DUBAI: Lahore Qalandars pulled an upset on Sunday by knocking down mighty Karachi Kings in a super over in the 24th match of the Pakistan Super League’s third edition at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Courtesy half-centuries by top-order batsmen Babar Azam and Lendl Simmons, Kings set Qalandars a 163-run target to win.
In a dramatic chase, the McCullum-led team levelled the score on the last delivery of the innings, taking the contest into the tournament’s second super over.
Qalandars’ top-order batsman Agha Salman contributed 50 off 45, but it was a fiery blitz by Sohail Akhtar which changed the game, his 15 runs off eight balls, including a six and a four, bringing the unthinkable into reality.
The game went for a super over in which, playing first, Qalandars gave Kings a target of 12 runs to win.
Fakhar Zaman was run out on the very first ball. Anton Devcich, the man next in with skipper McCullum, took the super over score to 11 runs.
Lendl Simmons and Colin Ingram opened for Kings in chase of 12 runs.
Sunil Narine took the prize wicket of Ingram on the third delivery of his over.
Muhammad Irfan (Junior) took the wicket of Anton Devcich on the very first ball of his over. Devcich missed the leg-side flick which led the ball to hit the middle stump.