PSL 2020 – Karachi Kings edge Multan Sultans in Super Over thriller
KARACHI – Karachi Kings have confirmed their place in the final of Pakistan Super League 2020 after beating Multan Sultans in the Super Over.
Multan faces either Peshawar Zalmi or Lahore Qalandars on Sunday for another chance for next Tuesday´s final.
Fast bowler Mohammad Amir gave away only nine runs in the super over by bowling brilliant yorkers to South African Rilee Rossouw and Englishman Ravi Bopara.
West Indies´ Sherfane Rutherford had smashed Sohail Tanvir for a six and a four which had eventually guided Karachi to 13-2 in the super over.
Karachi captain Imad Wasim's unbeaten 27 had pushed the game into the super over off the last ball when he flicked fast bowler Mohammad Ilyas to square leg boundary for a four as the hosts finished at 141-8.
Karachi had restricted Multan at 141-7 after Wasim won the toss and opted to field first with Bopara making a top-score of 40.
Multan made a stunning comeback during the regulation 20-over game through Tanvir´s (3-25) double strike in the 17th over.
Pakistan´s all-format captain Babar Azam (65 off 53 balls) scored a half century and had Karachi in control at 116-3 before Tanvir had him caught behind.
The PSL playoffs resumed after they were suspended eight months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Team Karachi Kings
Imad Wasim (c), Aamer Yamin, Alex Hales (England), Arshad Iqbal, Awais Zia, Babar Azam, Cameron Delport (South Africa), Chadwick Walton (West Indies), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Sharjeel Khan, Sherfane Rutherford (West Indies), Umaid Asif, Umer Khan, Usama Mir, Waqas Maqsood, Wayne Parnell (South Africa)
Team Multan Sultans
Shan Masood (c), Adam Lyth (England), Ali Shafiq, Bilawal Bhatti, Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Imran Tahir (South Africa), Joe Denly (England), Junaid Khan, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Irfan, Ravi Bopara (England), Rilee Rossouw (South Africa), Rohail Nazir, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir and Zeeshan Ashraf
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