On Tuesday night, Karachi Kings won the PSL winners title in their match against Lahore Qalandars. They beat the Qalandars by five wickets. This is their first-ever title of the Pakistan Super League’s tournament.
As per reports, one of the world’s leading batsmen, Babar Azam knocked a commanding half-century to help his side win their first championship in five years at Karachi National Stadium.
Azam smashed 7 boundaries in his 49-ball 63, but it was skipper Imad Wasim who hit the winning boundary to help the Kings overhaul a modest 135-run target in 18.4 overs.
The final — one of the most looked for in PSL’s short history, given the rivalry between the country’s two biggest cities — was played after a gap of nearly 8 months after the PSL’s fifth edition came to a halt owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kings will take home a shiny trophy plus a $500,000 purse, while Lahore received $200,000.
The Kings started their innings on a high note, with openers Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan both hitting two boundaries each in the first two overs.
Lahore Qalandars, who choose to bat first after winning the toss, earlier finished at 134-7 in the showdown against Karachi Kings.
President Arif Alvi congratulated Karachi Kings on winning the title, terming it “a good win”.