PSL 9: Colin Munro’s Demolition Helps Islamabad United Outclass Karachi Kings

PSL 9: Colin Munro’s Demolition Helps Islamabad United Outclass Karachi Kings

In the 15th match of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine at the National Bank Arena, Islamabad United made a strong comeback by defeating Karachi Kings. After facing three consecutive losses following their opening victory against Lahore Qalandars, this win marks Islamabad’s second triumph in five matches.

Key Highlights:

  • Opening Pair’s Dominance: The credit for Islamabad’s victory goes to the formidable opening pair of Colin Munro and Alex Hales, who showcased a brilliant performance against Karachi’s bowling attack. The duo established a strong foundation with a partnership of 108 off 69 balls for the first wicket.
  • Munro’s Destructive Innings: Colin Munro, the New Zealand batter, played a crucial role in Islamabad’s win with a destructive 47-ball innings, scoring 82 runs. His aggressive batting included four sixes and eight fours.
  • Chase to Victory: Despite Karachi Kings attempting to pull things back with economical bowling, Islamabad United steadily chased down the target in the 19th over, thanks to Agha Salman (25*) and Shadab Khan (10*).
  • Karachi Kings’ Batting: Earlier in the match, Karachi Kings posted a competitive total of 165/5 on the scoreboard. Kieron Pollard and Mohammad Irfan Khan staged a recovery for Karachi, contributing significantly to the team’s total.
  • Partnership for the Sixth Wicket: The standout partnership for Karachi Kings came from Kieron Pollard and Mohammad Irfan Khan, adding an undefeated 76 runs for the sixth wicket.
  • Pollard’s Aggressive Performance: Kieron Pollard emerged as the primary aggressor in the partnership, scoring an undefeated 28-ball 48, including two boundaries and a six.


Islamabad United’s convincing victory against Karachi Kings, fueled by a dominant opening partnership and a destructive innings from Colin Munro, marks a crucial turnaround for them in PSL 9. The win positions them with two victories in five matches played, rejuvenating their campaign in the tournament.

Karachi Kings will face Quetta Gladiators in their next match at the same venue on February 29.


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