Usman Khan Makes his presence felt in style | Fastest PSL centurion:
After yesterday’s meeting exciting game, Usman Khan needs no introduction. Though he couldn’t land a place in the playing eleven due to the existing combination, with the opportunity being given last night, he had made up his mind to play at full strength. He told in his interview that his teammate and Captain Rizwan supported him a lot. He had decided to smash a century.
Usman Khan was unstoppable once he got going. The 27-year-old opening batsman for Multan Sultans scored the quickest century in Pakistan Super League history. The game was lit with Usman’s massive hits at the Rawalpindi cricket stadium last night. He smashed a 100 off just 36 balls, hitting 7 sixes and 11 fours breaking his very own teammate Rilee Rossouw’s record of 100 off 41 balls against Peshawar Zalmi a day before.
Usman was particularly harsh on Qais Ahmed, hitting him for 27 in his first over and another blow of 27 runs in the second over. The Afghan spinner got the unwanted record of the most expensive figures in the history of the PSL.
It was an action-packed game last night. Usman along with the skipper Rizwan by his side continued to bash over the boundaries and destroyed Quetta Gladiators’ bowling attack, bringing up his century in a savage exhibition of power hitting. The fact that this duo managed to score a massive 156 in just the first ten overs was its most remarkable attribute. The show continued until the Gladiator’s captain Nawaz knocked Usman out during the eleventh over.
Usman has not only won the title of HBL PSL’s fastest century up till now but also accounts for the most runs in the first 10 overs (men’s T20 innings) with 120 runs off just 8.2 overs. Chris Gayle’s 105 in 8.5 overs was the highest in this category previously.
With the record-breaking innings last night, Multan Sultans wiped out hopes of Quetta Gladiators, reaching the play-off stages.