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KARACHI: Karachi Kings defeated former champion Islamabad United by 4 wickets and qualified for the Pakistan Super League season 5 semi-finals on Saturday at the National Stadium Karachi.
Meanwhile, Islamabad United has crashed out of the tournament. With 18 required off last 12 balls, Umaid struck a six and four to book semi-final spot for Kings. They are now on the second spot with 11 points in nine matches.
Earlier, Kings’ bowlers dominated and helped their team restrict United to 136-6 in 20 overs. Sent into bat first, United started off well with their openers Rizwan Hussain and Phil Salt who scored 35 runs together for the first wicket. Umaid Asif brought a breakthrough for Kings as he removed Rizwan for 17 runs. Skipper Imad Wasim bagged Salt to dent United to 59-2.
Hussain Talat scored 37 runs off 30 balls with the help of four boundaries to race the score of United but wickets falling at the other end kept on building the pressure.