Saim Ayub and Babar Azam Create PSL History with Record Century Partnership

Saim Ayub and Babar Azam Create PSL History with Record Century Partnership

Dominant Opening Pair Sets PSL 9 Record

In the ongoing 12th game of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine, Peshawar Zalmi’s opening duo, Saim Ayub and captain Babar Azam, showcased their prowess by crafting a stellar partnership of 136 for the first wicket against Lahore Qalandars. The impressive stand marks their fourth century partnership in PSL 9, a joint record in the tournament’s history.

Record-Breaking Achievement

Having been put into bat first by Lahore Qalandars’ skipper Shaheen Afridi, Babar and Saim’s remarkable achievement puts them at the top of the list for the most century partnerships in PSL. Notably, they achieved this feat in just 14 innings, the lowest among other holders of the record. Mohammad Rizwan and Rilee Rossouw follow closely behind with four-century partnerships in 16 innings.

PSL Century Partnership Records:

  • 4 – Babar Azam and Saim Ayub (14 innings)
  • 4 – Mohammad Rizwan and Rilee Rossouw (16 innings)
  • 4 – Mohammad Rizwan and Shan Masood (28 innings)

Team Positions Before the Game

Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars, positioned fifth and sixth respectively before the match, are striving to improve their standings in the PSL.

Team Lineups:

Peshawar Zalmi: Saim Ayub, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris (wk), Haseebullah Khan, Rovman Powell, Paul Walter, Asif Ali, Luke Wood, Naveen-ul-Haq, Arif Yaqoob, Salman Irshad.

Lahore Qalandars: Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan, Rassie van der Dussen, Shai Hope (wk), Sikandar Raza, Ahsan Bhatti, Carlos Brathwaite, Jahandad Khan, Shaheen Afridi (c), Mohammad Imran, Zaman Khan


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