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  • 10:24 AM IST

    Final score:


    Karachi Kings: 118/7 in 20 overs (Shoaib Malik 44, Ravi Bopara 33; Mohammad Hafeez 2 for 7, Wahab Riaz 2 for 23) lost to Peshawar Zalmi: 119 for 3 in 18.3 overs (Eoin Morgan 80*; Imad Wasim 1 for 13, Sohail Khan 1 for 20, Mohammad Aamer 1 for 22).
  • 1:51 AM IST

    So see you tomorrow for some exciting cricket action just like today, till then good bye, take care, ta-da

  • 1:50 AM IST

    Before you leave, do not forget the read the match report here

  • 12:59 AM IST

    Do wait, as I will be publishing the match report right away!

  • 12:58 AM IST

    And that is it. The Peshawar Zalmi’s have won by 7 wickets. Morgan played a well-constructed knock to guide his team beyond the winning line.

  • 12:51 AM IST

    Eoin Morgan has played the lead role for the Peshawar Zalmi in this run-chase. He has carried on with his good form from the series against India

  • 12:50 AM IST

    The Peshwar Zalmi are now just 4 runs away from the victory

  • 12:13 AM IST

    Peshawar Zalmi 51/3 in 10 overs| Target 119| Batting: Eoin Morgan 26 (27), Haris Sohail 1 (3): This is still anybody’s game. 68 required of 60 deliveries with 7 wickets in hand

  • 12:10 AM IST

    Dawid Malan has walked back to the dugout. The pressure was building on him and there needed to be some pressure relieving shot. He goes for a slog hit but picks up Babar Azam who took a good catch at deep midwicket.

  • 12:03 AM IST

    It has just been around 24 hours since the tournament has started and with 2 games being played and this is the 3rd; but still two Pakistan players have been banned by PCB for a spot-fixing probe in PSL. What is wrong with these people. As my colleague Aditya Sahay rightly quoted after reading this news, “and PSL has begun.”

Kumar Sangakkara will lead Karachi Kings © AFP
Kumar Sangakkara will lead Karachi Kings © AFP

Good Evening! Hello and Welcome to Cricket Country’s live coverage of the third match of the second edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2017. The match will see Peshawar Zalmi taking on Karachi Kings at Dubai. The tournament got off to a rollicking start on Thursday with defending champions Islamabad United beat Zalmi by 7 wickets. Zalmi posted 190 from their stipulated 20 overs. It was Kamran Akmal’s 88 that bolstered the team total. The rain delay meant that United were chasing a revised total of 173 from 18 overs. Zalmis could not defend the massive score, as Dwayne Smith and Brad Haddin went on to belt brisk fifties. 

Zalmis have a chance to notch up a win against the Karachi side on Friday. But for that to happen, they will have to bowl better. Senior pros like Shahid Afridi will need to step up. Karachi Kings lost 6 and won 2 in the last edition. They were a busy side in the transfer market making sweeping changes. Shoaib Malik was replaced by Ravi Bopara as the captain in the qualifier last year. This year they have brought in Kumar Sangakkara to lead the side and icing on the cake was bagging of Chris Gayle from Lahore Qalandars. Then there is the fiery Kieron Pollard. They have quality local young players in Imad Wasim, Babar Azam and Mohammad Aamer, which make them one of the favourites for the tournament.

They also have some big names in the coaching staff. Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is at helm of affairs, while Azhar Mahmood is the assistant coach. Also, the side has Rashid Latif as their director. The Kings truly wear a kingly look with big names, and will want to kick start their campaign with a thumping win.

All in all, the third game of the contest is expected to be another cracking encounter between two evenly matched sides.

Squads:

Karachi Kings: Kumar Sangakkara (c), Chris Gayle, Shoaib Malik, Kieron Pollard, Mohammad Aamer, Babar Azam, Ryan McLaren, Sohail Khan, Shahzaib Hasan, Saifullah Bangash, Khurram Manzoor, Kashif Bhatti, Abrar Ahmed, Abdul Hameed, Ravi Bopara, Imad Wasim.

Supplementary players: Mahela Jayawardene, Usama Mir, Rahat Ali, Amad Alam.

Peshawar Zalmi: Darren Sammy (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Andre Fletcher, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imran Khan, Chris Jordan, Junaid Khan, Kamran Akmal, Kushdil Shah, Mohammad Asghar, Mohammad Hafeez, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Marlon Samuels, Shahid Afridi, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Maqsood, Tamim Iqbal, Wahab Riaz

Editorial team of CricketCountry.