Twitter Reactions: Jason Roy’s 145* overpowers Babar Azam’s ton as Quetta Gladiators thump Peshawar Zalmi in high-scoring thriller – BJ Sports

Jason Roy and Will Smeed. (Photo Source: AAMIR QURESHI/AFP via Getty Images)

The eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2023 has seen many thrilling encounters so far, but only some could match the intensity of the game that was played between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi.

Both teams took each other on in the 25th match of the tournament on Wednesday, March 8. Peshawar Zalmi batted first and gave an exceptional performance. Saim Ayub and skipper Babar Azam played exceptional knocks of 74(34) and 115(65), respectively. Skipper Babar Azam’s fabulous knock of 115 runs was cut short after he was run out, had he stayed at the crease, Zalmi could’ve notched up even more runs on the scoreboard.

The fabulous performance with the bat saw Peshawar Zalmi notch up a whopping 240 runs on the scoreboard. All seemed lost for Quetta Gladiators, as the already struggling side found themselves in last place in the points table. 

English batter Jason Roy came through for Quetta Gladiators in the second innings. When the target of 241 runs looked out of reach, the 32-year-old played a fabulous unbeaten knock of 145 runs in just 63 deliveries. Roy hit 20 fours and six sixes during his innings.

He was accompanied by veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who scored an unbeaten 41 runs off 18 deliveries. Thanks to the fabulous innings played by Roy and Hafeez, Gladiators chased the target in just the 19th over. After scoring 243 runs in 18.2 overs, Quetta Gladiators registered their third victory of the tournament as they won the game by eight wickets.

Following the victory, Quetta Gladiators move up a spot in the PSL standings. They now sit in fifth place with six points in nine matches. Peshawar Zalmi are just one spot above Gladiators with eight points in eight matches. Following their thrilling encounter against, Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators will next take on Multan Sultans in the 27th and 28th matches of the tournament, respectively.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Quetta Gladiator’s win:

Wow that was unreal #QGvPZ

11:23 PM · Mar 08, 2023

A @babarazam258 century in a total of 241 and he still ends up on the losing side! A truly magnificent 145* from @JasonRoy20 made it a stroll with @MHafeez22 for @TeamQuetta to keep believing! #JasonRoy #HBLPSL8 #PZvQG

11:14 PM · Mar 08, 2023

Did we just watch highlights ? #PZvQG #PSL8

11:13 PM · Mar 08, 2023

What a match #QGvsPZ explosive batting @JasonRoy20 …It was a good contest of cricket #PSL2023 congratulations @TeamQuetta

11:08 PM · Mar 08, 2023

Wow that is one of, If not the best run chases ever @TeamQuetta 👏🏼 @JasonRoy20 ridiculous 😳🙌🏼

11:06 PM · Mar 08, 2023

Incredible @JasonRoy20 🔥

11:05 PM · Mar 08, 2023

Brilliant 💯 by both @babarazam258 and @JasonRoy20 …just loved it 👏🏻 #QGvPZ #PSL8

10:46 PM · Mar 08, 2023

Is this tape ball match we are watching?amazing hitting from both side #PSL8 #PZvsQG

10:14 PM · Mar 08, 2023

Crazy run chase in PSL history, Quetta chase down 241 runs from just 18.2 overs. The hero is Jason Roy with 145* from 63 balls.

11:05 PM · Mar 08, 2023

A crazy innings from Jason Roy – 145* in just 63 balls with 20 fours and 5 sixes. A record breaking batting performance and chase in the PSL.

11:07 PM · Mar 08, 2023


11:26 PM · Mar 08, 2023

For those who asked, we can’t see your king name in Most Run Scorer in this PSL. #PSL8 #HBLPSL8 #PSL2023 #PZvsQG

10:35 PM · Mar 08, 2023

History in PSL, Quetta Gladiators Chased down the highest score in PSL courtesy of Jason Roy Madness at Rawalpindi

11:07 PM · Mar 08, 2023

The day belongs to Bobby Baadshah 👑 Maiden HBL PSL Century for @babarazam258! #SabSitarayHumaray l #HBLPSL8 l #PZvQG

09:07 PM · Mar 08, 2023

Never seen this type of innings in PSL, I repeat Never, Proper Lathi Charge

11:00 PM · Mar 08, 2023

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