Highlights of the PSL 2023 Karachi Kings vs. Lahore Qalandars match: At the National Stadium, Karachi defends 186.

PSL 2023, Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars Highlights: Karachi held down Lahore Kings in their 186-run defence at the National Stadium, winning by 67 runs. Akif Javed had a 4-fer and was the bowler of choice. Earlier, captain Imad Wasim (35 off 19), James Vince (46 off 36), and Matthew Wade (36 off 24) led the hosts to 185/5 in their 20-over quota.

Karachi Kings (Playing XI):James Vince, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Irfan Khan, Matthew Wade(w), Imad Wasim(c), Ben Cutting, Akif Javed, Mohammad Amir, Imran Tahir, Aamer Yamin

Lahore Qalandars (Playing XI):Fakhar Zaman, Mirza Tahir Baig, Shai Hope(w), Kamran Ghulam, Sikandar Raza, Hussain Talat, David Wiese, Liam Dawson, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi(c), Zaman Khan.

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2023: Shaheen on the loss.

Shaheen Afridi:It was a big contest, and obviously losing was disappointing. Yet, it is a necessary aspect of the game. We will learn from this defeat and strive to return stronger. There were several stages (when Lahore lost the plot), and it’s tough to say which was the most decisive. Yes, there are some bright spots, such as Baig, who has batted effectively for us.

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2023: Javed gets two!

Akif Javed gets a third on the first ball of his final over. Lahore is presently nine points behind. Liam Dawson was able to catch a slower one at deep square leg. Raza’s dismissal off Cutting in the preceding over was very similar.

It is closed on the third ball of the same over. Zaman Khan’s thick edge carries to the third man, and THAT’S IT FOR KARACHI! A 67-run victory!

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2023: Back to back wickets for Cutting.

Ben cutting a hattrick!

Sikandar Raza succumbs to run rate strain as well. Attempts a third boundary in a succession after a pull for a six and a paddle scoop for four. It’s a slower one this time. Tayyab Tahir, fielding sub, clings to it at deep square leg.

Lahore captain Shaheen Afridi runs out on his first ball. Matthew Wade has caught up to me. After 17 overs, the score was 118/8.

Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2Karachi 023: Another one bites the dust!

Aamer Yamin scores a goal. The pressure was mounting, and David Wiese had no choice but to go for it. Long on, he mistimes his shot and is caught by Shoaib Malik at the boundary. After 16 overs, the score was 106/6.

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2023: Tahir keeps the asking rate soaring.

Imran Tahir has six more singles, keeping his economy under four tonight. That concludes his spell. There have been no wickets, but the run rate has been skyrocketing. After 15 overs, the score was 97/5.

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2023: Wicket no. 5

mad Wasim scores. Hussain Talat takes a step forward before assessing the ball. The stumping is completed by Matthew Wade. Karachi is 91/5 after 14 overs, and this one appears to be in the bag.

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2023: Akif Javed bags two in one over.

Akif Javed hits a short one, causing the tall Mirza Baig (45 off 39) to tumble into the pull trap. Matthew Wade has caught up to me.

Kamran Ghulam (23 off 22) is also leaving. Another quickie, this time wider than the batter. Shoaib Malik finishes the take in the middle.

Crucial wickets for Karachi, 88/4 after 13 overs. 

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2023: Ghulam finding his feet.

It may have taken him some time and a few missed shots to get into the groove, but he now appears to be settled in the centre. Whacks Tahir across the field for another boundary. He loses his balance but avoids making contact with the stumps. The over yields seven. After 12 overs, the score was 86/2.