It was a wonderful game of cricket today between Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings and eventually it was Lahore Qalandars who held their nerves came out victorious. Here you can find the complete Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings 23rd T20 match report. Relive the wonderful moments of the game and watch Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings highlights PSL 5 23rd T20 match here.
Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings Match Report And Highlights
Both Lahore and Karachi looked competitive today and some amazing cricketing display was on at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore today. Karachi Kings dominated the game for most part but then the Shoail-Dunk show started and it took the game away from Kings. Eventually, it was Lahore Qalandars to win it by 8 wickets.
Karachi Kings batted first but didn’t get the best of starts as they lost the basher Sharjeel Khan early in the innings. It was Babar Azam and Alex Hales who brought them back in the game with a wonderful 60 runs partnership. Babar got out after scoring 38 off 29 balls. After a little collapse, Hales and Walton took the attack back to the Lahore bowlers and as Walton scored 45 off 20 balls only and Hales went out unbeaten after scoring 80 from 48 balls only.
Maaz Khan picked 2 for 31 and a wicket went to Salman Irshad too.
Lahore had a reluctant start to the run chase and they lost Fakhar Zaman for a duck. Their innings was going nowhere with the captain Sohail Akhtar and Mohammad Hafeez on the crease. When Hafeez got out for 16 off 24 balls, Lahore were 2 down for 50 runs in 8.2 overs while they were chasing down 188 runs target. They were nowhere in it. However, that was when the Dunk-storm started and he took the game away from Kings with Sohail Akhtar smashing the ball from the other end. Dunk finished with unbeaten 99 off 40 balls while Akhtar scored 68* from 46 balls.
Mohammad Amir and Umer Khan picked a wicket each for Karachi.
Star Performers Of The Game
Let’s have a look at the star performers of the game between Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings.
- Ben Dunk
Ben Dunk ruined the night for Karachi Kings as he took the game away from them single-handedly. He played an unbelievable knock today scoring 99 from 40 balls. His innings featured 12 sixes and 3 fours.
- Sohail Akhtar
Lahore captain played an anchoring knock today to keep his team in the game until Dunk arrived at the crease. He stayed there right till the end and scored 68 off 46 balls with 2 sixes and 6 fours.
- Alex Hales
Alex Hales batted brilliantly for Karachi Kings and helped them post a massive total on the board. He scored unbeaten 80 off 48 balls with 5 sixes and 6 fours.
- Chadwick Walton
Walton’s attack towards the end of Karachi innings was really one special effort. He smacked 45 off just 20 balls hitting 5 sixes and 2 fours.