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Usman Khan breaks Rossouw’s fastest PSL hundred record

Usman Khan hit the tournament’s quickest century to take the lead in the innings.

Rawalpindi, 11 March 2023 (GNP): A nine-run victory by Multan Sultans over Quetta Gladiators on Saturday in Pakistan Super League (PSL) season eight eliminated Quetta Gladiators from contention for the playoffs.

Multan Sultans broke the record for the highest PSL total, by scoring 262 runs against Quetta Gladiators while losing three wickets. Previously, this record was held by Islamabad United. United scored 247/2 against Peshawar Zalmi in 2021.

Sultans also surpassed their own record for the greatest total in the current season of PSL. The previous highest in this season (PSL-8) was 244/6 against Zalmi on Friday.

515- the total number of runs scored in this game, is the greatest match total in T20 history, a format with more than 12,000 games.

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Usman Khan hit the tournament’s quickest century to take the lead in the innings. Khan achieved the landmark in just 36 deliveries. With the help of 12 fours and 9 sixes, he scored 120 runs in 43 balls. It took him just 24 hours to break the Rossouw’s record of fastest hundred in PSL. Rossouw achieved the milestone in 41 balls against Islamabad on Friday.


In response to Multan’s 262/3, Quetta Gladiators made a strong comeback. Up until Omair Yousuf was on the crease, they were hopeful. Everything started to go south for the Quetta Gladiators after he was removed in the sixteenth over.

Although there wasn’t much help from the pitch for the bowlers but Multan Sultans performed admirably. Once the Iftikhar Ahmed-Omair Yousuf collaboration was dissolved, they were able to control the situation.

The partnership between Omair Yousuf and Iftikhar Ahmed was broken when Abbas Afridi picked up a fifer. Ihsanullah picked two, one of which was the dangerous Omair Yousuf’s wicket.

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Abbas Afridi won the player of the match award for his 5-47 in four overs which includes a hat-trick.

Just like the previous year, Quetta and Karachi Kings have once again failed to qualify for the playoffs.