PSL 8: Peshawar Zalmi penalized for sluggish over-price against Karachi Kings


KARACHI: Peshawar Zalmi has been penalized for preserving a gradual over-charge at some stage in their two-run victory over Karachi Kings of their first conflict of the continued Pakistan splendid League on the countrywide financial institution Cricket arena in Karachi on Tuesday.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), in a statement on Wednesday, said: “Peshawar Zalmi have been ruled to be one over short in their target with the aid of fit referee Ali Naqvi, who took into consideration time allowances before arriving at the decision.

“As such, and in accordance with Article 2.22 of the HBL PSL Code of conduct for players and player aid employees, each player turned into fined 10 consistent with cent of his fit fee.”

The Yellow hurricane, led by means of Babar Azam, controlled to beat Karachi via a close margin of runs after a nail-biting contest.

Positioned to bat first, Peshawar posted a big 199 runs on the scoreboard before restricting the house facet to 197-5 in 20 overs, thanks to Tom Kohler-Cadmore’s amazing 92-run knock and first-rate bowling display by the bowlers.

In reply to the total, after losing 4 wickets inside seven overs, skipper Imad Wasim (80*) and Shoaib Malik (fifty-two) shined to place a 139-run partnership as Karachi made a comeback. however, it wasn’t sufficient to win the sport.

But, Khurram Shahzad rose to the occasion and repaid his captain Babar’s agree with by bowling a fantastic closing over to shield sixteen runs and win the game for his side.

Within the ultimate over, desiring sixteen off six balls, Khurram commenced off with an excellent wide yorker, giving away one run.

The second ball became also an almost best yorker, which additionally cost a run.

Khurram bowled a no-ball at the third transport however brought a very good one on the unfastened hit. The right-arm bowler held his composure to bowl the next two deliveries in precise regions to defend the entire and no longer allow Imad and Ben to cut attain the whole.