T20 cricket is game of small margins a small mistake can cost you a match or sometimes even the tournament. Players have to be on their toes in the entire period- grabbing every single opportunity, converting every half chance to make the difference. This year’s Pakistan Super League is approaching its business phase where the matches get more and more intense with every outcome.
On Sunday, an on field moment grabbed the headlines during the match between Lahore Qalandars and Karachi Kings. In the 23rd match of the ongoing fifth season of the Pakistan Super League Karachi Kings wicket-keeper Chadwick Walton, while attempting for a catch, was spotted grabbing batsman Ben Dunk instead of the ball.
The incident happened on the last delivery of the 10th over when an attempted reverse sweep from Ben Dunk took the top-edge to drop nearby the batsman. The keeper Chadwick Walton attempted to grab the potential catch but he was partially blinded by Ben Dunk and ended up ended up grabbing Ben Dunk instead of ball in an awkward manner.
Coming to the match, Lahore Qalandars opted to bowl after winning the toss to have the advantage of chasing on a sporting pitch. Karachi Kings posted a mammoth 187 runs on the board with Babar Azam, Alex Hails and Chadwick Walton making healthy contributions. Alex Hales, who came out to bat at No. 3, top-scored for Kings with his 80* (48) with the help of six fours and five sixes.
In the reply, Lahore Qalandars chased down the target in the penultimate over as their captain Sohail Akhtar (68) along with Ben Dunk 99 (40) stitched a match-winning 140-run for the third wicket. Ben Dunk continued his rich form in the league as the left-hander scored 99 (40) with the help of three fours and 12 sixes.