Pakistan Super League, 3rd Match: Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi at Dubai (DSC), Feb 10, 2017
Peshawar Zalmi won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (neutral venue)
10 February 2017 (20-over match)
  Karachi Kings innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Shahzaib Hasan c Jordan b Mohammad Hafeez 0 3 0 0 0.00
0.3 poor, very very poor. Looks to hit this out of the stadium, but pick out Jordan, who has bucket hands, at long-on. Didn't get to the pitch of the ball as he stepped out, got more elevation than distance. As far as catches go, Jordan couldn't have asked for an easier one at the boundary. 0/1
View dismissal CH Gayle lbw b Mohammad Hafeez 2 9 0 0 22.22
4.4 as plumb as they come, and this is a big moment in the match. Bowls the slider from around the stumps, Gayle plays for the turn but there is none. He's struck right in front of middle. That is a straightforward decision, really. You could sense Gayle was edgy, he's never comfortable facing the spinners early on, and the ploy of using Hafeez has worked for Sammy. Karachi in tatters now 12/4
View dismissal Babar Azam c Sammy b Hasan Ali 1 5 0 0 20.00
1.3 he dropped a sitter last night, but has more than made up for it now. Babar slashes, but can only manage a thick edge. Believe me, it was flying and looked almost certain to beat Sammy on the dive at slip, but no! He stretched full length to his right and plucked it out. Sensational stuff. What's even more amazing is that he held on even as his elbows touched the ground. What control, simply outstanding. 2/2
View dismissal KC Sangakkara*† c Mohammad Hafeez b Jordan 5 6 0 0 83.33
3.1 he's pulled this straight to midwicket, would you believe it? Jordan won't mind that. Not the kind of delivery that generally fetches you a wicket against a batsman of Sanga's class and quality, really. Short, he looks to take him on with the pull but didn't close the bat face. The timing was off as well and Hafeez managed to take it easily in front of square, near the umpire. 8/3
View dismissal Shoaib Malik c †Kamran Akmal b Wahab Riaz 44 36 3 1 122.22
17.1 looked to swing this over long-on, could only manage a thin nick through to the keeper. Wahab is quick. This was full and angling away, Malik was completely beaten for pace. End of a handy knock nevertheless 95/6
View dismissal RS Bopara c Jordan b Mohammad Asghar 33 40 3 0 82.50
15.2 didn't get underneath the flight, but went through with the inside-out stroke. Wanted to hit it over cover, but ended up giving catching practice to Jordan at long-off. Credit to the bowler for being brave and tossing the ball up in the end overs. This may not be a bad thing after all from Karachi's point of view. 71/5
KA Pollard not out 27 14 2 2 192.85
View dismissal Imad Wasim c Sammy b Wahab Riaz 0 2 0 0 0.00
17.3 why would you try to go for the big hits when all you need to do is give strike to Pollard? Beyond me. Wasim looks to make room and go over cover, the bounce does the trick this time. He gets it high on the bat and Sammy, running backwards from mid-off, hangs on. 95/7
Mohammad Amir not out 3 5 0 0 60.00
Extras (lb 2, w 1) 3
  Total (7 wickets; 20 overs) 118 (5.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Mohammad Hafeez 3 0 7 2 2.33
0.3 to Shahzaib Hasan, poor, very very poor. Looks to hit this out of the stadium, but pick out Jordan, who has bucket hands, at long-on. Didn't get to the pitch of the ball as he stepped out, got more elevation than distance. As far as catches go, Jordan couldn't have asked for an easier one at the boundary. 0/1
4.4 to Gayle, as plumb as they come, and this is a big moment in the match. Bowls the slider from around the stumps, Gayle plays for the turn but there is none. He's struck right in front of middle. That is a straightforward decision, really. You could sense Gayle was edgy, he's never comfortable facing the spinners early on, and the ploy of using Hafeez has worked for Sammy. Karachi in tatters now 12/4
View wicket Hasan Ali 3 0 26 1 8.66
1.3 to Babar Azam, he dropped a sitter last night, but has more than made up for it now. Babar slashes, but can only manage a thick edge. Believe me, it was flying and looked almost certain to beat Sammy on the dive at slip, but no! He stretched full length to his right and plucked it out. Sensational stuff. What's even more amazing is that he held on even as his elbows touched the ground. What control, simply outstanding. 2/2
View wicket CJ Jordan 3 0 21 1 7.00
3.1 to Sangakkara, he's pulled this straight to midwicket, would you believe it? Jordan won't mind that. Not the kind of delivery that generally fetches you a wicket against a batsman of Sanga's class and quality, really. Short, he looks to take him on with the pull but didn't close the bat face. The timing was off as well and Hafeez managed to take it easily in front of square, near the umpire. 8/3
  Shahid Afridi 4 0 16 0 4.00
View wickets Wahab Riaz 4 0 23 2 5.75 (1w)
17.1 to Shoaib Malik, looked to swing this over long-on, could only manage a thin nick through to the keeper. Wahab is quick. This was full and angling away, Malik was completely beaten for pace. End of a handy knock nevertheless 95/6
17.3 to Imad Wasim, why would you try to go for the big hits when all you need to do is give strike to Pollard? Beyond me. Wasim looks to make room and go over cover, the bounce does the trick this time. He gets it high on the bat and Sammy, running backwards from mid-off, hangs on. 95/7
View wicket Mohammad Asghar 3 0 23 1 7.66
15.2 to Bopara, didn't get underneath the flight, but went through with the inside-out stroke. Wanted to hit it over cover, but ended up giving catching practice to Jordan at long-off. Credit to the bowler for being brave and tossing the ball up in the end overs. This may not be a bad thing after all from Karachi's point of view. 71/5
  Peshawar Zalmi innings (target: 119 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Mohammad Amir 0 4 0 0 0.00
0.4 goodbye, and goodnight Hafeez. First ball last night, fourth ball today. This is a beauty from Amir. The ball nips back in, this was a touch fuller, he made the cardinal sin of trying to work this across the line, missed it completely and was plumb in front of middle and leg. 0/1
View dismissal DJ Malan c Babar Azam b Imad Wasim 22 20 4 0 110.00
8.5 pressure was building, Malan goes for a wild slog and has picked out Babar Azam, who takes an excellent catch at deep midwicket. The ball was dying on him but he ran in and then dived full length forward to complete the catch even as the ball was dying on him. There's still life in this contest. 48/3
View dismissal Kamran Akmal c Imad Wasim b Sohail Khan 0 6 0 0 0.00
1.6 what a strange, but beautiful game cricket is. In the form of his life yesterday. Fetched him 88 fine runs. Little less than 24 hours later, he has to walk back for a duck. Looks to pull but the ball gets big on him, he is caught in an awkward tangle. Miscues this straight to mid-on 2/2
EJG Morgan not out 80 57 8 3 140.35
Haris Sohail not out 13 24 0 0 54.16
Extras (lb 1, w 3) 4
  Total (3 wickets; 18.3 overs) 119 (6.43 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket Mohammad Amir 4 1 22 1 5.50
0.4 to Mohammad Hafeez, goodbye, and goodnight Hafeez. First ball last night, fourth ball today. This is a beauty from Amir. The ball nips back in, this was a touch fuller, he made the cardinal sin of trying to work this across the line, missed it completely and was plumb in front of middle and leg. 0/1
View wicket Sohail Khan 3.3 0 20 1 5.71 (1w)
1.6 to Kamran Akmal, what a strange, but beautiful game cricket is. In the form of his life yesterday. Fetched him 88 fine runs. Little less than 24 hours later, he has to walk back for a duck. Looks to pull but the ball gets big on him, he is caught in an awkward tangle. Miscues this straight to mid-on 2/2
  Shoaib Malik 4 0 41 0 10.25 (1w)
View wicket Imad Wasim 3 0 13 1 4.33
8.5 to Malan, pressure was building, Malan goes for a wild slog and has picked out Babar Azam, who takes an excellent catch at deep midwicket. The ball was dying on him but he ran in and then dived full length forward to complete the catch even as the ball was dying on him. There's still life in this contest. 48/3
  Abrar Ahmed 4 0 22 0 5.50

Match details


Toss - Peshawar Zalmi
Points - Peshawar Zalmi 2, Karachi Kings 0
Twenty20 debut - Abrar Ahmed (Karachi Kings)
Player of the match - EJG Morgan (Peshawar Zalmi)
Umpires - Ahmed Shahab (Pakistan) and Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)
TV umpire - Asif Yaqoob (Pakistan)
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - Shozab Raza (Pakistan)
 
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