Azam Khan and Colin Munro helped Islamabad United defeat Karachi Kings.
Islamabad, led by Shadab Khan played their first game of the tournament, while Karachi Kings, who lost to Peshawar Zalmi in their first match, looked to rebound.
Islamabad United chose to bowl first against Karachi Kings after winning the toss.
Rumman Raees, a seasoned pacer, made Islamabad United aware of his return by giving his team an early victory. On the final ball of his first over, the left-arm pacer bowled James Vince (4) with an extraordinary in-swinging delivery.
Tom Curran sent opener Sharjeel Khan (34), who had a fiery start, back to the pavilion.
Meanwhile, Rumman Raees took the wicket of Shoaib Malik, who scored 18 runs.
Haider scored 59 runs in 45 balls against Islamabad United, the two-time champions, and he appeared to be in great touch.
Shadab Khan, the captain of Islamabad, was the target of the former Peshawar Zalmi batter’s boundary hits. The all-rounder failed to take a wicket and gave up 40 runs.
The right-handed batter hit two maximums in addition to seven fours.
After losing Sharjeel Khan, Haider had completed his half-century, putting Karachi in a strong position.
After scoring 80 runs in Karachi’s opening match against Peshawar, skipper Imad was sent back for a golden duck.
Wasim struck twice in an over, taking the wickets of Matthew Wade and Imad Wasim.
Karachi Kings set a 174-run target for Islamabad United.
Munro was the star for the two-time champions, scoring 58 runs with five boundaries and five maximums in just 28 balls.
Mohammad Amir and Musa Khan helped the Karachi Kings make their first moves.
Meanwhile, Musa Khan, who played for Islamabad in the past dismissed Paul Stirling, a dangerous batter.
After the young batter hit him for a four, the left-arm pacer Amir sent Hassan Nawaz (7) packing with a short delivery.
Captain Imad Wasim bowled Rassie van der Dussen for 31 runs after the two pacers took two quick wickets to end the 59-run partnership between the South African and Colin Munro.
Munro scored 58 runs in just 28 balls to give Islamabad United a significant lead, while Azam scored a blistering 44 runs in just 28 balls.
Musa and Amir each took two wickets for Karachi, while Imad only took one.
Wasim, Rumman Raees, and Curran each took two wickets for Islamabad United, and Ashraf got a scalp.
The Player of the Match was Colin Munro.
Despite numerous encounters, neither team has yet reached the 200-run mark.