Arch-rivals Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars battled it out in an exhilarating encounter within the twenty seventh match of PSL 6. Karachi got here out on high and gained the match by 7 runs to maintain them within the hunt to complete within the coveted high 4 spots within the PSL factors desk.
Karachi placed on a difficult whole of 176 on the board, with star batsman, Babar Azam scoring yet one more half-century. He was ably supported within the center by Kiwi batsman, Martin Guptill, who scored 43 off 31 balls. Captain Imad Wasim wrapped up the innings with quickfire 30 off 19 balls to assist Karachi to an honest whole. Lahore’s spinner, Rashid Khan, bowled an excellent spell of 25/2 in 4 overs to present Lahore an opportunity.
Lahore received off to an honest begin however suffered blows in fast succession as Karachi’s spinners tightened the grip. Younger Afghanistan spinner, Noor Ahmed, specifically choked the Lahore batting line-up and picked up essential wickets to limit Lahore. Even a late flurry from James Faulkner and Tim David was not sufficient to get Lahore over the road.
Noor Ahmed was named as participant of the match for his good figures of 19/2 off 4 overs.
Karachi and Lahore will go head to head in a repeat of final 12 months’s closing. This time round although, the circumstances are fully completely different as each will combat to make it to the highest 4 on the PSL factors desk.
Lahore will likely be seeking to overcome two disappointing defeats and must be cautious of yet one more batting collapse. Their poor batting efficiency might have prompted them just a few complications and they are going to be seeking to make just a few changes to solidify their unit. Younger middle-order batsman, Salman Ali Agha, could also be known as upon as an alternative of Zeeshan Ashraf, who has did not impress.
Equally, Karachi have witnessed a change in fortunes within the Abu Dhabi leg of the match. They’re but to win the second part, shedding all three matches to date. Their spot within the play-offs of the competitors is beneath menace and they’ll must be at their greatest to have an opportunity to qualify for the subsequent spherical of the match. They too will likely be seeking to make just a few modifications to determine their greatest mixture for the remainder of the match.
The match will start at 11 pm Pakistan Normal Time as each the groups tackle one another. The match will likely be live-streamed right here.
|Date||Thursday, 17 June 2021|
|Time||11:00 pm PST|
|Venue||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|Stay Stream||LINK 1, LINK 2|
Lahore and Karachi have encountered one another 12 occasions in PSL historical past. Karachi have gained 7 and misplaced 5. Lahore will likely be seeking to slim the face to face file in tonight’s encounter.
Sohail Akhtar (c), Fakhar Zaman, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Tim David, James Faulkner, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Ahmed Danyal
Imad Wasim (c), Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Martin Guptill, Chadwick Walton (wk), Najeebullah Zadran, Noor Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Abbas Afridi
James Faulkner has been a revelation for Lahore Qalandars within the Abu Dhabi leg of the match. The left-arm medium-pacer has persistently taken wickets upfront and is amongst the highest 5 wicket-takers of the match regardless of solely enjoying 4 matches. Lahore will likely be hoping that the Australian continues his effective type and takes fast wickets as soon as once more.
Babar Azam has been Karachi’s most constant batsman over the previous few years and he shoulders many of the accountability of Karachi’s batting unit. Karachi will likely be hoping that their star batsman can repeat his heroics and assist them down their arch rivals.
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