The 6th game of HBL PSL had some amazing records as Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam marked the highest opening partnership in the history of HBL PSL of 176 runs.
Another Record by Sharjeel Khan that he joins Kamran Akmal, who has 2 centuries as Kamran Akmal has scored 3 centuries in the HBL PSL so far. Islamabad United won the coin toss and elected to bowl again as we have seen, that every win the toss asked opponent to bat first.
Karachi Kings started their batting, where their opener Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan was struggling and even the balls were not coming to the bat properly but they kept their patients alive as Sharjeel Khan hit 4 sixes consecutive in balls.
Sharjeel Khan scored 105 runs off just-faced 59 balls, this 2nd time he scored his century, the first time he scored his century in Dubai, 2016 in the first HBL PSL against Peshawar Zalmi. Although Karachi Kings set the great total of the scoreboard of 197 runs for Islamabad.
Islamabad United did not have a good start again, as Philip Salt again flopped, But the way Alex Hales played that was really amazing, and also the Faheem Ashraf who helped their team to carry their scoreboard ahead.
But after losing these 2 wickets they went into such trouble, Where Hussain Talat and Iftikhar Ahmed both had the great partnership of 94 runs that helped Islamabad United to get too close to chasing the total.
But in the end, Asif Ali really played, as usual, the best cameo 21 runs off 9 balls that helped them, Islamabad United to beat Karachi Kings by 5 wickets in their home ground at National Stadium, Karachi.
Alex Hales was declared the player of the match for his outstanding early hitting in the powerplay over to Aamir Yasin who conceded 29 in an over that really cost and hurt the bowling line up of Karachi Kings.