A night of tumbling records


Islamabad United’s scintillating 49-run win over Lahore Qalandars couldn’t have come in a more dramatic fashion.

A roaring crowd at Karachi’s National Stadium saw several T20 records tumble on Saturday. Here’s a quick look:

Highest team total in PSL history
Islamabad United smashed 238-3 against Lahore Qalandars – the highest total in Pakistan Super League history.

The highest total before this was, ironically, by Lahore Qalandars: 204-4 against Multan Sultans in Sharjah earlier in this tournament.

Islamabad’s 238-3 is also the biggest T20 total put up at Karachi’s National Stadium.

Fastest century in PSL

Cameron Delport dominated the batting with his unbeaten 117 off 60 balls. He smashed his hundred off just 49 balls, registering the fastest century in PSL history. His ton is the fifth ever to be scored in PSL, and only the second by an overseas player after Colin Ingram.

Most sixes in an innings
Islamabad United hit a record 16 sixes, which is the most maximums smashed by any team in an innings in all of PSL history.

Joint-fastest fifty
Asif Ali also joined the party equaling Kamran Akmal’s record of fastest to 50 runs (17 balls), during his 21-ball 55 not out.

Second-best bowling figures

Bowling all-rounder Faheem Ashraf chipped in with 6-19 – the second-best figures in all PSL behind Karachi Kings’ Ravi Bopara (6-16 vs Lahore Qalandars at Sharjah in 2016).

Most expensive bowling spell
Shaheen Shah Afridi had a nightmarish time with the short boundaries. His spell was the most expensive in PSL as he conceded 62 runs in his four overs.