In ongoing season sixth of Pakistan Supper League, The Peshawar Zalmi eliminates defending champions Karachi Kings by 5 wickets.
The Peshawar Zalmi chased down the target of 5th ball of the final over, Now Peshawar Zalmi will contest Islamabad United today at 9.00 pm in Qualifier 2 at the same venue.
Karachi Kings Thisara Perera played a cameo of 37 runs as the side posted a reasonable total of 175-7 in 20 overs, Babar Azam played a composed inning of 53 runs off 45 balls with the help of 6 boundaries, He played at a strike rate of 117.77 to score his 7th fifty in this tournament.
Kings skipper Imad Wasim struck a boundary and a six to score 16 off 9 balls whereas Danish Aziz made 13 with the help of just a six.
For Peshawar Zalmi, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan, and Umaid Asif secured 2 wickets each while Mohammad Imran picked one.
While chasing target of 176, Peshawar Zalmi started aggressively as Zazai smacked from ball one, He hit a 4 to Imad to start the proceeding.
Zazai completed his 2nd PSL fifty in just 23 balls while Imam-ul-Haq played a slow inning, Imam faced 17 balls for 11 and was removed by Thisara Perera after an inside-edge went onto the stumps.
The experienced Shoaib Malik joined Zazai in the middle, Zazai smacked 77 off just 38 balls, powered by 10 fours and 5 sixes.
After that for 4th wicket, Shoaib Malik and Khalid Usman steadied Zalmi as Malik took most balls to settle while Khalid played at a run-a-ball.
Malik smacked a six off last ball off Noor’s spell while Khalid smashed one off Mohammad Amir’s last ball of the 17th over. He brought up 50-run partnership in 39 balls.
For the Karachi Kings, Mohammad Amir took the price wicket of well-set Malik in the following over, however, West Indies’ Sherfane Rutherford (17*) guided Zalmi to win by 5 wickets.
Hazratullah Zazai bagged the man of the match award.
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