WATCH: Akif Javed gifts boundary to Imad Wasim due to substandard fielding in PSL 2020

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 15/03/2020

Akif Javed gifts boundary to Imad Wasim: Islamabad’s pacer put on display a substandard fielding to give four runs to Kings’ captain.

During the 28th match of the ongoing fifth season of the Pakistan Super League between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United in Karachi, Islamabad United pacer Akif Javed made a mess of what was a regular fielding chance to gift four runs to Karachi Kings captain Imad Wasim.

It all happened on the last delivery of the seventh over when Wasim played a Rumman Raees delivery towards the third-man region. In what seemed like a simple pick-the-ball-and-throw-back opportunity, a sluggish Javed allowed the ball to travel in between his legs to reach the boundary.

Kings, who were chasing a 137-run target, sealed the chase in the last over. It was opening batsman Sharjeel Khan’s blistering 37 (14) including three fours and four sixes which played a vital role in Karachi reaching the second position in the points table on the back of their fifth victory.

After Wasim won the toss and put the visitors in to bat, United posted a below par 136/6 in their allotted quota of 20 overs.

Having scored 37 (30) with the help of four fours, Islamabad batsman Hussain Talat was their top-scorer. Karachi bowlers in Iftikhar Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Umaid Asif, Wasim and Chris Jordan picked a wicket apiece.

With the outbreak of coronavirus affecting cricket in more ways than one, PSL 2020 remains the only major tournament which is being played at the moment. A rejigged schedule will see the tournament culminate on March 18.

Akif Javed gifts boundary to Imad Wasim

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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