In the second match of the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Tuesday at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi, Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by two runs.
When Peshawar was given the chance to bat first, they scored a huge 199 runs before keeping the home team to 197-5 in 20 overs, thanks to Cadmore’s great innings and the bowlers’ great work.
Karachi made a comeback thanks to the work of skipper Imad Wasim and batsman Shoaib Malik.
But Khurram stepped up to the challenge and proved his captain Babar right by bowling a great last over that helped his team win the game.
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In the last over, when the other team needed 16 runs in six balls, Khurram started with a well-placed wide yorker that cost one run.
The second ball was almost as good as the first. It was also a yorker, which cost another run.
The third ball Khurram threw was a no-ball, but the free hit he got after that was a good one. The right-handed bowler kept his cool and threw the next two balls in good spots to defend the total and stop Imad and Ben Cutting from reaching it.
Imad, who can do a lot of different things, fought hard and scored 80 runs off 47 balls without being out. He had seven boundaries and four sixes in his score.
Imad and Malik put up 131 runs together to help Karachi come back after Peshawar Zalmi’s bowlers did a great job of taking out the top of the other team’s team.
Sharjeel Khan was the first player to be taken out by Wahab Riaz, who used to be the captain of the Yellow Storm.
Later, Jimmy Neesham sent both Pakistan’s young all-rounder Qasim Akram (7) and Australia’s Matthew Wade (23) back to the pavilion.
Haider Ali scored 12 runs in 10 balls, but Salman Irshad got him out with his first ball.
After Karachi lost four wickets, captain Imad Wasim and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik took charge of the chase and put on a great show together.
Wahab Riaz had a chance to get rid of Malik in the 17th over, but he dropped the catch to Neesham.
But Wahab beat Malik in the penultimate over, when the all-rounder was caught behind by the experienced bowler after reaching 50.
Ben Cutting was out because Wahab bowled a no-ball with the last ball of his over. The Australian batter had to stay in the crease, but the left-handed pacer made a great comeback with a wide yorker on the free-hit delivery.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who couldn’t be stopped, helped Peshawar Zalmi score 199 runs earlier.
After Zalmi lost two wickets quickly, Cadmore and the team’s captain, Babar Azam, helped them get back in the game.
The English batter did a great job for his team by scoring 92 runs off of 50 balls. He did this by hitting seven boundaries and six sixes.
Cadmore hit Imad, the captain of the Kings, for three sixes in a row, and Babar showed off his great skills by hitting fours.
At the same time, Babar joined Cadmore and hit seven fours and a six to get his 24th PSL fifty.
For the third wicket, the two batters stayed at the plate and made a huge 139-run partnership.
The partnership ended, though, when Imran Tahir sent Babar back to the pavilion after he had scored 68 runs in 46 balls.
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After Babar was out, Sri Lankan batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa took his place, but he was out after scoring six runs off of six balls.
After Mohammad Amir gave up two boundaries in the first over, Mohammad Haris welcomed Mir Hamza with a boundary. However, the left-arm pacer caught the young wicketkeeper batter LBW with an inswinging yorker.
In the same over, Saim Ayub was run out after Babar’s straight drive hit Hamza’s hand and then knocked over the wickets at the other end.