PSL 8: Roy overshadows Babar's knock to register multiple records

Roy scored highest individual score in PSL

By Web Desk
March 08, 2023
Jason Roy plays a shot against Peshawar Zalmi during 25th match of PSL in Rawalpindi on Wednesday - PCB

Until the first innings of the 25th match in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8, Babar Azam was the highlight and Quetta Gladiators seemed to be under pressure after they were set to chase mammoth 241 runs. 

Nobody would have thought that Quetta, who were last on the points table after losing six out of eight matches, will register a record-breaking successful run-chase. But, England's opening batter Jason Roy made it look so easy. 

Babar scored his maiden PSL century off 60 balls with a strike rate of 170+. He was trending everywhere after the first innings due to immense praise even from his critics. 

However, the second innings overshadowed what Babar did for his team. Roy came and conquered a must-win game for Quetta who are still in contention for playoffs qualification. 

During his swashbuckling knock, Roy set and broke multiple records in PSL. The right-handed batter scored the second-fastest century off 44 balls. He remained just a ball short of Rilee Rossouw's fastest off 43 deliveries. 

Roy also became the only foreigner to score two centuries in PSL. Previously, he scored a ton in 2022 against Lahore Qalandars in Karachi. 

The opening batter also set a new individual highest score in the PSL. His 145 not-out is now the new highest individual score in the mega event. The previous best was 127* scored by Colin Ingram in 2019.

 Roy deserved all the praise and he got all the attention today on Twitter.