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Mohammad Amir’s toe-crushing yorker rattles Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris in a PSL match. Watch




Karachi Kings pacer Mohammad Amir was in scintillating form during their Pakistan Super League (PSL) match against Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi on Wednesday. Despite his team being downplayed towards the end, Amir got the ball rolling with three wickets in the powerplay. He dismissed Zalmi openers Mohammad Haris and Babar Azam in the first over, before also dismissing youngster Saim Ayyub in the third over. Amir gave Haris his marching orders with a toe-crushing yorker that also injured the Pakistan star.

He then sacked Babur in a similar fashion to keep the Karachi Kings in control of proceedings. Amir deceives both the batsmen with an in-swinging yorker.

Amir returned figures of 4/26 but could not stop Zalmi from posting a strong total on the board.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore (56 not out), Hasbullah Khan (50) and Rovman Powell (64) hit half-centuries as Zalmi reached 197/5 in 20 overs.

In reply, Matthew Wade got Karachi off to a brisk start in the chase. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman scored a 41-ball 53 before being bowled by Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Wade’s dismissal led to a batting collapse as Karachi were reduced to 122/8 at one stage.

However, captain Imad Wasim put up a strong rearguard, scoring 57 runs in just 30 balls to take his team closer to the target.

In the end, Zalmi won the game by 24 runs, with Azmatullah Umarzai and Aamer Jamal taking three wickets each.

With this win, Zalmi has moved to the fourth spot in the points table with three wins from six matches so far.

On Thursday, defending champions Lahore Qalandars will face Quetta Gladiators at home.

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