Multan Sultans require 168 runs to win against Karachi Kings in the 14th match of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL).
At one stage it seemed as if Karachi will post a massive total on the board but the Multan bowlers bowled exceedingly well in the death overs to get back into the contest.
Opener James Vince departed after a brief cameo, 27 runs in 12 balls, with Anwar Ali sending the England player back to the hut.
However, Matthew Wade and Tayyab Tahir stitched an impressive hundred partnership, 109 runs in 83 balls, for the second wicket.
Tahir was caught in front of the stumps by tournament’s leading wicket-taker Ihsanullah but not before the former had scored 65 runs in 46 balls. The right-hander’s confident knock included eight fours and a six.
Meanwhile, Wade, who scored 46 runs in 47 balls and struggled to get going, was cleaned up by Ihsanullah while trying to play a lap shot.
Skipper Imad Wasim only faced six balls but made full use of those to score 14 runs with the help of a four and a six.
Ihsanullah was the pick of the bowlers for Multan with figures of 2-22 in four overs.
The Kings are currently placed in the fifth position in the points table and desperately need a win to stay in contention for the final four. They have only won one of their five matches so far.
Karachi’s opponent Multan is currently at the top of the points table with four wins out of five matches.
Karachi Kings: Matthew Wade(w), James Vince, Tayyab Tahir, Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim(c), Ben Cutting, Irfan Khan, Aamer Yamin, Muhammad Musa, Tabraiz Shamsi and Akif Javed.
Multan Sultans: Shan Masood, Mohammad Rizwan(w/c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Khushdil Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Anwar Ali, Akeal Hosein, Usama Mir, Abbas Afridi and Ihsanullah.
This is a developing story and is being updated with more details.