PSL 2021: Babar Azam becomes first player to score 500 runs in a single season, completes 2000 runs

PSL 2021: Babar Azam becomes first player to score 500 runs in a single season, completes 2000 runs- Pakistan captain Babar Azam on Saturday scripted history by becoming the first player to score 500 runs in a single edition of the Pakistan Super League. In the innings against Quetta Gladiators, he smashed 23 runs off 25 balls to take his PSL 2021 runs tally to 501.

In the ongoing season, Babar Azam has smashed as many as 6 fifties in 10 matches and scored runs at an average of 71.57.

PSL 2021: Babar Azam becomes first player to score 500 runs in a single season, completes 2000 runs

The flamboyant batsman is also the highest run-scorer in the PSL. He had scored 473 runs in 11 innings in the last edition of the Pakistan Super League.

Notably, the right-handed batsman had crossed 2000 runs in his PSL career and is the first to reach the feat. He is the top scorer in the tournament with 2017 runs in 55 innings. Kamran Akmal of Peshawar Zalmi is placed second with 1763 runs in 65 innings.

PSL Most runs
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 0 4s 6s
Babar Azam 2016-2021 57* 55 8 2017 90* 42.91 1658 121.65 0 20 6 213 35
(Islamabad United, Karachi Kings)
Kamran Akmal 2016-2021 66 65 2 1763 107* 27.98 1284 137.30 3 11 8 188 83
(Peshawar Zalmi)
Shoaib Malik 2016-2021 58 54 10 1371 73 31.15 1093 125.43 0 9 4 93 53
(Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans, Peshawar Zalmi)
SR Watson 2016-2020 46 46 4 1361 91* 32.40 982 138.59 0 9 2 123 81
(Islamabad United, Quetta Gladiators)
Fakhar Zaman 2017-2021 50 50 1 1351 94 27.57 1012 133.49 0 9 3 137 53
(Lahore Qalandars)

 

In the match against Quetta Gladiators, Karachi Kings batsmen Danish Aziz and Chadwick Walton have pulled back things in their favor to provide them a top finish. The duo scored 45 and 34 respectively to guide Karachi Kings to 176/7 in the allotted 20 overs. But, Aarish Ali’s 4 wickets affected their run rate in the middle overs after the wickets of Sharjeel Khan (45) and Babar Azam.

PSL 2021 has reached its business end as the last doubleheader or the last two league games of this season is being played on Saturday. The two bottom-placed Quetta Gladiators vs Karachi Kings’ battle is on with a lot to play for Karachi. One more defeat and they will also be out of reckoning from place in knockouts.

PSL 2021: Babar Azam becomes first player to score 500 runs in a single season, completes 2000 runs

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