Srinagar: It was last ball thriller as Multan Sultans beat Karach Kings in the ongoing Pakistan Super League on Wednesday with temperatures running high both in and out of the field.
One of the incidents that caught attention of Cricket World, involved Pakistan great Wasim Akram who seemed to have lost his cool seeing his side going down against Multan.
Karachi have now lost four of their five games in this season of PSL 2023. Three of these losses have been while chasing and falling short in the last over.
Losing close encounters while chasing clearly took its toll on Akram, who slammed the sofa or table in front of him in anger.
Chasing a target of 197 runs, Karachi fell short by just three runs as Imad Wasim’s heroic unbeaten 46-run knock from 26 balls went in vain.
Karachi needed five runs from the last delivery but Imad was unable to clear the fence.
The Kings got to an ideal start thanks to James Vince, who hit the fastest fifty of this season in just 20 balls. He along with Mathew Wade scored 72 runs for no loss in the powerplay.
Vince was on track to hit the fastest century in PSL history, but was run out for 75, due to a mix up with Haider Ali.
Karachi kept losing wickets at regular intervals but Imad kept fighting till the end for his team.
However, Abbas Afridi held his nerve in the thrilling final over and successfully defended 22 runs to steer his side to victory.