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Cricket Highlights, 19 Jun: PSL 2021 (Match 29 & Match 30), IND vs NZ (WTC Final – Day 2)

The 29th match of the PSL 6 between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators, the 30th match of the PSL 6 between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans, & the 2nd day of the ICC WTC Final between India and New Zealand rolled on the field yesterday. Let’s have a glimpse over the article to know about the exciting moments of the matches.

PSL 2021 Match 29 (Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings)

In the 29th match of the Pakistan Super League on Saturday night, Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators faced off each other. In this match, Karachi Kings defeated their opponent Quetta Gladiators by 14 runs.

Kings Captain, Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat first. Batting first, they lost 7 wickets in 20 overs and collected 176 runs. Sharjeel Khan and Danish Aziz scored the highest 45 runs for the team. However, the Kings were able to make this challenging score thanks to the devastating innings of 45 runs from 13 balls with 2 fours and 5 sixes by Danish. Arish Khan took most of the wickets for the Gladiators (4-28, 4 overs).

The batsmen of Gladiators got off to a good start coming down to chase the target of 177 runs. They lost one wicket in 6 overs of Powerplay and took 44 runs. After that, however, captain Sarfaraz Ahmed dragged the match alone. He did not find anyone as his worthy companion. As a result, despite playing an unbeaten 51 off 33 balls, he could not lead the team to victory. Mohammad Ilyas (3-39, 4 overs) was the highest wicket-taker for the Kings.

After winning this match, Karachi Kings have risen to the fourth position in the points table and they have also secured the play-off as the fourth team. On the other hand, Quetta Gladiators lost and ended their PSL run this time as the last team in the points table.

Scoreboard:
Karachi Kings – 176/7 (20.0)
Quetta Gladiators – 162/6 (20.0)
Result – Karachi Kings won by 14 runs
Player of the Match – Danish Aziz


PSL 2021 Match 30 (Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United)

Islamabad United beat Multan Sultans by 4 wickets in the last match of the Pakistan Super League group stage on Saturday night.

After losing the toss, Sultans’ two openers Shan Masood (59) and Mohammad Rizwan (26) got off to a great start. They picked up 93 runs in 9.2 overs in the opening over. Then fast bowler Mohammad Wasim Jr. took the reins of Sultans’ innings. The Sultans dropped out of the match due to his great spell (4-31, 4 overs). As a result, Sultans were all out for 149 runs in the allotted 20 overs.

Batting for 150 runs, the United batsmen started well. They lost one wicket in 6 overs of Powerplay and scored 54 runs. After that, the pace of the run was a bit slow but they did not deviate from the target of victory. As a result, United lost 6 wickets and reached the port of victory with 2 balls left. The Captain, Shadab Khan scored 35 runs for the team. Besides, Hussain Talat (34), Muhammad Akhlaq (26), and Asif Ali (25) played important roles in the team’s victory.

After winning this match, Islamabad United has retained the top spot in the points table and Multan Sultans finished as the second in the points table after being defeated.

Scoreboard:
Multan Sultans – 149/10 (20.0)
Islamabad United – 150/6 (19.4)
Result – Islamabad United won by 4 wickets
Player of the Match – Mohammad Wasim Jr


IND vs NZ (WTC Final – Day 1)

The first day of the final of the World Test Championship was washed away by rain. On the second day, New Zealand won the toss and sent India to bat first. New Zealand tried to take control of the match from the beginning. Cheteshwar Pujara and two Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill were sent back to the dressing room and the New Zealand bowlers made the Indians nervous.

India got off to a good start in the opening pair after losing the toss and compelling to bat first. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill put on a 62-run stand. But the opening pair was broken up after Rohit Sharma (34) returned with a catch in the hands of Tim Southee in the delivery of Kyle Jamieson. Even Shubman Gill could not last long after his partner returned. Shubman Gill (28) returned to the dressing room with a catch in the hands of BJ Watling behind the wicket by Neil Wagner and the team total was 63 runs at that time.

Then Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara tied the knot. The pair of these two could not go very far. Cheteshwar Pujara (8) returned after being hit by LBW on Trent Boult’s inswinger while the team’s collection was 88 runs. After that, Ajinkya Rahane is trying with Virat Kohli to take forward India’s innings in the fourth wicket partnership.

But in the third session of the day, bad light came as an obstacle. Later, the gloomier state of the weather didn’t subside and the game could not be played on the field. India finished the second day with 146 runs for the loss of 3 wickets with Virat Kohli (44*) and Ajinkya Rahane (29*).

Scoreboard:
India (1st Innings) 146/3 (64.4)

One of the world’s finest franchise leagues, the PSL, and the Final of the ICC World Test Championship is going on with some great actions. Predict the winners of them and play on Baji!

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