Match Over - Peshawar Zalmi won by 44 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Peshawar Zalmi, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
  • Referee: Mohammed Anees
  • When: 15 Mar 2018, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: Peshawar Zalmi
  • Man of the Match: Kamran Akmal


  • Umpire1: Ahmed Shahab
  • Umpire2: Shozab Raza
  • Third Umpire: Asif Yaqoob



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Peshawar Zalmi



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Karachi Kings

7:20pm Thanks for joining us. We have more, of course, with the top two teams taking each other on in about 40 minutes time. Have a good evening!

Darren Sammy: I must commend the team on the way they came out. Pressure game like this. We've put one foot in and we need to come back tomorrow. Must commend Kami and Saad for giving us the momentum. I think the guys know what we need to do. We've played nine games and put ourselves in this situation. We need to come in again and put in a clinical performance. I want to congratulate Younis Khan, he's not here but I think he has a newborn baby boy. I told him this morning that he'll bring love to us.

Eoin Morgan: Turned out to be a difficult game. We stayed in the game for a long time but we put a couple of chances down that really hurt us. All in all, our basics let us down. Zalmi got 20-25 more than we'd have liked and we didn't going with the bat at all. We turn our attention to tomorrow's game. I thought for a lot of the period tonight we created chances, so there are positives. We were let down on our basics and Darren Sammy took advantage of that.

K Akmal: Definitely the ball was staying low and skidding at the start. Wanted to spend time at the start. I give credit to Saad Nasim and Darren Sammy too, we had good partnerships. I didn't keep because I tweaked my back during a mishit. Doctor said it'd be better if I rested with an important game coming up.

Kamran Akmal is the Man of the Match.

Adil: "@Varun Shetty Hi, whats about run rate now?" --- Karachi's NRR has dropped into the negative now. -0.118, while Multan are on -0.191.

Akira Zenon: "Now Karachi has to win the next match as their NRR dropped significantly. Either they should Win or Pray for PZ to lose tomorrows match. "

Bilal: "What's the situation for kk , if they lose next game they will be out of race?? " --- Not completely. They'll be tied with Multan Sultans on nine points.

6:58pm Peshawar stay alive in the semi-finals race. They need a win against Lahore Qalandars tomorrow to seal the spot. Karachi looked to have given up very early in the chase. They've avoided some damage in terms of NRR, but tomorrow's match against Islamabad could get very tense for them. They need a win too to seal the top four finish and not leave things to calculation. A resounding win for Zalmi, spearheaded by Akmal and Sammy with the bat, before the bowlers stuck in and gave nothing at all.

19.6Umaid Asif to Usama Mir, OUT, No run, nails the yorker on middle stump and rips it out. Batsman shuffles and looks to cream it through midwicket but the ball has passed him long before he knows it.
19.5Umaid Asif to Mohammad Rizwan, OUT, No run, full toss outside off, looks to be high. Rizwan swipes under it and his bat turns in the hand. It carries straight to third man. They check for height and find it to be under the waist.
19.4Umaid Asif to Usama Mir, 1 run, dropped at square leg. This slower ball deceives him and he slices the attempted slog very very high. Smith runs back from square leg and goes for it when it should have been deep midwicket's catch since he was running in. He had to withdraw in the end to avoid a collision.

Umar Mirza: "When your 4 foreign batsmen total 12 runs on 33 balls, then winning can be dream only."

19.3Umaid Asif to Usama Mir, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, slower ball, down leg side. Stands tall and swats it to the square leg boundary.
19.2Umaid Asif to Mohammad Rizwan, 1 run, short ball outside off, steps out and pulls to deep midwicket.
19.1Umaid Asif to Usama Mir, BYES, 1 run, slower length ball outside off, sneaks from under the slog and rolls through to the keeper who can't hold on.
End of over 19. 4 runs this over. 130/6 after 114 balls.
Usama Mir 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 4-0-26-2
Mohammad Rizwan 15 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 4 runs this over. 126/6 after 108 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 13 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 4-0-20-1
Usama Mir 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 122/6 after 102 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 11 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 3-0-22-2
Usama Mir 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 12 runs this over. 112/5 after 96 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 7 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 3-0-16-1
Babar Azam 60 (46b 4x4 3x6 ) more

sjaka: "@Waqas "KK don't want to be chasing 80 in last 5 with 7 wickets left...." - correction - 5 wickets left -_-"

End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 100/5 after 90 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 3-0-17-0
Babar Azam 52 (43b 4x4 2x6 ) more

Muhammad Kashif: "@Hamza A Khan. Afridi has done this whole his life. You can't expect him to change now, can you?"

Omar: "@Hamza A Khan: You had to ask...!!!!"

End of over 14. 10 runs this over. 95/5 after 84 balls.
Mohammad Rizwan 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) LA Dawson 4-0-17-3
Babar Azam 50 (41b 4x4 2x6 ) more

Hamza A Khan: "Afridi !!! Why ? Why you do this every single time ? Why do you plant seeds of hope in the heart of fainted souls ..."

End of over 13. 21 runs this over. 85/4 after 78 balls.
Shahid Afridi 20 (6b 0x4 3x6 ) Sameen Gul 4-0-43-0
Babar Azam 48 (39b 4x4 2x6 ) more

Mazhar Shehzaad: "I think Karachi should just do the wise thing here. Watch out for the NRR. Bring the game to as close as possible. And then worry about the result. just getting anxious about winning or losing may result in an ever bigger loss"

Qaiser: "Afridi got 21 an over and now himself hit 21 in over. Excellent reply"

End of over 12. 7 runs this over. 64/4 after 72 balls.
Babar Azam 46 (37b 4x4 2x6 ) LA Dawson 3-0-7-2
Shahid Afridi 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 5 runs this over. 57/3 after 66 balls.
Babar Azam 44 (35b 4x4 2x6 ) Umaid Asif 2-0-12-0
RS Bopara 7 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 52/3 after 60 balls.
RS Bopara 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) LA Dawson 2-0-4-1
Babar Azam 41 (32b 4x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 48/3 after 54 balls.
RS Bopara 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) Umaid Asif 1-0-7-0
Babar Azam 40 (30b 4x4 2x6 ) more

Mazhar Shehzaad: "I think Karachi should just do the wise thing here. Watch out for the NRR. Bring the game to as close as possible. And then worry about the result. just getting anxious about winning or losing may result in an ever bigger loss"

End of over 8. 1 runs this over. 41/3 after 48 balls.
Babar Azam 35 (27b 3x4 2x6 ) LA Dawson 1-0-1-1
RS Bopara 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

What an over. A wicket and only one run conceded. That's 27 dot balls in the innings so far, out of 48 balls bowled. Twelve overs to go and the required rate is already nudging 12 per over.

Aafaq Khan: "Afridi should've opened - hit or miss, doesn't really matter. He hits, you're up 100 in 6 overs; he misses, you were going to lose anyway."

Sreenath: "@waqas I agree with him... AFRIDI is more like" hit out or get out"person... I will choose him anyday over other while chasing big total.. If he starts hitting, peshawar might start to sweat a bit"

End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 40/2 after 42 balls.
EJG Morgan 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 2-0-12-1
Babar Azam 35 (23b 3x4 2x6 ) more

Taabish: "@Waqas, if Afridi comes in next, chances are that your next comment will read "Denly, Ingram, and Afridi have eaten over 2.2 overs and scored only 6 runs""

Waqas: "Denly and Ingram have eaten over 2 overs without scoring a run. Afridi needs to come in next, KK don't want to be chasing 80 in the last 5 with 7 wickets left. Much better to be chasing 50 with 5 wickets"

End of over 6. 8 runs this over. 35/2 after 36 balls.
EJG Morgan 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) Sameen Gul 3-0-22-0
Babar Azam 33 (21b 3x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 5. 7 runs this over. 27/2 after 30 balls.
CA Ingram 0 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) Wahab Riaz 1-0-7-1
Babar Azam 27 (17b 2x4 2x6 ) more

Kapil: "Really ordinary from Denly. That was a full toss, needed to hit that to the boundary. He was very tentative. Even Ingram looks out of sorts. He dropped Akmal and let PZ in the game. I hope he plays a really big innings here"

End of over 4. 5 runs this over. 20/1 after 24 balls.
CA Ingram 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) Sameen Gul 2-0-14-0
Babar Azam 20 (14b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Syed Khurram: "Looking at the points table, it seems that if Peshawar wins one match and lose the other by the same margins, they will qualify for top 4; bypassing Multan Sultan on base of run rate. Am I correct or there is something that I am missing?" --- Nope, they need at least 3 out of the available 4 points to be in contention.

End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 15/1 after 18 balls.
CA Ingram 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 2-0-6-1
Babar Azam 15 (10b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Muhammad Arif: "What if Peshawar wins today? Will it affect Karachi?" --- If Peshawar wins this and their next one, they will qualify. If Karachi lose this and the next one, then it will come down to net run rate between Karachi and Multan for the last qualification spot.

Usama : "The Six of babar azam was 300 six of psl"

End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 14/0 after 12 balls.
JL Denly 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) Sameen Gul 1-0-9-0
Babar Azam 14 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 1. 5 runs this over. 5/0 after 6 balls.
JL Denly 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) Hasan Ali 1-0-5-0
Babar Azam 5 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Haris Ahmad: "Just to be clear, how can Karach qualify for the playoffs?" --- They need one win to guarantee a spot.

Babar AzamC LA Dawson B Wahab Riaz665044132
JL DenlyC Umaid Asif B Hasan Ali0500-
CA IngramB Wahab Riaz0800-
EJG MorganC Saad Nasim B LA Dawson570071.43
RS BoparaC B LA Dawson7130053.85
Shahid AfridiC B LA Dawson26804325
Mohammad RizwanC Sameen Gul B Umaid Asif16181088.89
Usama MirB Umaid Asif9111081.82
Mohammad Irfannot out 0000-
Mohammad Amir -
Usman Khan -
Total 137/8
Hasan Ali4.002015
Sameen Gul4.0043010.75
Wahab Riaz4.002626.5
LA Dawson4.001734.25
Umaid Asif4.002325.75