HBL PSL 2024 Match 10- Karachi Kings narrowly defeat Lahore Qalandars by 2 wickets

Today, Karachi Kings won a close game against Lahore Qalandars by two wickets in Match 2 of the HBL PSL 2024 at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

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Summary of the Match

Lahore Qalandars scored 175 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 20 overs.

Karachi Kings chased down the target, scoring 179 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in their 20 overs.

Karachi Kings won the match by 2 wickets.

Match Report

Karachi Kings secured their second win in HBL PSL 9 by defeating Lahore Qalandars by two wickets at Gaddafi Stadium on Saturday night. They successfully chased a target of 176 runs against Lahore, achieving victory on the final ball of the game.

Lahore Qalandars batted first and scored 175-6 in their allotted 20 overs. Their innings had a shaky start when Fakhar Zaman was dismissed by left-arm pacer Mir Hamza in the third over, thanks to an excellent running catch by Shan Masood. By the end of the powerplay, Lahore had reached 32-1.

In the ninth over, Tabraiz Shamsi broke a partnership between Sahibzada Farhan and Rassie van der Dussen, dismissing the latter for 26 runs off 23 balls, including three boundaries, through a leg-before wicket decision.

Ahsan Bhatti was also dismissed, scoring eight runs off as many balls. He was caught by Kieron Pollard at long-on off Hasan Ali’s bowling. This wicket brought Lahore’s score down to 54-3 in 9.4 overs.

There was a dramatic moment when Jahandad Khan hit Tabraiz Shamsi for a six on the first ball of the 11th over, but he was then given out leg-before wicket on the next delivery. However, the decision was overturned because the bowler had stepped over the line.

In the next over, Sahibzada took charge against Daniel Sams, hitting him for a boundary and a six to boost Lahore’s momentum. However, Jahandad was caught spectacularly by Kieron Pollard in the deep, ending his innings at 12 runs from nine balls, including one six. This brought Shai Hope to the crease for his first appearance in HBL PSL 9.

Hope showed his intent as he aggressively played against Tabraiz Shamsi, hitting two boundaries and a six to increase Lahore’s scoring rate. However, Shamsi managed to take his wicket on the last delivery of the 15th over when Shoaib Malik caught a high catch at long-on.

In the following over, Sikandar Raza faced a disappointing start, being dismissed for a golden duck after getting caught at deep third. This brought Lahore’s score down to 121-6 in 15.4 overs.

George Linde, scoring 26 not out from 13 balls with three boundaries and one six, partnered with Sahibzada to take control of the game. Together, they built an unbeaten partnership of 54 runs. Sahibzada also reached his third half-century of HBL PSL 9, hitting a six in the 17th over.

Sahibzada’s outstanding innings of 72 runs off 45 balls, featuring four boundaries and four sixes, not only propelled Lahore’s score but also helped him surpass Multan’s Reeza Hendricks as the top run-scorer of HBL PSL 9.

Among the bowlers, Hasan Ali, Mir Hamza, and Tabraiz Shamsi each took two wickets, contributing to Lahore’s bowling effort.

Karachi Kings faced a tough start in their chase, losing four wickets during the powerplay. Shan was run out for 10 runs off 9 balls in the third over. Soon after, Ahsan dismissed James Vince for 8 runs off 4 balls, and Jahandad caught Muhammad Akhlaq behind for 7 runs off 10 balls in the next two overs.

In the sixth over, Mohammad Nawaz hit two boundaries against Zaman Khan, but on the final delivery of the over, Zaman Khan bowled Nawaz, disturbing his stumps.

Kieron Pollard made a strong entrance onto the field by hitting an impressive six-over long-off in one over, scoring 13 runs in that over. His partnership with Shoaib Malik for the fifth wicket brought stability to the Karachi innings, with the team reaching 79-4 by the halfway point of their innings.

Pollard and Shoaib Malik formed a strong partnership, contributing 95 runs to the total before Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed Pollard in the 16th over. Pollard scored a half-century, featuring five sixes and one boundary. In the next over, Haris Rauf dismissed Malik for 39 runs off 32 balls, including three boundaries.

With 11 runs needed off the last over, Hasan Ali hit a six on the first ball, reducing the required runs to five. However, Haris Rauf caught Hasan on the penultimate ball at long-off. The next batter, Hamza, scored the final run, helping Karachi Kings cross the finish line. Muhammad Irfan Khan also contributed with an unbeaten 12 runs.

Zaman and Ahsan took two wickets each, while Haris, Shaheen, and Jahandad each claimed a wicket.

Match Stats

Lahore Qalandars Fall of Wicket: 1-9 (Fakhar Zaman – 2.1 overs), 2-45 (Rassie van der Dussen – 8.1 overs), 3-54 (Ahsan Hafeez – 9.4 overs), 4-90 (Jahandad Khan – 12.3 overs), 5-114 (Shai Hope – 14.6 overs), 6-121 (Sikandar Raza – 15.4 overs)

Karachi Kings Fall of Wickets: 1-19 (Shan Masood – 2.5 overs), 2-27 (James Vince – 3.4 overs), 3-27 (Muhammad Akhlaq – 4.1 overs), 4-44 (Mohammad Nawaz – 5.6 overs), 5-139 (Kieron Pollard – 15.5 overs), 6-143 (Shoaib Malik – 16.4 overs), 7-158 (Daniel Sams – 18.2 overs), 8-175 (Hasan Ali – 19.5 overs)

Playing XI

Lahore Qalandars:

  1. Fakhar Zaman
  2. Sahibzada Farhan
  3. Shai Hope (WK)
  4. Rassie van der Dussen
  5. Sikandar Raza
  6. George Linde
  7. Ahsan Hafeez
  8. Jahandad Khan
  9. Shaheen Afridi (C)
  10. Zaman Khan
  11. Haris Rauf

Karachi Kings:

  1. Shan Masood (C)
  2. Muhammad Akhlaq (WK)
  3. James Vince
  4. Shoaib Malik
  5. Kieron Pollard
  6. Irfan Khan
  7. Mohammad Nawaz
  8. Daniel Sams
  9. Mir Hamza
  10. Hasan Ali
  11. Tabraiz Shamsi

Match Details

  • Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
  • Time: 14:00
  • Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
  • Toss: Karachi Kings won the toss and elected to bowl
  • Officials Umpires:
    • Ahsan Raza (Pakistan)
    • Richard Illingworth (England)
    • Aleem Dar (Pakistan TV)
  • Match Referee: Muhammad Javed (Pakistan)