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.
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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.