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Babar and Amir – the chief architects of Kings' domineering win over Zalmi
Babar and Amir's Stellar Show

Babar and Amir – the chief architects of Kings' domineering win over Zalmi

It was one of those days where Mohammad Amir was on song with the ball and fans of the city that has produced a factory of fast bowlers got to witness a sensational spell. It was a treat to watch him bowl at his true potential and abilities. 

He got the ball to move viciously and pegged back Peshawar Zalmi right on the first ball of the match by trapping Tom Banton LBW and it seemed like they were stunned by that torrid start. In the very same over, he got the off-stump cartwheeling as Haider Ali attempted an adventurous drive.

Next up, he snared Lewis Gregory as he spooned one straight to cover as he got totally flummoxed by the cunning slower one. Amir also didn't allow the power-hitter Carlos Brathwaite to tee off in the last two overs as he miscued a skier.

Meanwhile, Babar Azam played a wonderful innings. His 70-run unbeaten knock was laced with elegant cover drives and he made sure to get Kings over the line. The 25-year-old seldom gives his wicket cheaply and today was another marvellous demonstration of batting according to the circumstances. There was hardly any poor shot and he put a high value on his wicket.

Two convincing wins on the trot just at the right time of the tournament is a good omen for Kings as we slowly get to the business end of the tournament and peaking at the right time is something teams yearn for.