Watch: Shadab Khan and Alex Hales face life-threatening situation during PSL 2024

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Shadab Khan, Alex Hales involved in a collision


Shadab Khan and Alex Hales suffered a life-threatening collision during the current Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024 game between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United. The match between the teams will take place at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Shadab Khan and Alex Hales left everyone stunned after colliding with each other. It was during the last ball of the first innings when Hunain Shah was bowling. The pacer booked a low ball to which Karachi Kings batsman Kieron Pollard made space and tried to bowl the ball down.

Alex Hales ran in from distance and Shadab Khan from distance ran the other way. The England star reached out and grabbed the ball, but ended up colliding with Shadab and the ball slipped out of his hands. They were both on the ground and that made everyone tense.

Physiotherapists rushed in and gave medical attention to the duo. Fortunately, they were not damaged enough as after one treatment they stood up and looked fine. The duo then returned to the pavilion as Karachi Kings’ innings ended.

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Karachi Kings had a decent outing with the bat in the first innings and finished with a total of 165 runs on the board. Captain Shan Masood also contributed 27 runs along with Leus du Plooy who scored 24 runs, ensuring the team got off to a decent start.

However, the real bombardment came from the bat of Kieron Pollard, who activated his beast mode and played a magnificent innings. The powerful batsman made a cameo of 48 runs off just 28 balls. He smashed two fours and a six in his innings.

Irfan Khan (27*) supported him well and his team finished with 165 runs. Shadab Khan with the ball had a decent outing. Although he could not pick the wicket, he was economical as he gave away only 18 runs in the three overs that he bowled.

Besides him, Imad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Agha Salman and Hunain Shah also picked a wicket each. The players made sure to pick wickets from time to time and helped their team restrict the opposition to a total of less than 170 runs on the board.

Alex Hales leads Shadab Khan & Co. to good start with the bat

In the chase, Islamabad United got off to a good start, thanks to the powerful start of Alex Hales. The English batsman came out firing and made sure to put pressure on the opposition from the start. He has played some glorious shots in his innings and would like to capitalize on the opening he has had.

Alex Hales was hitting an unbeaten 33 runs off just 20 balls with the help of five boundaries at the time of writing. With the kind of early test they have, it is fair to say that Shadab Khan’s team look favorites to win the game as they still have 10 wickets in hand.