ABU DHABI: Karachi Kings were defeated by Multan Sultans by 12 runs in the Pakistan Super League's 16th match at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
The Kings suffered an early blow as Sharjeel Khan was dismissed for four runs, while Martin Guptill and Najibullah Zadran were sent packing for 11 runs each.
Even Babar Azam's 85 runs could not help the Kings in their 177-run chase. Imran Tahir secured two wickets, while Imran Khan was able to pick up three wickets.
The Sultans had put up a competitive 176-run score on the board, courtesy 68-run partnership between the team's captain, Mohammad Rizwan, and Riley Rossouw.
Rossouw scored 44, Sohaib Maqsood 31, and Rizwan hit 29 runs before being sent back to the pavilion.
The Kings' skipper Imad Wasim saw his side off to a good start as he got Rahmanullah Gurba's wicket for just three runs in the first over, while Waqas Maqsood bowled Shoaib Maqsood for 31 runs in the third over.
Moreover, Thisara Perera was able to take two wickets for the Kings.