When we talk about T20 cricket, we expect to get to see some breath taking hitting or some furious spell of bowling or a majestic performance from a spinner or a brilliant catch on the field. We see players producing all these brilliant moments now and then. And all these brilliant moments bring both ecstasy and agony with them. While fans and players of one side thrill to bits, their counterparts put their head down in sorrow.
This year’s Pakistan Super League is slowly entering into the phase where the matches get more and more intense with each result. These tense matches change the expression on the player’s faces, the faces seem visibly tensed and sometimes angrier too.
On Saturday, something similar happened on the field during the match between Lahore Qalandars and Peshawar Zalmi when Chris Lynn’s head was spottedreleasing steam while fielding in the match.
The smoking head – (funny interpretation) – soon hogged the limelight and as the fans soon started trending the video on social media platform. In the clip, Chris Lynn looked quite angry over the bowling performance of his team.
In a rain curtailed match of 12-over per side, Lahore Qalandars opted to bowl after winning the toss to have the advantage of chasing in short match. But Zalmi got off to a flier as Tom Banton and Kamran Akmal amassed 32 runs off just 18 balls to set the game rolling.
After the wicket of Kamran Akmal, Haider Ali carried forward the momentum provided the opener as Zalmi added another 58 runs off just 21 balls to put 90 runs in just 7th over. Haider Ali, the right-hander, smacked 34 runs off 12 balls,while Tom Banton muscled 34 runs off 15 balls to post a massive total of 132 runs in their quota of 12 overs.
Lahore Qalandars despite a good start by their openers could not hunt down the target as they lost the game by a margin of 16 runs. Chris Lynn (30 runs off 15 balls) and Sami Patel (34 runs off 15 balls) tried to guide them in the chase but no other batsmen showed the calibre of chasing down the total.