UK batter Jason Roy He declared the highest score in Pakistani Super League history, as 145 out of 63 balls helped the Quetta Gladiators chase 241 against Peshawar Zalmi.
The 32-year-old smashed 20 fours and five sixes on his way to the triple-digit score, and played a key role in the fourth-largest successful chase in all T20s and the second-highest chase in the local T20s.
His efforts came two days after England’s victorious ODI streak in Bangladesh ended, during which Roy played all three games and scored 132 points in the second game.
Peshawar chose the stick after winning the toss, and with healthy contributions from Pakistan’s Babar Azam, Rovman Powell (35 out of 18) and Saim Ayub (74 out of 34), he hit 115 out of 65 balls and reached 240 points on the scoreboard.
Roy’s aim was clear from the start, however, as he hit the first ball four and smashed the highest score in PSL history of 127, set by Colin Ingram in 2019, and the remaining hits did the same.
More records were set as his 230 hit rate at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium helped clinch the highest successful chase in PSL history as he chased the mammoth 241 with 10 balls to spare.
Roy was always on hand for the Gladiators throughout the strokes as Martin Guptill (21), Will Smeed (26) and Mohamed Hafeez (41) assisted the England international in Quetta’s third victory in the competition.