A big match was played between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi. It was a semi-final match for both teams and winning team was going to be played final against Quetta Gladiators. The captain of Karachi Kings Kumar Sangakkara won a toss and elected to field first. Peshawar Zalmi openers Kamran Akmal and David Mallan came for a bat and made 97 RUNS opening partnership for Peshawar Zalmi. David Mallan scored 36 RUNS in 30 balls and it was a day of Kamran Akmal. Pakistani former wicket keeper Kamran Akmal made 104 RUNS in 65 balls and he became first batsman of PSL 2nd season who scored a century. Kamran Akmal hit 7 sixes and 6 fours in this game and played a vital role to victory for his team. David Mallan got out after making 36 RUNS and Samuels came for a bat and made good partnership with Kamran Akmal. Kamran Akmal got out in last over and after that ShahidAfridi came for a bat but he also gave his wicket on first ball and went back to pavilion on a duck. Peshawar Zalmi gave 181 RUNS huge target for chasing of Karachi Kings.
Karachi openers have started to chase this big total but in the 2nd over in-form Babar Azam got dismiss on Chris Jordan bowling. Karachi Kings became on pressure and Chris Gayle also played with defensive knock. Kumar Sangakkara also gave his wicket after score just 15 RUNS. Shoaib Malik also didn’t score and he also got out on a Golden duck. Ravi Boppara didn’t bat well and went back pavilion after making just 6 RUNS in 11 balls. Kieron Pollard came on a crease and on other side Chris Gayle was batting. Both players started to hit ball like they know. Chris Gayle hit 2 sixes in a row Shahid Afridi over and he also hit same sixes and fours of other Peshawar Zalmi bowler. Pollard also did same and he hit some amazing shots on crucial situation. Shahid Afridi got hand injury because he was trying to stop bullet shot of Pollard and Afridi left stadium on same time. Chris Gayle also gave his wicket after hitting few sixes for his team and Wahab Riaz bowled in on slow ball. Imad Wasim came for a bat with Pollard and trying to chase target once again like Lahore Qalandar match. Darren Sammy was also feeling pressure because both these players had won a match against Lahore Qalandars same like situation.
Imad Wasim also hit one six but Imad Wasim faced more balls from Pollard and Kieron Pollard receiving less chance from Imad for facing bowling. Kieron Pollard tried really hard he made 47 RUNS 26 balls. Pollard got out caught behind on Wahab bowling and Peshawar Zalmi players started to cheer with each other. In the next over Imad Wasim gave his wicket of Chris Jordan and then Karachi Kings tail-ender came for batting and score chasing was looking impossible for them. Peshawar Zalmi won this important semi-final by 24 RUNS and qualified for Final against Quetta Gladiators. Kamran Akmal got man of the match for making century with good strike. You can watch highlights of Peshawar Zamli vs Karachi Kings Semi Final PSL 2017 Match from the below.