Wiese cameo bookends Zaman-Dunk rescue job for Qalandars
Lahore Qalandars came out on top, defeating Karachi Kings by six wickets – in the final over – to move into the top two of the PSL points table after being three down early in chase.
in Karachi Kings Vs Lahore Qalandars | Match 11 | PSL 6 Lahore Qalandars won by six wickets after beating Karachi Kings by 186 for 9 (Sharjeel 64, Nabi 57, Shaheen Afridi 3-27) in a game that had all the ingredients fit for a contest between the win by Qalandars made it 11 wins in a row for chasing teams this season, and the team that batted first is still trying to win the PSL 2021.It was a fascinating match with a lot of chirping, a lot of sixes, and a lot of entertainment that was appropriate for a stadium that now allows up to 50% fan attendance.
The Qalandars were brought back into the game by a 119-run fourth-wicket stand between Fakhar Zaman (83) and Ben Dunk (57) in the second innings, which began with the Kings roaring after losing three Powerplay wickets.Kings had a chance once more when Zaman fell, but David Wiese’s nine-ball cameo of 31 put an end to those hopes and gave Qalandars the win with four balls left.
The performance of the Kings in the first inning, when they reached 186 for 9, was very similar to the chase.They lost three wickets in the Powerplay, just like the Qalandars did, but Sharjeel Khan’s 64 and Mohammad Nabi’s 57 lifted their innings.However, they were only able to reach a total of 24 runs in their final four overs, and that was ultimately the difference between the two teams.Shaheen Shah Afridi’s precise bowling was a big reason why Kings scored only six runs per over in the final overs.He went 3 for 27 at the end.
After allowing two goals in his first three attempts with the new ball, Shaheen ramps it up. Sharjeel mistimed a shot to the midfield, but Qalandars captain Sohail Akhtar missed the catch. Shaheen eked out an early chance for a breakthrough.The second over from Shaheen was always quick.When he attempted to kick the ball onto the stumps at the strikers’ end in the second ball of the third over, he almost got run out.Babar Azam missed a second chance off Shaheen two balls later when he edged wide first slip in Karachi Kings Vs Lahore Qalandars | Match 11 | PSL 6.
After that, Shaheen missed a yorker and it went down the leg side, resulting in five wides.But in his first over, he had the last laugh when he hit a length ball that moved in and went past the inside of Azam’s blade to knock Azam’s middle stump back.Shaheen hugged Azam after recovering from the high of the dismissal because he enjoyed the wicket so much, perhaps a little too much.
Shaheen was left out of the attack after bowling two of the first three overs.He came back at the end of the 17th with Kings at 168 for 6 and then challenged the lower-order batsman of Kings.In the 20th, with the same pitch, Shaheen nearly struck out Waqas Maqsood with back-to-back yorkers in the 18th.He then went to York Mohammad Amir as well, which resulted in yet another huge celebration.With a 151 kph delivery at the end of the innings, he kept Kings at 186 for 9.
Between Shaheen’s spells, Sharjeel and Nabi dominate. In the fifth over, Kings lost Joe Clarke and Colin Ingram off consecutive deliveries after Azam fell in Shaheen’s third over.Ingram was out to a yorker by Ahmed Daniyal for a first-ball duck, and Clarke was run out for four while attempting a single.
That brought Sharjeel and Nabi together, and they responded with Mohammad Hafeez’s 16 runs in the sixth over.In the subsequent overs, Sharjeel struck sixes off Haris Rauf and Wiese, the latter of whom reached his half-century off 34 balls in the tenth over. Sharjeel was the aggressor.In the 11th over, Nabi struck Samit Patel with two sixes and a four, allowing 21 runs to be scored. Sharjeel then fell at the beginning of the 13th in an effort to get another big hit.56 of Sharjeel’s runs came from either fours or sixes in his 39-ball 64.
After that, Nabi took over from Sharjeel and hit Wiese and Rauf hard in the middle overs, aided by errant deliveries that included full tosses and short balls that were useful.He did, however, slice a slower Rauf ball to extra cover in the 16th over for his 35-ball 57.Christian hit a 27-ball 14 with his long handle, but his dismissal and Imad Wasim’s run-out deflated Kings’ last-ball charge.From overs 16 to 20, they played just six per over, which was much less than their initial goal of more than 200.
Shaheen’s extravagant celebration upon Amir’s dismissal, when he batted at No.The senior bowler probably got fired up because he was ready to go when he took the new ball in the chase.Amir went up to Zaman to say a few words after the batsman had not scored in the first three balls. On the fourth ball, he managed to get a wicket.
In an effort to get Qalandars on the board, Zaman attempted a single, which led to a run-out that resulted in Sohail being thrown out for a duck without facing a ball.After that, Amir threw a full ball at No.3 Joe Denly to bowl him for a first-ball duck as the first over was a twofold wicket lady.The chase’s third over, his second, was just as entertaining but only got seven runs.Nevertheless, the initial spell was threatening.
Amir, like Shaheen, was taken off the attack after two rounds and only came back when it was over.However, his fortunes changed that time.He only gave up seven runs in the 17th over, but the 19th was a big one.With a four off a wide delivery, Dunk set the tone for the 19th, and Wiese followed with two fours and a six.Qalandars needed 30 off 12 when Amir came to bowl his final over.They needed 10 off of six when he was done.
Zaman and Dunk paved the way for victory When Zaman and Dunk combined at 33 for 3, it appeared that the chasing team would lose a PSL 2021 match for the first time.Dunk was not in form, and the fit Hafeez and Clarke were already gone.Zaman, on the other hand, was being honest.He kept the asking rate under control by hitting two sixes off Mohammad Ilyas, three fours, and two sixes off Arshad Iqbal in the first eight overs.
After that, he went after Nabi, Christian, and Maqsood hard to sprint to a fifty off 36 balls while Dunk was still struggling for a 26 off a run-a-ball.
However, with Qalandars requiring 93 runs off 48 balls in the 12th over, both batsmen stepped it up.Dunk played Nabi and Maqsood and Zaman stroke for stroke, so by the 17th over, the Australian had scored fifty in 39 deliveries, and Qalandars needed 36 runs off the last three overs.
After that, Zaman was bowled by Christian with a slower ball, but Qalandars had already gained momentum thanks to their century stand for the fourth wicket.Dunk remained a spectator as Wiese charged into the game with all of his might.After Wiese destroyed Amir’s final shot, he had only 10 to score in the final over, and he only needed two balls from Christian in the 20th to send Qalandars over the line.On 57, Dunk was unbeaten.
That concludes our coverage for the day for Fakhar Zaman, Ben Dunk, Sharjeel Khan, David Wiese, and Mohammed Nabi of the Lahore Qalandars, Karachi Kings, and Qalandars of the PSL.Tomorrow’s match between Quetta Gladiators and Islamabad United will take place.Come back then!Goodnight.
To Sohail Akhtar: Dunk and Zaman played beautifully under the pressure.Shaheen Afridi and Ahmed Daniyal have been very helpful to us.It is a very encouraging sign for Pakistan as well as for us.We are upbeat and would like to maintain that level of confidence in the upcoming matches.
Shaheen Afridi was named the game’s MVP.I gave everything I had, and I’m happy to have helped the win.I have been practicing with the new ball in the nets, bowling yorkers, and the results are visible.
Wasim Imad: Nabi should have bowled, as I believe the left-handed batsmen were present.They performed admirably.We should have taken advantage of our good start.We ought to give the opposition credit.They bowled superbly.It’s positive news for Pakistan that Rauf and Shaheen are bowling well.I hope they continue in that manner.
Wiese, David:We were always shouting.In Pakistan, the wickets are always excellent.It is going on smoothly.The bowling team always has a hard time stopping you once you gain momentum.It’s always wonderful to return to Pakistan.
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