PSL 9 Records Tumble: Azam Khan’s Blitzkrieg and Arif Yaqoob’s Historic Feat

PSL 9 Records Tumble: Azam Khan’s Blitzkrieg and Arif Yaqoob’s Historic Feat

In a spectacular showdown during the 13th match of Pakistan Super League (PSL 9) Season Nine, Islamabad United batter Azam Khan and Peshawar Zalmi’s spinner Arif Yaqoob left an indelible mark on the record books.

Azam Khan’s Explosive Fifty

Azam Khan showcased his explosive batting prowess by registering the fastest fifty of PSL 9, reaching the milestone in just 21 balls. The hard-hitting right-hander surpassed Dawid Malan’s record, setting a new benchmark for the tournament. Malan had achieved the feat in 22 balls against Peshawar Zalmi earlier in the competition.

Arif Yaqoob’s Historic Bowling Performance

On the bowling front, Arif Yaqoob etched his name in history as the first bowler to claim four wickets in a single over in PSL. His exceptional performance played a pivotal role in Peshawar Zalmi’s thrilling victory over Islamabad United.

Peshawar Zalmi Clinches Third Consecutive Win

Peshawar Zalmi secured an eight-run victory over Islamabad United after posting a challenging target of 202 runs. Babar Azam’s stellar 111 not out and Arif Yaqoob’s five-wicket haul were instrumental in Peshawar’s triumph. This win marked Peshawar Zalmi’s third consecutive victory in PSL 9, further solidifying their position in the competition.

Match Summary:

  • Peshawar Zalmi: 201-5 in 20 overs (Babar Azam 111 not out, Saim Ayub 38; Shadab Khan 2-28)
  • Islamabad United: 193-9 in 20 overs (Azam Khan 75, Colin Munro 71; Arif Yaqoob 5-27)

Player of the Match: Babar Azam (Peshawar Zalmi)

The electrifying performances of Azam Khan and Arif Yaqoob added an extra layer of excitement to PSL 9, captivating fans with their remarkable achievements on the cricketing stage.


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