Player of the Match
Player of the Match
190dThe Report by Danyal Rasool

Pollard last-ball six keeps Karachi alive

With Karachi Kings needing 10 off the last two balls, Kieron Pollard tonked two sixes to keep their hopes of a playoff spot alive

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Commentator: Varun Shetty

END OF OVER:
20 | 16 Runs | KK: 158/5 | RR: 7.90

  • Kieron Pollard45 (20b)
  • Imad Wasim19 (14b)
  • Aamer Yamin4-0-39-0
  • Sohail Tanvir4-0-40-0

7.30pm Wow, what a spectacle. That's the sort of game you want to watch. Yeah, it takes teams to dig themselves into holes for that to happen, but can you complain after a finish like that? The very peak of T20 cricket, that finish. Phew. I'm going to take off for my weekend blood pressure check-up. This league is doing us all in. And it's not done - Peshawar v Quetta begins shortly. So switch over, if you can handle it! Thanks for joining in today. Hope you enjoyed the coverage. Good night.

Sanga: enjoyed the win. We did a lot of things right, a few wrong, but Pollard showed why he is so highly valued. He believes in his skill and backs himself, it's one of those things people have to learn. It took a special effort like his and Babar's, we were average at other times, so we need to improve.

McCullum: We've played some good cricket, but we just weren't good enough tonight. I think we had enough runs and with the spinners we had, we were happy with the total. Our energy in the field was outstanding, but we had a couple of bad moments.

Pollard: Thoroughly enjoyed it. At the end of it all, these are the sort of games you want to win for your team. We almost gave it away, but held on. With 14 to go, knew the bowler was under pressure. Didn't get the boundary early, but I kept the composure and waited for him to miss so I could hit.

7.20pm Kieron Pollard is the Man of the Match

Saim Polani: "No game in this PSL other than this game between Karachi and Lahore deserved this kind of a thriller, well played both the teams!!"

Our Pakistani correspondent Umar Farooq says this is also the most celebrated win in the press box! Loud roars, he says

Muhammad Safdar: "Yesterday 2 balls was the deciding balls of the match. And same is Today. PSL is going to be a contest of last two balls. Loved the thriller yesterday & today"

Saud: "I am crying so hard here....tears of joy.Love you pollard....a pakistani bleeds green for you...Great match....PSL wow"

...Karachi live to fight another day! They're going mad in the owners room there as the players settle down and line-up for the customary handshakes

Karachi will have to lose by a huge margin to Islamabad tomorrow for Lahore to have any sort of a sniff at staying in. For all practical purposes, they are out

19.6
6
Aamer Yamin to Pollard, SIX runs, he's done it! Overpitched and angled into the pads, he stands tall and whips it with all the Carribbean flair he can muster, watches it sail over the square leg boundary, throws the bat away, throws the helmet away, drops to the floor and does spontaneous push-ups!

Watch your breath, folks!

19.5
6
Aamer Yamin to Pollard, SIX runs, smashed away! They keep feeding him these overpitched balls outside off, he keeps dispatching them! He knew where it was coming, he held his shape and drilled it to McCullum's left at long-off
19.4
0
Aamer Yamin to Pollard, no run, yorker outside off, Amir has run off like a mad man in celebration. That was baffling. He only turns around and remembers to appeal after he reaches Pollard at the other end. He's just about nailed it inside the wide marker. Pollard has hit the ground with the bat. No edge. Not out.
19.3
1
Aamer Yamin to Imad Wasim, 1 run, full outside off, Pollard has taken off for the run before the ball reaches the other end. Cover drive goes straight to extra cover. Once again, mid-off was in and he's lucky to get away

...Everybody supporting Karachi was disappointed

19.2
1
Aamer Yamin to Pollard, 1 run, goes for the bouncer, misses it by some way. Short at middle, he swivels and pummels the pull shot straight to deep square. Pollard is disappointed
19.1
2
Aamer Yamin to Pollard, 2 runs, full outside off, slaps it flat to long-off's left. It's McCullum there this time and he moves nimbly and pushes it back into the ground as his feet shadow the boundary. Great fielding

Karachi Kngs 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st27DPMD JayawardeneBabar Azam
2nd53KC SangakkaraBabar Azam
3rd4Shoaib MalikBabar Azam
4th5Shoaib MalikRS Bopara
5th14Shoaib MalikImad Wasim
6th55Imad WasimKA Pollard

Pakistan Super League

TeamMWLPTNRR
PZ84390.309
QG84390.166
KK8448-0.098
IU8448-0.139
LQ8356-0.223