The eighth match of PSL 2017 – Lahore Qalandars vs. Karachi Kings – was played in Sharjah. The match kick started at 8pm local time and 9pm Pakistan standard time. Before the match, Lahore Qalandars had played three matches and only won 1 match whereas Karachi Kings had played 2 and lost both. So winning this game was crucial for both teams.
Karachi Kings won the toss and decided to bowl. From Lahore Qalandars, Fakhar Zaman and Muhammad Rizwan were the top scorers with 56 and 29 runs respectively. Muhammad Amir, Sohail Khan and Usman Mir took 2, 2 wickets. Lahore Qalandars gave a decent target of 180 at the loss of 8 wickets.
However, Karachi Kings managed only 172 runs at the loss of 8 wickets and Lahore Qalandars won the match by 7 runs. Sangakkara and Shoaib Malik were the top scorers with 65 and 39 runs. Sohail Tanvir, Narine and Irfan got 2, 2 wickets each.