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Sunday Feb 28 2021
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Lahore Qalandars defeat Karachi Kings by 6 wickets in nail-biting contest

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Web Desk
Ben Dunk (L) and Fakhar Zaman fist bump each other as they chase the target set by Karachi Kings, in the 11th match of the Pakistan Super League, at the National Stadium in Karachi, on February 28, 2021. — Photo courtesy PSL

Lahore Qalandars chased down a challenging total of 187 and won by six wickets against Karachi Kings, in the eleventh match of the Pakistan Super League's sixth season at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.

The Kings' Sharjeel Khan (64 off 39 balls) and Mohammad Nabi (57 off 35 balls) were able to steer the side to the sizeable total, after an early set back as the side lost three wickets inside of five overs.

The Qalandars' Shaheen Shah Afridi — who ended up being awarded 'Player of the Match' — took an impressive 3 wickets for 27 runs.

When it was time for them to bat the side were equally brilliant, persistent and steady in their chase, and managed to hold on to six wickets in the process.

Opener Fakhar Zaman with his knock of 83 off 54 provided the impetus needed for the team to follow through after his departure at 17.2 overs, and hit the target.

His efforts were aided by Ben Dunk (57 off 43) and David Wiese (31 off 9).

Watch David Wiese take Lahore to victory against Karachi on home ground

The build-up to the Karachi Kings-Lahore Qalandars match — dubbed the El Clásico of the PSL 2021 — had been huge to say the least, considering that both sides came in from similar positions, having won two out of their first three encounters.

Defending champions Kings had a slight edge over Qalandars due to better net run rate (NRR) as well as the advantage of the outcome of their face-off last year during the PSL 2020 final in which they defeated Qalandars.

The Qalandars' performance, today, however, showed that in the battle of the nerves, they can easily trounce any opponent.

In total, the two arch-rivals have played 12 matches, of which Karachi Kings bagged seven and Lahore Qalandars has now secured five.

Ball-by-ball updates of the match follow below.


LAHORE QALANDARS DEFEAT KARACHI KINGS BY 6 WICKETS

Christian to Wiese, SIX runs

Christian to Wiese, SIX runs

End of 19th over — Lahore Qalandars 177/4

Amir to Wiese, 1 run

Amir to Wiese, SIX runs

Amir to Wiese, FOUR runs

Amir to Wiese, FOUR runs

Amir to Dunk, 1 run

Amir to Dunk, FOUR runs

End of 18th over — Lahore Qalandars 157/4

Christian to Wiese, no run

Christian to Wiese, FOUR runs

Christian to Wiese, no run

Christian to Dunk, 1 run

Christian to Zaman, OUT Fakhar Zaman c Babar Azam b Christian 83

Christian to Dunk, 1 run

End of 17th over — Lahore Qalandars 151/3

Amir to Zaman, 1 run

Amir to Dunk, no run

Amir to Zaman, 1 run

Amir to Zaman, FOUR runs

Amir to Zaman, no run

Amir to Dunk, 1 run

End of 16th over — Lahore Qalandars 144/3

Christian to Zaman, 2 runs

Christian to Zaman, 2 runs

Christian to Zaman, 2 runs

Christian to Dunk, 1 run

Christian to Zaman, 1 run

Christian to Zaman, no run

End of 15th over — Lahore Qalandars 136/3

Arshad Iqbal to Zaman, 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, FOUR runs

Arshad Iqbal to Zaman, 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Zaman, 1 run

End of 14th over — Lahore Qalandars 127/3

Maqsood to Dunk, SIX runs

Maqsood to Zaman, 1 run

Maqsood to Zaman, FOUR runs

Maqsood to Zaman, FOUR runs

Maqsood to Dunk, 1 run

Maqsood to Dunk, 2 runs

End of 13th over — Lahore Qalandars 109/3

M Nabi to Zaman, FOUR runs

M Nabi to Dunk, 1 run

M Nabi to Dunk, FOUR runs

M Nabi to Zaman, 1 run

M Nabi to Dunk, 1 run

End of 12th over — Lahore Qalandars 94/3

Maqsood to Dunk, 1 run

Maqsood to Dunk, FOUR runs

Maqsood to Zaman, 1 run

Maqsood to Dunk, 1 run

Maqsood to Zaman, 1 run

Maqsood to Dunk, 1 run

Strategic timeout called

End of 11th over — Lahore Qalandars 85/3

M Nabi to Zaman, no run

M Nabi to Zaman, SIX runs

M Nabi to Zaman, no run

M Nabi to Dunk, 1 run

M Nabi to Zaman, 1 run

M Nabi to Zaman, no run

End of 10th over — Lahore Qalandars 77/3

Christian to Dunk, SIX runs

Christian to Zaman, 1 run

Christian to Zaman, FOUR runs

Christian to Zaman, no run

Christian to Zaman, 1 wide

Christian to Dunk, 1 run

Christian to Dunk, no run

End of 9th over — Lahore Qalandars 64/3

M Nabi to Dunk, 1 run

M Nabi to Dunk, no run

M Nabi to Dunk, 2 runs

M Nabi to Zaman, 1 run

M Nabi to Dunk, 1 run

M Nabi to Dunk, no run

End of 8th over — Lahore Qalandars 59/3

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, 1 leg bye

Arshad Iqbal to Zaman, 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Zaman, SIX runs

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, no run

Arshad Iqbal to Zaman, 1 run

End of 7th over — Lahore Qalandars 49/3

M Nabi to Dunk, no run

M Nabi to Zaman, 1 run

M Nabi to Zaman, no run

M Nabi to Dunk, 1 run

M Nabi to Dunk, no run

M Nabi to Zaman, 1 run

End of 6th over — Lahore Qalandars 46/3

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, no run

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, no run

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, no run

Arshad Iqbal to Dunk, no run

Arshad Iqbal to Zaman, 1 run

Arshad Iqbal to Zaman, SIX runs

End of 5th over — Lahore Qalandars 39/3

Maqsood to Dunk, no run

Maqsood to Dunk, FOUR runs

Maqsood to Zaman, 1 run

Maqsood to Dunk, 1 run

Maqsood to Hafeez, OUT Mohammad Hafeez c Babar Azam b Waqas Maqsood 15

Maqsood to Zaman, 1 run

End of 4th over — Lahore Qalandars 32/2

Mohammad Ilyas to Hafeez, SIX runs

Mohammad Ilyas to Hafeez, 1 wide

Mohammad Ilyas to Hafeez, FOUR runs

Mohammad Ilyas to Hafeez, no run

Mohammad Ilyas to Zaman, 1 run

Mohammad Ilyas to Zaman, FOUR runs

Mohammad Ilyas to Hafeez, 1 run

End of 3rd over — Lahore Qalandars 15/2

Amir to Zaman, no run

Amir to Zaman, no run

Amir to Zaman, FOUR runs

Amir to Zaman, no run

Amir to Hafeez, 1 run

Amir to Hafeez, 2 runs

End of 2nd over — Lahore Qalandars 8/2

Mohammad Ilyas to Zaman, no run

Mohammad Ilyas to Zaman, SIX runs

Mohammad Ilyas to Hafeez, 1 run

Mohammad Ilyas to Zaman, 1 run

Mohammad Ilyas to Zaman, no run

Mohammad Ilyas to Zaman, no run

End of 1st over — Lahore Qalandars 0/2

Amir to Hafeez, no run

Amir to Denly, OUT Joe Denly b Mohammad Amir 0

Amir to Zaman, OUT Sohail Akhtar run out (Imad Wasim) 0

Amir to Zaman, no run

Amir to Zaman, no run

Amir to Zaman, no run


            End of 20th over — Karachi Kings 186/9


Shaheen Shah Afridi to Arshad Iqbal, 1 bye

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Amir, OUT Mohammad Amir b Shaheen Shah Afridi 0

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Amir, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Amir, 1 wide

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Maqsood, OUT Waqas Maqsood b Shaheen Shah Afridi 12

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Maqsood, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Mohammad Ilyas, 1 run

End of 19th over — Karachi Kings 183/7

Haris Rauf to Maqsood, no run

Haris Rauf to Maqsood, FOUR runs

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Ilyas, 1 run

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Ilyas, 2 runs

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Ilyas, no run

Haris Rauf to Mohammad Ilyas, no run

End of 18th over — Karachi Kings 176/7

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Christian, 1 run, OUT Daniel Christian run out (Patel/Shaheen Shah Afridi) 27

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Christian, FOUR runs

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Maqsood, 1 run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Maqsood, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Maqsood, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Maqsood, 2 runs

End of 17th over — Karachi Kings 168/6

Patel to Maqsood, 1 run

Patel to Maqsood, no run

Patel to Maqsood, FOUR runs

Patel to Christian, 1 run

Patel to Christian, no run

Patel to Imad Wasim, OUT Imad Wasim c Denly b Patel 0

End of 16th over — Karachi Kings 162/5

Haris Rauf to Christian, FOUR runs

Haris Rauf to M Nabi, OUT Mohammad Nabi c Sohail Akhtar b Haris Rauf 58

Haris Rauf to M Nabi, no run

Haris Rauf to M Nabi, FOUR runs

Haris Rauf to Christian, 1 run

Haris Rauf to Christian, FOUR runs

End of 15th over — Karachi Kings 149/4

Wiese to Christian, 1 run

Wiese to M Nabi, 1 run

Wiese to M Nabi, 2 runs

Wiese to M Nabi, 2 runs

Wiese to M Nabi, SIX runs

Wiese to M Nabi, 1 wide

Wiese to M Nabi, FOUR runs

End of 14th over — Karachi Kings 132/4

Ahmed Daniyal to Christian, FOUR runs

Ahmed Daniyal to Christian, 1 wide

Ahmed Daniyal to Christian, no run

Ahmed Daniyal to Christian, 1 wide

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, 1 run

Ahmed Daniyal to Christian, 1 run

Ahmed Daniyal to Christian, FOUR runs

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, 1 run

End of 13th over — Karachi Kings 119/4

Wiese to M Nabi, 1 run

Wiese to Christian, 1 run

Wiese to M Nabi, 1 run

Wiese to Christian, 1 run

Wiese to M Nabi, 1 run

Wiese to M Nabi, 1 wide

Wiese to Sharjeel, OUT Sharjeel Khan c Patel b Wiese 64

End of 12th over — Karachi Kings 113/3

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, no run

Ahmed Daniyal to Sharjeel, 1 run

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, 1 run

Ahmed Daniyal to Sharjeel, 1 run

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, 1 run

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, 2 runs

End of 11th over — Karachi Kings 107/3

Patel to Sharjeel, FOUR runs

Patel to M Nabi, 1 run

Patel to M Nabi, no run

Patel to M Nabi, SIX runs

Patel to M Nabi, SIX runs

Patel to M Nabi, FOUR runs

End of 10th over — Karachi Kings 86/3

Wiese to Sharjeel, FOUR runs

Wiese to Sharjeel, SIX runs

Wiese to M Nabi, 1 run

Wiese to Sharjeel, 1 run

Wiese to Sharjeel, no run

Wiese to M Nabi, 1 run

End of 9th over — Karachi Kings 73/3

Haris Rauf to Sharjeel, no run

Haris Rauf to Sharjeel, no run

Haris Rauf to Sharjeel, no run

Haris Rauf to Sharjeel, no run

Haris Rauf to Sharjeel, SIX runs

Haris Rauf to M Nabi, 1 run

End of 8th over — Karachi Kings 66/3

Wiese to M Nabi, FOUR runs

Wiese to Sharjeel, 1 run

Wiese to M Nabi, 1 run

Wiese to M Nabi, no run

Wiese to M Nabi, no run

End of 7th over — Karachi Kings 59/3

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, 1 run

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, 2 runs

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, 1 wide

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, no run

Ahmed Daniyal to Sharjeel, 1 run

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, 1 run

Ahmed Daniyal to M Nabi, no run

End of 6th over — Karachi Kings 53/3

Hafeez to Sharjeel, no run

Hafeez to Sharjeel, no run

Hafeez to Sharjeel, SIX runs

Hafeez to Sharjeel, FOUR runs

Hafeez to Sharjeel, SIX runs

Hafeez to Sharjeel, no run

End of 5th over — Karachi Kings 37/3

Ahmed Daniyal to Ingram, OUT Colin Ingram b Ahmed Daniyal 0

Ahmed Daniyal to Sharjeel, OUT Joe Clarke run out

Ahmed Daniyal to Sharjeel, no run

Ahmed Daniyal to Sharjeel, SIX runs

Ahmed Daniyal to Sharjeel, SIX runs

Ahmed Daniyal to Sharjeel, no run

End of 4th over — Karachi Kings 25/1

Haris Rauf to Clarke, no run

Haris Rauf to Clarke, no run

Haris Rauf to Clarke, no run

Haris Rauf to Clarke, no run

Haris Rauf to Sharjeel, 1 run

End of 3rd over — Karachi Kings 20/1

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Clarke, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Babar Azam, OUT Babar  b Shaheen Afridi 5

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Babar Azam, 5 wide

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Babar Azam, 2 runs

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Sharjeel, 1 run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Sharjeel, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Babar Azam, 1 run

End of 2nd over — Karachi Kings 12/0

Hafeez to Sharjeel, no run

Hafeez to Babar Azam, 1 run

Hafeez to Sharjeel, 1 run

Hafeez to Sharjeel, no run

Hafeez to Sharjeel, no run

Hafeez to Babar Azam, 1 run

End of 1st over — Karachi Kings 8/0

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Sharjeel Khan, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Sharjeel Khan, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Sharjeel Khan, FOUR runs

Shaheen Shah Afridi to SharjeelKhan, no run

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Sharjeel Khan, FOUR runs