Karachi Kings vs. Quetta Gladiators | Match 4 | PSL 7, | Quetta Gladiators 114 for 2 (Ahsan 57*, Smeed 30) beat Karachi Kings 113 (Babar 32*, Naseem 5-20) by eight wickets |
Karachi Kings might have the advantage of playing at home, but they were all at sea in an abject showing against Quetta Gladiators on Saturday. In a contest that the Gladiators appeared to have sealed before the first powerplay was up, Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side thumped Babar Azam‘s by eight wickets, skittling the Kings out for 114 before coasting to victory in 15.5 overs. Naseem Shah was the chief instigator behind the Kings implosion, his first ever T20 five-fer wreaking havoc at the top and tail of Kings’ innings. He had never before taken more than two wickets in a T20 innings, but richly deserved the 5 for 20 his figures showed today.
Naseem Shah five-for, Ahsan Ali fifty knock over Karachi Kings
| Babar Azam top-scored with 32* for Kings but Quetta Gladiators chased it down in 15.5 overs |
PSL 7: Pakistan Super League Seventh Edition (PSL 7 2022) – Match 4 Highlights Karachi Kings vs. Quetta Gladiators (KK vs. QG) at Karachi National Stadium:
Quetta Gladiators won by eight wickets with 25 balls remaining. Quetta Gladiators won the toss and chose to bowl first. Throughout the first innings, their bowlers were all over Karachi Kings.Quetta Gladiators had a target of 114 to reach in order to secure their first victory of the season, but Karachi Kings only managed 113 with the bat.
Babar Azam gave it his all and scored 32 runs for the team out of 29 balls, the most by any batter on the team, while Sharjeel Khan of the Karachi Kings only managed to score 10 runs off 9 balls. From 10 and 22 balls, respectively, Aamer Yamin and Imad Wasim added 20 and 26 runs to the score. Quetta Gladiators’ Sohail Tanvir took a few wickets in the first over, but Karachi Kings’ Naseem Shah came in and completely destroyed the opposition’s batting order with a five-wicket haul. With Ahsan Ali scoring a remarkable 57 runs (not out) off 14 balls, the Quetta Gladiators cruised to victory.
Alongside Ahsan Ali, Will Smeed contributed 30 runs off 35 balls.Karachi Kings vs. Quetta Gladiators Highlights – PSL 7 Match 4 The highlights for the second innings will be posted as soon as they are made available on the official Pakistan Super League YouTube Channel.
Man of the Match Naseem Shah was named Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling performance, taking 5 wickets for just 20 runs. Ben Duckett only managed to score 2 runs off 8 balls, but Sarfaraz Ahmed came in towards the end and managed to score 16 runs off just 9 balls Naseem Shah five-for, Ahsan Ali fifty push over Karachi Rulers Babar Azam top-scored with 32* for Rulers yet Quetta Warriors pursued it down in 15.5 overs Naseem Shah took his lady T20 five-for
- PSL Quetta Fighters 114 for 2 (Ahsan 57*, Smeed 30) beat Karachi Lords 113 (Babar 32*, Naseem 5-20) by eight wickets Karachi Rulers could enjoy the benefit of playing at home, yet they were all adrift in a contemptible appearance against Quetta Combatants on Saturday. Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team beat Babar Azam’s by eight wickets, skittling the Kings out for 114, and cruised to victory in 15.5 overs in a match that appeared to be over before the first power play was over.
Naseem Shah was primarily responsible for the Kings implosion, his first-ever T20 five-for wreaking havoc at Kings’ innings’ peak and trough.He had never taken more than two wickets in a T20 innings before, but his 5 for 20 today was well-deserved. In the third over, Sohail Tanvir let Sharjeel Khan continue, and the Gladiators kept Babar from scoring while causing havoc at the other end. Before the seventh over was over, Naseem got rid of Tom Lammonby, Mohammad Nabi, and Lewis Gregory.
This put the Kings at 34 for 5, but Sarfaraz’s team kept chipping away frequently enough to make sure the Kings never really got back their footing. Even though Babar was not dropped, there was still some hope for his team, and when Aamer Yamin joined forces with him, it seemed like he had a batting partner who was supporting him. He started with a six from Nawaz, and Babar followed that up with a couple of fours from Hasnain.
Babar, on the other hand, nicked the ball off to the keeper, and Yamin followed suit after another four and a six. Even though Imad Wasim made a brief cameo, nothing could save the miserable innings at this point, and the champions of 2020 lost the game for 114. With their opening partnership, Quetta effectively ended the game, another significant stand perfectly preparing their innings. Will Smeed was less explosive than he had been on Friday, scoring 30 off 35 balls.
However, after Smeed and Ahsan Ali scored 76 runs in 11 overs and Lammonby miraculously held on to a dipper at deep point, the game as a contest was over. With another half-century full of sweet timing and blistering power, Ahsan did his reputation no harm. The 28-year-old finished with a score of 57 out of 43, matching his 73 from the day before.
He did end up being a part of Ben Duckett’s awkward escape, who ran to the danger end only to be mysteriously turned away by the Pakistani. However, when Sarfaraz strode out and finished the game in style with three consecutive boundaries to make up for a game they really should have won against Peshawar Zalmi on Friday, the Englishman’s anger was quickly forgotten.
The Kings, on the other hand, have lost both without ever looking like they could have won either game. Pakistan Super League: Quetta Gladiators vs. Karachi KingsKings – Babar AzamNaseem ShahAhsan Ali
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