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Karachi King Malik’s last ball 4 hands vital points in the final over

Karachi Kings 179-7 with James Vince 42, and Abbas 2-23) defeated Lahore Qalandars 177-5 (Abdullah Shafique 55, Fakhar Zaman 54, Mahmood 2-27) by 3 wickets.

Last Over Drama by Karachi Kings

8 runs were required in the last over and the death and last over specialist of Lahore Qalandars was bowling brilliantly till the last ball. He gave only 5 runs in the first 5 deliveries and the match ended on the last ball. Everybody was expecting Lahore Qalandars to win, but Karachi Kings Shoaib Malik had other plans.

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Shoaib Malik Experience

Shoaib Malik hit a boundary on the last ball of the 2nd innings of Lahore Qalandars, beat Qalandars by 3 wickets, and gained 2 important points in a must-win game in a Pakistan super league match on Saturday. This brilliance of Shoaib Malik keeps the hopes alive for the karachi kings to qualify for the playoffs with 8 points in 9 games, still, 1 Match left which is also a must-win game for Qalandars. 

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With 3 runs needed in the final ball, Zaman Khan Yorker specialist gave a full toss much outside of the off stump, and Shoaib Malik who was 23 flilcks to the offside and snatched victory 179 for 7 from Lahore Qalandars with a tense finish. Fakhar Zaman who has an outstanding season 8 of HBL PSL has completely looked out of form, he just scored his first fifty of this year’s HBL PSL 9, along with his partner Abdullah Shafique. 

Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique

Karachi Kings captain Shan Masood won the toss and decided to bowl first, lahore qalandars made 177-5 with the help of half-centuries of their openers Fakhar Zaman 54, and Abdullah Shafiq 55. Both openers were struggling to make a good start but yesterday they did exactly what was the demand of the Lahore Qalaandards.

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Karachi Kings made the bolder decision to drop Masood to bat at 3, while James Vince scored 42 and Tim Seifert 36 giving karachi a confident start what they were looking for just like Peshawar Zalmi’s Babar Azam and Saim Ayyub Provided. 

Lahore Qalandards Comeback

But Lahore Qalandards made a bold comeback when their fast bowler Tayyab Abbas took 2-23 and took the big man wicket of Kieron Pollard at 3 runs only and Siefert was run out after a miscommunication with Shoaib Malik.

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Irfan Khan stormed innings of 35 of just 16 balls with 6 boundaries before Shaheen Shah Afridi knocked his middle stumps out of the ground. Malik stayed calm and hit 4 runs on the final ball of the Zaman Khan overs and karachi won the thriller at National Bank Stadium Karachi.

It was a thriller, unfortunately, Lahore Qalandars lost all of their matches in a close encounter. They couldn’t make it over the line in almost every match. Aqib Javed the coach of Lahore Qalandars said that our openers were not performing well before this game, we are missing Rashid Khan extremely badly as well as the injuries of a few important players.

Aqib Javed’s Disappointment on foreign players

He also criticized the foreign players showing interest in the Draft, but when PSL started they either didn’t come on time or they left too early those who come are injured. He still hopes that Lahore Qalandar can do anything from here as well. He believes in the captaincy of Shaheen Shah Afridi and his teammates. 

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Wasim Akram on Abdullah Movements

Even Pakistan Swing k Sultan Wasim Akram was criticized for his useless attitude and comedy acts during a live cricket match, he openly criticized him as.

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“He should join any drama of the industry instead of cricket” because this game requires attitude, behavior towards the game, and calmness as Shoaib Malik showed in yesterday’s Encounter. 

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