Karachi Kings qualifies for PSL 2017 playoffs

Chris Gayle scored quick-fire 44 runs off 17 balls -striking back-to-back three sixes - but soon got out to Saeed Ajmal.

Staying alive in the competition following a last-ball win against Lahore Qalandars on Saturday, Karachi Kings will clash with Islamabad United tonight in the last league match before the playoffs.

For Islamabad, young leg-spinner Shadab Khan was the pick of the bowlers, as he claimed three wickets and just give away 13 runs in his three overs. So, By playing 15 overs, team United scored 123 runs by losing seven wickets so far.

Karachi Kings (squad): Babar Azam, Ravi Bopara, Chris Gayle, Hasan Mohsin, Imad Wasim, Mahela Jayawardene, Kashif Bhatti, Khurram Manzoor, Ryan McLaren, Mohammad Amir, Kieron Pollard, Rahat Ali, Saifullah Bangash, Kumar Sangakkara (captain), Shoaib Malik, Sohail Khan, Usama Mir and Usman Shinwari.

In the other game, neither captain Darren Sammy nor Marlon Samuels had much of an impact but Peshawar Zalmi still managed to beat Quetta Gladiators by two wickets with four balls left in their final game, to go top of the table. Whether they qualify or not depends on the result of the last match of the league stage, between Karachi - also on six points with an NRR of -0.150 - and Islamabad (eight points, NRR -0.113).

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Where to watch: All matches will air on PTV Sports, Ten Sports and Geo sports.

TV Channel: There is no live TV coverage in Singapore.

In a day dominated by rain in Dubai, Karachi progressed at the expense of Lahore Qalandars to set up a second Qualifying Final showdown in Sharjah on March 1 in a repeat of Sunday night's match.

Islamabad will finish third and Karachi fourth, which means they will play each other again in the second playoff on Wednesday.

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