Karachi Kings reached their maiden PSL ultimate on Saturday.© Twitter
The Karachi Kings reached their maiden ultimate Saturday after outlasting the Multan Sultans in an exhilarating tie-breaker end as Pakistan’s Tremendous League resumed eight months after stopping as a result of pandemic. The match at Karachi’s Nationwide Stadium went right into a Tremendous Over after 40 overs ended with each groups tied on 141 — because of Kings skipper Imad Wasim hitting a last-minute boundary. The native staff scored 13-2 within the Tremendous Over, with the Sultans falling 4 runs quick. The Sultans managed a below-par 141-7 of their 20 overs after they have been despatched in to bat, with former England all-rounder Ravi Bopara scoring a 31-ball 40 spiced with three boundaries and a six.
The Sultans’ Sohail Tanvir, a former Pakistan paceman, turned the match on its head within the 17th over because the Karachi Kings have been seemingly cruising to victory, needing simply 26 runs within the final 4 overs.
Tanvir dismissed Babar Azam off the third ball and Chadwick Walton for 2.
Azam, Pakistan’s nationwide captain and one of many world’s finest white-ball batsmen, smacked a 53-ball 65, hitting two sixes and 5 boundaries earlier than falling with 25 nonetheless wanted.
Peshawar Zalmi will face the Lahore Qalandars within the first eliminator later Saturday.
The winner will face the Sultans within the subsequent eliminator Sunday to determine the second finalist.
The ultimate is scheduled for Tuesday, additionally in Karachi.
The fifth version of the league began on February 20 however was deserted after 30 of its 34 matches, after England participant Alex Hales reported signs of Covid-19.
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