The 5th match of HBL PSL 2019 was stopped for a while due to rain. Yes, it rained in Dubai. It only rains for two to three times in Dubai in a year and it was one of those moments tonight. Only two matches in the history of cricket had been abandon due to rain in UAE. The second of them was back in 2016 in the HBL PSL season 2. In the match between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars, it was less than 10% chance of rain and it did. Which means even 1% chance is more than enough to compete with. 

Lahore Qalandars only manage to score 138 in the first innings. It was expected to be an easy chase for the Karachi Kings but as the game progressed pitch became slower and the chase was difficult. The slow run rate in the early overs of the innings caused them a match. It was wonderful display of bowling by Lahore Qalandars to put Karachi Kings on the back foot. They haven’t too much to defend but they made it looked easy. Karachi Kings lost 7 wickets for just 26 runs in last few overs. The smiley face of Uncle Rana Fawad is something we all enjoyed looking at. I am not certain about Qalandars but uncle Rana deserves a trophy for his pure & heartiest emotions.

Kings need to look and rethink where they have gone wrong tonight? It was with the bat where they lacked. It is just the beginning of the tournament and it will be more interesting as the tournament progresses.
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