Srinagar: It was vintage Mohammad Amir first over as the former Pakistan pacer got rid of Peshawar Zalmi openers Mohammad Haris and Babar Azam in the fiery first over.
Karachi Kings premier pacer who was coming back from injury, trapped Mohammad Haris lbw with his trademark inswing delivery on the first ball of the match.
The left-arm pacer wasn’t done yet as he removed Babar Azam for a duck as well in the same over.
Amir bowled a full inswinger around leg stump, which nailed Babar on the pads. The Zalmi captain reviewed the decision, but it was pitched in line and hitting the leg stump.
Amir returned in the second over to remove Saim Ayub for 1, as he tried to flick the ball but was caught at deep square leg.
As per Pakistan media reports it is first time in PSL history that a team’s top three batters were collectively dismissed for less than 3 runs.
In the previous meeting between the two sides earlier in the tournament, Babar had a strong start to his innings as he smacked Amir for his signature cover drive in the first ball of his innings.
Interestingly, the previous lowest score was held by Karachi Kings against Peshawar Zalmi in 2017, which were three runs (Shahzaib Hasan: 0, Chris Gayle: 2, Babar Azam: 1)
Amir ended up with four wickets, while conceding 26 runs in his fiery four-over spell.