8th Match, Sharjah, Feb 16 2017, Pakistan Super League
(20 ov, target 180)172/8
Qalandars won by 7 runs
player of the match
Fakhar Zaman
Lahore Qalandars
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• The Report by Danyal Rasool

Lahore edge past Karachi despite Sangakarra fireworks

Lahore were set up nicely by Fakhar Zaman's fifty before their bowlers nullified a vintage Sangakkara knock to sneak through with a seven-run win

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Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
Lahore Qalandars179/8(20 overs)
Karachi Kings172/8(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs • 1 wicket
KK: 172/8CRR: 8.60 
Usama Mir4 (1)
Mohammad Amir11 (4)
Mohammad Irfan4-0-35-2
Sohail Tanvir4-0-30-2

They threw it away, didn't they? Sanga and Malik will have more thoughts per second on the ground than anyone else on it. They set the platform and threw it away. Pollard didn't have a clue against Narine and Bopara...well, you wonder if he's the man to be that low. Lahore looked out of it after Yasir took a battering and they gave away crucial extras too, but held on in the end and were around when a small opening appeared. Good victory.

Fakhar Zaman is the Man of the Match.

Thanks for joining us, folks. I'll leave you with some of your own thoughts. Catch you later.

Haroon: "Malik gifted the game to Qalandars. There was no need for that kind of wild swing. He could've brought it down to 20 off 10 and game on!"

Kapil: "Malik and Sanga both just relaxed after that Yasir's over and I remember Malik played out Irfan Jr's over causally instead of attacking the inexperienced bowler. Two full tosses which could have got them two boundaries and there lies the difference in who won and lost. And Bopara just isn't good enough at No.7. Can't hit the ball cleanly right away. He should bat ahead of Pollard "

D.S.A: "The batting order for Karachi has been baffling. It has taken 3 matches for Sangakkara to put himself at 3 (has he any success in his career at 3, by any chance...), and at least 4 matches to have last year's best player, Bopara, to bat at 4 (assuming they realise this mistake by game 4). Despite his phenomenal season, Bopara has batted at 6, 7 and now 6 again this season. Can someone explain, because I can't?"

mazhar shehzaad: "Gayle's performance probably the difference between the two sides. "

Saim Polani: "After the off-field troubles in the last week, this match has played the perfect role in rechanging the spirits of PSL fans!!"

Mohammad Irfan (4) to Usama Mir, FOUR runs

low full toss outside off, gets low and lifts it classily over the infield and it crosses the boundary on the bounce...and that's it. They fall short by seven runs. Great over by Irfan Jr.

Mohammad Irfan (4) to Sohail Khan, OUT

but it's all normalcy for us! Does what he's supposed to. Full, fast, straight. Timber. Goes under Sohail's slog and sounds sweet - depending on if you're a bowler or not - as it strikes the stumps

Sohail Khan b Mohammad Irfan 10 (5b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200

12 off 2...stranger things have happened...

Mohammad Irfan (4) to Amir, 1 run

yorker outside off, jams it straight to cover

Mohammad Irfan (4) to Amir, FOUR runs

another yorker outside off, clears the front leg, slices it between point and short third man

Mohammad Irfan (4) to Amir, no run

in the blockhole outside off, Amir can't do anything at this and it's just a token swipe at it as he's beaten

Mohammad Irfan (4) to Sohail Khan, 1 run

thigh-high full toss, can only turn it to deep square leg. Wants a free-hit for this, but it wasn't high enough

18 off the last over and it looks like Irfan Jr. will bowl this one...yep. It's him. McCullum changing the field around frantically. Get the feeling someone is going to be booked for slow over rate this evening...

end of over 1915 runs • 2 wickets
KK: 162/7CRR: 8.52 RRR: 18.00 • Need 18 from 6b
Mohammad Amir6 (1)
Sohail Khan9 (3)
Sohail Tanvir4-0-30-2
Bilawal Bhatti4-0-34-1
Tanvir to Amir, SIX runs

Tanvir bowls another bad ball, and this time he's punished. Length ball at middle stump, lifted on the up easily over his head

24 off 7 as Amir walks in

Tanvir to Bopara, OUT

full on the pads, not the best of deliveries, but he's lift this with the angle and straight to deep square. He'll be thinking he could've put that away for runs.

Ravi Bopara c Bilawal Bhatti b Sohail Tanvir 5 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55
Tanvir to Sohail Khan, 1 run

yorker outside off, carved to covers who has a shy and misses by a mile, but there's no chance of a second

Tanvir to Sohail Khan, 2 runs

yorker at middle, jams it out to long-on's right and the fielder has to scramble quickly to cut it off

around the wicket

Tanvir to Sohail Khan, SIX runs

clubbed! length ball on the pads, he hangs back and gets it right off the middle as he lifts it over deep square

Sohail is here, 33 off 11

Tanvir to Bopara, OUT

slower ball, back of a length outside off, goes for the pull, catches it on the hips and it rolls to the keeper. They've tried to sneak in a single, but the keeper gets a direct hit and there's no need for a review

Imad Wasim run out (†Mohammad Rizwan) 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120

UZ: "2 overs left and Pakistan's best slogger is yet to bat. Sohail Khan should've came ahead of Imad"

end of over 188 runs
KK: 147/5CRR: 8.16 RRR: 16.50 • Need 33 from 12b
Imad Wasim6 (5)
Ravi Bopara5 (7)
Bilawal Bhatti4-0-34-1
Sunil Narine4-0-31-2
Bhatti to Imad Wasim, FOUR runs

length ball angled across the left hander, clears the front foot and slams it to mid-off's left

Bhatti to Imad Wasim, (no ball)

high full toss outside off, swings at it,'s above the waist and we're going to have a free hit

Bhatti to Bopara, 1 run

back of a length outside off, goes for the big pull shot, gets it at the toe and and it flies towards Sohail Tanvir and lands in front of him

Bhatti to Imad Wasim, 1 run

full outside off, expansive drive, but it hits the bottom and bobbles harmlessly towards extra cover

Bhatti to Imad Wasim, no run

full at middle stump, tries to whip this into the leg side, inside edge onto pad and it lands in front of the bowler

Bhatti to Bopara, 1 run

full outside off, wild heave at it, inside half of the bat, straight to deep midwicket

Bhatti to Bopara, no run

back of a length, comes in and goes under his attempted slog, just above the stumps

41 off 18. Here's Bilawal

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
KK: 139/5CRR: 8.17 RRR: 13.67 • Need 41 from 18b
Ravi Bopara3 (4)
Imad Wasim1 (1)
Sunil Narine4-0-31-2
Bilawal Bhatti3-0-26-1
Narine to Bopara, 1 run

full outside off, driven to sweeper cover

Match details
Sharjah Cricket Stadium
TossKarachi Kings, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan Super League
Player Of The Match
Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman
Match days16 February 2017 - day(20-over match)
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Aleem Dar
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Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
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Ahsan Raza
Reserve Umpire
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Asif Yaqoob
Match Referee
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Mohammed Anees
PointsLahore Qalandars 2, Karachi Kings 0