Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.6 stumping appeal, and Aleem Dar calls for the third umpire. Gurbaz is beaten as he tries to nudge it around the corner, the ball rolls off the pad and in trying to play the shot, he's off balance with his feet outside the crease. By the time he tries and gets back, the keeper Walton has grabbed the ball and whipped the bails off with his back foot just short of the line. 4/1
    10.5 is that a run-out at the striker's end? Indeed. The batters seemed to have risked a second after Rizwan cut the wide and good length ball on off, and he has to pay the price. Deep point rushed and threw in the ball bang at the stumps to find him short. Double blow for the Sultans after a steady partnership all this while. 109/4
    3.6 chopped on! Big wicket for Waqas. This is banged in from around the wicket, bounces more than Sohaib expects as he's looking to run it down but is cramped for room and ends up chopping on 40/2
    10.3 sliced to long-on! The bowling change works, as Perera goes on a good length on middle and leg. Rossouw danced down to probably send that over deep midwicket, but mistimed it and seemed to have got it off the bottom of the bat. That only went high, and as far enough as long-on. An attacking innings ends, and Sultans have to rebuild again 108/3
    14.4 gets a top edge to the pull and taken at fine leg. That was short on middle and off, and Hetmyer went for the pull perhaps looking for the elusive boundary for the Sultans. But given the slow nature of the pitch, the ball seemed to have taken its time to come to him before he went ahead with the shot. Another blow for the batting side, whose slide continues. 128/5
    not out
    not out
    4 (lb 1, w 3)
    176/5 (20 Overs, RR: 8.80)
    Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 0.6 ov), 2-40 (Sohaib Maqsood, 3.6 ov), 3-108 (Rilee Rossouw, 10.3 ov), 4-109 (Mohammad Rizwan, 10.5 ov), 5-128 (Shimron Hetmyer, 14.4 ov)
    Imad Wasim3034111.3344110
    Mohammad Amir4042010.5095210
    Waqas Maqsood403318.2563100
    Arshad Iqbal2020010.0022010
    Qasim Akram403408.5074000
    NLTC Perera301224.0060000
    3.5 huge slice of luck for the Sultans as Sharjeel has been run out at the non-striker's end! This is absolutely smashed back by Babar, Imran is late to react on his followthrough as the ball flicks his fingers even as he tries to get out of the way , and the ball then deflects onto the stumps at the bowler's end with Sharjeel miles outside 14/1
    not out
    9.2 pulls back his length and Guptill is castled. Tahir saw the batter dancing down early, and went shorter, quicker and flatter toward him. It landed on middle stump, struck Guptill's front pad and went on to crash into middle stump. The slow start now further complicated for the Kings 57/2
    11.3 appeal for leg before and given. But the batter reviews. He went for the reverse-sweep, but missed that completely. That pitched on a fuller length on middle and seemed to turn further away. Replays confirm no bat involved, and it's three reds. The decision stands. Another wicket for the Sultans, and another dent in the Kings' chase 77/3
    18.6 Walton is run-out at the non-striker's end Babar lofted that full ball outside off over extra cover, where Imran Tahir was positioned. Tahir took the ball on a single bounce, and fired in the throw to find Walton short despite the batter diving. 154/4
    19.2 taken at long-on while going for the heave Remains rooted in his crease and tries to clear long-on. Surprisingly though, they don't cross and Babar will be the non-striker 154/5
    19.3 gone first ball, and Imran is on a hat-trick Short on middle and off as Imad went for the hook but could only get a thin edge with the ball nabbed by Rizwan 154/6
    19.6 goes short and that is sliced to extra cover That was short on off, and the batter seemed to back away while trying to slice that. But that comes off the higher part of the bat and cover takes it easily 164/7
    8 (lb 2, w 6)
    164/7 (20 Overs, RR: 8.20)
    Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Sharjeel Khan, 3.5 ov), 2-57 (Martin Guptill, 9.2 ov), 3-77 (Najibullah Zadran, 11.3 ov), 4-154 (Chadwick Walton, 18.6 ov), 5-154 (Thisara Perera, 19.2 ov), 6-154 (Imad Wasim, 19.3 ov), 7-164 (Qasim Akram, 19.6 ov)
    Sohail Khan403308.2592210
    Sohail Tanvir402807.00101120
    Imran Khan402837.0082100
    Shahnawaz Dhani4046011.5085220
    Imran Tahir402726.75101110

Match Notes

Kings 2nd innings Partnerships

1st14Sharjeel KhanBabar Azam
2nd43MJ GuptillBabar Azam
3rd20Babar AzamNajibullah Zadran
4th77CAK WaltonBabar Azam
5th0NLTC PereraBabar Azam
6th0Imad WasimBabar Azam
7th10Babar AzamQasim Akram

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