Pakistan Super League: Records broken in 2018
Islamabad United secured a 3-wicket win over defending champions Peshawar Zalmi in the 2018 Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Karachi on Sunday. Islamabad won their second PSL title by chasing down a target of 149 in 16.5 overs. They had won their first title in the inaugural edition of the tournament. Here are the records that got broken in this year's edition.
Luke Ronchi's 435 runs in 11 matches, at an average of 43.50, is the most by any player in 2018. He scored 5 fifties and shares the record of maximum 50+ scores with Pakistan's sensation Babar Azam. 67-run victory by Quetta Gladiators over Kings is the biggest victory in terms of runs. Zalmi's 10-wicket win over Lahore is the biggest in terms of wickets.
Kamran Akmal, who finished the tournament as the second highest run-scorer (425), slammed the only hundred of this edition. He scored 107* against Lahore. Akmal also scored the PSL's fastest fifty, reaching the milestone in just 17 balls against Karachi. He also hit the most number of sixes in this edition, with 28 sixes to his name.
Despite having a fantastic tournament, Kamran Akmal was dismissed on a duck thrice in 13 matches. Kumar Sangakkara leads the charts of most dismissals by a wicket-keeper. He effected 10 dismissals in this edition of Pakistan Super League. Sangakkara also holds the record, along with Kamran Akmal, for most dismissals in an innings. The Sri Lankan effected 3 dismissals in a match against Karachi.
English cricketer Joe Denly and South African JP Duminy have the most number catches in the 2018 edition of PSL. Duminy and Denly claimed 8 catches in 10 and 12 matches, respectively. The highest partnership, in the 2018 edition of the PSL, was shared between Joe Denly and Babar Azam for the Karachi Kings. They had a 118-run partnership against Multan Sultans.
Peshawar's Wahab Riaz and Islamabad's Faheem Ashraf lead the wicket-taking charts with 18 wickets each. Umar Gul's 6/24 against the Quetta Gladiators is the best bowling performance in this edition and the second-best overall.