Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Karachi Kings while batting first had a great start after they made 47 runs in the powerplay and lost no wicket. Babar Azam, after playing a fantastic knock of 48, got out on the ball of the 9th over. An over later, Sangakkara also got out, after him Chris Gayle failed once again and got out early as well. Shoaib Malik later played a fantastic knock and provided a great total of 174 for Karachi.
While chasing, Peshawar had a poor start as they were two down inside 4 overs. They lost another wicket in the 5th over and only made 39 in the powerplay. Wickets fell down quickly after that and Zalmi were left 70/6 after 12 overs. With Sammy and Afridi on crease, the pair was Peshawar’s only last hope.
It was one of those nights, when Afridi was on song. With the help of Daren Sammy’s 34, Afridi played a fantastic role in bringing Zalmi close to the victory as he managed the fifty off just 27 balls, but Usama Mir of Karachi successfully defended 18 runs off the last over and got Afridi out on 4th ball of the 20th over.
Karachi Kings won by 9 runs.