Pakistan Super League, 19th Match: Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai (DSC), Feb 17, 2016
Peshawar Zalmi won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
17 February 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)

3.28pm Out stride the players. Lendl Simmons walks out with Shahzaib Hasan. Aamer Yamin has the ball. How much will be the target? 160-170-180? Let's go.

3.20pm How big will that last over yesterday prove to be? Lahore had the game in their grasp, but as happens in this format, it can slip out with a ball.

3.10pm Let me just reiterate again. Islamabad have already qualified. The only way Karachi don't qualify is if they lose and Lahore win. Karachi win they are through, regardless of the events of the second game.

Why are Islamabad through? In the PSL, the third qualification criteria is the head to head record, and only then net run-rate. Since Islamabad won their games against Karachi and Lahore, they have already qualified based on the head to head criteria.

King: "Today: Khi win, Lhr win - Khi qualify Khi win, Lhr lose - Khi qualify Khi lose, Lhr win - Lhr qualify Khi lose, Lhr lose - Khi qualify"

Toma-WOC: "Can you clarify as to why a Karachi AND Lahore wins today still put Karachi through to the play-offs? After all each of Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore will be locked at 6 points each? Wouldn't it? How then any of these three teams not depend on the two results today?" -- Islamabad ahead on head to head.

3.00pm Karachi win the toss and elect to bat

Lendl Simmons, Riki Wessels and Jim Allenby have been included for their respective teams. Tamim Iqbal is not playing.

Malik: "Second game on this track. Batting first is key. Winnings is also key. So two keys. We have nothing to lose, and will give our best. We will utilise our skills."

Afridi: "Winning is important for our morale. Dressing room situation is zabardast."

2.50pm Very simple scenarios going into the last day of the league phase. Four out of five teams go through to the playoffs, and a race for that final spot has swung back and forth into the last day. Karachi Kings have their fate in their own hands, which is the best possible situation for a team that is in a battle for qualification. All they need to do is win today and they are through. Peshawar can try out a few permutations, but have to ensure they go into the playoffs with confidence on their back.

Haroon: "What if Karachi wins today and Lahore also wins then Who will qualify Lahore or Isbd ?" Islamabad have already qualified. If Karachi win today, Lahore are knocked out.

Saad Karsaz: "PSL at its best. The two Major cities of Pakistan with their qualification into next round on line! Can't get any better."

0.1

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, 1 no ball, good length outside off, beaten. But oh no, what has Yamin done? He has overstepped.

Free hit.

0.1

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, FOUR, slapped for four. Deserved it. Short ball, slower delivery outside off. Simmons stays in his crease, chooses the spot and swats it to the mid-on boundary

0.2

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, no run, length on middle, a thick inside edge hits Simmons on the pad. Simmons wanted to go big

0.3

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, no run, length on off, keeps a tad low. Simmons inside-edges onto his pad again. Towards point

0.4

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, no run, full outside off, Simmons leaves alone

Talha Hameed: "No Wahab, No Junaid, No Tait, No Asghar today for Peshawar. Completely new bowling line up for Peshawar apart from Afridi. "

0.5

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, no run, poor communication. Full delivery on middle, off the pad towards midwicket. Simmons walks out lazily, no intent. Shahzaib runs down for one but is sent back late.

0.6

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, 1 wide, drifts down leg, wide called

0.6

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, no run, movement. starts off wider outside off and the ball ducks back in towards off. Simmons opts to leave

End of over 1 (6 runs) Karachi Kings 6/0

    • LMP Simmons 4 (7b 1x4)
    • Shahzaib Hasan 0 (0b)
    • Aamer Yamin 1-0-6-0
1.1

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, beaten. Full outside off, a hint of away movement. Shahzaib plays inside the line and is beaten

1.2

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, back of a length on off, guided down to third man

WasimQadir: "Although KHI seems to have more chances of qualifying in terms of equations but they have a strong opponent to beat here as compared to Lhr. so my guess is LHR might just qualify today.."

1.3

Hasan Ali to Simmons, FOUR, heaved away for four. Very full on middle, Simmons looks to go down the ground but loses his shape and gets a thick inside edge which rolls away past short fine leg for four.

1.4

Hasan Ali to Simmons, no run, got a hold of that alright. Shimmied down the track and belted the full delivery to mid-off.

1.5

Hasan Ali to Simmons, 1 run, shortish length on middle and leg, swiped to deep midwicket

1.6

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, too straight and worked off his pads to square leg

End of over 2 (7 runs) Karachi Kings 13/0

    • Shahzaib Hasan 2 (3b)
    • LMP Simmons 9 (10b 2x4)
    • Hasan Ali 1-0-7-0
    • Aamer Yamin 1-0-6-0
2.1

Aamer Yamin to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, full outside off, whacked to mid-off for a quick single.

2.2

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, (no ball) 1 run, another no ball. Poor stuff from Yamin. What is happening here? Length outside off, steered to third man. An unnecessary throw at the strikers end costs the team a run. Very lazy

2.2

Aamer Yamin to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, good comeback on the free hit. Yorker on off, Hasan keeps it out

2.3

Aamer Yamin to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, wow, a huge slog. Good length outside off, Hasan chooses the wrong option and looks to mow it over midwicket. Misses it by a distance. Very poor cricket so far.

2.4

Aamer Yamin to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, Hasan struggling here. Length outside off, Hasan tries to lay bat on his attempted dab but can't

2.5

Aamer Yamin to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, better. Full on off, pushed to long-on. Rotate the strike, if struggling for timing and concentration. Simple cricket basics

2.6

Aamer Yamin to Simmons, FOUR, extremely poor bowling. With short third man up, Yamin dishes out a slower delivery outside off. Plenty of width for Simmons to flay his hands and get a thick outside edge. Four easy runs

End of over 3 (8 runs) Karachi Kings 21/0

    • LMP Simmons 14 (12b 3x4)
    • Shahzaib Hasan 4 (8b)
    • Aamer Yamin 2-0-14-0
    • Hasan Ali 1-0-7-0
3.1

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, Hasan really struggling for timing. Better shot selection though. Fullish delivery on middle, lofted over the bowler's head. A couple to long-on

3.2

Hasan Ali to Simmons, no run, another big heave. Good length on off, Simmons misses

3.3

Hasan Ali to Simmons, 1 run, this is not pretty cricket at all. Simmons comes down the track, Hassan bangs it down and Simmons mis-times a pull to long-on

3.4

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, another one. Better connection but straight to long-on. Hits that back of a length on middle.

3.5

Hasan Ali to Simmons, no run, yikes. Simmons clears one foot and another mow attempted.. But Hassan has been good, he tests the middle of the pitch and forces Simmons to abandon his stroke

3.6

Hasan Ali to Simmons, 1 run, full on off, mis-timed again to mid-off. Losing all his shape and timing in the process

End of over 4 (4 runs) Karachi Kings 25/0

    • LMP Simmons 16 (16b 3x4)
    • Shahzaib Hasan 6 (10b)
    • Hasan Ali 2-0-11-0
    • Aamer Yamin 2-0-14-0
4.1

Imran Khan to Simmons, 1 run, slogged away to deep midwicket. Takes the pace off it immediately

Amjad Khan: "If this match is experimental for Peshawar Zalmi than i would like them to experiment with sending Afridi as an opener !! What better experiment than the Legend himself !!!"

4.2

Imran Khan to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, another slower ball on off, Hasan is through the shot early and ends up dragging it to deep midwicket

4.3

Imran Khan to Simmons, no run, another one outside off, Simmons backs away and misses

4.4

Imran Khan to Simmons, 1 leg bye, slower ball down leg, Simmons gets down on one foot and looking for a slog sweep but fails to connect again. A leg bye is scampered

4.5

Imran Khan to Shahzaib Hasan, 1 run, good improvisation. Length on off, Hasan adjusts to the quicker pace and pushes to mid-off

4.6

Imran Khan to Simmons, 2 runs, slower ball on middle and leg, worked to deep midwicket for a brace. Better batting.

End of over 5 (6 runs) Karachi Kings 31/0

    • LMP Simmons 19 (20b 3x4)
    • Shahzaib Hasan 8 (12b)
    • Imran Khan (1) 1-0-5-0
    • Hasan Ali 2-0-11-0

30 balls, 30 big shots. 31 runs. Can these two get some timing going?

5.1

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, FOUR, that will help. Fuller length outside off, Hasan hits it over mid-off for four. Did not quite get off if it, but picked his shot well

5.2

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, phew. Full on leg, Hasan misses another. Some inward movement helps the ball past the leg stump

5.3

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, no run, full toss on middle, thrashed to point.

Talha Hameed: "Aamer Yamin has played only one T20I for Pakistan, picked up the wicket on the very first ball dismissing Roy on Golden duck."

5.4

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, SIX, shot. Best of the day. Banged in on middle and leg, Hasan picks the length early and pulls powerfully over square leg

5.5

Hasan Ali to Shahzaib Hasan, OUT, gone. Another hoick, but this time it results in a wicket. Full outside off, Hasan looks to go over the off side infield but ends up getting a thin edge which is easily taken. End of a rather iffy innings

Shahzaib Hasan c †Kamran Akmal b Hasan Ali 18 (17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 105.88

5.6

Hasan Ali to Wessels, 1 run, full on off, pushed to mid-on for a run.

End of over 6 (11 runs) Karachi Kings 42/1

    • MH Wessels 1 (1b)
    • LMP Simmons 19 (20b 3x4)
    • Hasan Ali 3-0-22-1
    • Imran Khan (1) 1-0-5-0
6.1

Shahid Afridi to Wessels, 1 wide, drifting down leg, wide called

6.1

Shahid Afridi to Wessels, no run, spin. Fast outside off, grips and spins away from Wessels. Beaten

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Wessels, no run, Wessels tries a reverse sweep. Hits it to point

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Wessels, no run, goes again. Tossed up on off, another reverse sweep finds point

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Wessels, 1 run, googly on middle, Wessels goes back late to clip to square leg

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, fast on off, steered to point. Another dot

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, beautiful bowling. Sees Simmons advancing and drags it short, Simmons plays a fine cut to third man

End of over 7 (3 runs) Karachi Kings 45/1

    • LMP Simmons 20 (22b 3x4)
    • MH Wessels 2 (5b)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-3-0
    • Hasan Ali 3-0-22-1

Has: "I dont understand why KK have picked 2 keepers in Wessels and Bangash. Bangash doesnt offer too much with the bat, this could have been a great opportunity to give a tried and tested player like Fawad Alam a go!"

7.1

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, flat on leg to start from Rehman, pushed to cover

7.2

Abdur Rehman to Wessels, 1 wide, starts too straight, slides down leg

7.2

Abdur Rehman to Wessels, 1 run, flat on leg, worked away to deep midwicket

7.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, FOUR, smeared away in the gap at midwicket. Flat on middle and leg, Simmons comes down and somehow finds the gap at midwicket. The fielders don't communicate and let it go through

7.4

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, OUT, how is that? Worked away to deep midwicket, Simmons comes back for the second. The throw is excellent and Wessels' bat is on the crease. Good collection by Rehman and Wessels has to go. Not the way Wessels would have wanted to go.

MH Wessels run out 3 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Malik

7.5

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 wide, sliding down leg, wide

7.5

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, flat on middle, pushed to the sweeper cover

7.6

Abdur Rehman to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, slower on leg, tucked to deep midwicket for one

End of over 8 (11 runs) Karachi Kings 56/2

    • Shoaib Malik 1 (1b)
    • LMP Simmons 27 (26b 4x4)
    • Abdur Rehman 1-0-11-0
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-3-0
8.1

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tossed up on middle, worked to deep midwicket

8.2

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, no run, flt down leg, off the pad to the keeper says the umpire.

8.3

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, SIX, smashed away over midwicket. Good batting, got down early and slogged it away over midwicket for a gigantic hit.

8.4

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, 1 run, slower on leg, tickled to short fine leg

8.5

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, no run, short and wide, cut to point

8.6

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, worked away in the gap at deep midwicket. fantastic batting. Played that deliberately in the gap

End of over 9 (10 runs) Karachi Kings 66/2

    • Shoaib Malik 4 (4b)
    • LMP Simmons 34 (29b 4x4 1x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-13-0
    • Abdur Rehman 1-0-11-0

Rashid: "Still not been able to cipher KK strategy. There is no intent for a high total here. Looking at what happened yesterday. This 140+ approach will not help the cause to qualify." - 160 not a bad score.

9.1

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, short on middle, chopped to point. Persistent with that shot

9.2

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, lovely bowling. Moves away too early, the wily Rehman bowls it full and wide outside off

9.3

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, 1 run, cut past point this time for a run

9.4

Abdur Rehman to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, flat on middle, worked away to deep square leg

Mansoor: "Afridi goes through his over so quickly that even cricinfo can not keep up with him... "

9.5

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, no run, and again. Simmons gives himself too much room, Rehman fires it full and wide.

9.6

Abdur Rehman to Simmons, SIX, splendid use of the feet. Comes down and gets to the pitch of the ball, lofts it easily over long-off. Good batting that. Putting the pressure on the spinners with some good footwork, forward and back.

End of over 10 (8 runs) Karachi Kings 74/2

    • LMP Simmons 41 (34b 4x4 2x6)
    • Shoaib Malik 5 (5b)
    • Abdur Rehman 2-0-19-0
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-13-0
10.1

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tucked to deep midwicket

10.2

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, FOUR, lovely stuff from Simmons. Too flat, too quick, too straight. Simmons helps it fine, past short fine leg for four

10.3

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, FOUR, too wide this time and Simmons laces the cut in the gap behind point. Found the gap to perfection

10.4

Shahid Afridi to Simmons, OUT, bowled. Chopped on. Shortish length on off, Simmons tries another of those cut strokes but this time the ball is much straighter. Gets a thick inside edge which clips the leg bail. End of an impressive innings after the early stutter.

LMP Simmons b Shahid Afridi 49 (37b 6x4 2x6) SR: 132.43

10.5

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, flat outside off, legbreak beats the outside edge

10.6

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, slower outside off, Bopara opens the face to guide to point. Eventful over

End of over 11 (9 runs) Karachi Kings 83/3

    • RS Bopara 0 (2b)
    • Shoaib Malik 6 (6b)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-22-1
    • Abdur Rehman 2-0-19-0
11.1

Abdur Rehman to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, flat on middle, worked to forward square leg and they come back for the second. Bopara hurries back for two and makes a full-length dive. Good running

11.2

Abdur Rehman to Shoaib Malik, no run, flat on middle, defended

11.3

Abdur Rehman to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, pushed into the gap at deep midwicket for another couple. Good batting from Malik

11.4

Abdur Rehman to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, straight on middle and leg, worked to square leg

11.5

Abdur Rehman to Bopara, FOUR, drilled to the long-off boundary. Sensational batting. Overly full on off, Bopara dances down and smashes it past the bowler

Fayaz M: "Alot depend on Bopara here. He is the main contributor for KK both with ball and bat. If he gets going, KK can set a target of 180+. next 5 will decide the target for PSZ"

11.6

Abdur Rehman to Bopara, no run, shortish and wide, Bopara misses his cut stroke

End of over 12 (9 runs) Karachi Kings 92/3

    • RS Bopara 4 (4b 1x4)
    • Shoaib Malik 11 (10b)
    • Abdur Rehman 3-0-28-0
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-22-1
12.1

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, flat on off, pushed to cover. Good batting, respecting Afridi

12.2

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, slower on middle, Bopara gets down low for a fine sweep but misses. Struck on the arm

12.3

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, no run, flat on off, a bit of turn on the legbreak. Pushed back to the bowler

12.4

Shahid Afridi to Bopara, 1 run, flat googly on off, pushed to long-off for one. Playing im out. Good tactic

12.5

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, 2 runs, nurdled to square leg. Another brace. Great batting.

12.6

Shahid Afridi to Shoaib Malik, 1 run, tossed up on off and middle, pushed to long-on

Time out.

End of over 13 (5 runs) Karachi Kings 97/3

    • Shoaib Malik 15 (13b)
    • RS Bopara 5 (7b 1x4)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-27-1
    • Abdur Rehman 3-0-28-0
13.1

Aamer Yamin to Shoaib Malik, OUT, the time out has done the trick for Peshawar. Full down leg, Malik just helps it on its way to short fine leg. The umpires check for a no ball. Looks like Yamin has overstepped. But does he have a smidgen behind it? My decision? No ball. But he has been given.

Shoaib Malik c Imran Khan b Aamer Yamin 15 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 107.14

13.2

Aamer Yamin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full and wide, crunched to cover for a run

13.3

Aamer Yamin to Bopara, no run, full on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

13.4

Aamer Yamin to Bopara, FOUR, lovely batting from Bopara. Full outside off, Bopara opens the face of the bat and guides the ball past point for four. Knew exactly what has he was doing all along

13.5

Aamer Yamin to Bopara, 1 run, good length outside off, punched to cover for a quick run

13.6

Aamer Yamin to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, full outside off, drilled to long-off for a run.

End of over 14 (7 runs) Karachi Kings 104/4

    • Shakib Al Hasan 2 (2b)
    • RS Bopara 10 (10b 2x4)
    • Aamer Yamin 3-0-21-1
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-27-1

Ali: "Karachi Kings is Basically a One Man Show .....Ravi Bopara !! He has no support..... Sad to see such performance from such Fine Players !!"

14.1

Imran Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, (no ball) 1 run, yikes. Very high full toss down leg, has Shakib not sent that back to Sharjah? He just gets some bat on it to short fine leg.

14.1

Imran Khan to Bopara, 1 run, very low full toss, smeared to midwicket

14.2

Imran Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, another slower ball on middle, worked away to midwicket

14.3

Imran Khan to Bopara, 1 run, worked down to third man off the open face

14.4

Imran Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, a short-arm jab to deep midwicket off the length delivery on middle

14.5

Imran Khan to Bopara, 2 runs, length outside off, steered to point who fumbles while diving to allow the extra run

14.6

Imran Khan to Bopara, 1 run, very slow on leg, Bopara waits and waits and waits and waits before turning to short fine leg

End of over 15 (9 runs) Karachi Kings 113/4

    • RS Bopara 15 (14b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5 (5b)
    • Imran Khan (1) 2-0-14-0
    • Aamer Yamin 3-0-21-1

Hafiz: "Shakib & Bopara will play at least 4 overs then Khi will get good total..... "

15.1

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, another offcutter on middle, worked to midwicket

Raining in some parts of Dubai, not here though, for the moment.

15.2

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short outside off, Shakib walks across and shovels the ball to deep midwicket

15.3

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, good length delivery outside off, pushed to long-off

15.4

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short offcutter outside off, Shakib makes room and helps it fine towards short third man who puts in a dive to stop it

15.5

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, steered to third man. Another single

15.6

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, another mid-timed heave carries to deep midwicket

End of over 16 (6 runs) Karachi Kings 119/4

    • Shakib Al Hasan 8 (8b)
    • RS Bopara 18 (17b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-6-0
    • Imran Khan (1) 2-0-14-0

Suspect one of these two will look to step on it now.

16.1

Imran Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 wide, slower ball down leg, wide

16.1

Imran Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, jabbed away to deep midwicket

16.2

Imran Khan to Bopara, 1 run, comes down and pushes a full, slower delivery to long-on

16.3

Imran Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, another slower ball on off, worked to deep square leg. Yamin asking the batsmen to make their own pace

16.4

Imran Khan to Bopara, 1 run, one more, slogged to deep midwicket. Just one. Great bowling.

16.5

Imran Khan to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, good length on off, steered to third man. Another single

Maisam: "Run-a-ball-show for KK"

16.6

Imran Khan to Bopara, 2 runs, short delivery, slogged to deep midwicket with such bad timing that the pair come back for the second

End of over 17 (8 runs) Karachi Kings 127/4

    • RS Bopara 22 (20b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 11 (11b)
    • Imran Khan (1) 3-0-22-0
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-6-0
17.1

Sammy to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, full outside off, slower delivery. Shakib tries to slog it away but cannot get under it enough. Ends up skewing it off the outer half of the bat to long-off. Easy take.

Shakib Al Hasan c Abdur Rehman b Sammy 11 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

Momentum slowly making its way to the bowling side. 160 has to be the target

17.2

Sammy to Bopara, 1 run, another slower delivery outside off, inside-edged to third man

17.3

Sammy to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, full outside off, Bhatti is beaten. Good bowling, but it is rather predictable stuff.

17.4

Sammy to Bilawal Bhatti, 2 runs, another slower ball on middle, worked to deep midwicket for a couple. Better batting

17.5

Sammy to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, short outside off, chopped to point

17.6

Sammy to Bilawal Bhatti, FOUR, given as six. Short delivery on middle, Bhatti pulls in the gap between midwicket and square leg. Not sure if it went all the way, but important runs nonetheless.

End of over 18 (7 runs) Karachi Kings 134/5

    • Bilawal Bhatti 6 (4b 1x4)
    • RS Bopara 23 (21b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-13-1
    • Imran Khan (1) 3-0-22-0
18.1

Imran Khan to Bopara, OUT, gone. Yamin has struck. Shortish delivery on leg, the ball just not coming onto Bopara who goes through with his pull. Ends up toe-ending it back to the bowler. A very important wicket at this time.

RS Bopara c & b Imran Khan 23 (22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 104.54

18.2

Imran Khan to Sohail Khan, no run, slow delivery outside off, Sohail tries to smash it over midwicket but toe-ends it back again.

18.3

Imran Khan to Sohail Khan, SIX, shot Sohail. Full on middle, this one seemed like was the quick delivery. Sohail picks it and slogs it away over long-on for six.

18.4

Imran Khan to Sohail Khan, no run, short and wide, Sohail misses his cut

18.5

Imran Khan to Sohail Khan, 1 run, another slower one on middle, worked to square leg. Just the one

18.6

Imran Khan to Bilawal Bhatti, SIX, another big hit. Six more. Predictable delivery and Bhatti gets down early and hits it away into the leg side. Just clears deep midwicket for six. Crucial runs these

End of over 19 (13 runs) Karachi Kings 147/6

    • Bilawal Bhatti 12 (5b 1x4 1x6)
    • Sohail Khan 7 (4b 1x6)
    • Imran Khan (1) 4-0-35-1
    • DJG Sammy 2-0-13-1
19.1

Hasan Ali to Sohail Khan, OUT, beautifully done from Sammy. Full on middle and leg, shovelled to midwicket where Sammy is lurking. He picks up and slowly returns the throw but hits the stumps at the non-strikers end. Another one goes.

Sohail Khan run out 7 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

Ghani Kirmani: "Rain rain go away Come again another way.... Its raining in dubai, i'm hardly 8-10km away from DSC."

19.2

Hasan Ali to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, full and wide outside off, Bilawal beaten

19.3

Hasan Ali to Bilawal Bhatti, 2 runs, full on middle and leg, smeared to midwicket for a couple.

19.4

Hasan Ali to Bilawal Bhatti, no run, excellent bouncer on off, Bilawal cannot connect with his attempted pull. Dot

19.5

Hasan Ali to Bilawal Bhatti, 1 run, jabbed away to deep square leg, just the one

19.6

Hasan Ali to Usama Mir, 2 runs, slower delivery, slogged away high in the air to long-off. They scamper across for a couple.

5.00pm A very good performance in the field from Peshawar to restrict Karachi to 152. Simmons looked good after a stuttering start, so did Bopara and Malik. But they all feel after starts. Zalmis took the pace off the ball and were richly rewarded. Won't be an easy chase, though.

End of over 20 (5 runs) Karachi Kings 152/7

    • Usama Mir 2 (1b)
    • Bilawal Bhatti 15 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • Hasan Ali 4-0-27-1
    • Imran Khan (1) 4-0-35-1
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Hours of play (local time) 15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.20, Interval 16.20-16.40, Second Session 16.40-18.10

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