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113/10 (17.3)
114/2 (15.5)
QG won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Naseem Shah
 
So, that brings an end to a pretty one-sided victory for Quetta Gladiators. They will be happy to register the first win of this season after losing a high-scoring encounter against Peshawar Zalmi. On the other hand, Karachi Kings have had the worst possible start to the season with two big losses. They will want to someone inspire and change the fortunes of the side. The Babar Azam-led side don't have much time to rest as they will be taking on Lahore Qalandars in the night match tomorrow. This game will be preceded by the fixture between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United. Do join Sportskeeda's live coverage for those matches too. Until then, it is a warm good-bye from myself, Karthik Raj and my co-commentator, Abhishek!
Sarfaraz Ahmed | Quetta Gladiators captain: The credit for today's win goes to our bowlers. Naseem was outstanding. I just asked my speedsters to use their pace. He (Hasnain) had a great domestic season and I'm happy that he's grabbing the opportunity here.
Babar Azam | Karachi Kings captain: The wicket wasn't bad. The shot selection wasn't spot-on. We need to work on that and learn from our mistakes. We need to focus on the next game. We'll try not to repeat the same mistakes.
Naseem Shah: I tried the same in the first game, focused on my lengths and tried my cutters, glad that it worked today. I played CPL and got a nice rhythm. I am working on my rhythm and fitness.
Naseem Shah has been named as the Man of the Match!
James Faulkner: The early wickets set a good platform. So far, so good. One win and one loss. T20 is different with 48 hours. Mostly teams that bat second win and the case no different today. There are so many young Pakistani pacers popping up and today was Naseem's day. Yes, it feels good to play in Pakistan. The region has been deprived of a lot of cricket but hopefully that will end soon. 
That is it, Sarfaraz Ahmed wraps up the eight-wicket victory in style by producing a hat-trick of boundaries. Karachi Kings' total of 113 was never going to be enough and Quetta Gladiators have proved it by winning this match with 25 balls to spare!

The opening duo of Ahsan Ali and Will Smeed came into this game after producing superb fifties in the first game against Peshawar Zalmi. They carried that form into this chase by playing very safely if not in a dominant manner! Both Smeed and Ahsan found scoring particularly comfortable against the seamers like Aamer Yamin and Mohammad Ilyas while they were cautions against Imad Wasim and Mohammad Nabi.

After a long search for the initial breakthrough, Mohammad Ilyas came up with a wicket in the 12th over when Will Smeed smacked the ball towards sweeper cover where Tom Lammomby took a stunning catch. After struggling for a bit, Ben Duckett also departed cheaply as he got run-out for just two runs. Quetta Gladiators' chase suddenly got a bit frantic as Sarfaraz Ahmed and Ahsan started to take some risky singles. However, things settled down soon enough as Ahsan brought up his fifty with a number of boundaries. The skipper Sarfaraz also followed suit to finish the game in some style.
15.5 Lewis Gregory to Sarfaraz Ahmed, THREE IN A ROW! Quetta Gladiators win the game by 8 wickets. A back of the length delivery into the fourth stump line, Sarfaraz makes the most of the bounce and width on offer with a cheeky upper cut that sails past the 'keeper's right. 
15.4 Lewis Gregory to Sarfaraz Ahmed, FOUR MORE! And, four required to win the game. A length delivery around off, Sarfaraz glances that one past the deep third fielder who has to collect the ball from ropes. 
15.3 Lewis Gregory to Sarfaraz Ahmed, FOUR! Banged short in the middle, Sarfaraz rides on the top of the bounce to dispatch his pull to the deep square leg region. 
15.2 Lewis Gregory to Sarfaraz Ahmed, an overpitched slow delivery with width on offer, Sarfaraz cuts it to the gap at covers for a brace.
15.1 Lewis Gregory to Sarfaraz Ahmed, a length delivery around off, Ahmed taps it with soft hands to the short third for no runs. 
Oh!! Rare sloppy moment from Karachi Kings as the fielder at deep third let the ball slip through for a boundary. Generally, Karachi Kings have been fantastic in the field. Overall, Mohammad Imran gave away 15 runs in that over!
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cricket bat icon Ahsan Ali *
57 (43)
cricket bat icon Sarfaraz Ahmed
2 (4)
cricket ball icon Mohammad Imran
1 /23
14.6 Mohammad Imran to Ahsan Ali, FOUR! WELL, WELL, WELL! A length delivery just over the off stump line, Ahsan plays an upper cut and the ball spills from the hands of the deep third fielder towards the boundary ropes. 
Back-to-back fifties for Ahsan Ali! He has looked very comfortable in both the matches so far!
14.5 Mohammad Imran to Ahsan Ali, FOUR! FIFTY UP! Full and in the legs, Ahsan cheekily drifts it finer than deep fine leg for a BOUNDARY!
14.4 Mohammad Imran to Ahsan Ali, FOUR! An overpitched delivery around off, right in the arc of Ahsan and he swings his arms freely to help the ball past the deep extra cover region. 
14.3 Mohammad Imran to Ahsan Ali, full and into the legs, Ahsan clips it to deep square leg for a brace.
14.2 Mohammad Imran to Sarfaraz Ahmed, full and outside off, Sarfaraz nudges that one to short extra cover. A direct hit would have made Sarfaraz keep on running.