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PSL 2023: Multan Sultans eliminate Quetta Gladiators from contention for the playoffs
Multan Sultans defeated Quetta Gladiators by nine runs in the 28th game of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023. Contested at the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.
Quetta eliminates from the playoff competition by Sultan.
The Gladiators were reduced to 253-8 in 20 overs after being set a lofty target of 263 runs.
Despite Omair Yousuf’s (67 off 36) and Iftikhar Ahmed’s (53 off 31) fifty-plus scores. The Gladiators failed to reach the goal during their last league stage game.
Abbas Afridi, a pacemaker, finished with 5-47 in four overs for the victorious team, including a hat-trick.
The 515 runs scored in this game set a record for the highest match total in T20 history. A format that has seen over 12,000 Matches.
Usman Khan, the Sultan side’s opener, scored the fastest PSL century against Quetta in just 36 balls as his team amassed the highest total in the competition’s history—262-3.
Usman scored her century in just 41 balls, breaking Rilee Rossouw’s previous record, which he set during yesterday’s match between the Sultans and the Peshawar Zalmi.
He scored 120 runs in 43 balls, including 12 fours and nine sixes.
With a score of 247-2 versus Peshawar in 2021, Islamabad United previously held the record for the most fantastic total.
The most expensive bowling ever in PSL history bowl by Quetta-based spinner Qais Ahmed. Who bowled four overs for 77 runs.
This bowling also tied for the third-most expensive in T20 cricket history.
Mohammad Rizwan amassed 55 runs in 29 balls, including two sixes and six fours.
Tim David continued unbeaten after scoring 43 runs in 25 balls, including four enormous sixes.
One victim belonged to Mohammad Nawaz, and Qais claimed two wickets.
The Gladiators elected to bowl first against the Sultans after winning the toss.
In Sarfaraz Ahmed’s absence, he had missed the previous game when the latter’s finger injury did not heal. Mohammad Nawaz led the Gladiators.
With their victory today, the Sultans have already qualified for the tournament playoffs. Eliminated the Gladiators from contention and guaranteed Zalmi a position in the elimination round.
Once more, the Karachi Kings and the Gladiators still needed to make the playoffs.
PSL 2023: Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators set a world record
On Saturday, the Pakistan Super League’s 28th match of the current season was played (PSL).
In the Pindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi. Multan Sultans and Quetta Gladiators set a new record for the highest aggregate score in a T20 match.
Together, the two sides scored 515 runs, breaking the previous record.
The Gladiators set a record for a side batting second in a T20 by scoring 253 runs in response to the Sultans’ 262-run goal.
The Knights scored 230 runs in the South Africa T20 Challenge in October 2022. Surpassing the Titans’ 271-run total, which raised the previous record for a single T20 to 501 runs.
Gladiators scored 253 runs and had the most incredible score in the second innings while losing, eliminating them from the tournament’s playoff race.
Against Otago in 2016, the Central District of New Zealand scored 248 runs while batting second.
Sultans on a roll
The Sultans succeeded in breaking two more records during the same encounter.
Usman Khan of the Sultans became the first player to make a century in just 36 balls. Becoming the fastest PSL player to reach that milestone.
Before being dismissed by Gladiators captain Muhammad Nawaz, Sultan’s hitter had scored 120 runs on 43 balls with 12 fours and nine sixes with a strike rate of 279.1.
Just yesterday, in a match against Peshawar Zalmi, Sultan Lily Rossouw broke the PSL century record by hitting tons with 41 balls.
After that, Mohammad Rizwan’s side set the highest goals in PSL history. Batting 13.1 in 20 overs and scoring 262 runs while losing just three wickets (Uthman Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, and Lily Rosou).
Islamabad United scored the highest in 2021 against Quetta, his Gladiators in Abu Dhabi, with 247 runs batting 12.35 in 20 overs and two wickets down.
PSL 2023: Usman Khan Beats His PSL Century Fastest
His Usman Khan of the Multan Sultans scored his century in just 36 balls in the 28th match of the season in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the fastest tonnage record ever.
Sultan’s batsman batted 279.1 with 12 fours and nine sixes on 43 balls in which he made 120 carries before being bowled by Gladiators captain Mohammad Nawaz.
The top-flight hitter’s performance was so sensational that even his opponents had to acknowledge his skill.
Quetta Gladiators tweeted using their Twitter name:
“Tweet of thanks to Usman Khan.”
In 2020, in a domestic match for T20, Kushdirshah scored 100 runs using just 35 balls, including eight fours and nine sixes.
Twitter praised Usman, and people across the country praised the player.