In the 13th game of PSL 8, Azam Khan played an incredible innings to help Islamabad United secure a massive 63-run victory over Quetta Gladiators. The explosive batsman smashed the Quetta bowlers all over the park in his flamboyant knock of 97 runs.
Islamabad United won the toss and chose to bat first on a high-scoring Karachi wicket. However, they lost three quick wickets and were struggling at 39/3 after the powerplay. The team was in desperate need of a big partnership to post a competitive total.
That’s when Azam Khan stepped up to the occasion and took the game away from Quetta Gladiators. He scored an unbeaten 97 off just 42 deliveries, including 8 sixes and 9 boundaries. Asif Ali joined him in the middle and contributed with 42 runs off 24 deliveries, as the duo added 79 runs for the fourth wicket.
Thanks to Azam Khan’s heroics, Islamabad United posted a mammoth total of 220/6 in their 20 overs.
The Quetta Gladiators were never really in the chase as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. The Islamabad United bowlers did an excellent job of defending the total, and Quetta Gladiators were bundled out for just 157 runs.
Watch Video : Azam Khan’s Sensational Innings Helps Islamabad United Crush Quetta Gladiators in PSL 2023
Hasan Ali, who is known for his witty personality, also made headlines during the post-match interview with Azam Khan. As Zainab Abbas was asking Azam Khan about his incredible knock, Hasan Ali came out of nowhere and scared both the anchor and Azam Khan. Zainab Abbas was frightened by Hasan Ali’s act, but later laughed it off.
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Hassan Ali Ny 😂🤣 Azam Khan or Zainab Abbas Ko Dara Diya#PSL08 pic.twitter.com/A6rRDd6uNv
— Ahtasham Shami (@AhtashamPCT) February 24, 2023
Quetta Gladiators, on the other hand, have had a disappointing season so far, having lost four out of their five games. The team needs to improve their performance and make a comeback in the tournament. They require some heroic individual performances to get their confidence back.