Peshawar Zalmi have set a 152-run target for Karachi Kings to chase in their 2020 Pakistan Super League fixture at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Monday. After being sent in to bat, Zalmi finished with a score of 151-8.
Zalmi lost early wickets and were 17-3 at the end of five overs. Mohammad Amir had Tom Banton lbw on the very first ball of the match, and struck again two balls later to bowl out Haider Ali. In the fourth over, Kamran Akmal was caught by Babar Azam off Aamer Yamin after contributing four runs from eight. Babar also caught Liam Livingstone on a ball by Umer Khan in the 10th over.
Amir then returned to take the wickets of Lewis Gregory and Carlos Brathwaite while Chris Jordan dismissed Wahab Riaz and Shoaib Malik.
Kings earlier won the toss in what is the 15th match of PSL’s fifth edition and decided to field first against Zalmi. For Kings, Aamer Yamin has come in for Umaid Asif. Zalmi have made three changes and they are being led by Wahab Riaz with Darren Sammy resting today.
Karachi Kings come into the game on the back of a confidence-boosting five-wicket victory over Islamabad United at the same venue on Sunday. They have won two out of the four matches they’ve played so far in the tournament while 2017 champions Zalmi have won two out of their five fixtures. Zalmi’s last match against United was called off due to rain.
Karachi Kings: Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Alex Hales, Cameron Delport, Chadwick Walton (wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim (c), Chris Jordan, Umer Khan, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir.
Peshawar Zalmi: Kamran Akmal (wk), Tom Banton, Haider Ali, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Lewis Gregory, Carlos Brathwaite, Wahab Riaz (c), Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali.—Agencies