LAHORE: Ben Dunk and skipper Sohail Akhtar guided Lahore Qalandars to beat arch-rivals Karachi Kings with an eight-wicket victory in the PSL 2020 clash on Sunday.
According to details, Qalandars chased down the 188-run target set by the Kings comfortably courtesy the onslaught of sixes by Ben Dunk, who sent the ball flying a massive 12 times, including the final shot of the match. Dunk fell short of a century, however managing to amass 99 runs off just 40 deliveries. Sohail Akhtar was the other big hitter who scored 68 off 46 balls.
Earlier, Kings’ game was propelled by Alex Hales and Chadwick Walton who scored 80 and 45 respectively. The high-octane first innings saw Hales and Walton hit five 6s each. Sharjeel Khan was the first man dismissed, run out by wicketkeeper Wiese off Shaheen Afridi’s ball at 2.4 overs. The second to go was Babar Azam (38 off 29), caught at extra cover by Sohail Akhtar off Maaz Khan’s delivery at 8.5 overs. The wicket marked Maaz’s first of the tournament.
The youngster struck again at 1.2 overs when he bowled and caught Delport, who went after scoring 15 off 13 balls. Delport’s replacement, Iftikhar Ahmed, was the next to go. He was run out of Fakhar Zaman’s delivery. His contribution to the total was a mere run.