27th Match: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings

27th Match: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings

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Zalmi outplay Kings to roar back into top four finish contention

Sharjah March 15: An outstanding team effort brought defending champions Peshawar Zalmi back in the contention of a Play-offs berth in the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 edition.

The Peshawar boys were in red hot form as the bowlers restricted Karachi Kings to 137 for eight in pursuit of a 182 run target to score a cruical 44 run win.

Kings relied heavily on opener Babar Azam who scored 66 off 50 balls, an innings that included four sixes and four fours, none of the top-order batsmen could replicate Babar’s effort as wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals.

Kings were almost out of reckoning when star all-rounder Shahid Afridi walked in to bat, Afridi responded with a quickfire eight ball 26 run innings that included four sixes, three of which came in one Sameen Gul over.

After Afridi’s departure the match petered out to a tame end with Zalmi maintaining their stranglehold in the dying moments.

Liam Dawson who took the prized wicket of Afridi was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets in his four over spell, Wahab Riaz and Umaid Asif took two wickets each.

Earlier, the much vaunted Zalmi middle-order finally came to the fore as a whopping 121 were added in the last 10 overs of the innings.

From a below par 59 for two at the end of the 10th over, Zalmi lifted the score to an imposing 181 for six in the allotted 20 overs.

Pacer Mohammad Irfan Jr. went for 28 in one over while Shahid Afridi was also taken to the cleaners in his fourth over which went for 21 runs.

Man-of-the-Match Kamran Akmal looked in control from the outset scoring an imperious 75 off only 51 balls, his stroke filled innings included as many as 6 sixes.

After Kamran’s dismissal newcomer to the Zalmi eleven Saad Nasim took up the challenge and scored a raid fire 35 while the final damage was done by captain Sammy who took full toll on Irfan Jr. and Mohammad Amir scoring an unbeaten 36 off only 15 balls.

The helpless Kings’ bowlers ducked for cover in front of the stunning assault that caught them off guard in the all important clash with Zalmi batsmen making full use of a typical Sharjah pitch after winning a cruical toss.

Scorecard

27th Match: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings  |  Peshawar Zalmi won by 44 runs

Match Details
Toss Peshawar Zalmi, who chose to bat Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2018
Umpires Shozab Raza (Pakistan) and Ahmed Shahab Match Date 15 Mar 2018
Match Referee Mohammad Anees (Pakistan) Ground Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
TV Umpire Asif Yaqoob
Player of Match Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)

Peshawar Zalmi Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Mohammad Hafeez
b Usman Khan Shinwari 0 0 3 0 0
2
Kamran Akmal
c Ravi Bopara b Usman Khan Shinwari 75 0 51 3 6
3
Dwayne Smith
c Babar Azam b Shahid Afridi 15 0 16 0 2
4
Riki Wessels †
c Usman Khan Shinwari b Ravi Bopara 11 0 14 1 0
5
Saad Nasim
b Usman Khan Shinwari 35 0 18 4 2
6
Darren Sammy *
not out 36 0 15 2 4
7
Liam Dawson
b Mohammad Aamer 2 0 4 0 0
8
Hasan Ali
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
9
Wahab Riaz
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
10
Sameen Gul
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
11
Umaid Asif
Did not bat 0 0 0 0 0
Extra b 2, lb 4, nb 1 7
Total 6 wickets; 20.0 overs; 0 mins 181 9.05 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-3 ( Mohammad Hafeez, 1.4 ) ;

2-47 ( Dwayne Smith, 7.2 ) ;

3-81 ( Riki Wessels, 12.3 ) ;

4-118 ( Kamran Akmal, 15.2 ) ;

5-160 ( Saad Nasim, 18.1 ) ;

6-181 ( Liam Dawson, 20.0 )

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Mohammad Aamer
4.0 1 33 1 0 0

Usman Khan Shinwari
4.0 0 11 3 0 0

Mohammad Irfan Jr
3.0 0 46 0 0 1

Usama Mir
3.0 0 34 0 0 0

Shahid Afridi
4.0 0 34 1 0 0

Ravi Bopara
2.0 0 17 1 0 0

Karachi Kings Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Babar Azam
c Liam Dawson b Wahab Riaz 66 0 50 4 4
2
Joe Denly
c Umaid Asif b Hasan Ali 0 0 5 0 0
3
Colin Ingram
b Wahab Riaz 0 0 8 0 0
4
Eoin Morgan *
c Saad Nasim b Liam Dawson 5 0 7 0 0
5
Ravi Bopara
c Mohammad Asghar b Liam Dawson 7 0 13 0 0
6
Shahid Afridi
c Mohammad Asghar b Liam Dawson 26 0 8 0 4
7
Mohammad Rizwan †
c Sameen Gul b Umaid Asif 16 0 18 1 0
8
Usama Mir
b Umaid Asif 9 0 11 1 0
9
Mohammad Irfan Jr
not out 0 0 0 0 0
10
Usman Khan Shinwari
Did not bat
11
Mohammad Aamer
Did not bat
Extra b 5, lb 3 8
Total 8 wickets; 20.0 overs; 0 mins 137 6.85 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-15 ( Joe Denly, 2.3 ) ;

2-27 ( Colin Ingram, 5.0 ) ;

3-40 ( Eoin Morgan, 7.1 ) ;

4-62 ( Ravi Bopara, 11.3 ) ;

5-92 ( Shahid Afridi, 13.3 ) ;

6-118 ( Babar Azam, 16.3 ) ;

7-118 ( Babar Azam, 16.4 ) ;

8-137 ( Mohammad Rizwan, 19.5 ) ;

9-137 ( Usama Mir, 20.0 )

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Hasan Ali
4.0 0 20 1 0 0

Sameen Gul
4.0 0 43 0 0 0

Wahab Riaz
4.0 0 26 2 0 0

Liam Dawson
4.0 0 17 3 0 0

Umaid Asif
4.0 0 23 2 0 0

Match Notes

Peshawar Zalmi Inning

  • Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 2
  • 3rd Wicket : 50 runs in 20 balls

    (Kamran Akmal 4
    , Riki Wessels 16

    , Ex 1)

  • Kamran Akmal : 50 off 38 balls
    (
    3 x 4  3 x 6  )
  • Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 14.0 overs (84 balls), Extras 3
  • Peshawar Zalmi : 150 runs in 17.1 overs (103 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break : Peshawar Zalmi – 181/6 in 20.0 overs

    (Darren Sammy 36

Karachi Kings Inning

  • Karachi Kings : 50 runs in 9.2 overs (56 balls), Extras 1
  • 4th Wicket : 50 runs in 22 balls

    (Ravi Bopara 8
    , Babar Azam 7

    , Ex 1)

  • Babar Azam : 50 off 41 balls
    (
    4 x 4  2 x 6  )
  • Karachi Kings : 100 runs in 15.0 overs (90 balls), Extras 5