Babar Azam’s 63 out lead Karachi Kings to their first Pakistan Super League (PSL) title on Tuesday, and Karachi coach Wasim Akram dedicated the victory to Dean Jones, who died of a heart attack earlier this year. Jones was hired to coach Karachi ahead of the PSL season in March before the coronavirus pandemic resulted in the tournament being postponed from the knockout stages. “Karachi Kings, the champions. This (victory) is for Dean Jones and for the fans of Karachi Kings,” Akram said in a video posted by the International Cricket Council (ICC), where he is surrounded by the Karachi players .
A special victory for Karachi Kings, who coach Wasim Akram dedicated to the late Dean Jones pic.twitter.com/RM5LIZdbfL
– ICC (@ICC) November 17, 2020
– Babar Azam (@ babarazam258) November 17, 2020
Chasing Lahore Qalanders’ 134 for 7 in the final at the National Stadium, Karachi, the hosts drove to the goal in 18.4 overs with five wickets in hand.
Jones, who led Islamabad United to two PSL titles as a coach, has been a prominent figure with the PSL over the years, and the teams Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans paid tribute to the Australian by making a ‘D’ on the field. prior to their playoffs. collision last Saturday.
Karachi won that match in the Super Over to make it to the final, while Multan lost to Lahore Qalanders, who defeated Peshawar Zalmi in Eliminator 1, in Eliminator 2.
The last four in the six-team league, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan, would initially play in the semi-finals with Multan as Peshawar and Karachi would face Lahore in March.
However, those games were delayed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that locked down many countries around the world and forced foreign players to rush back to their home countries.
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