Peshawar Zalmi: Speaking of the competition, the Pakistan Super League is one of the most prominent in the cricket world right now. The PSL was established in 2016. It features six teams in a single edition. And Peshawar Zalmi is one of the most consistent teams in this competition. Only one team has appeared in the most finals.
And it is Peshawar Zalmi, who have played four PSL finals in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2021. However, they have ended up winning the competition only once in 2017 and in rest three times they have been unlucky. But still, their records in the competition are better than a few other teams. In this article, we will look at the Zalmi’s highest totals in the league.
3. Peshawar Zalmi (206/8) vs Islamabad United in 2022
The third-highest total for the Peshawar Zalmi came in the 2022 season. It is registered against Islamabad United at the Lahore Cricket Stadium. Peshawar won the toss and chose to bat first. They got a good stat with Mohammad Haris scoring an 18-ball fifty. He made 70 off 32 balls, with 7 fours and 5 sixes. Apart from him, Yasir Khan (35) and Shoaib Malik (38) also batted well in the middle.
As a result, Peshawar made its third highest total. They reached a total of 206/8 in their 20 overs. That game turned into a high-scoring thriller. In reply, Islamabad also batted well, with Azam Khan scoring 85 off 45 balls. But they could only reach a total of 196/7 and lost the game by 10 runs.
2. Peshawar Zalmi (214/5) vs Islamabad United in 2019
All three top scores for the Peshawar Zalmi are registered against the same team, Islamabad United. The second one came in the 2019 season at Karachi Stadium. After winning the toss, Islamabad chose to bowl first. But that decision turned out to be totally wrong. Batting first, Peshawar got off to a brilliant start with a 135-run partnership for the first wicket. Both openers scored their respective half centuries.
Imam-ul-Haq made 58 off 33, with seven fours and two sixes. Kamran Akmal made 74 off 43 balls, with 10 fours and three sixes. In the end, a cameo of 30* off 15 from skipper Darren Sammy helped Peshawar reach a big total of 214/5 in their 20 overs. Chasing the target, Islamabad failed with the bat. They made 166/9 in their chase and lost the game by 48 runs.
1. Peshawar Zalmi (232/6) vs Islamabad United in 2021
Peshawar Zalmi registered their highest score in the 2021 PSL season. It was also the fourth-highest total in the league’s history. It came against Islamabad United at the Abu Dhabi Stadium. This game saw the most runs in one single PSL match. It started with Islamabad batting first. Islamabad registered the highest PSL total in that game. They reached 247/2 in their 50 overs with the help of a brilliant century from Usman Khawaja, who made 105 not out off 56 balls.
It was a big total to chase, and it needed an incredible effort to cross the line. But Peshawar lost their first two wickets early. But after that, they showed some resilience with Kamran Akmal (53) and skipper Shoaib Malik (68). They had some other good cameos in the lineup, but Peshawar fell short of the target by just 15 runs and made 232/6. Thus, their highest PSL total came in the losing cause.
Highest score in PSL by Peshawar Zalmi
|232/6||20.0||2||United||Abu Dhabi||17 Jun 2021|
|214/5||20.0||1||United||Karachi||15 Mar 2019|
|206/8||20.0||1||United||Lahore||17 Feb 2022|
|203/7||20.0||1||Kings||Karachi||11 Mar 2019|
|202/7||19.3||2||Gladiators||Karachi||26 Feb 2021|
|199.5||20||1||KK||Karachi||14 Feb 2023|
|199/9||20.0||2||Gladiators||Sharjah||28 Feb 2017|
|197/4||20.0||2||Sultans||Karachi||23 Feb 2021|
|197/5||19.0||1||Gladiators||Abu Dhabi||12 Jun 2021|
|193/6||20.0||1||Kings||Lahore||13 Feb 2022|
|191/5||19.4||2||Gladiators||Karachi||28 Jan 2022|