KARACHI: The high-voltage derby HBL Pakistan Super League clash on Sunday evening was as lively as everyone had actually anticipated. As well as in spite of being buoyed by the support from the noisy crowd, Karachi Kings ended up second best to the Fakhar Zaman-inspired Lahore Qalandars in a thrilling coating.
Lahore’s 4th triumph in 12 matches– attained with only 4 balls to spare– versus their old rivals was set up by Fakhar’s outstanding 83 and it likewise kept the impressive series of going after side emerging successful for the 11 straight fixture in the recurring tournament.
Fakhar, the man-of-the-match, maintained Lahore Qalandars visible of the 187-run target after Karachi Kings had actually collected 186-9. The Pakistan left-hander was captured in the deep after striking eight fours and 4 6s during his 54-ball innings.
Fakhar’s dismissal likewise brought an end to his 118-runs partnership in 78 distributions with Ben Dunk (unbeaten 57 off 43 balls, five fours and also 2 6s) after Lahore Qalandars had actually been lowered from 2 arches down for no go to 33-3– when Mohammad Hafeez was caught at factor for 15– but David Wiese came out to shatter everything in array. The former South African all-rounder crunched 3 sixes, consisting of 2 on the trot when Daniel Cristian came on for the last over, and also 3 fours in a nine-ball cameo of 31.
Karachi Kings– for whom their skipper Imad Wasim strangely didn’t turn his arm over after going out for a golden duck– were relying on Mohammad Amir to save them but the dissatisfied paceman was shattered by Dunk as well as Wiese for 20 runs– 4, 1, 4, 4, 6 and 1– in the penultimate over which began with Lahore still needing 30 runs. However the 39 runs included just a dozen shipments by the Dunk-Wiese duo exterminated Karachi Kings completely after these 2 sides had fulfilled in the PSL V final in late November.
There was no question regarding the significance of this battle which was enlivened by competitions between a number of Pakistan stars– whether current or the past– and also none was much more attractive view when Shaheen Shah Afridi cleaned up Amir and had sent him on his method with a menacing glare.
Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Nabi both struck fast half-centuries yet losing five gates for 37 runs in 25 distributions at the fatality thwarted the possibility of the first 200 score while batting first.
The pitch– which was utilized for the opening component when Karachi Kings shot out Quetta Gladiators for 121 in an eight-wicket success– made no distinction as far as the throw was worried and also when Imad Wasim called improperly it was no brain surgery to know which team needed to bat upfront.
Both sides made one change each with Zeeshan Ashraf coming in for his very first game in this PSL after changing seamer Salman Mirza, while paceman Mohammad Ilyas was drafted right into the Karachi Kings XI in place of Aamir Yamin, who really did not bowl a single round versus Multan Sultans on Saturday afternoon.
Sharjeel took pleasure in a huge slice of good luck on eight when Sohail spilled one of the most convenient catches at mid-on, with the captain pinpointing being unsighted by the glow of the light tower placed right over the gigantic electronic scoreboard.
The unfortunate bowler was Shaheen who after that saw Babar being dropped at slip by Fakhar in the third over of the innings. However, it really did not injure Lahore due to the fact that the next sphere saw Babar (5) having his stumps rattled by one which ricocheted off the front pad.
Joe Clarke (4) was gone out in a mix-up with Sharjeel and Colin Ingram was bowled on the really following shipment as Karachi Kings slipped to 37-3 in the 5th over. Yet Sharjeel was clear in his mind that whatever the situation, he’ll not restrained in his approach.
Dealing mainly in sixes, Sharjeel chanced his arms disdainfully as the left-handed opener as well as Nabi put Karachi Kings back on the right track in a scintillating fourth-wicket collaboration of 76 in 43 balls, until Samit Patel held a well-judged catch inside the mid-wicket border when Sharjeel attempted to remove the fence.
With Sharjeel leaving to rapturous cheers from the followers, that their heralds in operation practically continuously– after striking 6 6s and 5 fours in a 39-ball 64. Nabi (57 off 35 rounds, 4 fours and 3 sixes) as well as Christian (27 off 14) also increased in a quickfire stand of 45 however it was never ever enough.
(Tabulated under, played, won, lost, tied, no-result, points, net run-rate):
Peshawar Zalmi 4 3 1 0 0 6 +0.430
Lahore Qalandars 4 3 1 0 0 6 +0.085
Karachi Kings 4 2 2 0 0 4 +0.077
Islamabad United 3 2 1 0 0 4 -0.175
Multan Sultans 4 1 3 0 0 2 -0.019
Quetta Gladiators 3 0 3 0 0 0 -1.530
Batsmen & mode of dismissals R B 4s 6s SR
Sharjeel Khan c Patel b Wiese 64 39 5 6 164.10
Babar Azam b Shaheen 5 5 0 0 100.00
J.M. Clarke run out 4 6 1 0 66.66
C.A. Ingram b Ahmed 0 1 0 0 0.00
Mohammad Nabi c Sohail b Haris 57 35 4 3 162.85
D.T. Christian run out 27 14 5 0 192.85
Imad Wasim c Denly b Patel 0 1 0 0 0.00
Waqas Maqsood b Shaheen 12 11 2 0 109.09
Mohammad Ilyas not out 4 5 0 0 80.0
Mohammad Amir b Shaheen 0 2 0 0 0.00
Arshad Iqbal not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
EXTRAS (B-1, LB-1, W-11) 13
TOTAL (for nine wkts, 20 overs) 186
FALL OF WKTS: 1-20 (Babar), 2-37 (Clarke), 3-37 (Ingram), 4-113 ((Sharjeel), 5-158 (Nabi), 6-162 (Imad), 7-176 (Christian), 8-184 (Waqas), 9-185 (Amir).
BOWLING: Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-27-3 (2w); Mohammad Hafeez 2-0-19-0; Haris Rauf 4-0-32-1; Ahmed Daniyal 4-0-37-1 (3w); Wiese 4-0-42-1 (2w); Patel 2-0-27-1.
Batsmen & mode of dismissals R B 4s 6s SR
Fakhar Zaman c Babar b Christian 83 54 8 4 153.70
Sohail Akhtar run out 0 0 0 0 0.00
J.L. Denly b Amir 0 1 0 0 0.00
Mohammad Hafeez c Babar b Waqas 15 9 1 1 166.66
B.R. Dunk not out 57 43 5 2 132.55
D. Wiese not out 31 9 3 3 344.44
EXTRAS (LB-1, W-2) 3
TOTAL (for four wkts, 19.2 overs) 189
FALL OF WKTS: 1-0 (Sohail), 2-0 (Denly), 3-33 (Hafeez), 4-152 (Fakhar)
DID NOT BAT: Zeeshan Ashraf, S.R. Patel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ahmed Daniyal.
BOWLING: Mohammad Amir 4-0-34-1; Mohammad Ilyas 2-0-31-0 (1w); Waqas Maqsood 3-0-26-1; Arshad Iqbal 3-0-25-0; Mohammad Nabi 4-0-31-0; Christian 3.2-0-39-1 (1w).
RESULT: Lahore Qalandars won by six wickets.
UMPIRES: Ahsan Raza (Pakistan) and R.K. Illingworth (England).
TV UMPIRE: Rashid Riaz (Pakistan).
MATCH REFEREE: R.S. Mahanama (Sri Lanka).
MAN-OF-THE-MATCH: Fakhar Zaman (Lahore Qalandars).
MONDAY’S FIXTURE: Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United (7:00pm PST).