PSL 8: Karachi Kings efforts in vain as Zalmi beat Kings for 2 more points

In the 17th game of the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL8), played on Wednesday in Rawalpindi, Peshawar Zalmi defeated Karachi Kings. Romen Powell was named Man of the Match after scoring an incredible 64 runs off just 34 balls as Zalmi set Karachi Kings a target of 198 runs, which they were unable to reach in the allotted overs.

Karachi Kings couldn’t carry the momentum

The middle order assisted the squad in bouncing back from early setbacks and creating a challenging goal for the Kings as Mohammad Amir quickly removed the Zalmi opening duo of Babar Azam and Mohammad Haris before replacing Saim Ayub. To help the Kings reach their 198-run goal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore struck an undefeated 56 runs, Haseebullah scored fifty, and Rovman Powell hammered 64.

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In response, the Karachi Kings were able to score 173 runs in 20 overs while losing 8 wickets. For Zalmi, Azmatullah Omarzai and Aamer Jamal both took three wickets. Peshawar Zalmi are now in fourth place, followed by Karachi Kings, who had previously lost three of their four games by slim margins – Quetta Gladiators by six runs, Multan Sultans by three runs, and Peshawar Zalmi by two runs.

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Although it was their last home game, they won decisively by 66 runs against Multan Sultans on Sunday and thrashed Lahore Qalandars by 67 runs. This gave their supporters hope. Prior to facing Lahore Qalandars on March 12 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, the Kings will now face Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators. This will be the last group encounter of this tournament.

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On the other side, Zalmi has never missed the Playoffs in the PSL’s history, and they want to keep the record going. Babar Azam, their captain, has been driving the team forward. He has scored two half-centuries and accumulated 178 runs at a 44.50 average. Although it is crucial for Peshawar Zalmi that Babar’s bat continues to produce runs, they also have two young hitters who have shocked the league in Mohammad Haris and Saim Ayub, who have each scored 108 runs.

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