Lahore Qalandars beat Karachi Kings by seven runs in Sharjah on Thursday.

Chasing 180 to open their account in the tournament, Karachi lost openers Chris Gayle (5) and Babar Azam (9) early.

However, 101-run third-wicket partnership between Kumar Sangakara and Shoaib Malik kept them in the game.

For Lahore, pacers Sohail Tanvir, Mohammad Irfan and off-spinner Sunil Narine claimed two wickets each.

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