Dean Jones was Karachi’s coach earlier this 12 months.
Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans paid a touching tribute to Dean Jones earlier than the restart of the Pakistan Tremendous League (PSL) in Karachi on Saturday. The fifth version of the PSL needed to be postponed in March this 12 months within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The match was postponed earlier than the playoffs.
Karachi Kings and Multan Sultans took on one another within the qualifier. And earlier than the beginning of the match, each the groups determined to pay tribute to Dean Jones. The previous Australia batsman and Karachi Kings head coach had tragically handed away after a sudden cardiac arrest in Mumbai on September 24. He was in India for the IPL duties.
Jones was Karachi’s coach earlier this 12 months. The gamers of the 2 groups stood within the form of a ‘D’ to pay a tribute to him. Jones was related to PSL proper from its first season. Earlier than changing into Karachi’s coach, he had coached Islamabad United and helped them win the PSL title in 2016 in addition to 2018. For the continued playoffs, Karachi Kings have roped in bowling legend Wasim Akram as their coach.
Karachi Kings beat Multan Sultans
The PSL 2020 playoffs began on an exhilarating observe as Karachi Kings beat Multan Sultans within the tremendous over to make it to the ultimate for the very first time. Chasing 142, Karachi Kings had been cruising at one stage earlier than a late collapse noticed them practically throw the sport away. However ultimately, they emerged because the winners as Sherfane Rutherford and Mohammed Amir starred within the Tremendous Over.
Within the Tremendous Over, Amir gave away solely 9 runs in opposition to Rilee Rossouw and Ravi Bopara. Earlier than that, Karachi had scored 13 for two of their tremendous over. Rutherford, who was dismissed on the final ball of the tremendous over, put Karachi on high by smashing the fourth and fifth deliveries of the over by Sohail Tanvir for a six and a 4.
Earlier within the sport, each the groups had completed on 141. Multan had scored 141 for 7 earlier than Karachi completed on 141 for 8. Karachi skipper Babar Azam made 65 off 53 balls to have his aspect in management at 116-Three within the 17th over earlier than a late collapse noticed them lose 5 wickets within the final 4 overs.