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Karachi Kings dedicate PSL 5 crown to ex-coach Dean Jones

Karachi Kings dedicate PSL 5 crown to ex-coach Dean Jones
November 18, 2020

Dedicating victory to the former coach, terming that it was his hard work that enabled them to achieve the task. The Karachi Kings’ coach filling in for Jones, Wasim Akram, said: “Of course this win is for Dean Jones […] it's the late Jones' hard work that had brought this about.”

Karachi Kings played a tremendous match against Lahore Qalandars and beat them by five wickets to finally be crowned the new champions.

Karachi Kings outclassed Lahore Qalandars by five wickets in the final of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 5 at National Stadium, Karachi. Karachi Kings achieved the 135-run target for the loss of five wickets in 18.4 overs. Babar Azam smashed 63 runs laced with seven four off 49 balls. CAK Walton scored 22 runs, while Sharjeel Khan (13) and Imad Wasim (10) were the contributors.

Haris Rauf and Dilabr Hussain shared two wickets each, while SR Patel took one wicket.

Earlier batting first after winning the toss, Lahore Qalandars amassed 134 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated over.

Tamim Iqbal (35), Fakhar Zaman (27), Sohail Akhtar (14), Muhammad Hafeez (2) and Dunk (11) were the main scorers.

Waqas Masood, Arshad Iqbal and Umaid Asif grabbed two wickets each.

Last week, the fifth edition of the PSL resumed with a tribute to Jones. "Forever in our hearts, Deano!" read the screen as the players of Karachi Kings (KK) and Multan Sultans honoured Deano with a minute-long silence and forming the letter 'D'.

After coaching Islamabad United for four editions, Deano joined the KK team earlier this year.

In September, former Australian batsman and a much-beloved commentator and mentor of the game Dean Jones passed away in India.