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Cricket Highlights, 3 Mar: PSL Match 13, PSL Match 14, NZ vs AUS (3rd T20I)

The 13th and 14th match of the PSL 2021 and the 3rd T20I between New Zealand and Australia took place yesterday. Let’s take a look at some of the exciting moments of these matches!

PSL Match 13 (Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi)

Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi faced off in the 13th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 at the National Stadium (Karachi) on Wednesday afternoon, March 3. Karachi Kings beat their opponent Peshawar Zalmi by 6 wickets. After losing the toss and opting to bat first, Ravi Bopara’s unbeaten 58 off 40 balls helped Zalmi to a big score of 188 runs for the loss of five wickets. In addition, the innings of Sherfane Rutherford (46) and Amad Butt (27*) played two important roles in raising this score. The Kings were in danger after losing opener Imran’s wicket in the first ball of the innings. They lost three wickets for 43 runs at the end of 7 overs and dropped out of the match. Kings returned to the match for the fourth wicket thanks to the 118-run stand of Babar Azam and Mohammad Nabi. Nabi returned to the pavilion with 67 off 35 balls, but Babar Azam led the team to victory with three balls to spare after playing an unbeaten 77-run innings off 47 balls. After winning this match, Karachi Kings has risen to the top of the points table and Peshawar Zalmi is at the second place of the points table after losing.

Peshawar Zalmi – 188/5 (20.0)
Karachi Kings – 191/4 (19.3)
Result Karachi Kings won by 6 wickets
Player of the Match – Mohammad Nabi

PSL Match 14 (Quetta Gladiators vs Multan Sultans)

An exciting match between Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans in the 14th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 was played at the National Stadium (Karachi) on Wednesday (March 3) night. Quetta Gladiators beat their opponents Multan Sultans by 22 runs. After losing the toss, the Gladiators lost seven wickets and scored 176 runs. Where Usman Khan scored the highest run for the team (81). Shahnawaz Dhani (3-44, 4 overs) took the most wickets for Sultans. Batting for 177 runs, Sultans picked up 63 runs without losing a wicket at the end of 8 overs. Later, they were all out for 154 runs with two balls left in the innings in the great spell of Qais Ahmad. Captain Mohammad Rizwan (66) scored the highest run for the team. Qais Ahmed took the highest wicket for the Gladiators (3-21, 4 overs). After winning this match, Quetta Gladiators erased the shame of losing four matches in a row. Even after winning, they are still at the bottom of the points table. On the other hand, Multan Sultans are in fifth place on the points table after losing.

Quetta Gladiators – 176/7 (20.0)
Multan Sultans – 154/10 (19.4)
Result Quetta Gladiators won by 22 runs
Player of the Match Qais Ahmad

NZ vs AUS (3rd T20I)

Australia and New Zealand met in a thrilling match at the Westpac Stadium (Wellington) on Wednesday night, March 3, in the 3rd T20 match of the series. Australia won by a huge margin of 64 runs against their opponent New Zealand. After losing the toss and opting to bat first, Glenn Maxwell’s devastating 70 off 31 balls helped Australia to a big score of 208 for four. Captain Aaron Finch (69) and Josh Philippe (43) also played two important innings for the team. New Zealand got off to a good start by chasing this huge run. The Kiwis lost three wickets in 12 overs and scored 109 runs. The hosts were bowled out for 144 in 17.1 overs by Ashton Agar’s spin whirls. Martin Guptill (43) scored the highest run for the team. Ashton Agar (6-30, 4 overs) was the leading wicket-taker for Australia. New Zealand is also leading (2-1) with a loss in this five-match T20 series. The fourth match of the series will be played on March 5 at Eden Park (Auckland).

Australia – 208/4 (20.0)
New Zealand – 144/10 (17.1)
Result Australia won by 64 runs
Player of the Match Ashton Agar

PSL along with some exciting international matches are going on. Predict the winners of the matches and place bets on!

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