LAHORE: Karachi Kings outclassed table toppers Lahore Qalandars by 86 runs in match 30 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) here at the Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday.
Chasing a target of 197 runs, Lahore Qalandars were restricted to 110 in 18.5 overs.
Karachi won the toss and elected to bat first. Karachi posted 196-7 in their allotted 20 overs. Their opener Mohammad Akhlaq remained the top scorer with 51 runs in 36 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. Tayyab Tahir scored 40 runs while captain Imad Wasim added 45 runs.
Zaman Khan, Haris Rauf and Hussain Talat scored two wickets each for Lahore Qalandar.
Chasing a good target on a tough wicket, Lahore’s batsmen were mostly on the back foot during the run as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Hussain Talat was the top scorer for Lahore with 25 strikes.
Apart from him, everyone else failed to deliver for their team.
Imad Wasim, Akif Javed, Mohammad Umar and Imran Tahir took two wickets each for the Karachi Kings.
Rashid Khan left the field after a jumper hit him on the helmet. A medical panel is monitoring his situation, according to a brief update shared by the Callandars.
The Kings were already out of the title race in the eighth edition of the PSL as out of 10 matches, they lost seven matches.
Lahore captain Shaheen Shah Afridi has been rested for today’s match. In the pacer’s absence, David Wiese led the side and lost.
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