Eliminator 2: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings

Eliminator 2: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings

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Kamran Akmal’s blitz sinks Kings as Zalmi book HBL PSL final berth

Lahore March 21: Defending champions Peshawar Zalmi moved a step closer to their HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) title defence by scoring an emphatic 13 run win over Karachi Kings in Elminator 2 played in front of a packed to capacity Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.

Chasing 171 for a win in 16 overs after the match was reduced (16 overs aside) due to heavy rain preceding the game, Kings were never able to push the tempo despite a fine effort by Joe Denly (79)* and Babar Azam 63.

The duo added 117 for the second wicket but struggled to break the shackles against the five pronged Zalmi pace attack.

The asking rate kept mounting and despite losing only two wickets Kings were left to rue the profligacy of their bowlers that cost them their first ever spot in the HBL PSL final.

Earlier a belligerent 27 ball innings of 77 by Man-of-the-Match Kamran Akmal took the wind out of the Kings’ sales.

The swashbuckling opener who’s the leading run getter in the HBL PSL 2018 season once again toyed with the opposition with an array of dazzling strokes.

Kamran’s incredible innings included right sixes and five hours as the Kings bowling attack was shredded to pieces early on in the match.

Left-armer Usman Shinwari bore the brunt of Kamran’s attack as his second over, the fifth of the Zalmi innings was taken for 25 runs.

Andre Fletcher and Kamran added 107 for the opening wicket with Fletcher contributing 34 off 30 balls with the help of two sixes and three fours.

Zalmi stuttered for a brief while as Ravi Bopara took three wickets but Daren Sammy’s 12 ball 23 run innings ensured a monumental 170 run total keeping the asking rate more than 10.5 runs per over.

Scorecard

Eliminator 2: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings  |  Peshawar Zalmi won by 13 runs

Match Details
Toss Karachi Kings, who chose to field Tournament HBL Pakistan Super League 2018
Umpires Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Shozab Raza (Pakistan) Match Date 21 Mar 2018
Match Referee Mohammad Anees (Pakistan) Ground Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TV Umpire Asif Yaqoob
Player of Match Kamran Akmal (Peshawar Zalmi)

Peshawar Zalmi Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Kamran Akmal †
c Mukhtar Ahmed b Ravi Bopara 77 0 27 5 8
2
Andre Fletcher
c Joe Denly b Ravi Bopara 34 0 30 3 2
3
Liam Dawson
c Colin Ingram b Usman Khan Shinwari 13 0 13 0 1
4
Mohammad Hafeez
c & b Ravi Bopara 13 0 8 1 1
5
Darren Sammy *
c Joe Denly b Tymal Mills 23 0 12 1 2
6
Saad Nasim
run out Mohammad Rizwan 2 0 5 0 0
7
Wahab Riaz
c Joe Denly b Tymal Mills 0 0 1 0 0
8
Chris Jordan
not out 0 0 1 0 0
9
Hasan Ali
not out 0 0 0 0 0
10
Sameen Gul
Did not bat
11
Umaid Asif
Did not bat
Extra b 1, lb 2, w 4, nb 1 8
Total 7 wickets; 16.0 overs; 170 10.63 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-107 ( Andre Fletcher, 9.1 ) ;

2-120 ( Kamran Akmal, 10.0 ) ;

3-137 ( Mohammad Hafeez, 12.0 ) ;

4-150 ( Liam Dawson, 13.4 ) ;

5-169 ( Darren Sammy, 15.3 ) ;

6-169 ( Saad Nasim, 15.4 ) ;

7-169 ( Wahab Riaz, 15.5 ) ;

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Mohammad Aamer *
4.0 0 16 0 3 0

Usman Khan Shinwari
3.0 0 48 1 1 1

Tymal Mills
3.0 0 23 2 0 0

Ravi Bopara
3.0 0 35 3 0 0

Usama Mir
2.0 0 29 0 0 0

Danish Aziz
1.0 0 16 0 0 0

Karachi Kings Innings

R M B 4s 6s
1
Mukhtar Ahmed
c Darren Sammy b Sameen Gul 1 0 3 0 0
2
Joe Denly
not out 79 0 46 9 4
3
Babar Azam
c Liam Dawson b Hasan Ali 63 0 45 6 2
4
Colin Ingram
not out 5 0 3 1 0
5
Tymal Mills
Did not bat
6
Danish Aziz
Did not bat
7
Mohammad Aamer *
Did not bat
8
Usama Mir
Did not bat
9
Ravi Bopara
Did not bat
10
Usman Khan Shinwari
Did not bat
11
Mohammad Rizwan †
Did not bat
Extra b 4, lb 2, w 2, nb 1 9
Total 2 wickets; 16.0 overs; 157 9.81 runs per over

Fall of wickets

1-13 ( Mukhtar Ahmed, 1.2 ) ;

2-130 ( Babar Azam, 14.3 ) ;

Bowling

Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls

Hasan Ali
4.0 0 41 1 0 0

Sameen Gul
3.0 0 20 1 1 0

Chris Jordan
3.0 0 27 0 0 0

Wahab Riaz
3.0 0 36 0 0 1

Umaid Asif
3.0 0 27 0 1 0

Match Notes

Peshawar Zalmi Inning

  • Peshawar Zalmi : 50 runs in 4.5 overs (29 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket : 50 runs in 29 balls

    (Kamran Akmal 35
    , Andre Fletcher 16

    , Ex 2)

  • Kamran Akmal : 50 off 17 balls
    (
    5 x 4  5 x 6  )
  • Peshawar Zalmi : 100 runs in 8.2 overs (50 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket : 100 runs in 50 balls

    (Kamran Akmal 69
    , Andre Fletcher 32

    , Ex 2)

  • Peshawar Zalmi : 150 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break : Peshawar Zalmi – 170/7 in 16.0 overs

    (Hasan Ali 0
    , Chris Jordan 0)

Karachi Kings Inning

  • Karachi Kings : 50 runs in 6.0 overs (36 balls), Extras 6
  • 2nd Wicket : 50 runs in 33 balls

    (Babar Azam 21
    , Joe Denly 17

    , Ex 6)

  • Karachi Kings : 100 runs in 11.1 overs (67 balls), Extras 8
  • Babar Azam : 50 off 35 balls
    (
    4 x 4  2 x 6  )
  • Joe Denly : 50 off 34 balls
    (
    5 x 4  3 x 6  )
  • 2nd Wicket : 100 runs in 64 balls

    (Babar Azam 50
    , Joe Denly 39

    , Ex 8)

  • Karachi Kings : 150 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 9