Karachi Kings got their seventh defeat of the HBL Pakistan Super League this season and are now out of the title race as Islamabad United beat them by just a run in the 21st match of the T20 league on Monday night at Gadaffi stadium.
With this defeat in the league, the Babar Azam-led Karachi Kings created an unfortunate record of successive 7 defeats and got no points in their bag at the competition. Karachi King’s main problem is their top order as they could not give a good start to the team and there was no proper utilization of the batting powerplay and this happened again in the fate-decider against Islamabad United. A brilliant last-over spell by Waqas Maqsood helped Islamabad stamped a victory over the Karachi Kings as the Kings needed just 8 runs to win the game but just fell short.
Consecutive poor performances of Karachi Kings batters, bowlers and especially the skipper Babar Azam, who couldn’t display an impressive knock in any of the matches, led to a hreatbreak for the fans. Even in the last match today against Islamabad, the skipper scored 13 off 9 balls.