You will be very well aware of the Pakistani young lad Hassan Khan, who played for Quetta Gladiators in 3 season’s of Pakistan Super League and now has moved from Quetta Gladiators to Lahore Qalandars for PSL 4
Punjabi Legends’ slow left-arm spinner Hassan Khan’s four wickets and former India pacer Praveen Kumar’s three helped Punjabi Legends to beat Kerala Knights by 36-runs in the second edition of the T10 League at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday night.
Hassan Khan foxed the Knights with his wily left-arm orthodox as he took 4 for 21 including the wickets of Eoin Morgan and Tharanga.
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Hassan started the rout with the wicket of opener Paul Stirling. But after Chris Gayle got into the groove and gave Kerala hopes of a win by striking 35 from 19 balls (three sixes and three fours), it looked as if the match was running out of Punjabi’s hands.
On the first ball of his 1st over Hassan send back Paul Stirling to pavilion but on next three deliveries Chris Gayle hit him for 3 sixes in row and changed the scenario of the match.
Hassan Khan’s 1st over: W 1 6 6 6 1
It took Chris Jordan to get Gayle’s wicket and thereafter Hassan opened the floodgates as he grabbed the wickets of Upul Tharanga, Wayne Parnell and Fabian Allen, all in one over, to put a spoke in Kerala’s wheel.
Hassan Khan’s 2nd over: W 1 W W 0 0
Hassan Khan foxed the Knights with his wily left-arm orthodox! 😍
2-0-21-4. What a spell this was from the youngster. 👏🏻👏🏻
— SPN- Sports (@SPNSportsIndia) November 26, 2018
Praveen then got Sohail Tanvir, Kieron Pollard and Reetinder Sodhi in the eighth over to pull the plug on Kerala.
Earlier, Kerala Knights’ Sohail Tanvir struck in his very first over to see the back of Evin Lewis and Mohammad Naveed rocked Punjabi Legends with the wickets of Luke Ronchi (6) and Umar Akmal (30), who until then was looking set for a big score.
Akmal struck three fours and two sixes from the 17 balls he faced.
So it was only surprising that Naveed was removed from the attack after bowling only one over and by the time he came back to bowl his second and the team’s last over, he looked out of sorts and Chris Jordan capitalised on it to whack him for 21, of the 22 runs, they fetched in that over and give his side a healthy 107 on the board.
Here’s the video of Hassan Khan’s wickets: