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Kings down Qalandars in thriller to keep playoffs hopes alive

Side register seven-run win

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 17, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Posted: Jun 17, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

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Karachi Kings kept their hopes alive of securing a spot in the playoffs as they registered a narrow seven-run win against arch-rivals Lahore Qalandars in match 27 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

After opting to bat first, the Kings managed to post a competitive total of 176 for the loss of five wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Opening batsman Babar Azam finished the innings with the top score of 54 off 44 balls with the help of seven fours.

Captain Imad Wasim played a valuable cameo of 30 not out off just 19 balls, which included three fours and a six.

For Qalandars, spinner Rashid Khan finished the innings as the most successful bowler by claiming two wickets and gave away just 25 runs in his quota of four overs.

In reply, despite getting a good start, Lahore kept losing wickets at regular intervals and finished with the score of 169 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

So that’s it from us today. Hope you have enjoyed our coverage. We will join you tomorrow. Till then, it’s goodbye.

At the end of the innings:

LQ 169-7 (20 overs)

OUT! Huge wicket for Kings as Ilyas removes dangerous-looking Faulkner.

LQ 159-7 (19.3 overs)

OUT! Afridi gets a big one as he removes dangerous Tim David.

LQ 150-6 (18 overs)

OUT! Another one for Noor. What a great spell from the youngster. Hafeez departs after scoring run-a-ball 36.

LQ 92-5 (14 overs)

OUT! Huge wicket for Kings as young Noor Ahmed removes dangerous Ben Dunk.

LQ 79-4 (12 overs)

RUN OUT! Brilliant from Danish Aziz as Salman Ali Agha departs after scoring just one.

LQ 66-3 (9.2 overs)

OUT! Huge wicket for Kings as Imad removes dangerous Fakhar Zaman.

LQ 58-2 (8.1 overs)

At the end of the powerplay:

KK 49-1 (6 overs)

OUT! Mohammad Ilyas removes Sohail Akhtar.

LQ 38-1 (5 overs)

Qalandars are off to a flying start and are well on their way to chase down the target.

LQ 34-0 (3 overs)

We are back with the coverage of the second part of this match.

We will take a short break and come back for the second innings.

So that’s a decent effort from Karachi Kings in a match where they have to win in order to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the playoffs.

At the end of the innings:

KK 176-5 (20 overs)

Another big one. Babar Azam finally departs.

OUT! Big wicket for Qalandars as Rashid Khan removes Chadwick Walton, who went back to the pavilion after scoring 10.

KK 127-4 (15.1 overs)

OUT! Another one. This time Mohammad Hafeez removes dangerous Najibullah Zadran, who departs without scoring.

KK 110-3 (13.2 overs)

OUT! Daniyal finally managed to get the better of Martin Guptill, who departs after scoring 43 off 31.

KK 109-2 (13 overs)

At the half-way stage:

KK 73-1 (10 overs)

At the end of the powerplay:

KK 43- 1 (6 overs)

OUT! Shaheen draws the first blood as he removes dangerous Sharjeel Khan.

KK 22-1 (2.4 overs)

We are all set for some action with Babar Azam and Sharjeel Khan out to open the innings.

Here is Karachi Kings’ playing XI:

Let’s take a look at Lahore Qalandars’ playing XI for tonight’s match:

TOSS: SURPRISE! Karachi Kings captain Imad Wasim has won the toss and elected to bat first.

It is going to be Lahore Qalandars who will take on Karachi Kings.

Hello and welcome to the live blog for match 27 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021.

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