Babar Azam, Karachi Captain: Congratulations to the team and the people who have kept supporting us. The wicket was good at the start of the game. We expected 170-180 but were 15-20 short. So, the plan was to get Fakhar and take it from there When some overs went for runs, the bowlers did bowl to plan. I tried to rotate the bowlers to not allow batters to get used to the action. At the death in the T20s, yorkers are important. The execution was good from Hamza and Jordan and that led to the win.
Shaheen Afridi, Lahore Captain: Credit to Karachi for playing good cricket. 150 was a gettable wicket but the team playing better won, and the pitch slowing down was not the reason for the loss. Losing wickets early was. Rashid has been good, so has Zaman who is a prospect for the Pakistani team. We will try to get into the top 2 and hopefully enjoy getting the journey along the way.
Lahore Qalandars vs Karachi Kings Highlights today, Friday 18-2-2022 – 26th Match (N), Pakistan Super League from Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Mir Hamza, Player of the Match for 4-0-27-4: I did get extra bounce which helped. The team’s intent was to win for the fans of Karachi. While Wiese was playing, the focus was on length, even the discussion on field placement took a backseat as he was in form and classy enough to hit over extra cover. The Length balls were coming on and he was likely to get hold of them. So I went for slower ones and yorkers instead.
KK won the toss and chose to bat first.
Lahore Qalandars team: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Hafeez, Phil Salt †, Harry Brook, Rashid Khan, David Wiese, Shaheen Shah Afridi (c), Haris Rauf, Zaman Khan.
Karachi Kings team: Babar Azam (c), Sharjeel Khan, Joe Clarke (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Qasim Akram, Rohail Nazir †, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Usman Shinwari, Imad Wasim, Mir Hamza.
Match Timings: 14:30 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Asif Yaqoob, Michael Gough
TV Umpires – Rashid Riaz
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Waleed Yaqub
Match number – PSL Season 7 – Match 26