Karachi Kings won there must-win a game against Peshawar Zalmi comfortably at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. According to the Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi 15th Match PSL 2020, Kings beat Zalmi by six wickets. While batting first Zalmi posted 151 runs with the loss of eight wickets. Kings chased down with the loss of four wickets and 11 balls spare to the innings. Mohammad Amir four wickets and Babar Azam brilliant innings of 70* undefeated won the 3rd game out of five for Kings. Zalmi lost three wickets in the powerplay and failed to post a competitive total.
Rawalpindi Stadium hosted the 5th game of its PSL 2020 schedule between Kings and Zalmi. Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bowl first taking advantage of their bowling strength. An excellent day for Mohammad Amir who shattered the Zalmi top-order and brought an auspicious day for Kings. Tom Banton became the first victim who got out on the very first ball and after taking review dismissed. In his first over Amir bowled out inform batsman Haider Ali who smashed him four on the first ball he faced.
Zalmi were 3/10 in 3.3 overs after the removal of Kamran Akmal who caught a mid-off by Babar Azam at Aamer Yamin’s delivery. Shoaib Malik and Liam Livingstone paired for 47 runs partnership for 35 balls and took Zalmi innings to 57 9.2 overs. Livingstone caught out by Babar Azam being miscued by young Umer Khan who was playing his just 2nd game of the tournament. Lewis Gregory joined Shoaib Malik for 5th wicket-partnership and paired for 57 runs. Mohammad Amir picked up his 3rd wicket by removing Gregory and Zalmi were 114/5 in 16.2 overs.
Babar and Hales 101 Runs Partnership
In response to 151 runs, total Karachi Kings lost their first wicket of Sharjeel Khan in the first over. Khan smashed four to Hassan Ali and later departed for lbw with DRS (Decision Review System). Babar Azam and Alex Hales paired for 101 runs partnership for 65 balls. Karachi Kings were 105/3 in 11.3 overs when Alex Hales left the crease after scoring 49 runs off 27 balls. Sooner Cameron Delport dismissed Yasir Shah who picked his second wicket in two consecutive overs bowling spell. Chadwick Walton came to bat at 5th wicket who contributed 22 runs to King’s scorecard.
Babar and Walton formed a partnership of 40 runs for 34 balls taking the game closer to the target. Chadwick Walton caught by Rahit Ali scoring 22 runs off 16 balls and went back to pavilion leaving Kings just four runs short from the total. Karachi Kings chased down an average total of 151 runs, especially at Rawalpindi Stadium batting track. Kings chased down the target in 18.1 overs and won the 3rd game with six wickets and 11 balls spare to the innings. Mohammad Amir won player of the match award for his brilliant four wickets.
Kings vs Zalmi Playing XI
The team squads for Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi 15th Match PSL 2020!
Tom Banton, Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Liam Livingstone. Lewis Gregory, Carlos Brathwaite, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali
Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton. Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Chris Jordan, Umer Khan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir