With that brilliant leg-spin (and quick wickets), the Zalmi bowlers (and spectators) were both shocked and impressed to see the mystery leg-spinner take five wickets for 20 runs in four overs (15 of which came in his first over). Qalandars currently sit in first place with 10 points. They have four points more than Karachi Kings, who are second in the standings. Zalmi are in fourth place with six points to their name.
A remarkable collapse began in the 10th over of the chase, when Rashid bowled two consecutive balls to dismiss David Miller and Rovman Powell, bringing down the deficit to 17 runs. Next over, the spinner’s next delivery was a maiden. He took two wickets in three balls for the second time. This time the dismissed batsmen were Sherfane Rutherford and Fabian Allen, who were bowled and trapped LBW respectively after being set up with consecutive googlies.
As the top scorer in the match, Shoaib Malik attempted to rally his teammates with his captain Wahab Riaz. However, Riaz had to retreat for the entire 16th over due to the ineffective bowling of Riaz’s regular bowler, Rashid. Even though Shoaib struck four sixes and seven fours during his stay at the crease, he was not out when a hit wicket ended his innings in the penultimate over.
Shaheen Afridi was scored on two sixes by Umaid Asif in the final over, even though the match had already ended. Due to Tim David’s maiden T20 half-century in the PSL, the Qalandars posted a total which their bowlers were able to defend. Qalandars scored 74 runs in the last five overs as the batsman hit an unbeaten 36-ball 64.
As Wahab ended Fakhar Zaman’s start with a yorker, Qalandars got off to a disastrous start in their innings. Taliban M Irfan removed Sohail Akhtar and Umaid Asif’s bouncer M Hafeez was victorious over Sohail Akhtar and Umaid Asif’s bouncer. After the end of the powerplay, the Qalandars were 18-3. In the eighth over, Wahab saved Imran with a spectacular catch on his left side, allowing M Faizan to go back to the pavilion.
Fabien Allen entered the attack in the 11th over, and the tide began to turn in our favor. In the next over, the left-arm orthodox got puffed for a four by Ben Dunk, and David responded with a six and four for Irfan. Only 11 runs came in the next two overs of play, which were delivered by Wahab and Umaid. In the 15th, Dunk slammed Imran twice with a six before he was finally bowled by Allen, and not before slamming him twice with a six. In 33 balls, he hit 3 sixes and 2 fours. the partnership of Dunk and David provided the home team with 81 runs of support
As the two Qalandars bowlers, David and Faulkner, shared a record-setting 44-run last over, they added five sixes to their total, with Faulkner blasting two and getting out on the penultimate ball. Faulkner’s batting average for the night was 22 percent. In just one round, David collected six sixes and three fours. There have only been three instances of a team successfully defending a total in PSL6.