Short Highlights | Karachi Kings Vs Peshawar Zalmi | Match 7 | 25 February | HBL PSL 2018 | PSL
Not often do you see a player from the losing side being awarded the Player of the Match in small chases, but that’s exactly how it is tonight. Dwayne Smith wins the award for his unbeaten 71.
Turned out to be much closer than it looked like at one stage. By no means a flawless chase from Karachi Kings. There was some struggle after some pristine batting early on by Joe Denly and Babar Azam. It helped that the target was 132 as it helped the batsmen enough time to play themselves in.
A late surge had given Peshawar hope of eking out a scrappy win, but Karachi were clinical when they came out. They prioritised keeping wickets in hand, knowing the run rate wasn’t going to be an issue. Denly and Babar Azam kept the Kings on course, before Colin Ingram injected some impetus with a late onslaught, smashing 23 off 14 balls. A pair of late wickets and good bowling at the death meant Zalmi made it tight, but Imad Wasim’s men were never in real danger of blowing this, with the captain himself smashing the last ball for six to secure victory.