Powerplay overs are important in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) because they set the tone for the rest of the innings. A solid start during the powerplay can frequently mean the difference between winning and losing a game. However, teams have failed to score runs during powerplay overs in the past, resulting in a low powerplay score. The lowest powerplay score in the PSL was recorded during a match in which a side scored only 20 runs in the six powerplay overs. This was due to the top-order batsmen’s poor batting performances, which prevented the team from getting off to a solid start. The bowlers of the opposing team were able to exert pressure on the batters, making it tough for them to score runs. This low powerplay score ended up being a crucial reason for the team’s loss.

Lowest Powerplay Score in the PSL

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Peshawar Zalmi 20 runs vs Lahore, Qalandars, 2019

It may surprise you to learn that the team with the lowest powerplay score in the PSL won the game in which it was recorded. Lahore scored 124 runs in 20 overs on a slow and low surface at Abu Dhabi, in a low-scoring and uninteresting encounter. Despite this, Lahore had a chance to win the game by limiting Peshawar to a powerplay of 20 for 4. Lahore’s bowlers placed pressure on the Peshawar batsmen, collecting wickets in the first, second, and third overs, with Shaheen Shah Afridi claiming three wickets in two overs. However, former Pakistan captain Misbah Ul-Haq, who was present during the crisis, and international captain Darren Sammy were able to hold off Lahore’s opening burst and hit a century partnership, which helped Peshawar recover from a record low powerplay score to a 4-wicket victory with a ball to spare.

Peshawar Zalmi 20 runs vs Lahore, Qalandars, 2017

Peshawar’s powerplay performance of 4 for 20 against Lahore in 2017 tied for the lowest powerplay score in the PSL, similar to their 2 for 20 against the same opposition two years before. Despite this, Peshawar was victorious in the game. This time, it was because Lahore was bowled for a low total of 69 runs, and Peshawar played it conservatively in chase of the low total. They used 25 dot balls out of the 36 deliveries available in the powerplay and did not hit a boundary until the sixth over when Eoin Morgan helped his team score more than double from 9 for 2 at the end of the fifth over to 20 for 2 at the end of the powerplay.

Quetta Gladiators 21 runs vs Lahore Qalandars 2021

Lahore has the distinction of having delivered the three lowest powerplay scores in PSL history. They did, however, win one of those games in a match against the Quetta Gladiators. Lahore’s standout bowler, Shaheen Shah Afridi, was once again in the spotlight, removing Shane Watson for a first-ball duck and then having Ahmed Shehzad caught at backward point, leaving Quetta floundering at 15 for 2 at the midway point of the powerplay. However, it was Afridi’s fellow opener Samit Patel who caused the most havoc, including a triple wicket maiden in the final over of the powerplay, leaving the Gladiators at 21 for 6 after the first six overs. Patel concluded the match with stats of 4 overs, 1 maiden, and 4 for 5 as Quetta eventually settled on batting out their allotted overs after a disastrous start.

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Islamabad United 22 runs vs Quetta Gladiators, 2016

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) kicked off with a disappointing effort from the opening batters, Shane Watson and Sharjeel Khan. Watson, who appeared to be unaware that the PSL is a T20 tournament, bowled a maiden over and concluded the powerplay with a score of 12 not out off 22 balls. Khan smashed the first six of the PSL but was out a few balls later. As a consequence, the powerplay had a score of 22 for 1. Anwar Ali bowled the first maiden over and had the best powerplay numbers of 2 overs for 6 runs. Mohammed Nabi also delivered two overs while the field was only up for two runs, adding to the PSL’s inconsistent start.

Karachi Kings 23 runs vs Peshawar Zalmi, 2017

In a vital knockout match, Karachi’s pursuit of Peshawar’s total of 181 runs was primarily reliant on establishing a solid foundation in the powerplay. Top players like Chris Gayle and Babar Azam, on the other hand, fell short. Babar Azam avoided a maiden over in the opening powerplay, but he was swiftly out after consuming 7 deliveries for a single run. Chris Gayle, on the other hand, did not receive a chance to bat until the end of the second over, and he struggled as well, playing out 8 deliveries for no runs. While Gayle eventually found his groove in the middle overs, scoring 41 runs off 30 balls, the team’s poor performance in the powerplay had already put them in a bind, and they eventually lost to Peshawar.

Islamabad United 23 runs vs Peshawar Zalmi, 2017

Following his team’s dismal powerplay score, Dwayne Smith of Islamabad United exhibited resilience and grit in a PSL encounter. After losing two early wickets, the side was 15 for 2 after three overs. Smith and his teammate, Sam Billings, decided to play it safe for the rest of the powerplay, focusing on singles and minimizing risk. Smith finished the powerplay with seven runs on 16 balls. He did, however, demonstrate that there is always a chance in T20 cricket as long as a player is still on the field by batting through the innings for an unbeaten 72 from 59 balls and assisting his team in securing a win on the final ball of the match.

List of Lowest Powerplay Scores in the PSL

Team Score Opposition Ground  Year
Peshawar Zalmi 20 Lahore Qalandars Abu Dhabi 2019
Peshawar Zalmi 20 Lahore Qalandars Abu Dhabi 2017
Quetta Gladiators 21 Lahore Qalandars Karachi 2021
Islamabad United 22 Quetta Gladiators Abu Dhabi 2016
Karachi Kings 23 Peshawar Zalmi Abu Dhabi 2017
Islamabad United 23 Peshawar Zalmi Abu Dhabi 2017

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Who hit the biggest six in PSL?

In the Pakistan Super League match between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators, Pakistan batter Azam Khan blasted a massive six.

Who made the fifty PSL century?

Rilee Rossouw is a match-winner, and his batting skill was evident against the Quetta Gladiators. The left-handed batsman hit the fastest fifty of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season, taking only 23 balls to get there.

Who lost the most matches in PSL history?

Karachi Kings have experienced the most defeats in the PSL, with 43 in seven seasons.

Which bowler has the most PST in PSL history?

Wahab Riaz possesses the most dot balls. He has the highest number of dots in the HBL PSL. Wahab Riaz accumulated the most dot balls in PSL history.

Who hit a six with the fastest ball?

horrible batting A beautiful thread on today’s birthday boy, Sanath Jayasuriya! The quickest ball ever hit for six SANATH was 158.8 kph!

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