KK vs LQ: After immense humilitation in straight eight games of the Pakistan Super League’s ongoing season (PSL 2022), Karachi Kings finally have broken their losing streak winning season’s ninth encounter versus Lahore Qalandars. However, the victory is of no use since their poor showcase consecutively dragged them out of the tournament.
Kings broke unwanted records of Lahore Qalandars – losing most consecutive matches (8) in a single PSL season and losing most back-to-back matches overall (9) including their play-off defeat versus Peshawar Zalmi in PSL 2021.
The record earlier belonged to Lahore Qalandars. Earlier, Qalandars held the record of losing the most number of matches (6) in a single season (2018). Also, in between the 2017 and 2018 seasons of PSL, Qalandars lost eight back-to-back matches, which was a record unbroken till Kings struck with bad luck. During PSL 2018-19, Qalandars lose seven back-to-back matches.
As far as Friday’s night encounter is considered, Karachi won the toss and elected to bat. The decision did not look favouring them in the first inning since they were pretty slow with the bat. However, they somehow managed to put up a target of 150 runs for qualified Lahore.
The target looked easy to chase for a team having hard-hitters, however, Babar Azam’s bowlers were with great optimism to break their losing streak. Lahore could save the single scalp by the end falling short of balls on 129 runs. Finally, Kings have won their first battle of PSL , that too by 22 runs.
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It must be noted that Multan Sultans win versus the Quetta Gladiators on Friday propelled Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars into play-offs. The fourth and the last spot is now eyes by Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators. You can read the scenario for QG to qualify here.
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