PSL 2021: Babar Azam, Mohammad Nabi assist Karachi Kings beat Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets
Karachi: Babar Azam and Mohammad Nabi’s century stand lifted Karachi Kings to a six-wicket victory over Peshawar Zalmi on Wednesday in yet one more profitable chase within the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL).
Babar made an unbeaten 77 and Nabi scored 67 off 35 balls as they shared a 118-run fourth-wicket stand off 61 balls in Karachi’s sturdy chase of 191-4 in 19.3 overs.
Earlier, after being put in to bat, Peshawar recovered from 3-34 to succeed in 188-5 with Ravi Bopara scoring an unbeaten 58 and Amad Butt making a fast 27 off solely seven deliveries.
“The best way Babar Azam and Mohammad Nabi performed, it was improbable to see,” Karachi captain Imad Wasim stated. “You simply must be affected person on this floor and in case you settle in, you possibly can rating numerous runs.”
Quick bowler Daniel Christian bowled the costliest over ever bowled in PSL when he conceded 32 runs within the final over of the innings as Butt smashed two sixes and three boundaries whereas conceding six wides.
The win lifted defending champion Karachi to the highest of the desk with eight factors from 5 video games. Peshawar are second with six factors.
All 13 video games to date in Pakistan’s premier Twenty20 league have been received by the groups chasing.
Peshawar’s scratchy fielding additionally helped Karachi as Butt dropped a sitter from Nabi at deep midwicket when the Afghanistan batsman was on 20. Nabi lastly fell within the seventeenth over off Saqib Mahmood (2-41) after hitting eight fours and 4 sixes.
“In fact that was a really essential catch, we should always have gotten that catch,” stand-in Peshawar captain Shoaib Malik stated as he led his aspect after common skipper Wahab Riaz was dominated out of the sport with again spasms. “In high-scoring video games, whoever fields effectively has an edge in shut video games.”
Babar accomplished his third half century this season off 35 balls with a six off Butt over midwicket earlier than Christian completed off the sport with a flicked boundary.
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