KARACHI: The sixth match of the Pakistan Super League 2021 between Karachi Kings and Islamabad United on Wednesday set several new records in the history of the tournament.
United won by 5 wickets and 5 balls for the Kings’ 197 goals.
Islamabad United reached a majestic total without any batsmen scoring a half-century, while the Karachi Kings’ innings included a century by Sharjeel Khan and a half-century by Babur Assam.
The Kings both scored 176 points for the first wicket partnership. Highest participation for all counters in the history of PSL.
The previous record was set by Babur Assam, who scored 157 for the first wicket partnership with Liam Livingston in 2019 against Multan Sultan.
Babur Assam – The most involved player of this century
Babur Assam was the seventh-century booth of PSL. Became the most involved player in the PSL this century.
The best striker
Babur, who scored 62 off 54 balls, extended his PSL total to 1,600 points. He scored 1602 points from 47 innings. Became the top scorer in PSL history. Kamran Akmal with 1579 points from 57 innings.
Sharjeel Khan’s century was 105 out of 59, the ninth cent in PSL history. It was also the second century of the PSL. He represented Islamabad United in the inaugural edition of the PSL and scored 117 points. He is the only player after Kamran Akmal to score more than a century. Kamran has 3 and Sharjeel has 2 triple scores in the tournament. Other tournament centurions are Colin Ingram, Cameron Delport, Riley Rossov, and Chris Lynn.
The fifth highest pursuit
Islamabad’s 197/5 was the fifth most successful effort of the tournament. Interestingly, this was Islamabad’s 22nd draw, and they came out on top on all occasions with 18 successful wins.