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Hasan Ali, Tim Seifert guide Karachi Kings to crush Quetta Gladiators

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RAWALPINDI: Hasan Ali’s four-fer, followed by Tim Seifert’s quick 49-run knock to help Karachi Kings thump Quetta Gladiators by seven wickets in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 9 here at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Chasing a paltry 119-run target, Karachi Kings completed the pursuit with 4.3 overs to spare when Shoaib Malik smashed Usman Tariq for six.

Captain Shan Masood fell early in the chase with 13 runs on the board, however, Seifert and James Vince steadied the ship with a 50-run partnership off 39 balls.

Vince scored an anchoring 27 off 28 with the help of four boundaries before he fell to Akeal Hosein.

Seifert switched gears after the wicket and added 44 runs for the second wicket with Malik but could not finish the game as he fell with his team requiring 12 runs.

He top-scored for Karachi Kings with 49 runs from 31 balls, which featured eight boundaries including two sixes.

Malik scored played an anchoring 27-run knock from 20 balls and saw his team chase down the total in the 16th over.

For Quetta Gladiators, Mohammad Amir, Abrar Ahmed and Akeal Hosein picked one wicket each.

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Earlier, Karachi Kings’ captain Shan Masood opted to bowl first after winning the toss, and the decision bore fruits as Blessing Muzarabani removed Jason Roy (15) with 20 runs on the board.

Saud Shakeel and Khawaja Nafay knitted a 47-run stand for the second wicket in 36 balls before Hasan Ali picked his first wicket to send the former back to the pavilion.

Shakeel top-scored for Quetta Gladiators with promising innings of 33 runs off 28 balls, which featured two fours and two sixes.

Ali struck again in the same over to remove Nafay (17) and opened the floodgates as Quetta Gladiators failed to recover after this double-wicket over.

After that, captain Rilee Rossouw played a cautious knock of 10 runs from 16 balls, while Akeal Hosein smashed a six during his 14-run cameo in 13 balls.

No other batter could provide resistance against tight bowling by Karachi Kings bowlers as Quetta Gladiators were booked at 118 in the last over after being 65-1 at one point.

Hasan Ali led the bowling attack for Karachi Kings with figures of 4-15, while Muzarabani and Zahid Mahmood bagged two wickets each.

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