescued the Kings, as Sangakkara scored 65 off 45 balls and Shaoib Malik managed 39 off 30. Karachi Kings were 124/3 with 5 overs left.

But after the dismissals of two set batsmen, Karachi lost their way and lost quick wickets and they ended up scoring 172 for 8 in their 20 overs – 7 runs short off Lahore’s total.


Lahore Qalandars won by 7 runs, and managed to get two more important points, while Karachi Kings lost their 3rd match out of three played in this edition.