Multan Sultans have defeated Karachi Kings by 12 runs in the Pakistan Super League s (PSL) Abu Dhabi leg at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
After losing the toss, the Sultans had put up a competitive 176-run score on the board, courtesy 68-run partnership between the team's captain, Mohammad Rizwan, and Riley Rossouw.
The Kings suffered an early blow as Sharjeel Khan was dismissed for four runs, while Martin Guptill and Najibullah Zadran were sent packing for 11 runs each.
Even Babar Azam's 85 runs could not help the Kings in their 177-run chase.
The second match will be played between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi. The 17th match of the mega event is scheduled to be played at 11:00 pm.