Not really a good start for Karachi Kings as the star-stubbed team lost their first match against Peshawar Zalmi. After loosing the toss, Peshawar put Karachi to bat to take advantage of possible dew later which done the trick for them. Karachi Kings had lost their big guns for 12, that include Chris Gayle (2), Captain Kumar Sangakkara (5), Babar Azam (1) and Shahzaib Hasan (0). Ravi Bopara, with Shoaib Malik took charge of the post and accelarate the score to 71 until Bopara fall 33 runs and Shoaib Malik on 44. Karachi Kings ended up on 118 in 20 overs. K Pollard remain unbeatable on 27.
Mohammad Amir and Sohail Khan created drama in the first two overs, removing Mohammd Hafeez on 0, and Kamran Akmal 0. Eoin Morgan (80)*, then kept it till the end with Haris Sohail to chase the total in 18.3 overs, securing first win for Peshawar Zalmi in HBLPSL 2017.
Eoin Morgan chosen as Man of the match.