Pollard power and Mir Hamza three-for give Karachi Kings easy win

Power hitter Kieron Pollard upstaged Babar Azam's landmark outing in Lahore, as Karachi Kings cruised to an emphatic seven-wicket win over Peshawar Zalmi on Wednesday. Pursuing 155, Pollard clubbed an unbeaten 49 off 21 balls with four transcending sixes and four limits to bring Lords back home in 16.5 overs for their most memorable success in the competition. Babar's milestone 271st T20 in which he turned into the quickest hitter to arrive at 10,000 runs saw Zalmi getting bowled out for 154 in 19.5 overs after the Rulers won the throw and chose for field. Babar followed his 50 years in the primary game against Quetta Combatants with a knock of 72 off 51 balls, yet his work went to no end for the second progressive game. Zalmi's innings rotated around Babar's splendor after it lost three wickets inside the batting powerplay with Shoaib Malik excusing Saim Ayub off the principal ball with a full-pitched conveyance that didn't turn a lot. Hasan Ali, playing against his previous establishment, likewise had a fantasy start when he thumped ease Tom Kohler-Cadmore's off stump off his most memorable ball. Babar resuscitated the innings with Rovman Powell (39) in a 68-run stand and Asif Ali scored 23 preceding Peshawar lost its last six wickets for just 18 runs in the last four overs. Powell top-edged a converse compass against left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz some time Asif holed out at long-on. Left-arm quick bowler Mir Hamza (3-28), who bowled to hard lengths with the new ball, contributed with the wickets of Aamer Jamal and afterward took a fine return catch to excuse Babar in his last over as the Zalmi innings collapsed rapidly. Pollard brought an early completion when he crushed three straight sixes and two fours in a 27-run over against Afghanistan's left-arm wristspinner Waqar Salamkheil, one of the two changes Zalmi made in the wake of losing the principal match by 16 runs. Salamkheil yielded 54 off his four overs and got Malik befuddled for run-a-ball 29. James Vince stayed unbeaten on 38 and wound up denying Pollard an opportunity at a much-merited 50 years when he drove Luke Wood (2-20) for the triumphant limit in the seventeenth over. Rulers, who lost their most memorable game against Multan Kings by 55 runs, have two focuses from two games while Zalmi is as yet searching for their most memorable success.