Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Not often do you see a player from the losing side being awarded the Player of the Match in small chases, but that's exactly how it is tonight. Dwayne Smith wins the award for his unbeaten 71.

Turned out to be much closer than it looked like at one stage. By no means a flawless chase from Karachi Kings. There was some struggle after some pristine batting early on by Joe Denly and Babar Azam. It helped that the target was 132 as it helped the batsmen enough time to play themselves in.

A late surge had given Peshawar hope of eking out a scrappy win, but Karachi were clinical when they came out. They prioritised keeping wickets in hand, knowing the run rate wasn't going to be an issue. Denly and Babar Azam kept the Kings on course, before Colin Ingram injected some impetus with a late onslaught, smashing 23 off 14 balls. A pair of late wickets and good bowling at the death meant Zalmi made it tight, but Imad Wasim's men were never in real danger of blowing this, with the captain himself smashing the last ball for six to secure victory.

19.4
6
Mohammad Asghar to Imad Wasim, SIX runs, sees the flight, gets to the pitch of the ball and drags this hit from outside off towards wide long-on, it clears the ropes and Karachi Kings make it two wins in two games.

Long-on, deep midwicket and deep backward square on the leg side.

19.3
W
Mohammad Asghar to Mohammad Rizwan, OUT, there's the wicket and the game is alive or what? Drama. Nicely tossed up, the ball dips on him, Rizwan looks for the glory hit but fails to get to the pitch of the ball and ends up hitting it straight down Jordan's throat at long-off.

Mohammad Rizwan c Jordan b Mohammad Asghar 19 (16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 118.75

19.2
1
Mohammad Asghar to Bopara, 1 run, slides a shortish delivery down leg, pulled to deep square leg
19.1
1
Mohammad Asghar to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, steps out and works this full toss down to long-on

Asghar with the final over. Short third man, short fine, point, cover in place. No midwicket

END OF OVER:
19 | 2 Runs | KK: 127/4 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.68, RRR: 5.00)

  • RS Bopara16 (22b)
  • Mohammad Rizwan18 (14b)
  • Umaid Asif4-0-20-0
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-29-0

Faizan: "Everything is going against PZ first half chance catch then missed run outs and now when they are catching umpire is not giving out, what worse they don't have any review left."

18.6
0
Umaid Asif to Bopara, no run, beaten by the slower delivery, through with the pull way too early. What an outstanding over from Umaid, Karachi need five off the final over
18.5
0
Umaid Asif to Bopara, no run, full and wide outside off, yorker length. Bopara looks to squeeze this down to third man but misses
18.4
1lb
Umaid Asif to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 leg bye, through with the pull way too early, hits him on the right fore-arm, the ball deflects to the off side and they scoot through for another run
18.3
1
Umaid Asif to Bopara, 1 run, flat-bats this pull to mid-on, not timed well but they scamper a single
18.2
0
Umaid Asif to Bopara, no run, length ball steered straight to point
18.1
0
Umaid Asif to Bopara, no run, slash and a miss. This length ball zips past the batsman as he looks to go up and over. Completely beaten for pace

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | KK: 125/4 (7 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.94, RRR: 3.50)

  • RS Bopara15 (17b)
  • Mohammad Rizwan18 (13b)
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-29-0
  • CJ Jordan4-0-29-2
17.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Bopara, 1 run, dabs this gently down towards third man for an easy single
17.6
1w
Wahab Riaz to Bopara, 1 wide, has he gloved this down the leg side to the keeper? Umpire says no, but Wahab and Kamran think there was definitely something there. No reviews left though. Shocking decision from the umpire. How did he not hear that, I don't know.
17.5
0
Wahab Riaz to Bopara, no run, crisp little drive but straight to mid-off
17.4
1
Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, skiddy length ball that thuds into his thigh pad off an inside edge and deflects down to fine leg
17.3
1
Wahab Riaz to Bopara, 1 run, turns this length ball towards square leg, a direct hit from Haris Sohail at the striker's end and Rizwan would've been walking back to the dressing room
17.2
1
Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, steers this away-going length delivery to square third man
17.1
4
Wahab Riaz to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR runs, helps this along past the keeper to the fine leg boundary. Short of length but way down leg. He was on his toes as he tickled that away

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | KK: 116/4 (16 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.82, RRR: 5.33)

  • Mohammad Rizwan12 (10b)
  • RS Bopara13 (14b)
  • CJ Jordan4-0-29-2
  • Mohammad Asghar3-0-22-0
16.6
1
Jordan to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, Jordan has missed a run-out at the striker's end. This was driven back to the bowler, Jordan did well to run quickly to his left, pick the ball up and hurl a throw at the striker's end with the batsman halfway down the pitch. He wasn't even in the frame.
16.5
0
Jordan to Mohammad Rizwan, no run, beaten by one that nips away off the seam from outside off
16.4
6
Jordan to Mohammad Rizwan, SIX runs, bursts through the hands of the fine leg fielder for six. Asghar is the man there, he'd just come in a yard or so. This was pulled nicely and would've gone right down his throat had he stayed right at the rope. Sammy kicks the turf in frustration
16.3
2
Jordan to Mohammad Rizwan, 2 runs, just chipped past Wahab at mid-on, uppish but fell safe. Jordan expected a dive there, but that was always going to be an unlikely prospect
16.2
1
Jordan to Bopara, 1 run, steers this length ball to point where a half-stop gives away a single
16.1
2
Jordan to Bopara, 2 runs, back of length outside off, punched to sweeper cover. Flew off the blade

Karachi Kngs 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17Khurram ManzoorJL Denly
2nd41JL DenlyBabar Azam
3rd29JL DenlyCA Ingram
4th12RS BoparaCA Ingram
5th30RS BoparaMohammad Rizwan
6th6RS BoparaImad Wasim

Pakistan Super League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
PZ1073140.828
QG1073140.376
IU1055100.127
KK105510-0.673
MS103760.173
LQ10376-0.837