Babar Azam 90 helps Karachi Kings canter to victory
Karachi Kings Vs Multan Sultans | Match 9 | PSL 6 The Kings’ victory made it nine victories in nine for chasing teams in PSL 2021. Karachi Kings defeated Multan Sultans by seven wickets, scoring 198 for 3 (Azam 90*, Clarke 54, Dhani 2-28). Vincent 45, Rizwan 43, Arshad 2-36.Karachi Kings put together another masterclass to easily defeat Multan Sultans by seven wickets, proving that chasing teams continue to dominate.
Despite Karachi’s awful bowling performance, in which the team nearly set a world record for the most wides conceded, a chasing masterclass by Babar Azam was the reason it happened.He unleashed his full repertoire, ignoring the criticism he had received for his slow play toward the end of the game against Islamabad a few days earlier. His unbeaten 60-ball 90 was the key to ensuring that his team was never in trouble during the chase.
In Karachi Kings Vs Multan Sultans | Match 9 | PSL 6 Babar and Joe Clarke, whose 26-ball 54 was the hammer to Babar’s paintbrush, accumulated 97 for the second wicket partnership to leave their side just over a run-a-ball at the end. Multan also didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory with the ball.
Multan’s stuttering was really made clear during this phase.The final five overs were more of a canter than a high-speed chase because Karachi was under no obligation to do anything extravagant and Multan had only hit two boundaries.
When Chris Lynn and Mohammad Rizwan joined forces for the opening partnership, it was clear that this would be a different experience for the team that batted first.With Rizwan’s team looking set to surpass 200 for much of the innings, Karachi’s use of the ball was insufficient to prevent Multan from reaching 50 and then 100.
The lower order, on the other hand, was unable to match the level of explosiveness they had before the top three players left.Rilee Rossouw, Khushdil Shah, and Shahid Afridi all failed to hit a boundary between them, and Sohaib Maqsood’s 27-ball 34 was well short of what was required.
Mohammad Amir, who put aside one loose Powerplay over to bowl two sensational death overs, hit his lines almost every delivery and reduced the projected total with every delivery he bowled, was to blame for Karachi’s success.The innings ended with more of a whimper than a flourish, and Multan lost the momentum Karachi had regained at the end.
Although Amir’s four overs may appear to be too brief for a comeback and redemption arc, his 24 balls contained all of the epic’s narrative plot points.His first over was probably the best of this season, with six spellbinding deliveries that included two balls that failed to pass review, two that beat the bat, and one that clipped the bails without breaking them.Even more impressive was the fact that the man at the other end was arguably the world’s best batsman:Rizwan.
However, that over was followed by an ugly, 18-run, nine-ball continuation;Amir would immediately leave the attack.When the scoreboard read 164 for four after 16, he was brought back on and demonstrated that he wasn’t just helpful when the ball was brand-new.He wouldn’t concede a single boundary in his final two games, completely outwitting Shahid Afridi and then dismissing him with his assortment of cutters, arm balls, cross-seamers, pace variations, and deadly accuracy.It would keep Karachi at the top and Multan below 200.
Although Multan’s bowling misery 195 was not quite as many runs as Multan might have liked, the team will still be disappointed by Rizwan’s bowlers’ complete lack of pressure on the batsmen.
Despite the fact that the score was high enough to warrant a contest, both teams carried on as usual for the majority of the second innings, with the outcome appearing well in advance.It appeared to be game, set, and match right away after Sohail Khan’s promising first over was followed by an unfortunate one from which Karachi stole 20.
Usman Qadir missed his lengths frequently enough to see boundaries conceded off each of his overs, and Afridi never managed to get going with the bat, scoring 32 off 3 runs. The spinners were also ineffective.
Multan appears to be suffering financially for the time being as a result of losing Mohammad Ilyas in the draft and, more importantly, not replacing him. This puts even more pressure on the batsmen to score larger and steeper runs.
Mohammad AmirMultan SultansKarachi KingsSultans vs. KingsPSL Babar, Clarke script Karachi Kings’ seven-wicket victory over Multan Sultans on Saturday Babar Azam (90 not out) and Joe Clarke (54) played key roles in the victory.With more than one over remaining, Kings defeated the 196-run target.
Kings got off to a good start in their quest for a sizable target. Sharjeel Khan and Babar shared a light opening stand of 56 before the former was bowled out by Shahnawaz Dhani in the fifth over.With an alliance of 97 runs for the second wicket, Clarke and Babar built on the solid foundation.Babar scored as many as 13 boundaries, while Clarke scored three boundaries and four sixes.
In the 15th over, Dhani dislodged the well-set Clarke, providing the breakthrough once more.Sohail Khan then sent Colin Ingram back to the hut as a follow-up.However, Kings needed to score just over seven runs per over at that point.With a 36-match unbeaten streak, Babar and Mohammad Nabi aptly completed the job.
Prior, James Vince (45), Chris Lynn (32), Mohammad Rizwan (43) and Sohaib Maqsood (34*) made fair commitments for Kings.However, Sultans were unable to recover in the slow overs, scoring only 25 runs in their final three overs.Arshad Laiq, on the other hand, took a few wickets.
Brief ratings: In 20 overs, James Vince (45), Mohammad Rizwan (43), and Karachi Kings (195/6)Arshad Laiq (2-46) was defeated by Karachi Kings (Babar Azam 90*, Joe Clarke 54;Shahnawaz Dhani (2-28) by seven wickets This season, the chasing team has won all nine matches.How much longer will this trend last?Peshawar Zalmi vs. Islamabad United is the next game scheduled for today.Keep in mind to tune in for that.
Imad Wasim | captain of the winning team:The last defeat was difficult.We saved 15-20 runs in the final period, which is a credit to the bowlers.We need to improve our fielding, which is poor.Amir is the world’s best bowler.He bowls well on flat tracks as well.He has always had my support.I’d like to start with more wickets.Regarding Joe Clarke, I call him box office.He plays cricketing shots, not simply trudges, he is a firearm player.We were able to acquire him, and he is demonstrating that he is a great player.
Player of the Match: Babar AzamEvery match, I’ve been trying to get better.I try to avoid making the same mistakes.I thought Multan would reach 220-230 at the start, but our bowlers did a good job of keeping them to 195.
Mohammad Rizwan | Captain who lost:We ought to have finished better given how we started.In the final four to five overs, there were hardly any boundaries.All praise must go to their bowlers.We are missing Imran Tahir, yet contingent upon the group mix, we’ll accept a call.
Clarke, Joe: The difference between playing in the day and now is minimal.The second ten overs (with the ball) were superb, and when Akram speaks, we listen.We are aware of our batting depth and our ability to chase anything.It was satisfying to win.I have been fortunate, in the two games I have batted, I have invested energy with Babar.He makes the game appear to be simple.I must ensure that I finish the game with him the next time.
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