Quetta Gladiators meet 241 runs target, beat Peshawar Zalmi by 8 wickets
England’s explosive opening batter Jason Roy returned to Quetta Gladiators with a bang against Peshawar Zalmi in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.
Roy made the highest individual score of PSL history as he remained not out on 145 and helped Quetta Gladiators chase 241 runs target against Peshawar Zalmi, for the loss of only two wickets and 10 balls to spare .
Martin Guptill and Jason Roy also gave Quetta Gladiators a flying start as they scored 15 runs in the first over and 12 runs in the second over.
PSL’s highest wicket taker, Peshawar Zalmi’s former captain Wahab Riaz came himself to bowl next but he was also hit for three boundaries off first four balls.
But Martin Guptill edged on the fifth ball and was caught and bowled by Wahab on the fifth ball, as Quetta lost first wicket for 41 runs.
Jason Roy did not slow down despite losing Martin Guptill and completed his fifty off just 22 balls.
Quetta Gladiators had 88 runs in six overs and completed century in the seventh over.
Will Smeed was dismissed after scoring 26 runs but Jason Roy kept going and scored the second fastest century of PSL off 44 balls.
Muhammad Hafeez also showed his class and remained not out on 41 runs off 18 balls, with the help of two sixes and six fours.
Jason Roy scored broke Colin Ingram’s record of highest PSL individual score and remained not out on 145 as Quetta Gladiators chased the 241 runs target with 10 balls to spare.