In the National Stadium, Karachi defeated Lahore Kings by 67 runs by putting an end to their 186-run defence. The favourite bowler was Akif Javed, who scored a 4-fer. James Vince (46 off 36), Matthew Wade (36 off 24), and earlier skipper Imad Wasim (35 off 19) propelled the hosts to a total of 185/5 in their allotted 20 overs.
Losing was definitely frustrating because it was an important game. Yet it’s a fundamental aspect of the game. We’ll take what we can from this setback and work to bounce back. It’s tough to pinpoint which particular stage (when Lahore lost its way) was the most crucial. Yes, there are some advantages, such as Baig’s successful batting for us.
On the first ball of his final over, Akif Javed scores a third. Now down nine, Lahore. A slower pitch was collected by Liam Dawson at deep square leg. Quite similar to Cutting’s dismissal of Raza in the preceding over.
On the third ball of the same over, it is closed. The third man receives a heavy edge from Zaman Khan, and KARACHI IS DONE! 67-run victory!
Aamer Yamin strikes David Wiese had no choice but to take a risk since the pressure was mounting. misses the drive over long on, and Shoaib Malik catches it close to the boundary. 16 overs later, 106/6.
Imran Tahir added another six singles,
keeping his economy tonight under four. His spell is over now. Despite no wickets, the run rate has been extremely high. After 15 overs, the score was 97/5.
Imad Wasim makes a move. Before evaluating the ball, Hussain Talat steps out slightly too soon. The stumping is completed by Matthew Wade. After 14 overs, Karachi is 91/5 and appears to have won this match.
For the towering Mirza Baig (45 off 39) to fall into the pull trap, Akif Javed bangs one in short. Matthew Wade is left in the dust.
Also leaving is Kamran Ghulam (23 off 22). Another brief one, but wider than the batter this time. In midfield, Shoaib Malik completes the take.