Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JL Denly
79(46) 9x4 - 4x6
Control %41%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 17 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
15 4 4 1 20 8 13 14
Kamran Akmal
77(27) 5x4 - 8x6
Control %59%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 50 runs
  • 3x4 - 6x6
5 9 13 5 1 12 7 25

Best performances - Bowlers

RS Bopara
O3
M0
R35
W3
Eco11.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TS Mills
O3
M0
R23
W2
Eco7.66
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentator: Shashank Kishore

END OF OVER:
16 | 13 Runs | KK: 157/2 (14 runs required, RR: 9.81)

  • CA Ingram5 (3b)
  • JL Denly79 (46b)
  • Wahab Riaz3-0-36-0
  • Hasan Ali4-0-41-1

Over to the final on March 25 then. Hope you enjoyed our coverage. Hope to see you for the grand finale. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore and Akshay Gopalakrishnan saying goodbye.

11.30pm No home final for Karachi. Instead, Peshawar Zalmi will have an opportunity to defend their crown on Sunday at the National Stadium. The difference between both sides tonight: Kamran Akmal. Much-maligned in these parts of the world, but the impact he's had on Zalmi can't be understated.

Peshawar Zalmi had to win four games on a trot at one stage to get to the final and they did. Daren Sammy has literally hobbled on one leg for a better part of the last four days to lead them into the final. Can they cap off with the ultimate crowning glory on Sunday?

Time for the presentation:

Kamran Akmal , who smashed a 27-ball 77, PSL's fastest half-century, proved to be the X factor on the night. No surprises than that he's Player of the Match too. He started the tournament poorly, made three ducks along the way but boy, didn't he rev up when it mattered most? He receives the Hanif Mohammed cap from Younis Khan for being the highest run-getter in the tournament at the moment.

Peshawar Zalmi captain Daren Sammy: Akmal's partnership with Fletchee was exceptional. The guys have shown good character. The strength of this team is all of us stick together. Coming here, the support we had from the fans was amazing. Two exciting games, we couldn't have asked for more.

Karachi Kings' stand-in captain Mohammad Amir: Today was Kamran Akmal's day. Whatever he hit connected today. It would've been fun to play the final in Karachi. For now, we'll have to learn from our mistakes.

Kapil: "Hindsight is beautiful but Azam's innings actually lost Karachi the game. He starts off ridiculously slowly and keeping Ingram in hut and sending Azam was the poorest decision by Arthur. Remember they were chasing 171 in 16, not 20 overs. And in PP, overs 2-4, they scored only 12 runs"

faisal : "Champion Vs Champion, Ronchi Vs Kamran, Sami Vs Wahab, Sammy Vs Misbah The Most Suited Final For PSL2018 "

Hamza: "What a final there is going to be it will also be the contest between Kamran vs Ronchi for top scorer and Faheem vs Wahab for leading wickets."

Visakh: "Completely agree with Kapil. Babar faced nearly half of the 96 balls and got 63 runs.. other batsmen needed to get 107 runs off the other half balls left."

Hasan Ali on Zalmi's qualification: I returned to play after a month, it seems like I've found my rhythm back. Today, the way Kamran Akmal played, no praise is enough for him. He's been batting well all tournament. Third PSL in a row that he's contributed.

Soham Sarkhel says: "Having wickets in hand very much overrated in T20s. Karachi Kings failed to match up to the pace. A batsman has to keep taking the occasional risks, resources not fully utilised otherwise."

15.6
4
Wahab Riaz to Ingram, FOUR runs, backs away and slaps this short delivery to the wide long-off fence, but it doesn't matter. Sammy roars, Zalmi fans roar. Karachi had two shots at the final and they've failed in both. PSL 2016 champs v PSL 2017 champs to contest the grand finale in 2018
15.5
1
Wahab Riaz to Denly, 1 run, pulls this short ball on middle to deep square. Game over. Karachi's hopes extinguished.
15.4
4
Wahab Riaz to Denly, FOUR runs, slapped over cover, good strike, clean strike. But this won't do.
15.3
0
Wahab Riaz to Denly, no run, swing and a miss. Have they nipped this in the bud? Slower bouncer on middle, played too early in trying to pull

Sikendar: "Please someone bring Carlos Brathwaite."

Need a six off each and every delivery now.

15.2
2
Wahab Riaz to Denly, 2 runs, he's sliced this over the infield, bounces away towards the point boundary. Deep cover comes around to cut that off. Wanted to hit over long-off but didn't get power on that slower onr
15.1
1
Wahab Riaz to Ingram, 1 run, drags this from outside off towards long-on, lovely slower delivery

Karachi Kngs 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st13JL DenlyMukhtar Ahmed
2nd117JL DenlyBabar Azam
3rd27JL DenlyCA Ingram

Pakistan Super League

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