Finally Peshawar Zalmi got victory over Karachi Kings in 3rd match of PSL 2

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 | 0

After facing an accidental defeat against current champion Islamabad United in the inaugural match of the tournament of PSL 2, Peshawar Zalmi played their 2nd match as well as the 3rd match of the tournament against Karachi Kings yesterday at Dubai Stadium where Zalmi got almost certain victory. They defeated Karachi Kings by seven wickets so far. Though, it was the second match of Zalmi but it was Karachi’s first match. However, Karachi showed the most poor performance in last season of PSL where they just managed two victory out of ten match and in last match against Zalmi yesterday they have showed the same performance. They only scored 118 runs in 20 overs by losing seven wickets which was chased easily by Zalmi. Peshawar Zalmi made that score by losing just three wickets.

 

Earlier yesterday evening, Zalmi came to field by winning the toss. According to their last match experiences against United, they knew that chasing runs could be more easy at the Dubai Stadium. At the beginning of the match, Kings stumbled and lost their first four wickets within 12 runs. Gayle, Babar and Sangakkara were no better in the innings. Later, Malik and Bopara added almost 55 runs in their fifth wicket partnership where Malik scored highest 44 runs and Bopara scored 33 runs so far. Pollard remained unbeaten with his 27 runs. Though, they possessed number of talented players in their squad but they were all flop in yesterday. At last, losing seven wickets, Kings scored 118 runs. Riaz and Hafeez took two wickets each for Zalmi.

Came to chase such runs, Zalmi lost their two wickets within 2 runs so far and later the 3rd wicket was gone in 48 runs. After three wickets, they lost none and reached the destination which led by Morgan and Sohail where Morgan scored highest 80 runs in 57 balls. He colored his innings with eight 4’s and three 6’s. So, playing two matches, Zalmi won one of them and now they are heading for their 3rd match which will be against Lahore Qalandars in 12th February, 2017. On the other hand, Karachi Kings will play their 2nd match against Quetta Gladiators in 11th February, 2017.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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