PSL 7: Fakhar powers Lahore Qalandars to victory against Karachi Kings

11:20 PM | 30 Jan, 2022
PSL 7: Fakhar powers Lahore Qalandars to victory against Karachi Kings
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KARACHI – Talented Fakhar Zaman powered Lahore Qalandars to victory against Karachi Kings by hitting 106 runs in 60 balls in the sixth match of the Pakistan Super League 7 (PSL 7) at the National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday night.

Sampit Patel scored 26 runs in 18 balls and Muhammad Hafeez 24 runs in 21 balls. 

Karachi Kings bowlers Umaid Asif claimed two wickets, while Mohammad Nabi and Imad Wasim took one wicket each.

Earlier, Karachi Kings managed to score 170 runs against Lahore Qalandars at a loss of seven wickets in 20 overs in the sixth fixture of the Pakistan Super League 2022 at National Stadium in Karachi on Sunday.

Sharjeel Khan remained the top scorer as he made 60 runs in 63 balls, while Babar Azam scored 41 runs in 33 balls.

From the Lahore Qalandars' side, Haris Rauf claimed three wickets for 33 runs and Muhammad Hafeez took one wicket for just four runs.  

The Babar-led Karachi Kings haven’t made a great start to their campaign in the seventh edition as they lost both starting games. Following an early setback, they are looking to perform better in the crucial encounter against the Lahore Qalandars.

Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators have thrashed Karachi Kings in their first and second matches and the comeback in today’s game is the only way to be in a positive spirit.

Mohammed Nabi also struggled to hit the straps as he only managed to score 17 runs in 10 deliveries and the whole squad played with a defensive approach. Sharjeel Khan was the only batsman to score the highest in the match.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir missed the last game against Quetta after contracting Covid and now Mohammad Imran, Aamer Yamin, Umaid Asif, Mohammad Ilyas, and Lewis Gregory are looking to face the batting side of Qalandars.

Lahore Qalandars, which is led by a new captain Shaheen Shah Afridi, lost their opener against Rizwan-led Sultans after a tight clash on Saturday. Chasing 207, Multan needed 16 off the last over from Haris Rauf but Khushdil Shah, who came into bat after Sohaib Maqsood lost his wicket at a critical stage, played well.

Fakhar Zaman smashed 76 and was backed by Kamran Ghulam. On the bowling side, Rashid Khan and David Wiese were in form but the duo failed to impress fans.

So far, both Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings have played 13 matches. Karachi Kings managed to bag 8 games while Qalandars only clinched 5 matches.

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Squads

Karachi Kings: Babar Azam, Chris Jordan, Imad Wasim (all Platinum), Mohammad Amir, Lewis Gregory, Mohammad Nabi (all Diamond), Joe Clarke (Brand Ambassador), Aamir Yamin, Sharjeel Khan (all both Gold), Mohammad Ilyas, Mohammad Imran, Rohail Nazir, Tom Abell, Umaid Asif (all Silver), Faisal Akram, Qasim Akram (Emerging), Romario Shepherd and Talha Ahsan (both Supplementary)

Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Rashid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi,  (all Platinum), Haris Rauf (Diamond, Brand Ambassador), David Wiese, Mohammad Hafeez (both Diamond), Abdullah Shafique, Harry Brook, Phil Salt (all Gold), Ahmed Daniyal, Dean Foxcroft, Sohail Akhtar, Kamran Ghulam, Zeeshan Ashraf (all Silver), Maaz Khan, Zaman Khan (both Emerging), Samit Patel and Syed Faridoum Mehmood (Supplementary)

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