Cricket Match Highlights 24th PSL 2018 – Lahore Qalandars Vs Karachi Kings
Here we are presenting the Cricket Match Highlights of the most thrilling 24th PSL 2018 Match played between Lahore Qalandars Vs Karachi Kings. Lahore Qalandars won the match in the Super Over.
Lahore Qalandars won the toss and choose to field first in their 24th match of the Pakistan Super League PSL 2018 in Dubai on Sunday.
Karachi Kings Batting Overview
Captain Brendon McCullum’s choice for opening the bowling continued as this time he tossed the ball to Anton Devcich. Within a few minutes it proved to be the wrong decision as Lendl Simmons cracked three 4s off the kiwi spinner’s bowling in the opening over.
His partner, Joe Denly, who played a 78-run knock in the Kings’ win over the Sultans last time out, couldn’t do the same this time and was out early; Yasir Shah picked up his wicket. Yasir Shah almost had Babar Azam dismissed the very next ball, only for the young Shaheen Shah Afridi to drop the most simplest of catches.
The gaffe would not go unpunished as Azam and Simmons’ partnership blossomed, with the latter in particular looking in the mood for a big score. By the end of 5 overs, the Kings were 36-1.
Sunil Narine and Mitchell McClenaghan bowled a couple of tight overs but the Kings still had a more-than-decent 85 after 10 overs and had nine wicket intact. In the end, the Kings finished with 163 runs for the loss of 5 wickets
Lahore Qalandars Batting Overview
For the Qalandars, Anton Devcich once again looked in great touch early on as he smacked five fours in his 14-ball stay, contributing 24 runs before Mohammad Irfan Jr bowled him out with a delivery that should’ve instead been launched for six.
Usually, the Qalandars wickets tumble pretty regularly but they weren’t this time — much to the dismay of the Kings. Their annoyance was finally remedied by their captain Imad Wasim in the 12th over. Agha Salman top-edged a Wasim delivery in the 15th over but it had enough behind him to sail over the boundary. Irfan’s 16th leaked 13 runs and swung the match in Lahore’s favour but Amir reciprocated by conceding just 3 in the 17th as the match once again hung in balance.
With three needed off the last ball, Akhtar slogged but only found the long-on fielder. The Kings were beginning to start their celebration when the camera spotted that Usman had overstepped.
Lots of confusion, discussion and replays later, the revised ask for the Qalandars was two runs off one ball. Usman bowled it right in the block hold, allowing just a single as it came down to PSL 2018’s second super over to find the winner between the two.
Super Over Cricket Match Highlights
The super over started off horribly for the Qalandars, who lost Zaman on the first ball and managed to hit just a solitary boundary off Amir, setting a modest 12-run target for the Kings.
Last time McCullum was in this situation he had tossed the ball to Mustafizur Rahman — a decision that in hindsight proved horribly wrong. This time, however, he learned from that error, picking Narine to ball the final six balls.
Narine bowled a tight line, confusing the Karachi batters with his variations, giving just one run and also picking a wicket off the first five balls. Afridi smacked him for a six on the final ball but it was too little too late. Lahore had won a match they should have won a lot easily and a lot earlier.
Agha Salman was named the man of the match.
Match Highlights Lahore Qalandars Vs Karachi Kings
Stay tinned for more upcoming matches and do like our Facebook page and keep visiting for frequent updates.