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PSL: The history of KK vs LQ

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PSL: The history of KK vs LQ
PSL: The history of KK vs LQ. Image: PCB

Karachi Kings vs Lahore Qalandars is more like India vs Pakistan. The fans are obsessed with KK vs LQ rivalry immensely. As the two teams continue to face each other in the eleventh match of HBL PSL 6, the broadcasters are witnessing a high number of virtual watchers and a few extra in the stadium as well.

Due to the size of the two cities, Karachi and Lahore have got huge fan bases and are the notched teams of PSL. The recorded matches in the last five seasons go like follows:

Played: 11

KK won: 7

LQ won: 4

PSL: The history of KK vs LQ

Analyzing from the above-written stats, KK have taken a yield over Qalandars. The last time when two teams came face to face, was the final of the PSL 2020.

It was the first time both teams reached the final. The Imad Wasim-led Kings outclassed the Qalandars to lift the maiden trophy.

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Image: ESPN PSL 5 final

Discussing from the first-ever season, Kings won both encounters of the robin hood stage whereas, in the 2017 season, LQ won the first whereas, KK won the second to equal.

Commencing to the 2018 season, the Kings once again grasped Qalandars. The second game could have cost the men in green-grey but the fortune tucked it till the tie – means a super over that Qalandars won.

Moving to the 2019 and 2020 seasons, both teams won the one-one encounter. Whereas, KK took one extra – clinching the third KK vs LQ match, the final showdown.

Discussing today’s game, LQ won the toss and elected to bowl first. We have seen that the teams opting to bowl after triumphing the toss are winning the matches as well.

However, the Sohail Akhtar-led army did not grasp a good start. They have to chase a target of 187 runs with the opening slot truncated with as many as two batters at the time of writing.

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