The Karachi Kings had been dealt a defeat on their home floor on Sunday when the Lahore Qalandars chased their 187-run goal with six wickets in hand and 4 balls to spare.
The Kings’ Sharjeel Khan (64 off 39 balls) and Mohammad Nabi (57 off 35 balls) had been capable of steer the aspect to the sizeable whole, after an early set again because the aspect misplaced three wickets inside of 5 overs.
The Qalandars’ Shaheen Shah Afridi — who ended up being awarded ‘Player of the Match’ — took a formidable three wickets for 27 runs.
When it was time for them to bat the aspect had been equally good, persistent and regular of their chase, and managed to carry on to 6 wickets within the course of.
Opener Fakhar Zaman together with his knock of 83 off 54 supplied the impetus wanted for the workforce to observe via after his departure at 17.2 overs, and hit the goal.
His efforts had been aided by Ben Dunk (57 off 43) and David Wiese (31 off 9).
The build-up to the Karachi Kings-Lahore Qalandars match — dubbed the El Clásico of the PSL 2021 — had been big to say the least, contemplating that either side got here in from related positions, having received two out of their first three encounters.
Defending champions Kings had a slight edge over Qalandars resulting from higher internet run price (NRR) in addition to the benefit of the result of their face-off final yr in the course of the PSL 2020 last wherein they defeated Qalandars.
The Qalandars’ efficiency, at this time, nonetheless, confirmed that within the battle of the nerves, they will simply trounce any opponent.
In whole, the 2 arch-rivals have performed 12 matches, of which Karachi Kings bagged seven and Lahore Qalandars has now secured 5.