Quetta Gladiators’ Sarfaraz Ahmed sets PSL record

Gladiators' skipper has becomes the most successful captain in the league's history

Quetta Gladiators’ Sarfaraz Ahmed sets PSL record PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Quetta Gladiators’ skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has become the most successful captain in Habib Bank Limited (HBL) Pakistan Super League (PSL) history with a win percentage of 63.04 — bearing in mind a minimum of five matches.

Sarfaraz has captained Quetta in 47 matches, winning 29 and losing on 17 occasions, during his time with the franchise since the very first edition of HBL PSL in 2016.

Former Pakistan captains Shahid Afridi (60%) and Misbahul Haq (57.69%) are placed on second and third positions in the same list.   

Defending champions Gladiators produced a stunning run-chase to defeat Islamabad United by five wickets in the first-ever HBL PSL match at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

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Gladiators’ victory has given them the top-spot in the HBL PSL 2020 points table. They have won three out of their four games and have six points after the end of the ninth match of the tournament.

Set a stiff 188-run target, Quetta Gladiators were helped past the target by an unbroken 57-run partnership between player of the match Ben Cutting (42 not out, 17 balls, two fours, four sixes) and Mohammad Nawaz (25 not out, 20 balls, three fours).