Peshawar Zalmi VS Karachi Kings 2nd Eliminator Cricket Match Highlights

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Peshawar Zalmi VS Karachi Kings 2nd Eliminator Cricket Match Highlights

Karachi Kings vs Karachi Kings Eliminator 2  Today Match Highlights 21th March Wednesday 2018. As we predicted yesterday Peshawar Zalmi qualify for PSL 2018 final.

Peshawar Zalmi VS Karachi kings Today Match Highlights
Peshawar Zalmi VS Karachi kings Today Match Highlights

Karachiites’ hopes of watching their team contest the Pakistan Super League 2018 final at the National Stadium were dashed after their beloved Karachi Kings lost out to Peshawar Zalmi by 12 runs in their Eliminator match in Lahore on Wednesday.

The defeat at the Gaddafi Stadium meant the Kings were knocked out of the T20 tournament, whereas Zalmi qualified for their second straight final and will get to defend their title against Islamabad United in Karachi this Sunday. The match’s start was delayed for more than an hour due to overnight rain and a wet outfield. But the ground staff worked diligently to make sure the play was possible. The delay, however, meant that the all-important encounter was reduced to 16 overs per side.

Peshawar Zalmi 1st Innings Match Highlights

It was Fletcher’s turn to do the same in the 4th over, although his 6 was a mishit and could’ve landed anywhere.

In the 5th over, Akmal demonstrated to his West Indian partner how to hit clean 6s. Fletcher showed he was a quick learner, hitting three boundaries in Ravi Bopara’s first and the innings’ sixth over. With nothing working, Amir tossed the ball to leg-spinner Usama Mir, hoping for a Mir-acle. It didn’t work; Akmal smacked three more boundaries, bringing up the fastest half-century ever scored in PSL history. It took him just 17 balls this time.

The Kings finally found some joy in the 10th over when Bopara removed both the openers. Before sauntering back to the dugout, Akmal hit the Brit for another. After 10 overs, Zalmi were 120-2, with Mohammad Hafeez and Liam Dawson, who by the way had hit a 6 the first ball he faced, in the middle. Zalmi’s 150 was up in that same over before Dawson fell prey to Shinwari. Three wickets fell in the final over bowled by Saad Nasim but Zalmi managed to scored 11 off it, finishing with 170-7 in their allotted 16 overs.

Karachi Kings 2nd Innings Match Highlights

Babar Azam, who has had a terrific PSL 2018, walked in. After Denly hit a 6 in the 4th over, Azam smacked back-to-back boundaries in the 5th — at the end of which the Kings were 37-1.

Their run rate was decent but not nearly good enough to help them score the 134 further runs they needed off just 66 balls. The Denly-Azam carried on for the next three overs, mixing boundaries with binaries and helping their side to 69-1 after 8 overs. The 11th and 12th over saw a couple of boundaries but a couple was not good enough at that stage. Karachi needed many boundaries every over but Denly and Azam just couldn’t catch up to the rocketing run rate.

Azam’s 45-ball 63-run innings came to an end in the penultimate over.

Denly (unbeaten 79 off 46 balls) tried with all his might but could not get the job done. The Kings fell 12 runs short and were knocked out of PSL 2018.

Akmal was named the man of the match for his blistering innings.

Peshawar Zalmi VS Karachi Kings 2nd Eliminator Cricket Match Highlights