Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings: This was the second match of HBL PSL 2020 between Zalmi boys and Kings. It was a high scoring and mind blowing match played in National Stadium Karachi. Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and elected bowling first. Here are some details of the match.
Karachi Kings Bating
Karachi has a pair of world class openers Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan. They gave a good start as expected but Sharjeel made a mistake and went to pavilion on a total of 25 runs. He scored 19 runs o 11 balls by hitting 2 massive sixes and a four.
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After the first loss, Babar Azam and Cameron Delport made a good partnership till Delport lost his wicket at a total of 73. He scored 20 runs. The next player was skipper himself Imad Wasim. Tis was the partnership which took Karachi Kings to a 201 total. Imad Wasim scored 50 runs on 30 balls and Babar Azam struggled till 78 runs on 56 balls. Walton could make 9 runs and Muhammad Iftikhar hit 2 maximum and a four on 3 balls and scored 16 runs.
Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings was a high scoring match as Karachi Kings reached to at total of 201 runs.
Peshawar Zalmi Bowling
PZ elected bowl first which was not a wise decision. Karachi Kings beat Hassan Ali at the average of 13 runs per over. Hassan Ali gave 52 runs in 4 overs by getting 2 wickets. Rahat Ali also bowled 4 overs and increased Karachi King’s total by 33 runs.
Shoaib Malik bowled 2 overs and he gave 22 runs. Wahab Riaz got no wicket but faced 35 runs punishment in 4 overs. Muhammad Mohsin was a new bowler and bowled well. He picked 1 wicket by giving 35 runs in 4 overs. Dawson also bowled 2 overs in which he faced 22 runs.
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Peshawar Zalmi Bating
Tom Banton and Kamran Akmal gave a good start to Zalmi but Banton lost his wicket on 29. He made 13 runs. In the same over, the new comer Haidar Ali went back on 4 runs. Both were taken by Chris Jordan in 1 over. Shoaib malik and Kamran Akmal tried make a partnership but they could increase 35 more runs and Malik was run out by his own mistake. Kamran Akmal also went back very soon on the total of 81 and individually 43.
Livingstone tried his best till end and remained not out on 54. Liam Dawson made 22 runs and Daren Sammy 30 runs but they could not help Zalmi to win the match. Zalmi made 191 runs in 20 overs.
Karachi Kings Bowling
Muhammad Amir spelled impressively and got 1 wicket by giving 34 runs in 4 overs. Arshad Iqbal was a new bowler but he couldn’t impress a lot and gave 51 runs in 4 overs. Chris Jordan faced 39 runs in 4 overs by getting 2 wickets.
Umaid Asif was the bowler which saved the match for Karachi. He gave 23 runs in 4 overs and got 2 wickets. Delport bowled 2 overs and gave 22 runs by getting 1 wicket. The skipper Imad Wasim couldn’t get any wicket in 2 overs although he gave 20 runs.
Babar Azam was the man of the match in Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings match.