PSL 2023: Karachi Kings Slips To Fifth Spot After Losing Crucial Match From Peshawar Zalmi

PSL 2023 Karachi Kings

Peshawar Zalmi registered a victory over Karachi Kings in the 17th match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL8) in Rawalpindi.

Match Summary

Mohammad Amir got an early breakthrough of Zalmi opening pair Babar Azam and Mohammad Haris before removing Saim Ayub, middle order helped the team to recover from early losses and build a tough target for the Kings.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore made unbeaten 56 runs, Haseebullah scored fifty while Rovman Powell smashed 64 to build 198 runs target for Kings.

Chasing a target of 198 runs, the Kings were restricted to 173-8 in 20 overs. Peshawar Zalmi’s power hitter Rovman Powell was named the player of the match for his blistering knock of 64 runs off just 34 balls.

The Point Table Ranking

Zalmi has moved from the fifth to the fourth spot on the points table, meanwhile, Karachi Kings have moved down a spot to fifth place. Zalmi trumped the Kings by 24 runs.

Matthew Wade Breaks the Silence

The left-hander addressed the media after the Karachi Kings’ fifth loss of the season. Wade said they got a really good start while bowling and batting as well but they could not capitalize on them.

“We have lost most of the games by minimal margins. Our run rate is probably keeping us in the tournament at the moment,” said the Aussie batter.

PSL 2023: Karachi Kings

However, he added that they would get another opportunity in a few days. “We have to bounce back and win all the next three games. If we manage to win all remaining games, we will be in for the next round,” said Wade.

Cricket fans in Pakistan do not hold back whenever they get the chance to show their creativity, and this time, they have again flooded Twitter with memes after Karachi’s defeat.

Fans took to the micro-blogging site and flooded the platform with memes.

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