The eighth season of Pakistan Super League is in headlines for different reasons and one of the major reasons is the clash between Babar Azam and his old team. Babar, who was in Karachi Kings till last season, is in Peshawar Zalmi this time and is captaining this team. Before the start of the tournament, especially the statements of Karachi captain Imad Wasim and former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir about Babar also made a lot of headlines. In such a situation, this time everyone’s eyes were on the clash between Babar and Aamir. Its first game was won by Babar, but in the second turn, Amir defeated the captain of Pakistan and Peshawar.
Babar and Amir came face to face in the first match of this season between Karachi and Peshawar. Then Babar Azam showed a strong game against Amir. Although he got a chance to face only 5 balls, but he scored 10 runs in it. Peshawar won that match too. Since then, both the teams were eagerly waiting for the second clash and this opportunity came on Wednesday, March 1 at the Rawalpindi ground.
Aamir’s first over havoc
Peshawar batted first in this match and for that Mohammad Harris and Babar Azam came for the opening. At the same time, the bowling for Karachi was started by the left-handed pacer Aamir. What happened after that shook Peshawar. Amir’s very first ball came for the inside with high speed, Harris got out LBW. Babar came on strike on the third ball and two consecutive balls remained empty.
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Then the fifth ball did the same thing to Babar, which happened to Harris. Another sharp, length ball from Amir that pitches inside and Babar misses it in an attempt to play it on the on-side. The ball hit the pad and on Amir’s appeal, the umpire had no problem in giving LBW out. Babar also took the review, but it was of no use. Both the batsmen could not even open the account.
What happened next is unbelievable
In this way Peshawar lost 2 wickets for just 1 run. Amir gave only 26 runs in 4 overs and took 4 wickets in his name. After such a start, hardly anyone would have doubted about the result, but if anyone felt that Peshawar could still win, then their guess proved correct. On the basis of explosive half-centuries of Rovman Powell, Hasibullah Khan and Tom Kohler Cadmore, Peshawar scored a tremendous score of 197 runs, in response to which Karachi could score only 173 runs and lost the second match in a row to Peshawar.