PSL 2020: Karachi Kings beat Lahore Qalandars to win title for first time gained their first Pakistan Super League with a five-wicket victory over Lahore Qalandars within the closing.
Babar Azam hit an unbeaten 63 off 49 balls as a Karachi facet that includes England’s Alex Hales comfortably chased their goal of 135 with eight balls to spare on their residence floor.
Earlier, Lahore collapsed from 68-Zero to 81-Four as they posted a modest 134-7.
The match was halted in March by the Covid-19 pandemic and resumed with the play-off phases on Saturday.
Karachi had been taking part in of their first closing, having reached the play-offs on all 4 events because the competitors launched in 2016.
Lahore had completed the backside of the desk in each earlier match.
Having gained the toss, Lahore began solidly by means of Tamim Iqbal and Fakhar Zaman, who made 35 and 27 respectively, earlier than shedding three wickets in seven balls.
Former England all-rounder Samit Patel – on the day he signed a new deal with his county side Nottinghamshire – fell for 5 as Karachi seamers Umaid Asif and Waqas Maqsood claimed 2-18 apiece.
Patel’s Notts team-mate Hales made 11 in Karachi’s chase however opener Babar, who was final week appointed Pakistan Test skipper to add to the limited-overs captaincy, performed a chic inning to see the facet residence.
There have been 15 English gamers concerned on this season’s PSL, together with Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone and Lewis Gregory, who missed the playoffs as a result of they had been chosen for England’s limited-overs tour of South Africa which begins this week.
The 2021 PSL is scheduled to start in February.