KARACHI – Karachi Kings Wednesday defeated Peshawar Zalmi by six wickets in match 13 of HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 at National Stadium.
Kings’ skipper Babar Azam with his outstanding performance helped team to bag the victory after the opening batsman Sharjeel Khan was sent to pavilion at duck.
Babar Azam (77) remained not out in the match. Clarke and Ingram however could not contributed enough to the score.
Then, Mohammad Nabi reached the crease to make a powerful partnership with Babar Azam. Nabi thrashed Zalmi bowlers by scoring 67 runs. He has also been declared player of the match.
Earlier today, Kings won the toss and decided to bat first against Zalmi.
Peshawar Zalmi also played well as they set a tough target of 189 runs for the rival team.
The Zalmi had lost their season opener against Lahore Qalandars but were able to bounce back as Peshawar chased 194 and 199 against Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators. They also defeated Islamabad United convincingly to get on top of the table.
Meanwhile, defending champions Karachi Kings are in fourth place after the team won two out of their first four games in PSL 2021.
The Kings had won their season opener against Quetta but lost their second game to Islamabad United. The team bounced back against Multan Sultans in their third game but had to face a defeat against arch-rivals Lahore Qalandars.