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PCB slaps fine on Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi in game against Karachi Kings

During Tuesday's match, Peshawar Zalmi defeated Karachi Kings by two runs to start their PSL 2023 campaign

By Sports Desk
February 15, 2023
Salman Irshad celebrates after taking a wicket during Peshawar Zalmis match against the Karachi Kings at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi, on February 14, 2023. — PSL
Salman Irshad celebrates after taking a wicket during Peshawar Zalmi's match against the Karachi Kings at the National Bank Cricket Arena in Karachi, on February 14, 2023. — PSL

The Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi were fined for maintaining a slow over-rate during their two-run victory over the Karachi Kings in the second match of the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) 8 at the National Bank Cricket Arena on Tuesday.

PCB slaps fine on Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi in game against Karachi Kings

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) slapped a fine of 10% of match fees on each player as per Article 2.22 of the PSL code of conduct for players and player support personnel.

"Peshawar Zalmi were ruled to be one over short of their target by match referee Ali Naqvi, who took into consideration time allowances before arriving at the decision," said the PCB in a statement.

Peshawar Zalmi triumph over Karachi Kings

During Tuesday's match, Zalmi defeated Kings by two runs to start their PSL campaign.

Put to bat first, Peshawar posted a massive 199 runs on the scoreboard before restricting the home side to 197-5 in 20 overs, thanks to Cadmore's magnificent knock and a brilliant bowling display by the bowlers.

Skipper Imad Wasim and Shoaib Malik shined as Karachi made a comeback.

However, Khurram rose to the occasion and repaid his captain Babar's trust by bowling a magnificent last over to win the game for his side.

In the last over, needing 16 off six balls, Khurram started off with a well-placed wide yorker, giving away one run.

The second ball was also an almost flawless yorker, which also cost a run.

Khurram bowled a no-ball on the third delivery but delivered a good one on the free hit. The right-arm bowler held his composure to bowl the next two deliveries in good areas to defend the total and not let Imad and Ben Cutting reach the total.