March, 21, 2023


Zalmi wrapped up an easy victory by 24 runs, the team scored 197 for 5 despite the departure of the top 3 batsmen for just 2 runs, thanks to aggressive fifties from Hiller Cade Moore, Haseebullah, and Romain Powell. (PSL)

Mohammad Amir took 4 wickets, the unsuccessful side was restricted to 173 runs for 8 wickets, and the footies of Amadawar Mathew Yed, Azmatullah Umarzai, and Aamir Jamal showed 3 players the way to the pavilion. (PSL)

Lahore (Sports Reporter) In HBL PSL 8, the shadow did not fall on the Kings, the team faced the fifth disgrace in 7 matches, Zalmi wrapped up an easy victory by 24 runs, and the winning team only by 2 runs. Despite the departure of the top 3 batsmen, they scored 197 runs for 5 wickets, Tom Koehler, Kid Moore, Haseebullah Khan, and Romain Powell pulled the team out of trouble with aggressive fifties, and the devastating opener Mohammad Amir took 4 wickets. (PSL)

The unsuccessful side was restricted to 173 for 8 wickets, Imad Wasim’s 57 runs did not work, Mathewed who got opportunities including drop catch resisted 53 runs, Azmatullah Umarzai and Aamir Jamal 3, 3, and Mujeebur Rahman took 2 wickets. According to the details, Mohammad Amir, who made a comeback after an injury in Rawalpindi, already got Mohammad Haris LBW on the first ball of the over, Thar Dampier had to be consulted for the decision, in the same over, captain Babar Azam was also out.

Opened LBW, the batter had no use getting a review, the total score was 2 in the third over as Mohammad Amir caught Saeem Ayyub (1) with the help of Tayyab Tahir, after a disastrous start, Tom Hiller. Cade Moore and Haseebullah Khan started to ease the pressure with some good strokes, Akif Javed dropped the catch of Haseebullah (12) off Aamir Yameen. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the young batsman hit another Imad Wasim for 2 sixes in this over, he had scored 50 runs off 29 balls while beating the pacers and spinners when Tabriz Shamsi made a catch at Ben Cutting.

The run rate dropped a bit, 106 runs were scored in 14 overs, Romain Powell got 18 runs including six and 2 fours in Imad Wasim’s over, Mohammad Amir bowled better, Akif Javed proved expensive, and Romain Powell got him. Kept on target, he increased the total by 2 fours after a six, Mohammad Amir assisted Russ Newton to complete Romain Powell’s 34-ball 64, and Akif Javed hit sixes and as many fours in the last over.  Tom Koehler Cade Moore 56 and Aamir Jamal remained not out on 13, Peshawar Zalmi achieved a total of 197 for 5 wickets, Mohammad Amir took 4 catches for 26 runs, and Tabriz Munshi got a wicket.

In the counter innings, Matthew Wade (1) of Peshawar Zalmi would have been caught behind the wickets but Mujibur Rahman did not take the review, the openers started aggressively and got 30 runs in the first 3 overs, Wahab Riaz of Matthew Wade (19) himself. He dropped the catch, Azmatullah Umarzai got Adam Rossington (15) caught by Aamir Jamal, Wahab Riaz took a review for Matthew Wade (25)’s LBW but failed, and the opener got Chow on the next three balls. Rooted, Azmatullah Umarzai bowled Tayyab Tahir (6) in his second over with the help of Haseebullah Khan, the total score at that time was 66.

Matthew Wade avoided being run out twice, he completed the innings in 36 balls, Irfan Khan (4) was run by Mujeebur Rahman assisted by Romain Powell, and Shoaib Malik scored only one run and caught bowler Amir Jamal. Daya, the team was not yet recovered from the shocks when Mujeeb bowled Mathewide (53), during which the required run rate went above 12. Jamin handed over to the team, Amaria Man (8) was a victim of the nexus of Amir Jamal and Babar Azam. Rahoy, the pacer bowled Tabrez Missy (0) on the next ball.

Imad Wasim’s Aamir Jamal needed 43 runs off the last 12 balls despite 22 runs including 5 fours, Wahab gave 6 runs, Imad Wasim (44) was caught dropped, Karachi Kings are limited to 173 runs for 8 wickets, and Imad’s 30. 57 balls and Akif Javed remained not out by scoring 7 runs, Azmatullah Umarzai and Aamir Jamal managed to take 3, 3, and Mujibur Rehman 2 wickets, in the last match. This is the fifth defeat of Karachi Kings after defeating Multan Sultans.

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