Adsense 970×250

RECORD BREAKER: Babar Azam becomes highest run-scorer in PSL history


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

21st Feb, 2021. 11:16 am
Adsense 300×600
Babar Azam
Adsense 300×250

Karachi Kings batsman and Pakistan Cricket Team captain Babar Azam became the highest run scorer in history of HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL).

According to the details, the 26 year old Babar Azam surpassed Peshawar Zalmi’s Kamran Akmal, who held the record previously, during PSL six’s opener against Quetta Gladiators.

The opening batsman scored 24 runs to take his total runs tally in the T20 league to 1540, highest ever in PSL’s history.

Earlier, Akmal had scored 1537 runs in 55 innings since inception of the T20 league. Babar, on the other hand, had 1516 runs from 47 games before the game against Gladiators. His 24-run innings led him to get three runs ahead of the Zalmi batsman.

In the first match of the PSL 2021, Karachi Kings beat Quetta Gladiators by seven wickets.

Karachi Kings first restricted Quetta Gladiators to 121 runs, Chris Gayle is the only player from Gladiators’ side to score 39 runs for his team.

Almost seven players of Quetta were sent to the pavilion without scoring double-figure runs against Karachi.

Quetta Gladiators has managed a target of 122 runs against the defending champions.

Joe-Clarke was the top-scorer for the Kings side, he played wonderful innings of 46 runs off 23 balls for Karachi.

Player of the Match: Arshad Iqbal 3/16 4 overs (Karachi Kings).

Squads:

Quetta Gladiators:

Anwar Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman Khan, Faf du Plessis (partial replacement for Chris Gayle), Hassan Khan (partial replacement for Dale Steyn)

Karachi Kings:

Amir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim Akram

Adsense 300×250