Jason Roy, the opening batsman for Quetta Gladiators, had an outstanding day with the bat as he hit 145 runs against Peshawar Zalmi in the 25th game of the current Pakistan Premier League (PSL) season 8. Quetta Gladiators needed to chase down a record 241 runs. When Roy successfully ran after the Quetta Gladiators in Rawalpindi, history was made. The Quetta Gladiators were able to score 241 runs off his brisk 145-ball innings in 18.2 overs.
Unbeaten Roy pulls off record-breaking run-chase in PSL for Quetta Gladiators
Roy was singled out for recognition because of his incredible bat skills during the most successful run-chase in PSL history. He shot the most significant individual PSL total with 20 boundaries and five maximums. The previous record was 127, which Colin Ingram achieved in 2019. The Babar Azam-led Zalmi team got off to a hot start against Roy and opening partner Martin Guptill as they prepared to chase a massive total of 241 runs.
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Wahab Riaz caught and bowled Guptill, but Roy didn’t turn around. Along with Will Smeed, they made 109 off just 55 balls. Smeed provided solid assistance with 22-ball 26. Together, Roy and Mohammad Hafeez, also known as Professor, scored 93 runs off of 39 balls. The experienced Pakistani batsman made 41 runs off of just six boundaries and two maximums. For Zalmi, only Wahab and Mujeeb Ur Rehman could grab a wicket apiece.
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Babar previously answered his detractors with the bat by recording his first PSL century with a strike rate of 171.66. Babar and Saim Ayub stole the show in the 25th match of the current PSL 8 as Peshawar defeated Quetta Gladiators by a score of 240-2 because of their outstanding starting partnership. The two bats had the second-highest partnership in tournament history after scoring 162 runs off 81 balls.
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Saim kept up his excellent form and hit 74 off just 34 balls, which included all of his incredible strokes. The left-handed hitter dazzled the audience by hitting five maximums and six boundaries. Dwaine Pretorius caught the youthful gun in the 14th over with a slower delivery. Babar persisted nevertheless, scoring his first PSL century. The captain received a lot of flak for his strike rate in the previous game.
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He did, however, demonstrate his ability to score a century once more, and that too with a higher scoring rate. After scoring 115 runs, including 15 boundaries and three sixes, he was run out. Rovman Powell eventually made a rapid 18-ball 35 contributions. In the first innings, Pretorius was the only player to record a wicket.
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