In a nail-biting game, Karachi Kings won their first match against Peshawar Zalmi by 10 runs during the second fixture of the Pakistan Super League tournament at Karachi’s National Stadium.
Zalmi’s Liam Livingstone put up quite a fight till the very end by scoring 54 runs from 29 balls, while Kamran Akmal managed to scrape 49 runs from 26 balls before being bowled out.
“Honorary” Pakistani Darren Sammy was sent back to the pavilion by a spectacular catch from King’s Umaid Asif, managing to score only 30 runs from 20 balls.
Kings’ Babar Azam was the star of the show for the first half of the match, scoring a cool 78 runs from 56 balls, before being sent back to the pavilion. Meanwhile, Imad Wasim
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scored a half-century from 30 balls before being sent packing by Shoaib Malik.
Earlier, Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and decided to bowl first against Karachi Kings.
Speaking about his decision, Zalmi’s captain Darren Sammy said that their goal would be to restrict the Kings to a manageable total in the first inning.
Karachi Kings’ captain Imad Wasim said that had he won the toss he would have chosen to bowl as well.
Overseas players in the Zalmi lineup today are Sammy, Shane Dawson, Tom Banton and Liam Livingstone.