Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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11.08pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. See you tomorrow for the second qualifier.

11pm We'll have the presentation soon.

Imad Wasim, the losing captain: "We were 25-30 runs short. They bowled terrific yorkers. The difference was the death bowling of both teams. Credit goes to them, and we had some errors with the ball. Our last-over execution has been poor in the past few games. We're out, that's okay, but it's been a learning curve. Thankful to the Karachi crowd for supporting us. God bless them."

Mohammad Sami, the winning captain: "Was a big game, but our bowling effort's comeback was commendable. I think, apart from me, it was the team's belief that we can comeback from any position. Exhaustion does happen, but we've played back-to-back games thrice already, so the boys are prepared.

Alex Hales is the Man of the Match He says, "A perfect start. Was tricky in the middle. Yamin has a good future, he bowled well. The run chase was difficult, so it slowed up in the middle overs. To restrict them to 160 was absolutely brilliant. Same gameplan tomorrow. Crowd's been fantastic, and been an excellent 48 hours in this country.

Saaib Uppal: "Eliminator 2 is a rematch of the PSL3 Final. PSL 4 Final will be a rematch of either the PSL1 or PSL2 Final."

Aamir: "With only 6 to get. I think shinwari should have been tried as he already did it once hence pressure on batsman with nothing to lose for Karachi. "

Mazahir: "As I told earlier about Asif and Talat and they delivered. I love their clean hitting."

aadil140: "very less fans. always come into tournament as underdogs. still have a shot to win third title. This is IU"

Hassam: "Wel played islamabad of luck for tomarrow "

Ijaaz: "@Mohammad Ammar I have an explanation... Pakistani batsman don't know how to finish games!! you end up seeing a mini collapse from every team"

Rizwan: "For those critics bashing Babar's batting, look at Hales stats today. Sometimes you need brain which this karachi team lacks without him"

Khattak: "So,PSL1, PSL2, PSL3 & PSL4, following the same pattern. LQ and MS out, then KK out,."

Mohammad Ammar : "PSL has an unexplainable tendency produce highly entertaining games consistently."

10.40pm Despair in the Karachi dugout, but they lost the game in the second-half of their batting innings. Asif Ali, the big match player, stays not out on a 10-ball 24 to see his team home. Useful contributions from Talat, Delport and Hales too, but the joy of taking one's team across the line belongs to Asif. Remember, he had a terrible start to the game, dropping a catch early in the first innings. Spare a thought for Karachi's Umer Khan, though, whose 2-16 goes in vain.

Aamir raza: "Karachi kings are out of tournament but at the end "well played karachi " specially Babar azam and umar khan"

Maan: "Catches win u matches .. u drop them at crunch moments nd thats what u deserve .. that drop of asif in 2nd last over was huge bonus for united "

Aaqib Wahid: "Same old story. Gladiators, Zalmi and united just does not allow other teams to be in last three. Happened for all four seasons. Incredible"

PATRICIA MACDON: "Well played IU!"

Subhan: "Shanwari Costs the match for KK. Munro could be handy instead of him. Imad could try him. As this is truth, so not gonna be publish again :/"

Roma Ahmed: "After being so good on the field all night, Babar literally dropped the match there."

Mohammad Amir to Asif Ali, FOUR, Islamabad United qualify into the second qualifier! Length ball on leg, and flicked off his pads fine down the leg side. Karachi Kings are out
Mohammad Amir to Faheem Ashraf, OUT, goes for the glory shot, but taken at deep point! Full and wide outside off, and he clatters this over point. Yamin takes a brilliant sliding catch to send Faheem back

Faheem Ashraf c Aamer Yamin b Mohammad Amir 17 (8b 2x4 1x6) SR: 212.50

Mohammad Amir to Faheem Ashraf, FOUR, Faheem you beauty! Length ball on off, and he pulls to the leg side. Babar runs towards the ball, and dives to take a catch, but the ball goes through him. Difficult for him, and 100 marks for the effort

Amir to bowl. No Shinwari tonight

19 | 12 Runs | IU: 156/5 (6 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.21, RRR: 6.00)

  • Asif Ali20 (9b)
  • Faheem Ashraf13 (6b)
  • Aamer Yamin4-0-27-2
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-27-0

Islamabad need 6. Five runs for a Super Over

Aamer Yamin to Asif Ali, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, but the cover drive takes an inside edge to mid on. They scamper back for the second
Aamer Yamin to Asif Ali, SIX, that's outta here! Full and wide outside off, but Asif gets towards the off side, before lifting a six right over Yamin's head
Aamer Yamin to Faheem Ashraf, 1 run, yorker on middle, and dug away to the leg side. Spot on, but Islamabad get a single anyway

United 2nd innings Partnerships

1st19L RonchiCS Delport
2nd44AD HalesCS Delport
3rd0AD HalesCAK Walton
4th51AD HalesHussain Talat
5th15Asif AliHussain Talat
6th31Asif AliFaheem Ashraf
7th4Asif AliShadab Khan

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