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Highlights, PSL 2018, Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi, Eliminator 2 at Lahore, Full cricket score: Zalmi qualify for final

Date: Thursday, 22 March, 2018 01:04 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
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  • How often do you see a loss like this? Karachi Kings had eight wickets in hand and one set batsmen at the crease, yet they ended up on the losing side. Anyways Peshawar Zalmi won't mind that. They are into the final where they will clash against Islamabad United. The summit clash is on Sunday. It will start at 7.30 pm. Do join us for that match. Until then, it's time to say goodybe. 

  • Darren Sammy, Peshawar Zalmi captain : Just one more to go, but credit goes to the boys for the way they played. Today Kami was exceptional; that partnership with Fletcher. Yeah it was a good pitch. The support we get from the fans, you can't ask for more. 

  • Mohammad Amir, Karachi Kings captain: We got off to a good start in the first four overs. But the way Kami bhai played thereafter, was the difference. Wherever he hit, it went the distance. I think it was his day. Would've been great had Karachi played the final at home. I think we have a lot to improve next year. 

  • "I give full credit to the team, especially to the bowlers for defending the 170-run total. Thank to the Almighty, as well as the blessings of my parents, I have been able to deliver with the bat," says MoM Kamran Akmal. 

  • Kamran Akmal is the Man of the Match for his 27-ball 77, and also gets the Hanif Mohammed cap for being the top run-getter. 

  • KK 157/2 after 16 overs (Denly 79, Ingram 5)  Wahab Riaz bowls the final over, and he starts off with a no-ball called for height, as Ingram cops a blow on his abdomen. Ingram though, lobs the ball down the ground for a single, bringing Denly back on strike. Denly gets a thick leading edge, which sends the ball high up in the air, with Denly getting only a double as the ball is cut off near sweeper point. Swing and a miss for Denly off the third delivery, with Riaz bowling a slower bouncer on the occasion. Denly gets a boundary off the fourth delivery, but it is of little use for Karachi. Single to Denly off the fifth ball, guiding it towards fine-leg for a single. Ingram smacks the ball down the ground for a four, but it does little good for the chasing side as Karachi end up 13 runs short of the opposition's total with as many as eight wickets left in their kitty , and with Denly batting on 79 off 46.  Peshawar Zalmi win by 13 runs, and meet Islamabad United in the final of PSL 2018 at the National Stadium in Karachi! 

  • FOUR ! Ingram smacks the ball down the ground for a four — the first of his innings. Unfortunately for him, it comes off the last ball when Karachi Kings need 18 to win. KK 157/2 Peshawar Zalmi win by 13 runs and are through to the final of PSL 2018! 

  • FOUR ! Denly goes inside-out, and lofts the ball towards the extra-cover fence, although the match is virtually over for Karachi already! KK 152/2; need another 19 off 2 balls. 

  • Wahab Riaz will bowl the final over of the innings. KK need 27 off the last over. 

  • KK 144/2 after 15 overs (Denly 72, Ingram 0)  Hasan bowls the penultimate over. Singles collected off the first two deliveries, with Azam and Denly rotating the strike between themselves. Azam holes out to deep midwicket while trying to accelerate the innings, getting a pat on his back from Pakistan teammate Hasan Ali on his way back. Denly though, keeps Karachi in the hunt with a six and two fours off the last three deliveries of the over.  Karachi Kings need 27 off the last 6 balls with eight wickets in hand. 

  • FOUR ! Hit towards the fine-leg fence by Denly off the last ball of the penultimate over! KK 144/2

  • FOUR ! Denly smacks the ball down the ground again! This time beats a diving Jordan at mid-off! KK 140/2

  • SIX ! Lofted down the ground by Denly! Not only does it beat the running fielder, but also clears the rope! KK 136/2

  • OUT! The pressure did Babar Azam in, as he holes out to deep midwicket while trying to accelerate the Karachi innings! And it is Hasan Ali who collects his first wicket off his final over. KK 130/2 Azam c Dawson b Hasan 63(45)

  • Hasan Ali gets to bowl the penultimate over of the innings — which will also be his fourth. 

  • KK 128/1 after 14 overs (Denly 57, Babar 62)  Jordan bowls the 14th over. Azam sends the ball towards deep point for a single off the first delivery. Swing and a miss for Denly next ball, with the Englishman heaving the ball towards sweeper cover off the third, only for a single. Azam smacks the ball through extra-cover for a four off the fourth delivery. Terrific yorker by Jordan off the fifth, with Azam having little option but to block it. Single to Azam off the last ball, with seven coming off the over.  Karachi Kings need 43 off the last 12 balls with nine wickets in hand. 

  • FOUR ! Brutal drive off Azam's bat, and the fielders barely move to stop that! KK 127/1

  • Jordan to bowl the crucial 14th over. 

  • Umpire Aleem Dar signals the timeout. Karachi Kings need 50 off 18 — a task not entirely impossible with two set batsmen at the crease. 

  • KK 121/1 after 13 overs (Denly 56, Babar 56)  Azam goes for a drive, but is cut off at extra-cover. Drives the next ball, and this time beats a diving mid-off to collect his fifth boundary. Denly swings his bat two balls later, with the ball landing just short of deep midwicket. Single to Azam off the next ball, with Denly ending the over by smacking the ball towards the extra-cover fence for a four. 11 off the over. KK need 50 off the last 18 balls. 

  • FOUR ! Smacked away towards the extra-cover fence by Denly off the last ball of the 13th over. KK 121/1

  • FOUR ! Creamed through the gap between extra-cover and mid-off by Azam! And what a way for him to bring up the century-stand for the second wicket!   KK 114/1

  • Hasan Ali brought back into the attack for the 13th over. Karachi Kings need another 61 to win from 24 balls. 

  • KK 110/1 after 12 overs (Denly 51, Babar 50)  Asif into his third over. Singles collected off the first two balls, with the 100 coming up for Karachi in the process. Azam sets off for a risky single after finding backward point, and is nearly run-out at the non-striker's end. Four singles off the first four deliveries. Azam and Denly bring up their respective half-centuries in contrasting manners — off a single and a six respectively. 

  • SIX ! What a way for Denly to bring up his half-century , smacking the ball straight over the bowler's head while taking a delivery less to get to the mark! KK 110/1

  • FIFTY for Babar Azam , and he gets to the milestone with a quick single. He hits four fours and two sixes, taking 35 balls to get there. KK 104/1

  • KK 99/1 after 11 overs (Denly 43, Babar 47)  Wahab's brought back into the attack for the 11th over, and he ends up getting hammered by both Azam and Denly. While Azam starts the over off with a wild slog that sends the ball flying over the bowler's head for a maximum, Denly collects boundaries off the third and fourth deliveries of the over. 17 off it, with Karachi needing 72 to win off 30 balls now. 

  • FOUR ! Smacked down the ground by Denly, and this is turning out to be exactly the over that the Kings need! KK 97/1

  • FOUR ! Fourth boundary for Denly, beating third man on this occasion! KK 93/1

  • SIX ! Azam goes big straight down the ground! A welcome six for Kings, whose scoring rate had taken a hit in the last couple of overs. KK 88/1

  • Wahab Riaz is brought back into the attack in the 11th over of the innings from the Pavilion End. 

  • KK 82/1 after 10 overs (Denly 34, Babar 39)  Asif into his second over, and he keeps it tight. Gives away just five runs off it, including a wide, with neither Azam nor Denly getting the space to collect a boundary. The partnership's worth 69, but unless the pair accelerates now, it could all be over for them soon. 

  • KK 77/1 after 9 overs (Denly 33, Babar 37)  Jordan back into the attack in the ninth over. Azam sets off for a single off the second delivery. Denly gets a double off the third delivery, driving off a full toss on this occasion. Slices the ball off the following delivery towards third man, with the ball landing just short of Gul, as Denly goes for a single. Two runs to Azam off the fifth, guiding it towards midwicket. Azam guides the ball towards deep square-leg off the last ball, coming back for a second after a fumble by the man in the deep. Eight off the over. 

  • Jordan brought back into the attack in the ninth over.

  • KK 69/1 after 8 overs (Denly 30, Babar 32)  Denly collects a single off the first ball of the over as Umaid Asif is introduced into the attack in the eighth over. Azam goes cheeky next ball, deliberately edging it past the keeper for a four. Lofts the ball down the ground for a double next ball, bringing up the fifty-stand with Denly. Gets a thick edge off the penultimate delivery which beats third man for a four. Azam keeps the strike with a single off the last ball. 12 runs off the over. 

  • FOUR ! This one's a genuine edge off Azam's bat, but still manages to beat third man nevertheless! KK 68/1

  • FIFTY partnership up between Denly and Azam , with the latter collecting a double off Asif in the eighth over to bring up the milestone! KK 64/1

  • FOUR ! Cheeky stuff from Babar! Shuffles to his left, appearing to make room for a slog, only to edge it wide of the keeper! KK 62/1

  • Umaid Asif introduced into the attack in the eighth over of the innings. 

  • KK 57/1 after 7 overs (Denly 29, Babar 21)  Wahab Riaz is introduced into the attack in the seventh over, and he concedes a boundary to Azam off the first ball that he faces, with the ball running away to third man. Denly nearly ends up getting hit-wicket off the fourth ball! Cops a blow on his abdomen, falls behind, and pulls his bat away from the stumps in the nick of time. Interesting first over from Riaz, with six coming off it. 

  • FOUR ! Wahab starts off with a back-of-length delivery outside off, to which Azam presents the face of his bat late to guide it towards third man, getting a four in the end! KK 55/1

  • Wahab Riaz introduced into the attack in the seventh over. 

  • KK 51/1 after 6 overs (Denly 28, Babar 16)  Gul raps Denly on the pad off the first ball after powerplay, but is turned down by the umpire, with the Englishman setting off for a leg-by nevertheless. Azam runs the ball down to third man next ball for a single. Four byes collected off the third delivery, with the ball missing both the batsman's inside-edge as well as Akmal's gloves. The wicketkeeper appears to hurt himself after the dive, and needs the physio's attention. Couple of singles exchanged off the next two deliveries, before Denly ends the over with a six, hitting the full delivery clean over the midwicket fence. 14 off the over. 

  • SIX ! Denly brings up the 50 for Karachi off the last ball of the sixth over! Picks the full delivery from Gul, and deposits it beyond the midwicket fence. KK 51/1

  • KK 37/1 after 5 overs (Denly 21, Babar 14)  Jordan introduced into the attack in the final over of powerplay. Azam pulls towards backward square-leg for a single off the second. Denly fends a slower ball off the next delivery for a single. Azam whips a back-of-length delivery going down leg for a six over fine-leg, before collecting his first four with a cracking square drive. Good over for Karachi, with 12 coming off it, as Karachi reach 37/1 at the end of powerplay. 

  • FOUR ! Slashed away through the gap between cover and point, as Azam collects his first four right after the six. KK 37/1

  • SIX ! Bad delivery from Jordan, as he fires a back-of-length delivery down leg, with Azam whipping this over the fine-leg boundary! KK 33/1

  • Bowling change for Peshawar, with Chris Jordan being introduced into the attack for the final over of powerplay. 

  • KK 25/1 after 4 overs (Denly 20, Babar 3)  Gul continues from the other end. Azam collects a single off the first ball. Denly gets hit on the thigh off the second off an inside-edge, which induces a grimace on the Englishman's face. Denly collects the first six of the innings, making room for an inside-out slog that sends the ball flying towards the extra-cover fence. Denly chips the ball towards the non-striker, with Gul spilling the chance after diving to his right. Swing and a miss off the last ball for Denly. Eight off the over. 

  • SIX ! Denly makes room, and heaves the ball over the extra-cover fence! First big hit of the innings! KK 25/1

Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi, Pakistan Super League Eliminator 2, latest update: Wahab Riaz bowls the final over, and he starts off with a no-ball called for height, as Ingram cops a blow on his abdomen. Ingram though, lobs the ball down the ground for a single, bringing Denly back on strike. Denly gets a thick leading edge, which sends the ball high up in the air, with Denly getting only a double as the ball is cut off near sweeper point. Swing and a miss for Denly off the third delivery, with Riaz bowling a slower bouncer on the occasion. Denly gets a boundary off the fourth delivery, but it is of little use for Karachi. Single to Denly off the fifth ball, guiding it towards fine-leg for a single. Ingram smacks the ball down the ground for a four, but it does little good for the chasing side as Karachi end up 13 runs short of the opposition's total with as many as eight wickets left in their kitty, with Denly batting on 79 off 46.
Peshawar Zalmi win by 13 runs, and meet Islamabad United in the final of PSL 2018 at the National Stadium in Karachi!

Preview: Having survived a last-over scare against Quetta Gladiators in the first eliminator, Peshawar Zalmi prepare themselves for the second big test in as many days as they face Karachi Kings in the second eliminator of Pakistan Super League(PSL) 2017 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Mohammad Amir and Darren Sammy. Twitter

Mohammad Amir and Darren Sammy. Twitter

Peshawar were boosted by an attacking half-century from Liam Dawson, before some tight bowling by the pace attacking comprising Hasan Ali, Sameen Gul and Wahab Riaz choked the flow of runs in the middle stages of the Quetta innings. Dawson, bowling the final over the Quetta innings, nearly became the villian for the defending champions that night when he got smacked for three sixes and a four by Anwar Ali, with the Gladiators needing three to win off the last ball in their chase of the 158 run target, before Ali's partner Mir Hamza got himself run out to give Zalmi a win by a run.

The focus in the Zalmi camp will be on the fitness of captain Darren Sammy, who was seen limping in the previous game, which affected both his batting as well as fielding. The St Lucian though, is expected to brave the niggle out and lead his side on Wednesday. Wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal will be looking to strike big against Karachi, having enjoyed a good run with the bat in the league stage before suffering a blip in the first eliminator.

As far as the Karachi Kings are concerned, there are some major changes lined up for the clash, with both Shahid Afridi as well as Imad Wasim missing out on the crucial knockout game due to fitness issues, while England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan is among the foreign players who have refused to travel to Pakistan for the remainder of the tournament due to fitness issues.

Updated Date: Mar 22, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
5 4 1 0 8
2
Punjab
5 4 1 0 8
3
Kolkata
6 3 3 0 6
4
Hyderabad
5 3 2 0 6
5
Rajasthan
6 3 3 0 6
6
Bangalore
5 2 3 0 4
7
Mumbai
5 1 4 0 2
8
Delhi
5 1 4 0 2



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7594 122
2 South Africa 6911 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 124
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111