LIVE: Peshawar Zalmi survive as they beat Karachi Kings by 44 runs

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Karachi Kings inning

Over 20 – Karachi Kings 137/8 (Usama 4, Irfan Jr 0*)

(19.6) OUT! Full and straight, Usama Mir missed and Umaid Asif hit. Peshawar Zalmi won the all-important contest by 44 runs.

(19.5) OUT! Wild heave from Rizwan, it was a full-toss, he edged to third-man where the fielder took an easy catch.

(19.3) FOUR! Slower one from Umaid at the middle stump, he heaved it for a boundary to square-leg.

Umaid Asif bowls the last over

Over 19 – Karachi Kings 130/6 (Rizwan 15*, Usama 4*)

Wahab Riaz bowls

Over 18 – Karachi Kings 126/6 (Rizwan 13*, Usama 2*)

Hasan Ali bowls

Over 17 – Karachi Kings 122/6 (Rizwan 11*, Usama 0*)

(16.4) OUT! Wahab changes his pace, on the middle stump, he looked to go over the top but could not time it, it went miles up in the air and Dawson took the catch. He scored 66 off 50 balls.

(16.3) SIX! Full and fast at off stump, Babar lofted it over long-off for a big one.

Wahab Riaz bowls

Over 16 – Karachi Kings 112/5 (Babar 60*, Rizwan 7*)

(15.4) SIX! Shorter one from Hasan Ali, Babar Azam pulled it for big six over square-leg.

Hasan Ali bowls

Over 15 – Karachi Kings 100/5 (Babar 52*, Rizwan 5*)

Umaid Asif into the attack

Over 14 – Karachi Kings 95/5 (Babar 50*, Rizwan 2*)

(13.3) OUT! Bowled outside off, Afridi was looking to make room by backing away, he moved away but then had to reach for it, it came from the toe of the bat and Umaid Asif took a good catch. He scored 26 runs off 8 balls.

(13.2) SIX! Full-ish one from Dawson, Afridi slog-swept it for a big one.

Liam Dawson continues

Over 13 – Karachi Kings 85/4 (Babar 48*, Afridi 20*)

(12.6) SIX! Another one for the Boom Boom, at the middle stump, he made room and deposited for a big one over square-leg.

(12.5) SIX! Not time it properly, but still a six, it was miles up in the air, it was full on the middle stump and played a kind of slog sweep.

(12.4) SIX! 102 meter long six from Shahid Afridi, it was a length ball, Afridi backed away and pulled it for a huge one!

Sameen Gul bowls

Over 12 – Karachi Kings 64/4 (Babar 45*, Afridi 1*)

(11.3) OUT! A rare lofted shot in the inning of Karachi Kings and it has cost them, slow at the middle-stump, Bopara lofted it straight to long-off where the fielder caught it. He scored 7 runs off 13 balls.

Over 11 – Karachi Kings 56/3 (Babar 44*, Bopara 7*)

Umaid Asif bowls

Over 10 – Karachi Kings 52/3 (Babar 41*, Bopara 5*)

Liam Dawson continues

Over 9 – Karachi Kings 48/3 (Babar 40*, Bopara 3*)

(8.3) FOUR! Umaid bowled a loose delivery on the pads of Babar Azam, he flicked it to beat the short fine-leg fielder.

Umaid Asif into the attack for the first time today

Over 8 – Karachi Kings 41/3 (Babar 36*, Bopara 1*)

Ravi Bopara is the new batsman

(7.1) OUT! Shorter one from Dawson, not a delivery to get out, but Morgan pulled straight to Saad Nasim at square-leg. He scored 5 runs off 7 deliveries.

Liam Dawson into the attack

Over 7 – Karachi Kings 40/2 (Babar 35*, Morgan 5*)

Wahab Riaz continues

Over 6 – Karachi Kings 35/2 (Babar 33*, Morgan 2*)

(5.1) FOUR! Short-ish and on the pads of Babar Azam, he flicked it to beat the short fine-leg for another boundary.

Sameen Gul continues

Over 5 – Karachi Kings 27/2 (Babar 27*, Morgan 0*)

(4.6) OUT! Fast and full-ish delivery from Wahab Riaz to get rid of Colin Ingram, he looked to go for a big heave but completely missed it. He failed to score a single run.

(4.2) SIX! Full and middle stump from Wahab Riaz, Babar Azam backed away and lofted it for a glorious six over extra cover.

Wahab Riaz comes on to bowl

Over 4 – Karachi Kings 20/1 (Babar 20*, Ingram 0*)

(3.1) FOUR! Full and at the off stump, Babar flicked it beautifully just wide of mid-on for a boundary.

Sameen Gul continues

Over 3 – Karachi Kings 15/1 (Babar 15*, Ingram 0*)

Colin Ingram is the new batsman

(2.3) OUT! Soft dismissal, it was a friendly full-toss from Hasan Ali, Denly played it straight but found Umaid Asif at the mid-off perfectly who took a good catch. He got out on a duck.

Hasan Ali continues

Over 2 – Karachi Kings 14/0 (Babar 14*, Denly 0*)

(1.3) SIX! Brilliant from Babar, a full delivery at middle stump, Babar walked down the wicket and lofted it for a six to square-leg.

Sameen Gul shares the new ball with Hasan Ali

Over 1 – Karachi Kings 5/0 (Babar 5*, Denly 0*)

(0.3) FOUR! Full and outside off to Babar Azam from Hasan Ali, a glorious cover drive earned him first runs.

Joe Denly and Babar Azam are opening the inning for Karachi Kings, Hasan Ali bowls the new ball.

Peshawar Zalmi inning

Over 20 – Peshawar Zalmi 181/6 (Sammy 36*, Dawson 2)

(19.6) OUT! Mohammad Amir ended the inning on a hight by cleaning by Liam Dawson with a yorker at the off stump.

(19.4) SIX! A length ball at off stump is lofted handsomely by Sammy for a six over cover.

(19.3) FOUR! Shorter from Mohammad Amir, Sammy pulled it but did not middle it, Shinwari dropped the catch and the ball bounced over the boundary.

Mohammad Amir bowls the last over

Over 19 – Peshawar Zalmi 168/5 (Sammy 24*, Dawson 1*)

(18.4) FOUR! Full-toss on middle-stump from Shinwari, he lofted it down the ground for a boundary.

Liam Dawson is the new batsman

(18.1) OUT! Third wicket for Usman Shinwari, bowled from around the wicket, the ball kept angling in and Saad Nasim missed a heave, Shinwari hit the timber. He scored 35 runs off 18 deliveries.

Usman Shinwari bowls

Over 18 – Peshawar Zalmi 160/4 (Saad 35*, Sammy 19*)

(17.3) FOUR! Full-toss on the pads of Saad, he flicked it to find a gap at fine-leg.

(17.2) FOUR! Short from Amir on Saad’s hips, he pulled it and got pretty fine on fine-leg.

(17.1) FOUR! Full, fast and outside off, Saad Nasim managed to get an outside edge for a boundary.

Mohammad Amir comes on to bowl

Over 17 – Peshawar Zalmi 147/4 (Saad 22*, Sammy 19*)

(16.6) SIX! Make it four for the over, full on off stump, Sammy lofted it to cover for a flat six.

(16.5) SIX! Short-ish from Irfan at middle stump, Sammy pulled it from there for a six.

(16.4) SIX! In the block from Irfan Jr, but he missed the mark by a fraction, Sammy just lofted it from there for a massive six!

(16.3) SIX! Shorter from Irfan Jr, Saad Nasim pulled powerfully to square-leg.

Mohammad Irfan Jr bowls

Over 16 – Peshawar Zalmi 119/4 (Saad 14*, Sammy 1*)

Darren Sammy is the new batsman

(15.2) OUT! Full-ish from Shinwari on Off-stump, Akmal looked to go straight for a six but skied it, Bopara took a well-judged catch. He scored 75 runs off 51 balls.

Usman Khan Shinwari comes on to bowl

Over 15 – Peshawar Zalmi 117/3 (Kamran 75*, Saad 13*)

(14.5) FOUR! Shorter from Bopara to Saad Nasim, he came down the wicket and pulled it to mid-wicket for a boundary.

(14.1) SIX! A full slower one from Bopara at the off stump is hammed by Akmal down the ground for another massive one.

Ravi Bopara continues

Over 14 – Peshawar Zalmi 103/3 (Kamran 67*, Saad 7*)

(13.6) SIX! Saad Nasim came down the wicket and lofted it straight for the third six of the over.

(13.2) SIX! Huge and convincing this time, full at leg stump, Akmal played a powerful slog sweep for a big one to mid-wicket.

(13.1) SIX! Akmal came down the wicket, but could reach to the pitch of the ball, the ball turned away and took Akmal’s outer part of the bat, but he managed to clear the long-off boundary.

Shahid Afridi continues

Over 13 – Peshawar Zalmi 82/3 (Kamran 53*, Saad 0*)

Saad Nasim is the new batsman

(12.2) OUT! Slower one from Bopara at off-stump, Wessels flicked it from there but there was no power in the stroke, Usman Shinwari took an easy catch. He scored 11 off 14 deliveries.

Ravi Bopara comes on to bowl

Over 12 – Peshawar Zalmi 79/2 (Kamran 51*, Wessels 9*)

(11.5) FOUR! Quicker one from Shahid Afridi, Wessels flicked it to square-leg boundary.

Over 11 – Peshawar Zalmi 72/2 (Kamran 50*, Wessels 4*)

(10.5) FOUR! Came down the track again, this time it was a short one, he pulled it to mid-wicket region to bring up his half-century.

(10.1) SIX! Kamran Akmal danced down the wicket on a flighted delivery and lofted it straight for a flat six.

Usama Mir continues

Over 10 – Peshawar Zalmi 58/2 (Kamran 37*, Wessels 3*)

Shahid Afridi continues

Over 9 – Peshawar Zalmi 53/2 (Kamran 34*, Wessels 2*)

Usama Mir continues

Over 8 – Peshawar Zalmi 48/2 (Kamran 31*, Wessels 0*)

(7.2) OUT! Full from Afridi, Smith looked to clear the long-on boundary but was caught at Babar Azam. He scored 15 runs off 17 deliveries.

Shahid Afridi into the attack

Over 7 – Peshawar Zalmi 46/1 (Kamran 29*, Smith 21*)

(6.6) SIX! Full and flighted from the leggie, Smith cleared his front leg and lofted it straight for the second six of the over.

(6.3) SIX! Shorter one from Usama Mir, Smith pulled it strongly over mid-wicket for a massive one.

Usama Mir comes on to bowl for the first time in PSL 3

Over 6 – Peshawar Zalmi 31/1 (Kamran 27*, Smith 2*)

(5.3) FOUR! Shorter one from Amir, Kamran Akmal pulled it to fine-leg, the fine-leg fielder was inside the circle.

Mohammad Amir comes back into the attack

Over 5 – Peshawar Zalmi 24/1 (Kamran 21*, Smith 1*)

(4.4) SIX! Full and straight, Akmal struck a brilliant six down the ground.

(4.2) SIX! Short and at outside off, Akmal rocked back and pulled it over mid-wicket for the first six of the match.

Mohammad Irfan Jr continues

Over 4 – Peshawar Zalmi 11/1 (Kamran 8*, Smith 1*)

Usman Shinwari continues

Over 3 – Peshawar Zalmi 8/1 (Kamran 6*, Smith 0*)

(2.2) FOUR! Width offered by Irfan Jr, it was coming in but Kamran Akmal made use of the room and pierce the gap through point and cover region, first boundary of the match.

Mohammad Irfan Jr into the attack

Over 2 – Peshawar Zalmi 3/1 (Kamran 1*, Smith 0*)

(1.4) OUT! Mohammad Hafeez was stuck in the crease, he was unable to score, he came down the wicket to play a big shot but missed it completely, Shinwari hit the bulls eye. He scored a duck.

Usman Shinwari comes on to bowl

Over 1 – Peshawar Zalmi 2/0 (Hafeez 0*, Kamran 0*)

Mohammad Hafeez and Kamran Akmal are opening the batting for Peshawar Zalmi. Mohammad Amir has got the new ball in his hand.

Team line-ups

Karachi Kings: Joe Denly, Babar Azam, Eoin Morgan (c), Colin Ingram, Ravi Bopara, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Usama Mir, Mohammad Irfan Jr, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari

Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal, Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Hafeez, Rikki Wessels, Saad Nasim, Liam Dawson, Darren Sammy, Umaid Asif, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sameen Gul


Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected to bat first in their crucial game.

Karachi Kings will take on Peshawar Zalmi in an all-important game, where a victory will give them a place-offs, whereas the outcome will send the defending champions home, Peshawar Zalmi home. On the other hand, if Peshawar Zalmi register a win here, they will have to win the next contest also to make it through to the playoffs, whereas Karachi Kings will also have to win the next game or lose it by a narrow margin to save their NRR.

Imad Wasim is out of the contest as he is advised a couple of days rest by doctors because of the injury he suffered during Karachi Kings’ clash against Lahore Qalandars. In his absence, England’s limited overs skipper, Eoin Morgan will lead the side.