Peshawar Zalmi has won the toss and elected to bat first in this all important clash against the Karachi Kings. Shahid Afridi said that his team would look to set a good total on this pitch while Shoaib Malik said that Karachi Kings will look to put up a good show in the field today after their two consecutive loses.
Points table as of now !
The venue for today’s match is the historic Sharjah stadium which holds fond memories for a cricket loving Pakistan nation.
— Karachi Kings (@KarachiKingsARY) February 11, 2016
Players make their way onto the field.
At the end of first over the score was 6/0.
Three boundaries in the second over from Hafeez to Imad Wasim got the team going from the outset.
At the end of second over the score was 18/0.
Hafeez smashed another four off Amir as the score reached 25 at the end of the third over. Good start from Peshawar Zalmi and Hafeez in particular. The wicket keeper Saif Bangash missed a runout in this over as well which would have provided the ideal start for KK.
At the end of third over the score was 25/0.
Sohail Tanvir conceded 7 runs in this over.
At the end of four overs the score was 32/0.
At the end of five overs the score was 44/0.
At the end of six overs the score was 48/0.
At the end of seven overs the score was 62/0.
At the end of eight overs the score was 71/0.
At the end of nine overs the score was 78/0.
At the end of ten overs the score was 86/0.
At the end of eleven overs the score was 99/1.
At the end of twelve overs the score was 106/1.
Bopara dismisses Tamim Iqbal as he holds out at deep long off.
At the end of 13 overs the score was 109/2.
Kamran Akmal smacked Usama Mir for a six as the score moved along at a brisk pace. The Peshawar side looks all set for a big total tonight. Karachi Kings needs few quick wickets in order to contain them.
At the end of 14 overs the score was 117/2.
At the end of 15 overs the total reached 126/2.
Kamran smacked Imad for a six and a four as the match approached the final phase of the first innings.
At the end of 16 overs the score was 142/2.
Amir removed Kamran Akmal which is a crucial wicket at this stage as the dangerous looking Akmal wnet back to the hut for a 20 ball 30 run knock. Afridi was the new man in.
At the end of 17 overs the score reached 146/3.
Afridi caught but it’s a no ball for height !! Lala survives
Dawid Malan goes for 12 as he tries to up the anti but fails, Sohail Tanvir takes a wicket. Good over from Sohail.
Meanwhile the presenter takes a short interview of Shahid Afridi’s daughter.
At the end of 18 overs the score was 155/4.
A mighty six from Sammy off Amir but a decent over from the left arm pacer comes to an end.
At the end of 19 overs the score reached 164/4.
Couple of sixes and a four from the final total ends the Peshawar innings on a high.
At the end of 20 overs, the final total was 182/4.
56 runs came off the last five overs as the Peshawar side sets a stiff target for Karachi Kings in this important match. Mohammad Hafeez was the top scorer with 59 runs while Tamim Iqbal scored 37 runs.
Afridi remained not out on 17 while Sammy was not out on 18.
The action from second innings
A good start from Aamer Yamin for the Zalmi side.
At the end of first over the kings were 2/0.
8 runs came off the second over from Saun Tait.
At the end of second over the score was 10/0.
Yamin conceded 10 runs in the third over as Simmons and Noman scored a boundary each.
At the end of third over score was 20/0.
At the end of four overs the score was 26/0.
Wahab Riaz took a wicket of the first ball of the over as Simmons was clean bowled.
At the end of 5 overs the score was 27/1.
Noman Anwar is dismissed for 14 runs off 16 balls as Shahid Yousuf runs him out with a direct hit.
And what on earth has happened there as Imad Wasim is run out in peculiar fashion as he was lazy getting back into the crease.
Vince hits a four off the 5 ball of the over.
At the end of 6 overs the score reached 33/3.
Malik hits Afridi for a six but the rest of the over was a good one for the Zalmi captain.
At the end of 7 overs the score reached 40/3.
Malik was dismissed for 8 runs by the young left arm spinner Asghar Durrani. Karachi Kings in all sorts of trouble right now.
At the end of 8 overs the score reached 46/4.
Shahid Afridi took another big wicket as Shakib Al Hasan took another wicket for the Zalmi side. Karachi Kings has no answers right now.
At the end of 9 overs the score reached 49/5.
Another over from Asghar cam to an end as Peshawar tried to keep the scoreboard under check. The two Englishmen Bopara and Vince are the last hope of Karachi Kings.
At the end of 10 overs the score reached 61/5.
A boundary of the last ball by Vince got a rare boundary for Karachi Kings.
At the end of 11 overs the score reached 71/5.
At the end of 12 overs the score reached 78/5.
At the end of 13 overs the score reached 94/5.
This over yielded just 10 runs as Wahab bowls a tight over considering the situation.
At the end of 14 overs the score reached 104/5.
Tait got rid off James Vince, who scored 44 runs, through a brilliant yorker.
At the end of 15 overs the score was 111/6.
At the end of 16 overs the score reached 126/6.
At the end of 17 overs the score reached 135/6.
A massive 18th over for the kings !! Bopara on fire
At the end of 18th over the score is 161/6.
Wicket of the last ball for Peshawar. KK need 13 off the last over !! exciting stuff
At the end of 19 overs the score is 170/7.
4 runs needed off the last ball !!!!!!
Peshawar win by three runs !