PSL 8: Karachi Kings Register Their First Victory, Thrashes Lahore Qalandars By 67 Runs

After a hat trick of defeats, Karachi Kings finally beat Lahore Qalandars by 67 runs to secure their maiden victory in the eighth match of the ongoing eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at the National Bank Cricket Arena. Cricket fans are jubilant as they have forgotten and forgiven Karachi’s losing streak in the last three matches.

Batting first, Karachi Kings posted a competitive 186-run target on the scoreboard before bowling out Lahore Qalandars for 118 runs in 17.3 overs. Captain Imad Wasim scored an unbeaten 35 off 19 to support his team before cramping the Lahore batters for runs, effectively wrapping up Lahore’s innings.

Let’s have a look at the points table of PSL 8

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Fans as usual took utilized this opportunity and posted hilarious memes to the micro-blogging site. Have a look

Shahid Afridi Praises Karachi Kings

Star ex-cricketer Afridi, who attended the high-voltage clash of the PSL 8 at National Bank Cricket Arena, expressed that the win was crucial for Karachi Kings after back-to-back defeats.

“It is essential for the PSL that Karachi Kings stay in the tournament,” he said in an informal talk to reporters.” They played well today and won against a good side.”

When asked about the emerging stars in the ongoing PSL, especially Peshawar Zalmi’s Saim Ayub, the former all-rounder opined that one should judge the youngsters with such haste.

“Let the tournament concludes first and then we should judge their overall performance,”  he said. “We should not overrate them after one or two matches. This adds additional pressure on them.”

“Let the players enjoy their cricket,” he remarked.

For the unversed, Karachi Kings had a terrible start to their PSL 8 campaign as they lost their three initial games of the season to Peshawar Zalmi, Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators.

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