Karachi Kings have been topped Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) champions after Babar Azam scored an unbeaten 49-ball 63 to assist his crew beat Lahore Qalandars by 5 wickets within the remaining right here on Tuesday evening.
That is the primary PSL title for Karachi whereas Lahore have not received it as but within the five-year historical past of the match.
Chasing Lahore’s 134 for seven wickets in 20 overs, Azam hammered seven boundaries on his method to 63 that helped his crew clinch the match with eight balls to spare on the Nationwide Stadium right here. Karachi completed at 135 for 5 wickets in 18.four overs.
Azam was named each the Participant of the Ultimate and the Participant of the Sequence.
Karachi speedsters Waqas Maqsood, Umaid Asif, and Arshad Iqbal additionally performed key roles for his or her crew, as they captured two wickets every to verify Lahore Qalandars’ progress after Lahore captain Sohail Akhtar received the toss and opted to bat.
Chasing, Karachi misplaced opener Sharjeel Khan (13) early, however Azam saved one finish going and ensured that his crew crossed the road. The second prime scorer was West Indies’ wicket-keeper Chadwick Walton, who made 22 off 27 balls.
Fittingly, Karachi captain Imad Wasim (10 not out) hit the successful boundary off speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi.
The PSL had began on February 20 and 30 and matches have been performed till March 15, when the match was stopped as a consequence of Covid-19 pandemic. The playoffs started on Saturday.
Lahore Qalandars: 134 for seven wickets in 20 overs (Tamim Iqbal 35, Fakhar Zaman 27, Waqas Maqsood 2/18, Umaid Asif 2/18, Arshad Iqbal 2/26) misplaced to Karachi Kings: 135 for 5 wickets in 18.four overs (Babar Azam 63 not out, Chadwick Walton 22, Dilbar Hussain 2/28, Haris Rauf 2/30) by 5 wkts