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Zalmi down Kings in comprehensive fashion

Match 30 of HBL PSL season four was played at National Stadium in Karachi

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Peshawar Zalmi have defeated Karachi Kings by  61 runs, during the last group stage match of the Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Karachi.

Chasing a mammoth target of 204 runs, the Kings were dismissed for 142 in 16.2 overs.  

Left-handed middle-order batsman Colin Ingram top-scored with 71 runs off 37 balls. His brisk innings included seven fours and four sixes.

For Zalmi, pacer Hasan Ali was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets for 15 runs in 3.2 overs.

Pacers Sameen Gul, Tymal Mills and Wahab Riaz claimed two wickets each.

Earlier Zalmi posted 203-7 in their allotted 20 overs, after Kings won the toss and elected to field first.

Zalmi had a fantastic opening stand of 137 runs, which paved the platform for a massive total.

Opener and wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal top-scored with 86 runs. His 48-ball innings included ten fours and five sixes.

Fellow opener Imamul Haq also notched up a valuable half-century. His 40-ball innings included seven fours and one six.

For Kings, left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-24.

Usman Khan Shinwari had an off day with the ball as he went for 42 runs and picked up just one wicket in his four overs, after he heroics from the other day against Quetta Gladiators — when he defended five runs from the final over to help Kings win the contest.

A lot was expected from young left-arm spinner Umer Khan but he failed to deliver and went for 45 runs in three overs.

Peshawar Zalmi will now take on Quetta Gladiators in Wednesday’s qualifier while Karachi Kings will face defending champions Islamabad United in eliminator one on Thursday.