KARACHI (Dunya News) - A belligerent batting display from Babar Azam and Mohammad Nabi guided Karachi Kings to a comprehensive six-wicket win over Peshawar Zalmi in the 13th match of sixth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi on Wednesday.
Peshawar Zalmi set a 189-run target for Karachi Kings after being sent into bat by Imad Wasim at the National Stadium Karachi (NSK) in the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Wednesday – the double-header day.
Peshawar Zalmi scored 188 runs for the loss of five wickets in their limited quota of twenty overs.
Ravi Bopara top scored for Peshawar – who are being led by stand-in skipper Shoaib Malik as Wahab Riaz is not playing due to injury – with 58 off 40. Sherfane Rutherford scored 46 off 32. Karachi Kings Abbas Afridi and Mohammad Ilyas picked up two wickets apiece.
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik (capt), Haider Ali, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Ammad Butt, Umaid Asif, Saqib Mehmood, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Imran
Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Sharjeel Khan, Colin Ingram, Joe Clarke (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Ilyas, Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Arshad Iqbal
Peshawar Zalmi (6 points) are the table toppers, having won three of their four games while Karachi Kings (4 points) lost two games and emerged victorious twice. They are at number four in the six-team league.
Zalmi and Kings have faced each other seven times in the PSL, with the former winning four encounters and the latter winning thrice.