PSL 7, Day 4: Plays of the Day

Plays of the Day as Islamabad United demolished Peshawar Zalmi while Lahore Qalandars beat rivals Karachi Kings.

Crazy Shot of the Day

For the second consecutive day, an Afghan features in this segment. On Saturday, it was Rashid Khan’s incredible flick against Shahnawaz Dahani, and on Sunday, it was an unbelievable shot by Rahmanullah Gurbaz off Sohail Khan. With the game pretty much done and dusted, the youngster could afford to play with minimal pressure, and a simple flick of the wrist off a middle/leg stump delivery fetched him a maximum with minimal effort – a helicopter shot that MS Dhoni would be proud of.

Romantic Moment of the Day

Such is the world we are living in that players and commentators/presenters need to stay in separate ‘bubbles’ for the duration of the tournament. Birthday boy Ben Cutting was interviewed at the halfway stage by his wife, Erin Holland. She had to stay 2m away from him at all times, but that didn’t stop her from showing the world her singing skills, with a ‘rendition’ of Happy Birthday. 

Slip of the Day

It can’t be easy bowling against Alex Hales and Paul Stirling in full flow, and perhaps nerves got the better of Wahab Riaz. Running in to start his second over, the Zalmi skipper lost his rhythm and ultimately had quite a harsh fall in his delivery stride. Thankfully, he was okay.

Blunder of the Day

Karachi – Lahore is always a high-pressure game. And high pressure can often lead to careless mistakes. The 4th delivery of the final over of Karachi’s innings saw a comedy of errors that cost Qalandars five runs. Desperate to get as many runs as possible, Umaid Asif attempted a sneaky bye after Joe Clarke failed to get bat on ball to a Haris Rauf delivery. Ben Dunk passed the ball to Rauf, who took a shy at the non-striker’s end, only for the ball to miss the stumps. David Wiese, normally a very reliable fielder, ran around from long-on to intercept the ball before it could reach the boundary, only to parry it across into the skirtings for much-needed extra runs for the Kings, much to the amusement of viewers around the world.

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