Karachi Kings make it two wins in two games. A flawless chase from Karachi Kings. There was some struggle after some pristine batting early on by Joe Denly and Babar Azam. The captain himself smashing the last ball for six to secur the victory.
Karachi Kings Inning
(19.4) SIX The skipper ended with the style. Massive hit and Kings with another victory.
(19.3) OUT! nicely tossed up, the ball dips on him, Rizwan looks for the glory hit but fails to get to the pitch of the ball and ends up hitting it straight down Jordan’s throat at long-off.
Asghar to bowl the last over
Over 19 – Karachi Kings 127/4 (R Bopara 16*, Rizwan 18*)
Over 18 – Karachi Kings 125/4 (R Bopara 15*, Rizwan 18*)
(17.1) FOUR! What a lovely selection of a shot by Rizwan
Over 17 – Karachi Kings 116/4 (R Bopara 13*, Rizwan 12*)
(16.4) SIX! bursts through the hands of the fine leg fielder for six
Over 16 – Karachi Kings 104/4 (R Bopara 10*, Rizwan 3*)
Over 15 – Karachi Kings 99/4 (R Bopara 9*, Rizwan 0*)
(14.4) OUT! Excellent catch taken by Hafeez, Ibtesam departs Ingram.
Over 14 – Karachi Kings 97/3 (R Bopara 7*, C Ingram 22*)
Over 13 – Karachi Kings 92/3 R Bopara 5*, C Ingram 20*)
(12.5) FOUR! Sliced it away by Ravi Boapara, timely played
Ravi Bopara is the new batsman
(12.2) OUT! Edge and gone. Denly is gone!
Over 12 – Karachi Kings 87/2 (J Denly 29*, C Ingram 20*)
(11.1) FOUR! too short and this has been helped down leg. Easy pickings, this is getting easier by the minute
Over 11 – Karachi Kings 79/2 (J Denly 28*, C Ingram 14*)
(10.5) FOUR! steps out to get to the pitch of the ball and hammers this over the bowler’s head, one bounce to the fence
(10.4) SIX! Full toss and it was punched by Ingram
Over 10 – Karachi Kings 66/2 (J Denly 27*, C Ingram 2*)
(9.4) FOUR! Rocked back, used the width and let his hands to all the talking. Sensational
Over 9 – Karachi Kings 60/2 (J Denly 22*, C Ingram 1*)
Ingram is the new batsman.
(8.2) WICKET! Ibtesam strikes, brilliant catch by Sammy. Babar is gone!
(8.1) FOUR! scoop shot by Babar and gone through the boundary
Over 8 – Karachi Kings 54/1 (J Denly 21*, B Azam 24*)
Over 7 – Karachi Kings 50/1 (J Denly 20*, B Azam 22*)
Ibtesam with the bowl
Over 6 – Karachi Kings 46/1 (J Denly 18*, B Azam 20*)
(5.6) FOUR! Straight down the ground.
Wahab Riaz to bowl the sixth over
Over 5 – Karachi Kings 35/1 (J Denly 16*, B Azam 11*)
(4.6) SIX! Babar Azam own on one knee as he swings this tossed up delivery over the infield, on the bounce to the long-on boundary
Mohammad Asghar introduced.
Over 4 – Karachi Kings 24/1 (J Denly 14*, B Azam 3*)
(3.4) FOUR! Lovely shot by Joe Denly, used his front foot and smashed it to the boundary.
Over 3 – Karachi Kings 18/1 (J Denly 9*, B Azam 1*)
Over 2 – Karachi Kings 17/1 (J Denly 9*, B Azam 0*)
Babar Azam is the new batsman
(1.6) OUT! Short ball, hooked up but a tremendous catch taken near the boundary by Ibtesam. Very well taken.
(1.2) FOUR! into the gap and four.
Jordan comes to bowl.
Over 1 – Karachi Kings 11/0 (J Denly 8*, K Manzoor 1*)
(0.5) FOUR! flat-bats this pull past the bowler, easy pickings. Too short and so this was sitting up nicely for him
(0.4) FOUR! back of a length, the slog and it’s timed magnificently as it races to the midwicket by denly
Karachi Kings start off their chase.
End of the first inning, very well bowled by Karachi Kings, but Smith helped Zalmi to put a fighting score on board. What an end to the innings.
Peshawar Zalmi Inning
Over 20 – Peshawar Zalmi 131/9 (DR Smith 71*, M Asghar 0*)
(19.6) SIX! Smashed it! Smith finishes the inning with style.
(19.5) FOUR! this is a sweep shot, the slog and it’s timed magnificently as it races to the midwicket fence
(19.3) SIX! sitting up nicely for him to swing this over the ropes at deep midwicket. Smith lined himself up by picking it early and muscled it away
Ravi Bopara to finish the inning
Over 19 – Peshawar Zalmi 112/9 (DR Smith 53*, M Asghar 0*)
(18.3) OUT! bottom-handed whip down to long-on, they were always racing against a flat throw to complete the second, there was no way Wahab would’ve made it. Irfan collects the throw cleanly and whips the bails off.
(18.2) FOUR! thick outside edge that races to the third man boundary. Smith Brings up his half-century. By no means a fluent knock, but he’s managed to stick in and bat through
Over 18 – Peshawar Zalmi 103/8 (DR Smith 47*, W Riaz 7*)
(17.2) SIX! That’s a big hit, massive hit by Smith
Over 17 – Peshawar Zalmi 84/8 (DR Smith 39*, W Riaz 7*)
(16.4) SIX! Full toss and Smith backed away and walloped this off the middle
Over 16 – Peshawar Zalmi 83/8 (DR Smith 31*, W Riaz 3*)
(15.4) WICKET! Tymal attacks! short ball and directly into the fielder’s hands.
Tymal Mills continues.
Over 15 – Peshawar Zalmi 78/7 (DR Smith 30*, CJ Jordan 0*)
(14.4) OUT! big appeal for lbw, but the umpire raced away from his position. Afridi couldn’t believe what he just saw and went for the review immediately. Struck on the back thigh. This looked plumb to the naked eye, not sure why the umpire thought otherwise.
Over 14 – Peshawar Zalmi 71/6 (DR Smith 30*, U Asif 1*)
(13.4) WICKET! One more run-out, Sammy looks unhappy
(13.3) back-of-the-hand slower delivery angling down leg, Smith whips this behind square, couple of bounces into the fence
Ravi Bopara is to bowl.
Over 13 – Peshawar Zalmi 63/5 (DR Smith 23*, D Sammy 2*)
Over 12 – Peshawar Zalmi 62/5 (DR Smith 23*, D Sammy 1*)
Daren Sammy is the new batsman
(11.3) WICKET! confusion here and Ibtesam has to go back to the pavilion
Over 11 – Peshawar Zalmi 57/4 (DR Smith 21*, Ibtesam 1*)
Over 10 – Peshawar Zalmi 54/4 (DR Smith 19*, Ibtesam 0*)
Ibtesam is the new batsman.
(9.4) WICKET! Irfan strikes, makes room to go over cover, ends up slicing this straight to Mills at third man. Irfan slaps his thigh.
Irfan jr introduced.
Over 9 – Peshawar Zalmi 52/3 (DR Smith 17*, H Sohail 1*)
(8.2) FOUR! bottom-handed whip this time, down on one knee as he plays this over midwicket.
(8.1) SIX! Much needed for Zalmi, extra-bounce and played it well
Afridi to bowl the eighth over
Over 8 – Peshawar Zalmi 41/3 (DR Smith 6*, H Sohail 1*)
Over 7 – Peshawar Zalmi 38/3 (DR Smith 4*, H Sohail 0*)
Haris Sohail is the new batsman.
(6.6) OUT! Boom Boom Afridi departs Hafeez. played to the off side directly into Imad’s hands.
Shahid Afridi into the attack.
Over 6 – Peshawar Zalmi 37/2 (DR Smith 3*, M Hafeez 6*)
Imad Wasim continues.
Over 5 – Peshawar Zalmi 35/2 (DR Smith 2*, M Hafeez 6*)
Over 4 – Peshawar Zalmi 32/2 (DR Smith 0*, M Hafeez 5*)
Hafeez takes the charge after losing the second wicket
(3.1) OUT! Another one, Amir strikes again, really a great catch behind the wicket by Rizwan, absolutely stunning
Amir continues with the bowl.
Over 3 – Peshawar Zalmi 27/1 (DR Smith 0*, T Iqbal 11*)
(2.4) FOUR! Free hit and utilized it, fielder raced over the ball but couldn’t stop
(2.2) FOUR! Beautiful shot by Tamim over the cover drive
Tymal Mills to bowl the third over.
Over 2 – Peshawar Zalmi 16/1 (DR Smith 0*, T Iqbal 2*)
D Smith is the new batsman.
(1.4) WICKET! Terrific length, terrific delivery, Amir departs Akmal after scoring 14 runs
Mohammad Amir to bowl the second over.
Over 1 – Peshawar Zalmi 15/0 (K Akmal 14*, T Iqbal 1*)
(0.6) FOUR! Another one! end of the first over here
(0.5) FOUR! Akmal tried for a six but just once bounce before the boundary and goes for four.
(0.4) SIX! Akmal has taken the charge, big one!
The game is about to start. Imad Wasim, the skipper is about to bowl. Kamran Akmal and Tamim Iqbal are the openers for Zalmi.
Dubai: Peshawar Zalmi have won the toss and opted to bat first against Karachi Kings.
Karachi Kings: Imad Wasim (captain), Babar Azam, Joe Denly, Colin Ingram, Khurram Manzoor, Lendl Simmons, Saifullah Bangash, Eoin Morgan, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammed Taha, Tabish Khan, Ravi Bopara, Hasan Mohsin, Shahid Afridi, David Wiese, Usama Mir, Tymal Mills, Mohammad Amir and Usman Khan.
Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Andre Fletcher, Riki Wessels, Hammad Azam, Haris Sohail, Dwayne Bravo, Khushdil Shah, Umaid Asif, Saad Nasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shakib Al Hasan, Liam Dawson, Sameen Gul, Hasan Ali, Chris Jordan, Mohammad Asghar and Wahab Riaz.
Karachi have lost four of the five games against Peshawar, two in the first PSL by three runs and five wickets and two in the PSL 2 by seven wickets and 24 runs. Their only win came over Zalmi came last year, by nine runs.
The Kings were clinical with the ball in the first game but will want their batsmen to give a better account of themselves. It should be a good contest.