Peshawar Zalmi thumped Karachi Kings by 61 runs in ending phase of PSL


Karachi(Cliff News)Kamran Akmal smashed a robust half-century while the pace quartet led by Hasan Ali shared nine wickets as Peshawar Zalmi thumped Karachi Kings by 61 runs at the National Stadium, Karachi on Monday, ending the league phase with number one position in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2019 edition.Kamran scored a fiery 48-ball 86 studded with five well timed sixes and ten boundaries and took a leading part in the team’s record opening stand in HBL PSL history of 137 with Imam-ul-Haq (40-ball 59) to steer the team to 203-7 in 20 overs.Karachi Kings, who had already qualified for the play-offs but had an outside chance of finishing in the top two, were lifted by a 37-ball 71 (seven fours and four sixes) by Colin Ingram before they folded for 142 in 16.2 overs.Hasan led the Zalmi pace attack with 3-15 while Wahab  (2-19), Tymal Mills (2-25) and Sameen Gul (2-49) shared the spoils.The win lifted Peshawar to 14 points from their ten matches and with a superior net run-rate they finished top of the six-team table, followed by Quetta Gladiators with 14 in ten games, Zalmi also topped the round stage in both 2016 and 2017 HBL PSL editions.Karachi Kings finished with ten points and at fourth spot while Islamabad United are third with ten points in ten matches.Earlier, Multan Sultans beat Lahore Qalanadars by seven wickets to finish fifth while Lahore were consigned to sixth and last.Peshawar hit Karachi hard through their fast bowlers right from the outset.Karachi lost Colin Munro (nought), Babar Azam(13) and Liam Livingstone (six) by the fourth over as the pace attack once again proved potent.Munro was trapped leg-before by Hasan for his second duck of the HBL PSL season and has a measly 63 runs in seven innings. Babar fell to a miscued drive off Sameen Gul while Livingstone fell to Tymal Mills.Ingram added 43 for the fourth-wicket with Ben Dunk (six) but the target was too big for him to handle without any support. Ingram holed out off Mills in the 14th over. Only Imad Wasim offered any resistance with a 30-run contribution.With three wickets added to his tournament tally, Hasan leads the bowling chart of HBL PSL with 21 in ten matches.Man-of-the-match Kamran Akmal said his aim was to be positive.”It was a big total and that was because we were positive,” said Kamran. “We knew that we want to bat long and then credit to the bowlers who defended well because it wasn’t easy defending on this pitch.”Peshawar skipper Darren Sammy said Kamran is his match winner.”The way Kamran batted it was great,” said Sammy. “He is our match winner and once he took us to 200 it was up to the bowlers and Hasan and Wahab are bowling so well together that it paved our win.”Karachi captain Imad praised Kamran.”The way Kamran batted, he took away the match,” said Imad. “He timed the ball so sweetly and it became tough for us to stop him.”Peshawar, put into bat by Karachi Kings, maintained a ten run average throughout their innings as Kamran cut loose right from the start. He smashed three boundaries in the second over by Usman Shinwari to hint what was coming from him.Imam matched his illustrious partner with three hits to the fence off Sohail Khan in the third over while Kamran knocked a four and six each off Imad Wasim and Umer Khan before hitting two sixes and as many fours off Umar as Peshawar raced to 125 by 12 overs.It was part timer Munro who finally gave Karachi a breakthrough with the wicket of Kamran, caught in the deep. Pollard hit two sixes in the same over before failing to Munro.Imam, who hit seven boundaries and a six, became one of Mohammad Amir’s three wickets who finished with figures of 3-24 amidst a run feast by Peshawar.The league has a day’s rest on Tuesday, with Peshawar taking on Quetta Gladiators in the first qualifier on Wednesday. Title holders Islamabad United meet Karachi Kings in the eliminator one on Thursday. Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by 61 runs in HBL PSL

Brief Scores:Peshawar Zalmi 203-7 in 20 overs (Kamran Akmal 86, Imam-ul-Haq 59; Mohammad Amir 3-24)

Karachi Kings 142 in 16.2 overs (C. Ingram 71, Imad Wasim 30: Hasan Ali 3-15, Wahab Riaz 2-19)



Usman Shinwari magical over brings KK into playoffs of PSL

IMG-20190311-WA0011Karachi(Staff Reporter)Fast bowler Usman Shinwari kept his nerves in control to defend five runs in the last over and three off the last delivery to snatch a one-run win for Karachi Kings over Quetta Gladiators in a dramatic HBL PSL clash in front of a packed to capacity National Stadium Karachi on Sunday.Shinwari took three wickets and conceded just three runs to keep Quetta — chasing 191 to win — down to 189-7 in 20 overs and confirm a spot in the play-offs for Karachi with ten points in nine games.Shinwari’s feat –3-43 — overshadowed Quetta opener Ahmad Shehzad’s brilliant 57-ball 99 studded with eight boundaries and five sixes. Ahmad fell a run short of the coveted three figures mark on the second ball of the final over as he was brilliantly caught by a diving Colin Ingram at mid-off.Shinwari also dismissed Anwar Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed before Sohail Tanvir managed a leg-bye off the last delivery. Karachi can further improve their position to second if they beat Peshawar Zalmi on Monday and improve their net run-rate. Karachi’s victory also sent a luckless Lahore Qalandars out of play-off contention with six points in nine games. The result today also leaves Lahore’s last match against Multan Sultans also on Monday, inconsequential.Karachi Kings were lifted to 190-5 in their 20 overs by Babar Azam’s 46-ball 56 with six boundaries and a six and 44 not out by Iftikhar Ahmed which came off just 18 balls with five boundaries and two sixes.With the asking rate getting tougher with 56 needed in the last five, Shehzad unleashed brilliant hitting with three sixes off Shinwari to bring down the target to 28 in three overs.Despite Dwayne Bravo’s run out in the penultimate over, Shehzad kept his nerves, hitting Aamer Yamin for another six and then benefited from four wide balls. Shehzad smashed a boundary to bring Quetta within five runs of victory.But Shinwari deprived Quetta from a victory with his last over spoils.”It was in my mind that the ball is reverse swinging so I stuck to the plan and came out successful,” said Shinwari. “Wasim (Akram) told me that you must not sleep in the ground after being hit for sixes and try to come back and that’s what I did,” said Shinwari.It was Shehzad who put Quetta on the track. He was involved in a solid stand of 69 for the first-wicket with Shane Watson who made 19 with a six and a boundary.But Quetta were pegged back by left-arm spinner Umer who dismissed Watson, Rilee Rossouw (ten) and Umar Akmal (27) to finish with 3-26 in his four overs. Umar hit three sixes in his 20-ball stay and added 46 for the third-wicket with Shehzad.Karachi skipper Imad Wasim termed a good total as the key.”We had a good total on the board and it is tough to maintain ten an over,” said Imad. “Shinwari bowled very well in the last over and Sohail Khan bowled his last two so well and it’s an amazing win against a formidable team.”Quetta skipper Sarfraz praised Shehzad.”I think it was highly enjoyable match for both the teams,” said Sarfraz. “Cricket is not easy as you can score 12-15 runs in an over and then can’t make five in one. Credit to Shinwari who bowled well and Shehzad also batted well.”Karachi, sent into bat on a flat pitch, were off to a solid start of 69 as Babar and Colin Munro set the platform for a big total but leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed pegged them back with two accurate overs and the wicket of Munro who made 26-ball 30 with two sixes and a boundary.Liam Livingstone also fell to spinner Mohammad Nawaz but Colin Ingram lit up the stadium with three huge sixes, however his robust innings of 10-ball 24 did not last long. It was Iftikhar who gave the real impetus to the innings as Karachi mustered 65 in the last five overs.Rookie fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain celebrated his inclusion in the Pakistan team for the Australia ODIs in the UAE with 2-38 in his four overs.Karachi Kings beat Quetta Gladiators by one run in HBL PSL

Brief Scores:Karachi Kings 190-5 in 20 overs (Babar Azam 56, Iftikhar Ahmed 44 not out)

Quetta Gladiators 189-7 in 20 overs (Ahmed Shehzad 99; Umer Khan 3-26, Usman Shinwari 3-43)






Fans Choose Bilal Abbas Khan as the Best Actor Of 2018

Bilal Abbas Khan wins Best Actor Male

Karachi(Cliff News)Bilal Abbas Khan; the heartthrob of Pakistani Media Industry, has surely won millions of hearts within no time. The promising young actor recently won the “Best Actor Male” award in ARY Social Media Awards 2018.The critics have applauded Khan for his versatility and he has been standing tall amongst the A-list of Pakistani actors today. He has hit us like a shooting star with his diverse performances in drama serials O Rangreza, Qurban, Dumpuhkt, Balaa and with his current on-air, Cheekh. Khan has managed to keep his fans captivated with his mind-blowing performances and has given them a reason to look forward to his upcoming projects.Khan’s journey from a shy, innocent Qasim of O Rangreza to headstrong Taimoor of Balaa has taken him to a whole new level of fame. With his professionalism and charming personality, Khan has surely earned every bit of being called one of the best actors of 2018.

Bilal Abbas Khan and Saba Qamar to feature in Big Bang Entertainment’s Mega Project

Bilal Abbas Khan and Saba Qamar (2)

Karachi(Cliff News)Big Bang Entertainment who has produced multiple blockbuster dramas like “AesiHai Tanhaye”, “Mubarak Ho Beti Hui Hai” and “Meri Gurya” has revealed their upcoming mega project starring the young actor who has taken the industry by storm, Bilal Abbas Khan with the award winning actress of Baaghi and Hindi Medium famed talent Saba Qamar.Produced under the banner of Big Bang Entertainment, a joint venture of FahadMustafa and Dr. Ali Kazmi, the drama has a working title of “Cheekh”. It is directed by the veteran and critically acclaimed director Badar Mehmood and penned by Zanjabeel Asim Shah. The cast of the drama includes Aijaz Aslam, AzekahDaniel and Maira Khan along with the lead actors.With the unique pairing of Bilal Abbas Khan and Saba Qamar, who are going to share the screen for the first time, this serial promises some electrifying performances and is expected to go on air in early 2019 on ARY Digital.

About Big Bang Entertainment:

Started in 2013, Big Bang Entertainment has come out as the fastest growing production house headed by the inspiring Fahad Mustafa and Dr Ali Kazmi. Their productions have achieved the highest rating by producing the finest content on-air, both in terms of acting and story. The production house also showcasing the emerging talent though out country. Their hit list includes Dusri Biwi, Waada, ZindaDargor, Muqabail, Andaz-e-Sitam, AasiHai Tanhai and Teri Raza.


Our vision to find nurture the future of sports in Pakistan:Salman Iqbal


Karachi (Cliff News)The Karachi Kings firmly believe in the magnitude of untapped potential that Pakistan has to offer. Living up to their promise of improving and uplifting cricket and sports in the country, the Karachi Kings have undertaken an exciting new venture. After the highly appreciated Khiladi Ki Khoj – Talent Hunt in Sindh, the Karachi Kings set their sights on crowning the best athletes in the Super Power Karachi Kings Sindh Ke Shehzade Cricket Tournament.The initiative has been praised by various cricketers, both in Pakistan and abroad, the efforts of the Karachi Kings to develop the sport from the grass root level, has enjoyed tremendous support.
The teams that competed in the tournament were HSJ Nawabshah KeShehzade, Igloo Sukkur Ke Shehzade, Bridge Power Hyderabad Ke Shehzade, Hawk Mirpurkhas Ke Shehzade and finally
Homage Karachi Ke Shehzade.
The tournament kicked off with a launch ceremony on Sunday, 9th September which was attended by esteemed guests and personalities, Naya Nazimabad served as the arena for the tournament, with the entire proceedings aired LIVE on PTV Sports, the website and

The tournament has been a perfect example of athleticism and sportsmanship. All the five teams participating gave exceptional performances, the most noteworthy of which was from Homage Karachi Ke Shehzade. Some outstanding athletes throughout the tournament were batsmen Ammad Alam from Karachi, Daniyal Rajput and Osama Baloch form Hyderabad, among the bowlers were Muhammad Salman, Abrar Ahmed and Imran Khan from Karachi, as well as Kahaf Patel from Mirpurkhas.
The excitement at each match was a testament to how far cricket has come along in the last few years, the nail biting finale was played between Homage Karachi Ke Shehzade and Bridge Power Hyderabad Ke Shehzade, both of whom proved to be formidable opponents, after an exciting round of cricket where each player gave their utmost effort, the team that proved victorious in the end were theHomage Karachi Ke Shehzade, who were crowned the Super Power Karachi Kings Sindh Ke Shehzade.Speaking about the tournament, Mr. Salman Iqbal – owner Karachi Kings said ‘It never ceases to amaze us just how much talent there is in Pakistan. Every talent hunt that we have conducted has brought forth a new breed of athletes, each unique in their own way. The Super Power Karachi Kings Sindh Ke Shehzade Cricket Tournament was another step in our vision to find and nurture the future of sports in Pakistan, the athletes who will make their country proud’.The final match and grand closing ceremony, held on Friday, 14thSeptember was attended by various celebrities and personalities, the event was graced by the Governor of Sindh Mr. Imran Ismail as Chief Guest, with special guests Mayor Karachi Mr. WaseemAkhtar, Group Director ARY Digital Network Mr. Mehboob Abdul Rauf, Chairman Arif Habib Group Mr. ArifHabib, Chairman AKD Group Mr. AqeelKarim Dhedhi, President Karachi KingsMr. Shahid Afridi and former Pakistan Cricket Team Captain Mr. Younis Khan.CEO Karachi Kings, Mr. Tariq Wasi and the management of the team, expressed their gratitude to the Governor of Sindh Mr. Imran Ismail and distinguished guests for attending the closing ceremony of Super Power Karachi Kings Sindh Ke Shehzade Cricket Tournament.The management and members of the Karachi Kings team are also deeply grateful to the love and support shown by the fans and especially our sponsors, Bahria Town (Titanium Sponsor), Nurpur and The Arkadians (Platinum Sponsor), Shield (Gold Sponsor), Imtiaz Super Store (Official Super Market), Brighto Paints (Official Paint Partner), 5 Star Foam (Official Partner), Naya Nazimabad(Official Home Ground Partner), Golden Pearl Cosmetics (Official Beauty Cream Partner), Zee International School (Official Academic Partner). A special thank you to our tournament sponsor Super Power
and team sponsors HSJ, Igloo, Bridge Power, Hawk and Homage. We would also like to thank
Pakola (Beverage Partner), MB Malik (Sport Goods Partner), Pakistan Observer (Print Media Partner) and FM 107 (Radio Partner), Ti Marketing and A to Z Properties.



Ramsha Khan ready to show her bravura acting skills in drama “Mangharat”

[News Byte] - Ramsha Khan Signs A New Project _Mangharat_ By iDreams Entertainment

Karachi(Cliff News)Ramsha Khan, a gorgeous addition to the Pakistani Drama Industry, is ready to show her bravura acting skills in her upcoming drama “Mangharat”.Khan is playing a lead role alongside Muneeb Butt and Uzma Gilani. As innocent as she looks, the protagonist “Mariam” she’s playing in this drama is actually a naive and an ingenuous girl. Mangharat is an iDream Entertainment production and is penned by Samina Ijaz. The director of the drama is Ahmed Bhatti who has formerly given famous dramas “Bedardi”, “Qurban” and “Ghairat”.With her finely honed skills, Ramsha Khanhas proven her mettle in “TumhariMariam”, “Who Ek Pal” and “Mah-e-Tamam”. She procured immense appreciation for her performance in “Mah-e-Tamam” due to her versatility and effortlessness. Undoubtedly Ramsha has the capability to transform herself in every role that she performs.The drama is soon going on air on ARY Digital and fans are looking forward to it.

[News Byte] - Ramsha Khan Signs A New Project _Mangharat_ By iDreams Entertainment (2)


UK based Pakistani girl Rucksar Naaz tv debut drama “MainKhayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka”

Brown Girl Problem fame Vlogger, Rucksar Naaz TV debut drama 'Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka!' (2)

Karachi(Cliff News)UK based Pakistani girl Rucksar Naaz, known on the web for her humour acts as BrownGirlProblems1, after garnering praises for her take on the cultural relevant issues, is now all set to make her mainstream debut with IRK Film’s drama “Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka” – that stars Hareem Farooq & Ali Rehmanin lead roles.“Main Khayaal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka” is written by Shabana Ghulam Nabi and directed by Emraan Kaleem Mallick, and promised to be a soft romantic-drama which emphasizes on the sacrifice of love, a broken relationship.“This is a very interesting transition from me from digital media to electronic and I am glad to be working with such a professional team at IRK Films, who give new talent such a fair and equal chance to break into the industry.” Rucksarshared her thoughts on the drama serial.“We have always taken a step forward in promoting new and young talent – from Bilal Ashraf and Hania Aamir in Janaan, to 14 new actors in Parchi.” stated Imran Raza Kazmi, the visionary behind IRK Films. “We are really looking forward to seeing how the Pakistan audience will welcome Rucksar, as she is an integral part of our serial.”“Main Khayaal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka” is expected to go on air after Eid ul Fitr on Hum TV.

Brown Girl Problem fame Vlogger, Rucksar Naaz TV debut drama 'Main Khayal Hoon Kisi Aur Ka!'

About IRK films: IRK Films was formed by Imran Raza Kazmi in 2012, introducing new faces on the big screen namely Ahmed Ali Akbar (Siyaah),Hareem Farooq (Siyaah), Hania Aamir(Janaan) and 14 theatrical artists including Faiza Saleem in Parchi. IRK films now works as the flagship of ‘IHA ENTERTAINMENT’ which is owned by Imran Raza Kazmi, Hareem Farooq &Arif Lakhani.