A magnificent knock from FakharZaman(83) backed by a late dash from Ben Dunk(57*) and David Wiese (31* of 9) powered Lahore Qalandars to a thrilling 6 wicket win over Karachi Kings.
Qalandars needed 30 runs to win from 12 balls before Wiese and Dunk turned on the beast mode and smashed Mohammad Amir for 20 runs (3 Fours and a Six) to bring the equation down to 10 of the last over. Wiese then hit two sixes of Daniel Christian to seal a comprehensive win.
At 33-3 in the 5th over, things were not looking good for Qalandars but Ben Dunk and Fakhar Zaman stitched a 119 run stand for the fourth wicket to get the innings back on track. Fakhar’s 54 ball 83 was studded with 8 fours and 4 sixes while Ben Dunk fetched 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Earlier, Karachi Kings posted a solid 188-9 in the quota of 20 overs. Sharjeel Khan carried on his good run and smacked a brutal 39 ball 64. He along with Mohammed Nabi(57 of 35) helped Karachi recover from 37-3. Once Nabi was dismissed in the 16th over, Karachi suffered a mini collapse, losing their final 4 wickets for 27 runs. Shaheen Afridi was the pick of the bowlers returned with figures of 3-27 in 4 overs.
The win has pushed Lahore Qalandars to the 2nd spot in the points table, behind Peshawar Zalmi and above Karachi Kings.