In a bizarre play during the Qualifier match of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020, Karachi Kings batsman Iftikhar Ahmed broke his bat into two as they forced a Super Over against Multan Sultans at National Stadium, Karachi on Saturday. (More Cricket News)
It happened in the 12th over when Ahmed tried to pull a Mohammad Ilyas delivery. Short of a length delivery from Ilyas hurried into Ahmed and hit the splice and the bottom part of the bat fell near the wickets even as a stunned Babar Azam called for a single.
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Ahmed didn't last long after breaking his preferred bat. The right-handed batsman made 13 off 12 before falling to Shahid Afridi in the 13th over.
Azam completed a well-deserved fifty. Babar made 65 and during his 53-ball knock, he hit Afridi for a couple of sixes.
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But a stray dog stole the show, forcing the groundsmen to work overtime even as commentators struggled to describe the embarrassing situation.
Just after Ahmed's fall, the dog invaded the ground and stopped the play for a while.
We have a new friend in the ground. pic.twitter.com/INLegMyoZs— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 14, 2020
Batting first, Karachi scored 13/2 with Sherfane Rutherford hitting Sohail Tanvir for a four and six off the fourth and fifth balls respectively.
Then, Mohammad Amir produced a bowling masterclass, replete with unplayable yorkers, to give Karachi a win. Multan could manage only six runs for the loss of one wicket.
Earlier, put in to bat by Karachi captain Imad Wasim, Ravi Bopara's 31-ball 40 helped Multan post 141/7.
In Eliminator 1, Lahore Qalandars face Peshawar Zalmi later in the night at the same venue.
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