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Peshawar Zalmi knock out Karachi Kings, qualify for PSL 2018 final

PSL 2018

Karachites’ hopes of watching their own team in the Final of PSL 2018  at the National Cricket Stadium Karachi were destroyed after their team Karachi Kings lost the match by 12 runs to Peshawar Zalmi.

After the defeat at the Gaddafi Stadium meant the Karachi Kings were knocked out of the PSL 2018, whereas Peshawar Zalmi after playing a very beautiful match qualified for final and will defend their title against Islamabad United in Karachi on 25 March.

The match was delayed for more than an hour due to rain. All thanks to the ground staff who worked very hard to make sure the play was possible. Due to delay, however, the match was reduced to 16 overs per side.

When the match began, Zalmi, who was batting first, sent out Kamran Akmal and Andre Fletcher to open their innings, Kamran Akmal played a very beautiful inning and scored the fastest fifty of PSL.

In 5th over, Kamran Akmal showed his partner how to hit clean sixes.

In 5th over Usman Shinwari conceded 25 runs.

Fletcher showed that he is a quick learner, he hit 3 boundaries to Ravi Bopara in the next over.

Amir gave the ball to leg-spinner Usama Mir, hoping for a Miracle but It didn’t work; Akmal hit three more boundaries and scored the fastest half-century ever scored in PSL history. It took him just 17 balls this time.

The Karachi Kings finally found some happiness when in the 10th over Ravi Bopara bowled both the openers.

Here’s that  over:

 

Muhammad Amir was one of the few bowlers who had bowled . He gave away just 6 runs in the 15th over, finishing with figures of 4-0-16-0.

3 wickets fell in the final over bowled by Saad Nasim but Peshawar Zalmi scored 11 off it.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar was also in the Stadium to watch PSL 2018 match.

Now it was Karachi turn for batting and their opener batsman Mukhtar Ahmed got out in the 2nd over.

Babar Azam walked in. After Denly hit a 6 in the 4th over, Babar Azam hit back-to-back boundaries in the 5th over.

Their run rate was not good enough to help them score 134 runs in just 66 balls.

 

Babar Azam and Denly hit a couple of boundaries in 11th and 12th overs but that was not good enough at that stage. Karachi Kings needed more boundaries but Denly and Babar Azam just couldn’t hit boundaries.

Both the batsman completed their half-century in the 12th over but they could not win a match for Karachi.

 

 

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