PSL 2021, PSZ beats KAR: Riaz, Abrar, Zazai shine in Peshawar Zalmi’s victory

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PSL 2021, PES vs KAR: Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings: Peshawar Zalmi come out on top after defeating Karachi Kings by 6 wickets.

A match-defining bowling performance followed by a blistering knock of Hazratullah Zazai has helped Peshawar Zalmi clinch a 6 wickets win over Karachi Kings.

The likes of Wahab Riaz, Abrar Ahmed and Sameen Gul restricted Karachi Kings to 108/9 in their allotted 20 overs. Later, Hazratullah Zazai smacked 63 runs off 26 balls which featured 8 fours and four sixes to help his team complete the chase in just 11 overs.

The loss has dashed the hopes for Babar Azam-led side in PSL knockouts.

Hazratullah Zazai | Man of the Match (63 off 26): “When I got selected, I was excited to play for Peshawar. Coaches and captain motivated me, and I was fully confident when I came into the ground. I’m more comfortable against pace, and I’ve practiced against spin too, so I performed equally well against both today.”

Imad Wasim | Karachi Kings captain: “They bowled really well, and we couldn’t have done much about it if they bowl tightly. They outclassed ourselves in all departments, they utilized the powerplays and we lost wickets in clumps. We could’ve had a chance if Zazai got out earlier, but there are some positives such as Noor who bowled brilliantly. Nothing to lose now, we have our backs against the wall, and we just have to win now. If we think we can’t make it, there’s no point in playing, so we’ll give it out best shot. Let’s see how it goes.”

Playing XI

Peshawar Zalmi (Playing XI): Kamran Akmal(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Rovman Powell, Sherfane Rutherford, Abrar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz(c), Umaid Asif, Mohammad Irfan, Sameen Gul

Karachi Kings (Playing XI): Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Martin Guptill, Najibullah Zadran, Chadwick Walton(w), Noor Ahmad, Imad Wasim(c), Abbas Afridi, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Amir, Aamer Yamin

Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and opted to field

This will be the second time both teams will come face to face in this edition. The two teams met in a high-scoring thriller at National Stadium Karachi in which the Kings turned out victorious by 6 wickets after chasing down 189 runs target with three balls to spare. Something similar is expected to take place again when both teams will meet in Abu Dhabi tomorrow night.

If we look at the points table, Peshawar Zalmi is sitting at third spot with four wins and four defeats in eight encounters while Karachi Kings are placed just below them with three wins and three defeats in six games played so far. Having played two games less, the Kings will be looking to clinch the third spot from Zalmi, making a double over them.

PES vs KAR live streaming: How to watch PES vs KAR live scores?

The match will not be shown on TV for the cricket audience in India. Fans can catch the PES vs KAR LIVE Streaming on FanCode. For PES vs KAR live scores, ball by ball commentary, and full scorecard, click here.

PSL/Super League T20, PES vs KAR squads

Peshawar Zalmi

Haider Ali, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Kamran Akmal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, David Miller, Muhammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Ibrar Ahmed, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bopara, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir Khan

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Karachi Kings

Imad Wasim (c), Mohammad Amir, Noor Ahmed, Qasim Akram, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Haris, Amir Yamin, Chadwick Walton, Danish Aziz, Martin Guptill, Najeebullah Zadran, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Ilyas, Abbas Afridi, Zeeshan Malik

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