PSL 8, Quetta Gladiators beat Peshawar Zalmi after a very exciting match.
Quetta Gladiators defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 8 wickets in the 25th match of the Pakistan Super League. Peshawar Zalmi made 240 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Quetta Gladiators achieved the target one over before. Jason Roy played a major role in the team’s victory by scoring 145 runs.
Quetta Gladiators set the record for most boundaries in PSL
Peshawar Zalmi won the toss and decided to bat first. Openers Saeem Ayub and Babar Azam showed a smoky batting performance. Saeem Ayub got out after scoring 74 off 34 balls while Babar Azam scored 115 off 65 balls and was run out in the last over of the innings. Cade Moore scored 7 and Powell remained not out after scoring 35.
In response, Martin Guptill and Will Samid scored 21 and 26 from Quetta Gladiators, while Jason Roy scored 145 off 63 balls and Mohammad Hafeez scored 41 runs off 18 balls.
At the moment, the situation of the points table is that Lahore Qalandars and Islamabad United have 12 and 12 points after eight matches. While Multan Sultans and Peshawar Zalmi both have eight points. The team of Karachi Kings is already out of the playoff race after getting four points.
Lahore and Islamabad have already qualified for the playoffs due to winning more matches. While Multan and Peshawar need to win only one more match to make it to the second stage. Both have two matches left to do so, while Quetta has no room for defeat.
The team with six points from nine matches will now have to wait for the match between Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans on Friday, whichever team wins this match will become the third team to qualify for the next stage with ten points.
The fourth Powerplay team may not be decided after Saturday’s match, but whoever wins this match between Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans will have a better chance of reaching the next stage.
If Multan loses the match against Quetta after defeating Peshawar, then Peshawar will have to win their next match against Islamabad. But if Multan loses both matches, Peshawar and Quetta teams will reach the power play.
If Multan Sultans win both matches, the Quetta team’s journey will end before the playoffs and the Peshawar team will be able to make it to the next stage even if they do not win any more matches.
Peshawar Zalmi made a mountain-like score of 240 runs thanks to Babar Azam’s century!
In the match played at Pindi Cricket Stadium, Peshawar Zalmi started the match in the best way.
Babar Azam and Saeem Ayub provided a 162-run opening for the second consecutive match.
Saeem Ayub was just 14 runs away from equaling the record first wicket partnership when he was dismissed in the 13th over after scoring 74 runs off 34 balls, his innings included six fours and five sixes and looked at one point. As they will be able to score a century.
Despite his dismissal, captain Babar Azam continued his progress towards a century and scored the first century of his PSL career in just 60 balls. He had to wait eight seasons for this opportunity while Peshawar Zalmi. Before that, he had also represented Islamabad United and Karachi Kings.
Ruman Powell, who played unbeaten innings of 35 runs off 18 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes, supported Babar Azam and helped him to score the biggest score of the season.
Babar Azam was not only able to answer his critics when he was dismissed with 115 runs off 65 balls in the last over but also set several records in the history of PSL.
No batsman had hit 15 or more fours in an inning before him while his score was the sixth-highest individual score in the PSL. With this century, he became joint second in the list of players with the most T20 centuries.
Against Quetta Gladiators, he scored the eighth century of his T20 career, bringing him to level with Australia’s David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Michael Klinger. The number of these four batsmen is second on the list of most centuries.
During Babar Azam’s record-breaking innings, he not only managed to better the record for the most half-centuries in PSL history but is also the only batsman to have been part of three major partnerships so far.
With his maiden PSL century, Babar Azam joined the list of PSL 8 top scorers and is currently the third-highest run-scorer in the event.
Fast bowler Muhammad Hasnain, who came back from injury, proved to be the most expensive bowler of Quetta. He conceded 57 runs in just four overs and did not dismiss any player.
Jason Roy became furious with the Peshawar bowlers and broke, setting records and winning the match
Quetta Gladiators are without captain Sarfaraz Ahmed for the first time in eight seasons today, but even if the wicketkeeper-batsman misses today’s match due to injury, it doesn’t matter much, because Jason Roy is in a winning mood today. had come
The English opener started the innings with a bang and stayed on the wicket till the end