In the 26th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Karachi Kings defeated Lahore Qalandars by 22 runs after a thrilling contest. In the match being played at Gaddafi Stadium, Karachi Kings captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat first.
Karachi Kings defeated Lahore Qalandars by 22 runs
In pursuit of the target, Qalandars scored only 125 runs in the allotted 20 overs, openers Abdullah Shafiq and Fakhr Zaman were dismissed early while middle-order batsman Muhammad Hafeez scored 33 runs. In the closing moments of the match for the Qalandars, David Wiese and Harry Brooks formed a partnership of 55 runs but Harry returned to the pavilion with 26 and Wiese 31 runs.
Mir Hamza took 4 wickets while Chris Jordan and Emad Wasim took one wicket each for Karachi Kings. Earlier, Clarke and captain Babar Azam Azam started the innings for Karachi Kings. However, Clarke returned to the pavilion but Babar Azam scored 35 runs. Among other Kings batsmen, Qasim Akram (26) and Rohail Nazir (18) were prominent.
For Lahore Qalandars, Rashid Khan took 4 wickets, Zaman Khan took 3 wickets while Shaheen Afridi and Hafeez took one wicket each. It should be noted that in the match played earlier today, Multan Sultans had defeated Quetta Gladiators by a big margin of 117 runs.