19th Match (D/N), Dubai (DSC), Feb 17 2016, Pakistan Super League
(18.3/20 ov, target 153)
Zalmi won by 5 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Peshawar Zalmi
• ESPNcricinfo staff

Hodge heroics stuns Karachi Kings

Brad Hodge hit six fours and as many sixes in his unbeaten 45-ball 85 as Peshawar recovered from 69 for 4 in 11.5 overs to overhaul Karachi's 152 for 7 with nine balls to spare

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Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
Karachi Kings152/7(20 overs)
Peshawar Zalmi158/5(18.3 overs)

6.50pm Peshawar have completed a fantastic chase. Brad Hodge kept his composure despite wickets falling all around him, and even with the required rate climbing, he stayed calm. Took the opportunities when he was presented with them and punished the bad bowling. Great chase that. Karachi's bowlers were really good throughout the first few overs but struggled to keep Hodge down. Karachi are therefore, entirely dependent on the result of the evening match. If Lahore win, they go through. And if Lahore lose, Karachi go through. Sets it up beautifully for the evening game.

Brad Hodge is the Man of the Match: "Boom Boom had some instructions for me to get myself in, with playoffs coming up."

M. Scharique: "One more possibility. If it is a washout, Lahore Qalandars will go through. "

Sohail Khan to Sammy, SIX runs
Over. It's all over. Short delivery on off, Sammy whacks it over midwicket for a massive six to end this game.
Sohail Khan to Sammy, no run
bouncer on middle, Sammy gets underneath it
Sohail Khan to Hodge, 1 run
full outside off, drilled to mid-off with extraordinary power. Bopara does well.

What an innings this has been from Brad Hodge.

Adeel Ashraf: "Hodge is like a fine wine. He get better with age. The best is yet to come"

end of over 1816 runs
PZ: 151/5CRR: 8.38 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 2 from 12b
Daren Sammy5 (4)
Brad Hodge84 (44)
Ravi Bopara1-0-16-0
Mohammad Amir4-0-29-1
Bopara to Sammy, no run
slower ball on middle, defended back
Bopara to Hodge, 1 run
drilled to long-off for a run
Bopara to Hodge, 1 wide
very short, very wide. Called
Bopara to Hodge, SIX runs
six more. That has to be the game. Short outside off, Hodge punishes it. Smashes it high and wide over midwicket. Wow, easily clears the man
Bopara to Sammy, 1 run
jammed out to point
Bopara to Hodge, 1 run
shortish and wide, Hodge cuts towards short third man for one
Bopara to Hodge, SIX runs
slower ball which sat up for Hodge. Smashed away over the square leg boundary. Picked the length so early and smashed it.

Run-a-ball required from here. Wonder why Bopara was not used. Saw those offcutters and legcutters hard to get away in the first innings. Here he is

end of over 1714 runs
PZ: 135/5CRR: 7.94 • RRR: 6.00 • Need 18 from 18b
Daren Sammy4 (2)
Brad Hodge70 (40)
Mohammad Amir4-0-29-1
Usama Mir4-0-47-1
Mohammad Amir to Sammy, FOUR runs
very unlucky but that's the way the game goes. Yorker outside off, Sammy brings his bat down late to jam it down. Off the outside edge to the third man fence. Third man was up.
Mohammad Amir to Hodge, 1 run
low full toss on middle, inside-halved to square leg for one
Mohammad Amir to Hodge, no run
yorker down leg, great delivery. Hodge cannot connect. Dot ball. Karachi need a wicket badly
Mohammad Amir to Hodge, 2 runs
yorker on middle and leg, jammed out to midwicket for a brace.
Mohammad Amir to Hodge, SIX runs
another six. High full toss outside off, Hodge lifts it over the sweeper cover boundary this time. Wow, what a shot.
Mohammad Amir to Sammy, 1 leg bye
good length on middle, Sammy is beaten but gets hit on the thigh pad. A leg bye

Khawaja Fahad: "You cannot compare Husseys innings with this or any that have passed.Australia needed 48 off 18 with four wickets in hand and he won it with a ball to spare.That is the greatest T20 innings of all time ."

end of over 1623 runs • 1 wicket
PZ: 121/4CRR: 7.56 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 32 from 24b
Kamran Akmal8 (9)
Usama Mir4-0-47-1
Mohammad Amir3-0-16-1
Usama Mir to Hodge, 1 run, OUT
ooh, that is close. Drilled towards long-off, Bopara does exceptionally well. Picks up cleanly and fires a throw straight over the bails. The bowler whips the bails off to find Akmal short. Superb fielding. Does that change the game again?
Kamran Akmal run out (Bopara/Usama Mir) 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88
Usama Mir to Hodge, SIX runs
another six. Flat outside off, Hodge lifts it over cover this time for six. Played that with the turn.
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossKarachi Kings , elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan Super League 2016
Player Of The Match
Brad Hodge
Hours of play (local time)15.00 start, First Session 15.00-16.20, Interval 16.20-16.40, Second Session 16.40-18.10
Match days17 February 2016 - day/night match (20-over match)
Shozab Raza
Ahsan Raza
TV Umpire
Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
Ahmed Shahab
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
PointsPeshawar Zalmi 2, Karachi Kings 0