Karachi Kings are 100-1 at the end of 10 overs against Islamabad United in their 2019 Pakistan Super League showdown at the Karachi National Stadium.
The equation is simple for both sides in the first eliminator of the tournament: win or go home, which for the Kings only holds proverbial value as they are already in their home city.
The Kings won the toss and decided to bat first against United.
The PSL noted on Twitter that it was only the second time in 32 matches of this PSL season that the captain winning the toss had elected to bat first. It was Karachi Kings as well who opted to bat first in the first instance.
Playing before a packed house, the Kings got off to a strong start, securing 61 runs at the end of 5 overs. They lost their first wicket in the fourth over, when Colin Munro was caught by Luke Ronchi off Muhammad Musa’s bowling.
But before his exit, Munro contributed 32 runs off 11 balls in a blistering knock that saw him hit six 4s and a 6.
The Kings lost their second player in the 11th over as Livingstone was caught by Faheem Ashraf off Shadab Khan. He put 30 runs on the scoreboard in 25 balls.
Babar Azam and CA Ingram are currently on the pitch.
Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, C Munro, LS Livingstone, CA Ingram, BR Dunk, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim (c), Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Umer Khan, Usman Shinwari
Islamabad United: L Ronchi, CS Delport, AD Hales, CAK Walton, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Mohammad Sami (c), Muhammad Musa, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan