While Ben Dunk stole the limelight following his stunning performance in the high-voltage clash between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings, Alex Hales also set up a delightful batting exhibition during the first innings.
Driving his side’s charge with sumptuous strokes and controlled aggression, Hales batted right till the end to ensure Karachi reached an imposing total. Following a lean patch in the initial half of the competition, the Englishman has returned to his belligerent best, consistently wreaking havoc with the bat.
Hales brilliantly anchored the Kings’ innings by swiftly accumulating in the first 10 overs before changing his gears and going berserk in the death overs. He slammed a total of five sixes and six boundaries in his blazing contribution of 80 not out from 48 deliveries.