Just days after thrashing the Bangladeshi bowlers to all parts of the ground, Jason Roy has announced his arrival at the PSL with a boom. Quetta’s Jason Roy created history on Wednesday in the encounter between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators when the English opener smashed 145 runs off 63 balls, the highest-ever score in the league.
Having won the toss, Peshawar Zalmi decided to bat first on what seemed to be a flat highway of a wicket. Peshawar’s openers went big right from the start and put up a partnership of 162 runs in just 13.3 overs. Peshawar finished their innings at 240 runs for the loss of two wickets, with Captain Babar Azam scoring 115 off 65 deliveries.
Having set such a mammoth total, Peshawar were very confident of a comfortable victory. However, Jason Roy had some other plans. Opening the innings for Quetta, Roy smashed 20 fours and 5 sixes in his innings of 145.
Getting to hundred runs in just 44 deliveries, Roy set the record for the second-fastest century ever at the PSL. The record for the fastest is still with Lahore Qalandar’s Riley Rossouw, who scored a century in just 43 balls. Nonetheless, this is The highest score by a batsman at the PSL.
Before Roy, the highest score at the PSL was scored by South Africa’s Cameron Delport, who scored 117 runs playing for Islamabad United.
Other Records Broken
With Roy’s heroes, the Gladiators were able to chase down the mammoth total with 10 balls to spare, making this the highest-ever successful chase in the PSL. Before this, the highest successful chase at the PSL was done by Multan Sultans, who chased down 207 runs against Lahore Qalanders in the last edition of the PSL.
This is also the highest target that has been chased in Asia (domestic, franchise, and international cricket included) and the 4th highest chased target overall.
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