DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars’ got first victory of Pakistan Super League fourth edition as it defeated Karachi kings by 22 runs.
Chasing 139-run target, the Kings were bowled out for 116 runs courtesy of Rauf’s brilliant spell in which he claimed four wickets for 23 runs.
Lahore Qalandars’ bowling attack was too aggressive to handle for the Karachi Kings in a relatively low-chase game at the second fixture of the day in the Dubai International Stadium.
The Qalandars defended 139 runs with the spectacular bowling display of in-house Players’ Haris Rauf, Rahat Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Surprisingly Babar Azam, the number batsman in ICC T20i ranking, managed to hit a meager score of 28 off 38 balls with two boundaries on a strike rate 73.68.
Earlier, Lahore Qalandars have given a total of 139 target to rival Karachi kings to chase on third day of Pakistan Super League fourth edition.
The Lahore Qalandars scored 138 runs off 20 overs losing six wickets. Sohail Akhtar, Anton Devcich, Fakhar Zaman made 37, 28 and 26 runs respectively.
Umer Khan gave breakthrough to the Kings by taking the wickets of AB Devilliers and Sohail Akhtar. The vital wickets halted the rising momentum of Hafeez’s team.
The Kings dominated the field after an initial fiery start of opener Fakhar Zaman and Akhtar. Lahore Qalandars bated first as Karachi Kings decided to bowl after winning the toss.
Karachi Kings have won its first match against Multan Sultan while Lahore Qalandars had lost its first battle against Islamabad united.
Fakhar Zaman, AB De Villiers, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Shah, Carlos Brathwaite, Corey Anderson, Anton Devcich, Rahat Ali, Sandeep Lamichhane, Shaheen Afridi, Agha Salman, Sohail Akhtar, Hassan Khan, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Imran, Umair Masood/RWP, Brendon Taylor (S), Gauhar Ali, Aizaz Cheema, Haris Rauf, Hardus Viljoen, David Wiese, Saad Ali
Colin Munro, Babar Azam, Mohammad Amir, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Rizwan, Ravi Bopara, Sikandar Raza, Awais Zia, Usama Mir, Aaron Summers, Sohail Khan, Iftekhar Ahmed, Ali Imran, Abrar Ahmed, Aamir Yamin (S), Ben Dunk, Liam Lavingston, Jahid Ali, Umer Khan