Which team will get the highest score this PSL?

Dawid Malan target

Which team will get the highest score this PSL?

Which team will get the highest score this PSL?

February 9, 2022

Author 77baji

Quetta Gladiators were defeated by Islamabad United by 43 runs in the 10th match of the ongoing seventh season of the Pakistan Super League in Karachi. Islamabad United is now the second-ranked team on the points table.

Gladiators were bowled out for 186 in 19.3 overs while chasing a massive 230-run chase. Despite opener batsman Ahsan Ali's 50 (27), Quetta lost their way in the chase, losing six wickets for just 43 runs in just six overs.

A record 76-run eighth-wicket partnership between all-rounders Mohammad Nawaz (47) and James Faulkner (30*) spared QG from one of the worst PSL setbacks, but despite the pair striking a combined five fours and seven sixes, they never seemed worthy of completing the pursuit.

Previously, Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed's choice to play first after winning the toss was criticised by his bowlers, who yielded the PSL's fourth-highest innings total. Shahid Afridi, a veteran Gladiators spinner who was playing his maiden match for the side and his first T20 in nearly a year, set an unwelcome record by bowling the worst numbers in both the PSL and his 18-year T20 career.

United, on the other hand, took full advantage of the conditions, flourishing with to half-centuries from Colin Munro (72*), Azam Khan (65) and Paul Stirling (58).

PSL 7, which has become a breeding ground for high-scoring matches, had another one Friday night at the National Stadium, with both teams winning a total of 415 runs.

Except for two of the first three games of the tournament, every other match has seen teams score more than 165 runs. The 170-run record has been approached or exceeded 14 times in the first 20 completed innings of the PSL 2022. While a 190-run mark has been reached eight times, four 200-run innings have previously been recorded.

The fact that four of the top ten innings totals in the Pakistan Super League were recorded this season says much about Karachi's batter-friendly wickets. With only five games left in the Karachi leg, it will be fascinating to see how things play out in the upcoming Lahore leg.