PSL T20: Bopara stars for Karachi Kings; Peshawar Zalmi delight in Sharjah
Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi emerged victorious in front of a sell-out crowd at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday.
Tamim remained unbeaten on 80 to steer Peshawar Zalmi to a seven-wicket win over Islamabad United in Match 13 of PSL at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Chasing a target of 153, Zalmi coasted home with nine balls to spare scoring 153.
Iqbal's 58-ball knock contained six boundaries and three sixes.
Hafeez led the charge with a fluent 25 which was studded with four boundaries and a six and also passing 4,000 runs in T20 in the process.
Peshawar are racing to victory with Tamim slamming three boundaries off Raees. Zalmi 139-3, 17 overs.
Ajmal has the last laugh by outfoxing Kamran with Haddin doing well behind the stumps. Zalmi 93-3, 12 overs.
Kamran Akmal st Haddin b Ajmal 10 (10b 1x6)
Tamim completes a superb half century before Kamran takes on Ajmal smashing a huge six into long-off.
Tamim is sizzling coming down the wicket hitting Badree straight back for a towering six. Zalmi 82-2, 11 overs.
Sami takes a superb catch in the deep to send back Allenby. Zalmi 63-2, 8.1 overs.
J Allenby c Sami b Badree 7 (11b 1x4)
Tamim is on fire slamming Ajmal for two consecutive sixes. Zalmi 63-1, 8 overs.
Tamim greets Ajmal by skipping out and slamming inside out for a boundary. Zalmi 48-1, 6 overs.
Hafeez is gone as Misbah pouches a skier. Zalmi 36-1, 4.4 overs.
Mohammad Hafeez c Misbah b Sami 25 (14b 4x4 1x6)
Hafeez glides Raees deftly past third man for a boundary to complete 4,000 runs in T20 cricket, only the third Pakistani to achieve this feat. Zalmi 34-0, 4 overs.
Hafeez is dealing in boundaries pulling Russell down to square leg and a couple more boundaries on the off. Zalmi 27-0, 3 overs.
Tamim walks down the track and bludgeons Sami through the off for a boundary. Zalmi 14-0, 2 overs.
Hafeez sends Russell sailing out of the ground as Peshawar begin chasing 153. Zalmi 7-0, 1 over.
Islamabad United were restricted to 152-6 by Peshawar Zalmi after being put into bat despite a solid half century from Khalid Latif (59).
Watson (19) and Sharjeel (28) played fluently to give them a good start but their innings failed to gather momentum.
Skipper Misbah (32) shared in a 67-run stand with Sharjeel but United were pegged in the final overs with Asghar and Wahab claiming two wickets apiece.
Afridi has won the toss and put Misbah's Islamabad into bat in the Match 12 of PSL at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday
Islamabad United: S Watson, Sharjeel Khan, Khalid Latif, Misbah-ul-Haq, BJ Haddin, AD Russell, Mohammad Sami, Saeed Ajmal, Rumman Raees, Imran Khalid, SW Billings, Kamran Ghulam, Amad Butt, Mohammad Irfan, Umar Amin, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, S Badree
Peshawar Zalmi: Mohammad Hafeez, Tamim Iqbal, Kamran Akmal, Shahid Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, DJG Sammy, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Asghar, SW Tait, J Allenby, Musadiq Ahmed, Hasan Ali, Israrullah, CJ Jordan, DJ Malan, Aamer Yamin, Abdur Rehman
Kings win by 27 runs
Karachi Kings kept alive their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs with a convincing 27-run win over Lahore Qalandars in Sharjah on Friday.
Man of the match Ravi Bopara capped a fine all-round performance by snaring six for 16 after having made a brisk 71.
Chasing a target o 179, Qalandars stumbled despite a solid opening stand of 98 between Gayle (37) and Delport (55) to finish on 151-8.
Sohail Khan strikes castling Gohar. Qalan 134-8, 18.2 overs.
Zafar Gohar b Sohail Khan 1 (3b)
Bopara finishes with six for 16 to choke Qalandars. Qalan 134-7, 18 overs.
Bopara claims his fifth wicket as Yasin is out for a duck. Qalan 122-6, 16 overs.
Naved Yasin c Shoaib Malik b Bopara 0 (2b)
Bopara is on a hat-trick after trapping Azam leg before. Qalan 122-5, 15.4 overs.
Hammad Azam lbw b Bopara 0 (1b)
Bopara is producing a man-of-the-match performance claiming his third wicket. Qalan 122-4, 15.3 overs.
Mohammad Rizwan b Bopara 12 (12b)
Bopara's double strikes has put Lahore on the back foot. Qalan 99-3, 11.4 overs.
Dwayne Bravo c Mir Hamza b Bopara 0 (1b)
Gayle is gone in the first ball after the drinks break. Qalan 98-2, 11.1 overs.
Chris Gayle c Mushfiqur Rahim b Bopara 37 (28b 3x4 2x6)
Kings finally get a breakthrough as Delport struggles to put his down before the bails are whipped off. Qaln 98-1, 11 overs.
Cameron Delport st Mushfiqur Rahim b Usama Mir 55 (39b 7x4 2x6)
Hamza has been smashed a couple of sixes as Lahore cruise. Qalan 90-0, 10 overs.
Delport goes down the ground for another boundary off Malik while Gayle hammers a six over long-on. Qalan 38-0, 5 overs.
Delport gives himself and slams Sohail down the ground for a boundary.
Gayle gets going with a couple of boundaries off Sohail as Qalandars begin chasing 179. Qalan 13-0, 2 overs.
Delport finds the gap on the off for a boundary after surviving a confident shout for leg before off Malik, Qalan 5-0, 1 over.
Another superb unbeaten half century from Ravi Bopara (71) powered Karachi Kings to 178-5 after being put into bat.
Bopara came to the rescue again slamming four sixes and three boundaries during his 43-ball knock after a steady start from Nauman Anwar (35) and Shoaib Malik (27).
Bopara brings up a 36-ball fifty by lofting a six off Bravo who goes for 20. Kings 165-5, 19 overs.
Delport finally hangs onto a good catch to send back Wasim. Kings 139-5, 17.1 overs.
Bopara is stepping up the gear smashing a couple of sixes off Gohar. Kings 139-4, 17 overs.
Bravo fumes as Wasim just clears the fielder on the fence for a six. Kings 122-4, 16 overs.
Shakib is gone sweeping Gohar straight to Bravo. Kings 109-4, 14.3 overs.
Shakib Al Hasan c Bravo b Zafar Gohar 9 (9b)
Gohar strikes after the drinks break dismissing Malik. Kings 95-3, 12.4 overs.
Shoaib Malik c Delport b Zafar Gohar 27 (25b 2x4 1x6)
Malik goes big launching a juicy full toss from Zohaib into the roof. Kings 82-2, 11 overs.
Vince perishes slapping to extra cover after having elegantly slammed a boundary the previous ball. Kings 62-2, 8.2 overs.
James Vince c Bravo b Zohaib Khan 7 (5b 1x4)
Finally Lahore hang on to a catch as Anwar departs failing to clear Akmal. Kings 54-1, 6.4 overs.
Nauman Anwar c Umar Akmal b Zohaib Khan 35 (25b 2x4 3x6)
Malik chips Bravo over mid-off for a boundary while Anwar whacks over long-on with Akmal tipping it over. Kings 39-0, 6 overs.
Anwar is turning it on whacking Zohaib into the stands at midwicket. Kings 37-0, 5 overs.
Anwar swings Cooper over long-on for a six. Kings 27-0, 4 overs.
Anwar is dropped by Cooper at long-leg while Malik hits the first boundary of the match whipping Adil past mid-on. Kings 8-0, 1 over.
Lahore Qalandars have won the toss and invited Karachi Kings to bat first in PSL Match 12 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
Bravo is leading Lahore in the absence of Azhar Ali while Gayle is back.
Karachi Kings: Nauman Anwar, JM Vince, Shakib Al Hasan, RS Bopara, Shoaib Malik, Mushfiqur Rahim, Imad Wasim, Sohail Tanvir, Usama Mir, Sohail Khan, Mir Hamza, Saifullah Bangash, LMP Simmons, Iftikhar Ahmed, Bilawal Bhatti, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Amir
Lahore Qalandars: CH Gayle, CS Delport, Naved Yasin, Umar Akmal, DJ Bravo, Mohammad Rizwan, Hammad Azam, Zohaib Khan, Zafar Gohar, KK Cooper, Ehsan Adil, Adnan Rasool, BAW Mendis, Azhar Ali, Abdul Razzaq, Sohaib Maqsood
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