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Islamabad United defeated Karachi Kings by 42 runs to register their third win in the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the National Stadium.

The Kings have lost their 5th consecutive match of PSL 7 today (Sunday).

Batting first, Islamabad United set a target of 178 runs which Karachi Kings failed to achieve and were 135 for 9 at the end of the 20th over.

Paul scored 39, Hales 30, Munro 33, while United's captain Shadab scored 34 runs, and in the end Azam Khan scored 16 runs off just seven balls.

Imad Wasim, Umaid Asif and Usman Shinwari took one wicket each for Kings.

On the other hand, Karachi Kings batters seemed to be struggling against the United's bowling line up as both Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan were sent back with the score of just 21 runs.

The early loss of two key wickets gave a huge blow to the Kings. In addition to the opening batters, five of the other Karachi Kings batsmen couldn t enter into the double figures.

Chasing the target, Muhammad Nabi 5 fours and 2 sixes but that was too late for the Kings. Nabi remained not out adding 47 off 28 balls to the King s scorecard.

Earlier today, Islamabad United won the toss and elected to bat first. They piled up a total of 177 runs against Kings.

Islamabad United have now won three out of their five games of the PSL 7 and it seem to be no problem for the United to make it to the top four.