PSL 2018, Highlights: Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by 13 runs to reach final

PSL 2018, Karachi Kings vs Peshwar Zalmi: Peshawar Zalmi win by 13 runs and enter the final of PSL 2018, where they meet Islamabad United at the National Stadium in Karachi.

PSL 2018 Live PSL 2018: Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings in Eliminator 2. (Source: Twitter/Peshawar Zalmi)

Kamran Akmal’s record-breaking 77 off 27 deliveries helped Peshawar Zalmi to beat Karachi Kings by 13 runs at the Gaddafi Stadium on Wednesday and reach the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final, where they will defend their crown against Islamabad United. Zalmi set a towering 171-run target for Karachi Kings in a match that was reduced to 16 overs due to rain. Denly and Azam hit half-centuries but could not help their side against Zalmi bowlers, who ensured their place in the final.

PSL 2018, Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi: Highlights

  1. 12:02AM
    22 Mar, 18
    Peshawar Zalmi win by 13 runs

    Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by 13 runs in a high-scoring match to enter the final of PSL 2018, where they will be defending their crown.

  2. 11:51PM
    21 Mar, 18
    WICKET

    Hasan Ali to Babar Azam, out Caught by Liam Dawson! Azam looks to clear mid-wicket with a swiveling swipe but gets the placement terminally wrong. KK 140/2

  3. 11:42PM
    21 Mar, 18
    50 needed in 18 balls

    KRK are 121/1  after 13 overs and need 50 runs in 3 overs to win this match. It is difficult but possible.

  4. 11:37PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Six

    What a beautiful way to reach half-century! It is Denly's 50 now, coming off 34 balls. The duo need to get quicker runs.

  5. 11:30PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Four

    Denly drills two successive fours to keep Karachi in the game. Denly and Babar need to accelerate or it will all be over for their side.

  6. 11:27PM
    21 Mar, 18
    KK 77/1

    Jordan back into attack in the ninth over as Karachi Kings 77/1 after 9 overs.  Denly 33*,  Babar 37* carrying Kings' campaign as they stitch a 50-run partnership.

  7. 11:22PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Run-rate

    Required run-rate has escalated to 13+ runs per over for Karach iKings... They need some couple of boundaries at this point!

  8. 11:15PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Kings under pressure

    Karachi Kings need 107 runs to win from 8.2 overs against Peshawar Zalmi. Can they do it?

  9. 11:08PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Six

    And that gets Karachi past the 50 run mark with six overs played. Denly flicks the ball from outside the off stump and over the ropes at mid-wicket.

  10. 11:06PM
    21 Mar, 18
    End of 5-over powerplay

    Karachi Kings are 44/1 after 5-over powerplay. They need 127 runs in 62 balls and are behind the required run-rate of 12.18

  11. 11:03PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Four

    Babar holds his shape and cuts it perfectly to the point boundary after a slow delivery by Azman

  12. 11:01PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Six

    Babar Azman times the ball well in the air for six runs after Jordan throws a straight one. It allows Azam to flixk the ball off his legs. This is his first boundary of the innings.

  13. 10:54PM
    21 Mar, 18
    SIX

    Denly gets a much needed boundary as he drives the ball away for a maximum. This is the first six of the innings.

  14. 10:41PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Karachi Kings begin chase

    Karachi Kings begin the chase in a positive manner scoring 13 runs in the very first over.  They need to maintain this scoring rate to go over the line. 

  15. 10:25PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Peshawar put 170/7 in 16

    Peshawar Zalmi lose three wickets in last over and score 11 runs. They end the innings at 170/7 in 16 overs. Riding on Kamran Akmal, Peshawar have put a brilliant total on the boadr and they just need to stick to the basics to make a place in final. 

  16. 10:22PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Peshawar lose wickets in last over

    Peshawar Zalmi have lost three consecutive wickets in the last over after scoring 10 runs in first two balls. How far they can go now ?

  17. 10:06PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Peshawar continue with their assault

    That is a no-ball and has gone for a six. A yorker length delivery from Usman, Sammy clears his right leg and hits is for a maximum with full force. They have brought up 150 and this is surely a good total on this wicket

  18. 9:56PM
    21 Mar, 18
    WICKET!

    WICKET! Ravi Bopara continues to take wickets and this is the third one for him. Hafeez is gone and he has been caught and bowled. This is certainly a comeback for Karachi Kings. With three overs left after this one, Peshawar would be looking to accelerate a bit from here on. 

  19. 9:43PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Kamran Akmal departs

    WICKET! Kamran Akmal departs and Karachi Kings have the biggest wicket in the match. Akmal was looking so dangerous but he missed that shot completely and Mukhtar Ahmed took a good catch

  20. 9:37PM
    21 Mar, 18
    WICKET!

    WICKET! Karachi Kings have the first wicket. Ravi Bopara gets rid off Andre Fletcher who has been caught in the dep by Denly for 34

  21. 9:24PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Kamran Akmal scores 50

    SIX! Another maximum and that brings up Kamran Akmal's 50 in 17 deliveries. What a knock this has been from the right-hander. He has been in sublime form and the right-hand batsman is showing his class. 

  22. 9:13PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Usman Khan leaks runs

    6, 4, 4, 4, 6, 1...That's how Usman Khan's last over reads. Karman Akmal took on the left-hander and struck 25 runs in that one. 

  23. 9:09PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Kamran Akmal hammers that away

    SIX! Another one and this time it's Kamran Akmal who has smashed with some authority over mid wicket boundary. With that six, he equals the record of most number of maximums in this edition of PSL alongside Shane Watson

  24. 9:06PM
    21 Mar, 18
    SIX!

    SIX! Fletcher comes down the track, uses the pace of ball and that has gone over third man boundary for another six.  Peshawar Zalmi are 25/0 

  25. 8:45PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Peshawar openers take guard

    Peshawar Zalmi openers are out in the middle. Kamran Akmal is with Andre Fletcher who failed in the last game but he has been in good form. Mohammad Amir has the ball in his hands and not to forget he is also leading the team

  26. 8:21PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Karachi Kings will bowl first

    The match has been reduced to 16 overs aside. Karachi Kings have won the toss and they have elected to bowl. We have lost some overs in this match and rain no more plays a spoil sport

  27. 8:01PM
    21 Mar, 18
    UPDATE!

    The groundstaff are doing well. It is looking better than the last time we inspected it. Hopefully we will have the toss at 19:45 PM PKT and start the game by 20:15 PM PKT: Aleem Dar

  28. 7:07PM
    21 Mar, 18
    Toss delayed due to wet outfield

    Yesterday, there was a halt just after four balls and today there is a delay in toss. We hope that the skipper come out soon for the toss and we have a full game

  29. 6:23PM
    21 Mar, 18
    WAIT!

    Make that two helicopters. PCB leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the game starts on time and returning of PSL to Pakistan goes off as planned. Thousands in the stands would be extremely pleased!

  30. 6:22PM
    21 Mar, 18
    WEATHER

    As much as the focus is expected to be on the pitch and the ground, it will be on the heavens above. Huge rain clouds over Lahore. It poured in the morning leaving huge puddles in the outfield. But the drainage system has done its job to reduce it significantly. Whatever was left, has been fixed thanks to a helicopter. No really!

  31. 6:20PM
    21 Mar, 18
    PSL 2018 Live

    Hello and Good Evening for our live coverage of the Pakistan Super League. We've reached the penultimate game stage in the competition with the Eliminator 2 to decide who goes on to play the final. It is between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi in Lahore. Peshawar come into the game on the back of a nervous Eliminator last night - winning by just 1 run.