Market Report – Pakistan Super League – Matchday 2, February 14, 2023

Karachi Kings vs. Peshawar Zalmi Match 2

Pakistan Super League is known for its nail-biting contests and PSL 2023 has already shown why it is so. After Lahore Qalandars won the first match by just 1 run, Peshawar Zalmi emerged victorious in game two by just 2 runs. Let’s take a look at the match happenings and the market changes.


Match 2: Karachi Kings vs. Peshawar Zalmi


Peshawar Zalmi 199 for 5 Kohler-Cadmore 92, Babar 68(↑17%)) beat Karachi Kings197 for 5(Imad 80(18%), Malik 52) by 2 runs.


Karachi Kings’ skipper opted to bowl first on their home ground. Peshawar Zalmi started by scoring 11 runs in the first over by Mohammad Amir(↓18%). Mohammad Haris(↓6%) departed in the second over after smashing two boundaries in his 5-ball innings. He was followed by the young Saim Ayub in the same over.

After being reduced to 16 for 2, the skipper Babar Azam(↑17%) and Tom Kohler-Cadmore combined for a match-defining partnership. They added 139 runs in just 81 deliveries for the 3rd wicket. Babar scored 68 off 46, while Tom whacked a 50-ball 92. Jimmy Neesham stayed unbeaten at 16 off 11, and Zalmi asked Kings to chase 200 runs in 20 overs.

Wahab Riaz(↓10%) sent Sharjeel Khan(↓16%) back to the pavilion on the second delivery of the chase. Then, Matthew Wade got Karachi off to a flying start. He scored 23 runs in just 15 balls before getting dismissed by James Neesham. After his wicket, the Kings could only score 12 runs in 3 overs and lost 2 more wickets.

Karachi were reeling at 46 for 4, and the match was going way out of their reach. But Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim(18%) stood in Zalmi’s way. The duo batted for 73 deliveries and added 131 runs. When Malik got out for 52 off 34, the equation had reduced to 23 off 10.

Wahab Riaz(↓10%) bowled a decent penultimate over to leave 16 off the final over. Khurram Shehzad went for just 6 runs in his first 5 balls, despite bowling a no ball. Imad Wasim(18%) smashed a 6 off the last ball but Karachi fell short by just 2 runs. Imad played an extraordinary innings of 80* runs in 47 deliveries.


SportiScore Analysis


The Karachi Kings skipper was the Sportiqo’s most valuable player of the day. His day started poorly as he went for 42 runs in his 3 overs. But he made an incredible comeback with the bat. He whacked 7 fours and 4 sixes in his 47-ball innings to stay unbeaten on 80. His final SportiScore was 31.

Karachi captain is followed by Peshawar’s captain on the list of top performers. He scored 68 runs in 46 deliveries with the help of 7 fours and a six. His first outing in the PSL 2023 resulted in 28 SportiScore points for him.


Let’s see the performances and SportiScores of the most prominent players on day 2:

PlayerPerformanceSportiScores Earned
Imad Wasim80(47) & 0/4231
Babar Azam68(46)28
Mohammad Haris10(5)4.2
Wahab Riaz2/340
Imran Tahir1/40-3
Sharjeel Khan0(1)-6
Mohammad Amir0/42-9


Market Update


Imad Wasim’s(18%) spirited knock resulted in a price increase of 19.8 SPQs for him. Babar Azam’s(↑17%) price also increased by 17.8 SPQs. Quite the opposite happened for Sharjeel Khan(↓16%) whose price fell by 15.6 SPQs. While Mohammad Amir(↓18%) suffered a price depreciation of 21.6 SPQs.


Let’s find out in detail how the prices have changed for the top players after the second day of the league:

PlayerSportiScores14 Feb Price15 Feb Price% ChangeCumulative SPQs Earned
Imad Wasim31112131.818%31
Babar Azam28102119.817%28
Mohammad Haris4.210699.6-6%4.2
Wahab Riaz08576.5-10%0
Imran Tahir-3102146.644%54.8
Sharjeel Khan-69680.4-16%-6
Mohammad Amir-911695.4-18%-9


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