The Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 witnessed yet another thrilling matchup between Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars, the defending champions. In the second match at the National Stadium in Karachi, Peshawar Zalmi defeated the Karachi Kings by two runs on Tuesday, February 14.
The Zalmi reached 199 for the loss of five wickets with Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s 92 and Babar Azam’s 68 after being put in to bat first. Imad Wasim and Shoaib Malik tried their hardest for Kings, but their efforts were fruitless.
With 80 off 47, Wasim maintained his unbeaten record, and Malik scored 52 off 34. James Neesham and fast bowler Wahab Riaz each took two wickets for the Zalmi.
|1||T Kohler-Cadmore||Peshawar Zalmi||1||1||92||92.00||184.00|
|2||IM Wasim||Karachi Kings||1||1||80||–||170.21|
|3||Mohammad Rizwan||Multan Sultans||1||1||75||75.00||150.00|
|4||Babar Azam||Peshawar Zalmi||1||1||68||68.00||147.83|
|5||FK Zaman||Lahore Qalandars||1||1||66||66.00||157.14|
|6||S Malik||Karachi Kings||1||1||52||52.00||152.94|
|7||Shan Masood||Multan Sultans||1||1||35||35.00||112.90|
|8||Tahir Baig||Lahore Qalandars||1||1||32||32.00||123.08|
|9||David Miller||Multan Sultans||1||1||25||25.00||125.00|
|10||MS Wade||Karachi Kings||1||1||23||23.00||153.33|
FK Zaman Lahore Qaland The right-hander hit seven fours and six sixes in his innings of play, playing at a strike rate of 184. Imad Wasim, the Kings captain, is ranked second after his valiant efforts proved fruitless.
Mohammad Rizwan’s 75 against Shaheen Afridi’s Lahore Qalandars in the championship’s opening game places him third on the list. So far, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, and Shoaib Malik have all scored half-centuries.