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Best performances - Batsmen

SR Watson
90(58) 5x4 - 7x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
4 10 31 4 4 13 18 6
KP Pietersen
52(34) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 20 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
8 1 11 4 1 3 8 15

Best performances - Bowlers

Anwar Ali
O3
M0
R21
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Rahat Ali
O4
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

END OF OVER:
20 | 8 Runs | KK: 113/8 (68 runs required, RR: 5.65)

  • Mohammad Rizwan26 (27b)
  • Mohammad Amir6 (7b)
  • Anwar Ali3-0-21-2
  • Rahat Ali4-0-29-2

A record win for Quetta. This is the biggest win by runs in PSL history. What a hammering this has been. Outclassed with the bat. Outclassed with the ball. Karachi never turned up and not for a moment looked to be in the contest. Shane Watson and Kevin Pietersen teed off early and Karachi never recovered thereafter. They allowed Quetta to race away to a tall total, with Watson blitzing the season's highest individual score. And the chase was mostly a procession. Every time Karachi tried to up the pace, Quetta struck to knock the wind out of the chase.

Quetta rise to second place as a result. Karachi's net run rate takes a battering after that loss and is in the negative but at fourth place, they are very much in the run for a playoffs spot as of now. But they need to regroup quickly from this defeat, because if it comes down to the small margins in the end, these are the kind of defeats that make all the difference when the final permutations come into play.

Time for the presentations.

Shane Watson is presented with the Hanif Mohammad cap for his spot atop the tournament batting charts. He is also the Man of the Match. "I felt my weight tonight, which you always need in T20 cricket," he says. You got to make the most of those good days. I'm just absolutely loving playing my cricket. It's a great franchise to be a part of."

"Credit goes to Watson and Pietersen, they did really well," says Karachi captain Imad Wasim. "They're world-class players, and on a good wicket if you drop too many catches, it's going to hurt you and it did. We will see how it goes (Afridi opening), we will see the opposition and decide. It didn't pay off tonight, but obviously Shahid can change the game in a span of a few overs."

"The way those two played today, it was an opportunity for all the youngsters to learn from," says Quetta captain Sarfraz Ahmed. "When they get set, their shot selection becomes very good. That wasn't the case in the previous game. Whether we win or lose, we try to give confidence to the lads. I have taken Rahat Ali's name very few times this tournament, but he is critical to Pakistan cricket's future. Nawaz set the tone and from there the match was in our hands, as did Anwar Ali, and Ben Laughlin being with us has been a huge help."

That's a wrap of Match 19 then. Thank you for joining us tonight. Hope to catch you all again tomorrow on another double-header day. Goodbye and good night!

Hafsah: "I am not going to be AS sad if Karachi losses because I happen to be a Karachi fan from Houston and Houston Rockets are slaying in basketball right now. #positive "

talha: "no boundry from Muhammad Rizwan, representing another unjustified selection for wicket keeper batsman in PSL after Ramdin"

19.6
0
Anwar Ali to Mohammad Rizwan, no run, length ball outside off, defended back
19.5
1
Anwar Ali to Mohammad Amir, 1 run, short, fetches a pull from outside off and Pietersen runs back from mid-on but the ball drops short of him
19.4
0
Anwar Ali to Mohammad Amir, no run, backs away to a short ball that follows him and finds the topmost part of the bat as the ball lobs up and drops short of the bowler running forward
19.3
4
Anwar Ali to Mohammad Amir, FOUR runs, short ball, crunches a pull through deep midwicket. Bang off the middle against the run of play
19.2
1
Anwar Ali to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, slower length ball, flicked off the pads to deep fine leg
19.1
2
Anwar Ali to Mohammad Rizwan, 2 runs, short of a length, pulled to the right of deep backward square leg

Karachi Kngs 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2Shahid AfridiJL Denly
2nd0Shahid AfridiCA Ingram
3rd30CA IngramBabar Azam
4th1RS BoparaBabar Azam
5th22Imad WasimBabar Azam
6th34Imad WasimMohammad Rizwan
7th11D WieseMohammad Rizwan
8th1Mohammad RizwanMohammad Irfan (4)
9th12Mohammad AmirMohammad Rizwan