Match 28 – Karachi Kings v Islamabad United

Islamabad 136 for 6

  • Rizwan Hussain – 17 from 14 balls
  • Philip Salt(wk) – 25 from 19
  • Hussain Talat – 37 from 30
  • Shadab Khan(c) – 12 from 14
  • Colin Ingram – 14 from 15
  • Asif Ali – 2 from 5
  • Faheem Ashraf – 12 from 14
  • Zafar Gohar – 13 from 10
  • Akif Javed – DNB
  • Muhammad Musa – DNB
  • Rumman Raees – DNB

Karachi – 137 for 6

  • Sharjeel Khan – 37 from 14 balls
  • Babar Azam – 19 from 20
  • Cameron Delport – 11 from 24
  • Imad Wasim(c) – 26 from 34
  • Iftikhar Ahmed – 1 from 4
  • Chadwick Walton(wk) – 11 from 6
  • Chris Jordan – 6 from 8
  • Umaid Asif – 13 from 6
  • Usama Mir – DNB
  • Arshad Iqbal – DNB
  • Mohammad Amir – DNB
  • Umaid Asif – DNB

A match when the bowlers kept things tight, of the 7 bowlers used by Karachi only one, Usama Mir went for over 8. Islamabad’s 6 bowlers showed similar skills with only Raees going for over 8. That meant that although Karachi did chase the total down they did so with only 4 balls to spare.

Star Man has to be in the plural on this one, both bowling attacks in their entirety.

Match 29 – Lahore Qalanders v Multan Sultans

Multan – 187 for 6

  • Moeen Ali – 1 from 5 balls
  • Zeeshan Ashraf(wk) – 2 from 3
  • Shan Masood(c) – 42 from 29
  • Ravi Bopara – 33 from 36
  • Khushdil Shah – 70 from 29
  • Asad Shafiq – 1 from 1
  • Rohail Nazir – 24 from 17
  • Bilawal Bhatti – 1 from 1
  • Usman Qadir – DNB
  • Ali Shafiq – DNB
  • Junaid Khan – DNB

Lahore – 191 for 1

  • Fakhar Zaman – 57 from 35 balls
  • Chris Lynn – 113 from 55
  • Sohail Akhtar(c) – 19 from 23
  • Mohammad Hafeez – DNB
  • Ben Dunk(wk) – DNB
  • Samit Patel – DNB
  • David Wiese – DNB
  • Shaheen Afridi – DNB
  • Haris Rauf – DNB
  • Farzan Raja – DNB
  • Dilbar Hussain – DNB

Multan were already qualified in top place for the semi-finals, so this match was about no more than momentum for them. At 4 for 2 that momentum took a bit of a bashing, with the young Shaheen striking in the first over to despatch Moeen for just 1. It took an innings from Khushdil Shah who made 70 from 29 balls to take Multan to a decent score. That innings took Khushdil to 175 for the tournamant at an average of 43.75.

While 187 was a decent score this was the match that Chris Lynn turned up in, He and Fakhar put on 100 for the first wicket, with Fakhar making 57 from 35 balls. Lynn went on to score 113* from 55 balls, before this match he’d only scored 171 in 7 innings. This century lifted his average to 40.57 and got his team a place in the semi-finals on March 17th.

There’s only one man who can be Star Man for this one, Chris Lynn with 113 from 55 balls.

Match 30 – Karachi Kings v Quetta Gladiators

Karachi – 150 for 5

  • Sharjeel Khan – A Duck – 2 balls
  • Babar Azam(c) – 32 from 34
  • Iftikhar Ahmed – 21 from 17
  • Cameron Delport – 62 from 44
  • Chadwick Walton – 26 from 20
  • Mohammad Rizwan(wk) – NO 0
  • Usama Mir – NO 1
  • Arshad Iqbal – DNB
  • Umer Khan – DNB
  • Waqas Maqsood – DNB
  • Ali Khan – DNB

Quetta – 154 for 5

  • Ahmed Shehzad – A Duck – 2 balls
  • Shane Watson – 66 from 34
  • Khurram Manzoor – 63 from 40
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed(c)(wk) – 2 from 5
  • Azam Khan – 8 from 10
  • Ben Cutting – A Golden Duck
  • Mohammad Nawaz – 12 from 6
  • Fawad Ahmed – DNB
  • Naseem Shah – DNB
  • Mohammad Hasnain – DNB
  • Sohail Khan – DNB

A match that was realistically for pride and momentum only, while a win for Quetta would see them level with Peshawar, their superior run rate was highly unlikely to be overtaken. The reigning champions would not be progressing.

This match saw a first over Duck in both innings as the young Naseem bowled Sharjeel and Waqas Maqsood despatched Shezzad. Cameron Delport who’d only scored 116 in 7 innings before today was the best of the batsmen for Karachi and he helped them to 150.

Quetta went out of the tournament on a high, in spite of Shezad’s first over Duck Shane Watson and Khurram Manzoor really went for it taking their tam to the brink of a win. They were taken over the line by Azam Khan and Nawaz.

Joint Star Men for this match in Shane Watson and Khurram Manzoor

The final points table

Pakistan Super League 2020 – Points Table

TeamsMatWonLostTiedNRPtsNRR
Multan Sultans10620214+1.031
Karachi Kings10540111TBC
Lahore Qalandars10550010-0.072
Peshawar Zalmi1045019-0.055
Quetta Gladiators1045019TBC
Islamabad United 1036017+0.185

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