Barrow Cricket Club graduate Liam Livingstone produced a match-winning knock for Karachi Kings against Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League on Monday.

Livingstone struck an unbeaten 53 off 42 balls, including five fours and one six, to help the Kings to a five-wicket victory in Abu Dhabi, as they chased down the Sultans’ modest 118-7 with four deliveries to spare.

It was the second time the 25-year-old Lancashire batsman had punished the Sultans’ bowlers in the competition, after his spectacular 82 off 43 balls on his debut for the Kings against them just over two weeks previously.

It was also the third time in total that he has gone past 50 during his time in the UAE, with him also striking 56 in defeat against Islamabad United last week.

After winning the toss and putting Multan in to bat, the Kings’ attack never allowed their batsmen to build any momentum, with seamer Usman Shinwari particularly outstanding in taking 4-15.

Livingstone’s fellow England international James Vince scratched around in making 16 as an opener.

Livingstone was batting from three for Karachi and came to the crease towards the end of the fifth over when New Zealand international Colin Munro was caught and bowled by Mohammad Ilyas, who claimed 3-27 to keep his team in the hunt.

It was his third-wicket partnership, worth 46 runs, with South African Colin Ingram (31) that put the Kings on course for victory, although they wobbled slightly when Ingram and Iftikhar Ahmed fell in the space of four balls.

But Livingstone eventually won the match in style by smashing Mohammad Irfan for six over midwicket in the final over.