19th Match – Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi
Hodge unbeaten 85-run knock powers Peshawar Zalmi to five wicket win over Karachi Kings
Karachi Kings won the toss and chose to bat first. They scored 152/7 in their 20 overs.
Lendl Simmons made 49 runs from 37 balls with 6 boundaries and 2 sixes. Ravi Bopara made 23 runs from 22 balls.
Aamer Yamin, Hasan Ali, Imran Khan Jr., Shahid Afridi and Darren Sammy dismissed one batsman each.
Peshawar Zalmi, chased the target of 153 runs in 18.3 overs. Hodge by making 85 runs from 45 balls with the help of 6 boundaries and 6 sixes, took the match away from Karachi Kings.
Jim Allenby scored 31 runs from 29 while Darren Sammy contributed 11 runs with the bat.
Bilawal Bhatti took two wickets for Karachi side.
Karachi Kings will only qualify for the play off stage of league if Islamabad United beats Lahore Qalandars in the next game. Karachi Kings will be out of the tournament if Lahore Qalandars win the game.
If Lahore Qalandars lose to Islamabad tonight, Karachi Kings will be throwgh to the playy off stage as they had beaten them in the round robin stages.
Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi Full Match Highlights
Prediction & Discussion Before the Match
The 19th match of the Pakistan Super League will be played between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi at the Dubai International Cricket stadium today. There are chances of the rain according to the weather forecast department, predicting showers.
This game is a must win Game for Karachi Kings, and they will be happy with the rain to get one Point as they are tied with Lahore Qalandars on 4 points and a better run rate than Lahore. But still it is cricket and anything can happen so Karachi Kings would be happy with the rain and 1 point to get ahead of Lahore Qalandars. But Still a win might not be enough for the Kings, as they will have to wait for the result of the match between Islamabad United and Lahore Qalandars on 17th February.
Ravi Bopara, Of Karachi Kings leading the batting charts with 269 runs, will look to continue his good form and play his role for karachi kings, while Mohammad Amir and other bowlers will need to perform with the ball if they are to remain in contention for a play off spot.
Peshawar Zalmi, on the other hand is on number 2 in the points table with 10 points, and have had an impressive (PSL) so far, a win here and they will move to the top in the league.
Tamim Iqbal scoring 267 and Wahab Riaz picking up 12 wickets have been the stars for the Peshawar Zalmi, while skipper Shahid Afridi too is the key for them, picking a career best 5/7 in their last game against Quetta Gladiators.
Peshawar Zalmi To Win
Updates to Follow.