Amir’s brilliant death bowling seals thrilling win for Karachi
In a nail-biter, Karachi Kings won by 7 runs against Multan Sultans in match number 2 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
Though the opening match of this year’s PSL was a one-sided encounter, the second match saw some thrilling action. Winning the toss, Karachi elected to bat first.
Openers Babar Azam and Liam Livingstone were off ta firing start. The duo put 157 runs in the opening stand and stunned the new franchise. Multan managed to take the first wicket in the 15th over of the match.
With 6 fours and 6 sixes, Livingstone crunched 82 off just 43 balls while Babar scored 77 from 59. However, after their departure, wickets kept tumbling and Karachi lost 6 wickets in no time. A 200+ score was easily on the card, but a superb death bowling from Multan restricted the Kings to 183 runs in the end.
In reply. Multan lost Tom Moores early for only 1. Shan Masood played a steady knock of 20 from 20. Laurie Evans, who scored the first hundred of this year’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) played a handy knock of 49 from 39. While skipper Shoaib Malik was the highest-scorer of the side with 52.
But none of the innings came in handy for Multan. Needing 40 runs from only 3 runs, Shahid Afridi and Hammad Azam showed some hopes after hitting some massive blows. However, in the end, a superb death bowling from Mohammad Amir took the game to Karachi’s side once again and they won the game by 7 runs in the end.
Amir was the pick of the bowler, who picked up four wickets for only 25 runs and played a crucial part in defending the total.
KK 183/6 (20 ov) | Liam 82, Babar 77 | Green 3/32
MS 178/9 (20 ov) | Malik 52, Evans 49 | Amir 4/25
RESULT: Karachi Kings won by 7 runs