Karachi Kings becomes the new Champions of PSL 2020
Both the teams had a chance to win the Pakistan Super League for the first time, but the Lahore Qalandars did not live up to that expectation on the day of the batting failure. In the one-sided final, Babar Azam’s fifty in Lahore went to the top with 134 runs and 6 balls in hand. Karachi Kings beat Lahore Qalandars in the PSL 2020 Final and becomes the new Champions of PSL to lift the trophy for the first time.
Tamim Iqbal’s PSL journey was not very good, he got off to a great start in the first two matches but he was a bit of a loser in the final. Lahore won the toss and elected to bat as soon as the pressure of the final was over.
Fakhr Zaman batted slowly along with Tamim in the innings of the team which did not gain momentum even though they brought 6 runs to Lahore in the opening match. Tamim could be a small example of how slow he batted, seeing 14 runs off 25 balls at one stage next to his name.
When Tamim was returning from Imad Wasim’s ball, he scored 35 off 36 balls with 4 fours and 1 six, but the Lahore batsmen could not surpass Tamim’s run. Whatever the outcome, Lahore managed to score 134 runs. Fakhar Zaman’s second-highest score of 26 came from the bat, Shahin Afridi remained unbeaten on 12 off 4 balls.
Sharjeel Khan, Alex Hales, Iftekhar Ahmed, Sherfane Rutherford, Chadwick Walton failed to respond but Karachi Kings had no problem in winning the tournament with the bat of Babar Azam. Babar Azam has shown that the team can be won without taking a storm even on a tough wicket.
Lahore Qalandars 134/6 (Tamim Iqbal 35, Fakhar Zaman 26, Ben Dank 11, Sohail Tanvir 14, David Vise 14 *, Shahin Afridi 12 *, Imad Wasim 1/6, Waqas Maqsood 2/18, Arshad Iqbal 2/26 Umaid Asif 2/16)
Karachi Kings 135/5 (16.4 overs; Sharjeel Khan 13, Babar Azam 63 *, Alex Hales 11, Chadwick Walton 22, Imad Wasim 10 *, Harris Rauf 2/30, Samit Patel 1/22, Dilbar Hossain 2/26).
Match and tournament-best: Babar Azam (Karachi Kings).