Match 8: Karachi Kings Vs Lahore Qalanders
There was only match today in the Pakistan Super League which was between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalanders. The Karachi Kings were at the top of points table and Lahore Qalanders were at the bottom of point table. Lahore Qalanders should win this game in order to bounce back in the tournament. Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalanders one of the rivalries in Pakistan Super League. Karachi Kings won the toss and they decided to bat first. There was one change in the team of Karachi Kings. Usman Khan Shinwari in Replace of Muhammad Amir due to injury. Also one change for Lahore Qalanders, Agha Salman in replace of Aamer Yamen. Khurram Manzoor and Joe Denly were start the innings for Karachi Kings. Khurram Manzoor had not impressive start so far in Pakistan Super League. Sohail Khan was to bowl 1st over. He gave 9 runs in his over. Khurram Manzoor and Joe Denly both bashed their first boundary in the first over of the inning. Shaheen Afridi was to bowl the 2nd over. Joe Denly hit huge six to Shaheen Afridi in his over. Interesting Comments by Danny Morrison “The ball may go to Sharjah”. Joe Denly was looking dangerous and aggressive. After 2 overs Karachi Kings were 22 without any loss. Lahore Qalanders loss the review also. Yasir Shah was brought to bowl the 4th over. He took the wicket of Joe Denly for Lahore Qalanders. Mustafiz ur Rehman to bowl the 5th over and he took the wicket of Babar Azam. Colin Ingram was the new batsman. After 5 overs Karachi Kings were 36 for 2. Karachi Kings batting collapse. Sunil Narine took the wicket of Khurram Manzoor. Ravi Bopara was new batsman. Karachi Kings needs solid partnership here. Pitch was supporting spinners. Colling Ingram and Ravi Bopara were playing sensibly in order to control the damage. After 8 overs Karachi Kings were 52 for 3. Partnership between Colin Ingram and Ravi Bopara was of so far 37 runs from 33 runs. They were looking good. After 11 overs, Karachi Kings were 73 for 3. After 11 overs strategic time for the teams. Yasir Shah took the wicket of Colin Ingram. He scored 28 runs from 29 balls. What a fielding by Shaheen Afridi. Absolutely his presence of mind help Qalanders to took the wicket of Colin Ingram who was looking dangerous.
Muhammad Rizwan was new batsman. Suni Narine took the wicket of Muhammad Rizwan. Karachi Kings were in trouble. Imad Wasim was the new batsman. Now Ravi Bopara was the key for Karachi Kings here. After 15 overs, Karachi Kings were 95 for 5. 100 up for Karachi Kings was in 16th over. After six from Immad Wasim, Sohail Khan took the wicket of Immad Wasim. Boom Boom Shahid Khan Afridi was the new batsman and he started his innings with a six. And after one ball Shahid Khan Afridi got out by Sohail Khan. Muhammad Irfan Jr. was the new batsman. Last 3 overs Karachi Kings scored 38 runs. Ravi Bopara remained not out. He scored 50 runs from 34 balls. Karachi Kings set the target of 160 in 20 overs for Lahore Qalanders. Sohail Khan, Sunil Narine and Yasir Shah took 2 wickets each. Sunil Narine and Brendon McCullum were to start the inning for Lahore Qalanders. Usman Khan Shinwari was to bowl the first and he took the wicket of Sunil Narine on his 2nd ball. Fakhar Zaman was the new batsman and he hit boundary on first ball he faced. Tymal Mills to bowl the 2nd over. Lahore Qalanders were 23 for 1 after 2 overs. Fakhar Zaman and Brendon McCullum were on the crease. Both Players were looking good. So far 50 partnership between them. After 5 overs, Lahore Qalanders were 52 for 1. Karachi Kings needed wicket and Shahid Khan Afridi did for them. Shahid Afridi took the wicket of Fakhar Zaman. He scored 19 runs from 15 balls. Umar Akmal was the new batsman. Look like Lahore Qalanders Batting Collapse. Imad Wasim took the wicket of Brendon McCullum. He scored 44 runs from 30 balls. Dinesh Ramdin was the new batsman. Shahid Afridi took the wicket of Umar Akmal. He scored 6 runs from 5 balls. Lahore Qalanders were now under pressure. Sohail Akhtar was the new batsman.
After 10 overs, Lahore Qalanders were 91 for 4. Shahid Afridi took the wicket of Sohail Akhtar. Agha Salman was the new batsman. Now Dinesh Ramdin was the Key for Lahore Qalanders. Usman Khan too the wicket of Agha Salman. Sohail Khan was the new batsman. After 15 overs, Lahore Qalanders were 116 for 6. Joe Denly took a blunder catch. Muhammad Irfan Jr took wicket of Dinesh Ramdin. Lahore Qalanders were bowled out on 132 runs. Usman Khan and Shahid Afridi took 3 wickets each. Karachi won the match by 27 runs.
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