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278dThe Report by Arun Venugopal

Denly and Afridi make short work of Multan

Karachi Kings crushed Multan Sultans, first with an authoritative batting performance, led by Joe Denly, and then snuffing out Multan's pursuit on the back of Shahid Afridi's three-wicket burst

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JL Denly
78(55) 10x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 25 runs
  • 4x4 - 1x6
3 12 0 7 7 15 3 31
Babar Azam
58(39) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
8 0 6 3 16 6 12 7

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O4
M1
R18
W3
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Mohammad Irfan(4)
O3
M0
R18
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan

7.02pm Lots of similarities to last night's Islamabad v Peshawar game. Another thrashing to start off. Last night, it took Wahab all the way down at No. 9 to notch up the innings' highest score. Tonight, it was another 180-plus chase, and Sohail Tanvir at No. 8 top-scored. But the margin of tonight's result is a lot bigger. And that is down to an utterly listless batting performance, a magical spell of legspin bowling from Shahid Afridi, and knocks of high quality from Joe Denly and Babar Azam. As a result of that all, Karachi jump to to second place, while Multan Sultans find themselves in a bit of a precarious position. They are on the same points as Karach - nine - but have played two matches extra and have just one match left to try and do something about their chances.

Umair Mehmood: "Is Karachi ahead of Multan now on points table?" Yes, by one position.

Time for presentations. First up, Kumar Sangakkara gets the Hanif Mohammad cap for going to the top of the batting charts.

Shahid Afridi is Man of the Match. "Conditions suited the spinners," he says. "I'll give credit to Babar and Joe Denly, because of whose efforts we were able to put up this total. We went as per plan and in T20 I try to keep things simple, but I do variations to avoid becoming predictable. When you win against good teams, the confidence is high. But I strongly feel fielding is what will win us the tournament."

"You win some and lose some, but you learn from your mistakes," says Multan Sultans captain Shoaib Malik. "This is not the end of the world. We leaked a few extra runs, and when you're chasing a big total, you need to have wickets in hand. Early on, the pitch was fresh and the ball was coming on. But, having said that, need to give credit to Karachi's batsmen, especially Joe Denly and Babar, who strung together a partnership and accelerated when it was needed."

"We were under pressure after the last two games," says Karachi captain Imad Wasim. "We came out saying we needed to give it a go and it came off well. Runs on the board is important, and credit goes to Joe Denly and Babar Azam. Ingram just bats at No. 3 or 4, wherever we need him, because he's a very good hitter of spin. I believe the best batter has to face the most balls. This was his role today but we want to see him score big runs."

That's a wrap of this game. Peshawar Zalmi v Quetta Gladiators coming up, so hang around for that. Goodbye from me. Pleasure, as always, and thanks for your comments and company.

Ali: "last year psl gave England Dawid Malan is this year for Joe Denly ?"

19.4
W
Usman Khan to Mohammad Irfan, OUT, back of a length, slower, pushed to cover and sets off for a really quick run. He really had to make a dash for it. And Irfan isn't quite your sprinter. Well short of the crease

Mohammad Irfan run out (Denly) 6 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

Salik: "Sohail Tanvir Top-scores in a chase of 188... That tells the story for Sultans!" Like last night when Wahab was the highest scorer in a 180-plus chase

19.3
0
Usman Khan to Mohammad Irfan, no run, swing and a miss
19.2
4
Usman Khan to Mohammad Irfan, FOUR runs, too full, tries to heave and gets an inside edge to fine leg
19.1
0
Usman Khan to Mohammad Irfan, no run, short of a length, keeps low outside off, pushed to cover from the crease. Tanvir sets off for the run but Irfan refuses to move an inch. Mid-off runs forward and misses with the throw

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs | MS: 121/9 (68 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.36, RRR: 68.00)

  • Sohail Tanvir34 (29b)
  • Mohammad Irfan2 (6b)
  • Mohammad Irfan(4)3-0-18-2
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-26-1
18.6
4
Mohammad Irfan to Sohail Tanvir, FOUR runs, short, fetches a pull from outside off and the ball takes the top-edge as it goes over the keeper's head and, after a couple of bounces, over the boundary
18.5
0
Mohammad Irfan to Sohail Tanvir, no run, extremely full and slanted across, Tanvir shuffles across and drills it straight back at the bowler who grabs it with his right hand after jumping and flings it forcefully back at Tanvir who has to scamper back to his crease

Sultans 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st41KC SangakkaraAhmed Shehzad
2nd11Sohaib MaqsoodAhmed Shehzad
3rd1Shoaib MalikAhmed Shehzad
4th5Shoaib MalikKA Pollard
5th18Shoaib MalikSaif Badar
6th3Shoaib MalikGC Viljoen
7th7Sohail TanvirGC Viljoen
8th12Imran TahirSohail Tanvir
9th1Sohail TanvirJunaid Khan
10th26Sohail TanvirMohammad Irfan

Pakistan Super League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
IU1073140.296
KK1054110.028
PZ1055100.464
QG1055100.312
MS10459-0.191
LQ10376-0.931