Karachi restrict Lahore to 134/7 in PSL final

Karachi Kings overcome Lahore Qalandars to win maiden PSL title

Earlier, Lahore scored 134-7 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Azam remained unbeaten on 63 off 49, comprising of seven fours as the Kings picked up a five-wicket win in Karachi. The playoffs began on Saturday. "I am happy for his performance because it came soon after his appointment as test captain and it shows he had the calibre to handle the pressures of global cricket captaincy", the former pace great said.

This season's PSL has seen it all. Babar Azam played an unbeaten knock of 63 and he also won the Player of the Tournament award.

Interestingly, there was no player from Multan Sultans - the side that topped the table at the end of the league stages - was named in the 12-member squad. I didn't panic and played according to the situation. 163 fours are the most by any player in this league.

Under the PDP of Lahore Qalandars 25 to 30 players are training at the franchise's High Performance Centre in Lahore to prepare for future. "They are our main strength". Akram told a TV channel, 'This is a year that I can not forget for a long time.

Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars are just one match away from lifting the shining trophy but the question remains, who will win PSL 2020?

"We bowled very very well", Imad said, who was in a hurry to join his team celebrating the win.

"It was entirely a team effort and everyone contributed in this great achievement. Moreover, they were also helped by excellent fielding because we felt it was a 160-170 pitch". Outside the park Wasim Akram and team management made their effort.

With 11 runs left in the last three overs, Haris Rauf took two back to back wickets as he dismissed Iftikhar Ahmed (four off six) and Shane Rutherford (0) to give Qalandars' fan a glimpse of hope, but Kings' captain Imad Wasim took his side home with 10 not out of seven balls. Lahore let 52 balls go for dots in its first final. Except one or two wickets the ground staff had prepared good wickets.

Sharjeel hoicked former England man Patel's first delivery to Fakhar at deep midwicket in the fourth over, while Hales was bowled through the gate by a superb delivery from Dilbar Hussain in the seventh.



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