Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings earned one-sided wins as chasing teams continued to flourish on Saturday. Peshawar won the third game in a row and gave Islamabad United their first defeat by 6 wickets. Babar Azam also hit a second successive half-century for Karachi to beat Multan Sultans by 7 wickets.
All 10 PSL matches were won by the teams chasing after their skippers won the toss and opted for field first.
Zalmi, led by captain Wahab Riaz’s personal best PSL figures of 4 for 17, dismissed two-time champion Islamabad for the lowest total of the season of 118 in 17.1 overs. Alex Hales scored 41 was the top scorer for United.
Peshawar drove to 122 for 4 with 17 balls left. Haider Ali hit 3 sixes and 3 fours in 36 off 18 balls. Peshawar was 6 for 2, but Tom Kohler-Cadmore (46) and Shoaib Malik (29 not out) steadily trailed, and Haider Ali finished the game in the end.
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Earlier, Babar’s unbeaten 90 off 60 balls, including 13 fours and a six, led Karachi to a win while chasing 196 Kings won by 3 wickets with seven balls to spare against Multan. Joe Clarke, 54 off 26 balls, helped take Multan’s game with Babar in a stand of 97 runs. Clarke hit 4 sixes against spinners Shahid Afridi and Khushdil Shah and added 3 boundaries.
Multan spoiled a blistering start from Chris Lynn 32 off 14 balls with 72 for 1 in the first six overs and was limited to 195 for 6. Multan’s slide began when James Vince (45) and skipper Mohammad Rizwan (43) fell in consecutive overs. Karachi’s fast bowlers leaked just one boundary in the last five overs.
- Multan Sultans 195 for 6 (Vince 45, Rizwan 43) lost to Karachi Kings 198 for 3 (Babar 90, Clarke 54) by 7 wickets. Check Match 9 Scorecard here:
- Islamabad United 118 (Hales 41; Riaz 4 for 17, Mahmood 3 for 12) lost to Peshawar Zalmi 122 for 4 (Kohler-Cadmore 46) by 6 wickets. Check Match 10 Scorecard here: