RAWALPINDI: Skipper Babar Azam’s staggering 65-ball 115 and Saim Ayub’s fiery 34-ball 71 powered Peshawar Zalmi to mammoth 240-2 against Quetta Gladiators in the 25th match of the eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Pindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.
After opted to bat first, Babar Azam and Saim Ayub had flown along to second highest partnership of in history of the marquee tournament. Across 81 balls, 162 runs were scored by the pair.
Babar Azam clubbed 15 fours and three sixes in 65 balls to smash a brilliant century before he was runout by Aimal Khan.
Saim Ayub whacked six boundaries and two maximus, before he was removed by Dwaine Pretorius.
Rovman Powell scored unconquered quickfire 18-ball 35, studding with three boundaries and two sixes.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore remained unbeaten on 3-ball 7, hitting a gigantic six to help the Zalmi posted the fourth highest total in the history of PSL.