Peshawar Zalmi Crushes Karachi Kings And Got Closer To Playoffs
PSL 2023: Peshawar Zalmi crushes Karachi Kings in a 64-run victory in match 17 of HBL PSL 8. Additionally, another hard loss for Karachi Kings as they lost two matches against Peshawar Zalmi. However, in this match, Imad Wasim, captain of Karachi Kings won the toss and went for the bowling first. It was a highly expected win from Peshawar Zalmi after they lost recently against Lahore Qalandars by a huge margin.
Whereas, Peshawar Zalmi got to show off their batting skills at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Zalmi took the total run count on the scoreboard to 197 with the loss of 5 wickets in 20 overs. Though Karachi Kings dismissed four dangerous batsmen of Peshawar Zalmi including Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris, and Saim Ayub early. But the coming players took the match away from the Kings.
Rawalpindi cricket stadium put up a great show tonight as Peshawar Zalmi won against Karachi Kings by 64 runs. The first match at the Rawalpindi cricket stadium delivered a spectacle as the crowd was absolutely mesmerizing. Meanwhile, the pitch was also good for the pacers as Azmatullah Omerzai and Aamer Jamal of Zalmi both got three wickets. On the other hand, Mohammad Amir of the Kings got lucky enough to take four wickets tonight.
PSL 2023: Peshawar Zalmi Crushes Karachi Kings
Peshawar Zalmi Highlights
Match 17 KKvsPZ PZ Batting Scorecard
Peshawar Zalmi had a bad start as both the openers got out in the first over. Mohammad Amir dismissed them beautifully in a single over. But as soon as Tom Kohler-Cadmore came to bat, the game turned in favor of Peshawar Zalmi. The Karachi Kings tried to get back into the game by dismissing Saim Ayub in the third over. But they did not control the destructive batting by Peshawar Zalmi.
In addition, Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Haseebullah Khan stood out for the Zalmi along with Rovman Powell. TKC played a magnificent inning of 56 runs from 45 not out at the end of Zalmi’s batting. Moreover, he stroked three sixes and five fours during his batting.
On the other hand, Haseebullah played spectacularly. It was the first match for Haseebullah Khan to play for Zalmi in PSL 2023. His innings concluded with scoring fifty from just 29 balls with a strike rate of 172.41. After his dismissal, Rovman Powell wreaks havoc on the Karachi Kings bowlers. Powell’s amazing batting got him 64 runs off 34 balls with a good average of 188.24.
But it was Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Haseebullah Khan who grabbed the match from the hands of Kings’ pacers. They understood their responsibility as Zalmi contributors and went deep in batting. Haseebullah Khan also got the title of “Player of the moment”. Meanwhile, TKC also won the title of “Strategic Player of the Match”. Furthermore, Rovman Powell’s form got better and won him the title of “Player of the Match” for his spectacular inning. Peshawar Zalmi’s bowlers also bowled really well and defended the target with great intent and skills.
Karachi Kings Highlights
Match 17 KKvsPZ KK Bowling Scorecard
In a resounding display of skill and determination, Peshawar Zalmi convincingly triumphed over Karachi Kings, catapulting themselves closer to the playoffs. The match showcased their exceptional teamwork and prowess, positioning them favorably for the upcoming stages. With this remarkable victory, Peshawar Zalmi has firmly asserted their contention for the championship title.