HBL PSL 2019: United defeat Kings by four wickets in nail-biting thriller

1st eliminator - Kings opt to bat against United
Karachi: Reigning champions Islamabad United on Thursday defeated Karachi Kings by four wickets in a nail-biting thriller here in National Stadium, Karachi.

 

Chasing a modest target of 162 on a good batting pitch, United stumbled on couple of occasions. With 33 required of last three overs, Asif Ali kept Kings at bay with his10-ball-24.

 

Deplort and Hales also made useful contributions as they added 38 and 42 runs respectively.

Kings—who opted to bat first—started the innings in explosive manner. Kings’ batsmen smashed 78 runs in the power-play and the stage was set for a big total. However, United bounced back with wickets in regular intervals and restricted Kings to 161 runs.

United will now face Zalmi in the second eliminator tomorrow. The winner of the second eliminator will meet Gladiators in the final.