All Time Highest Team Totals in PSL History
PSL teams have set some big records in the tournament since it started in 2016. Islamabad United holds the record for the highest team total in PSL. Here, we look at the other six highest scores by teams in the history of the PSL.
Highest Totals in PSL
|Islamabad United||Multan Sultans||247|
|Islamabad United||Lahore Qalandars||238|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Islamabad United||232|
|Peshawar Zalmi||Islamabad United||214|
|Lahore Qalandars||Quetta Gladiators||209|
|Multan Sultans||Peshawar Zalmi||206|
Islamabad United – 247 Runs
The record for the highest team total in the PSL belongs to Islamabad United, the two-time PSL champions. United defeated Peshawar Zalmi by a whopping 247 points in Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium in June 2021.
Usman Khawaja, an Australian left-handed batsman born in Pakistan, blasted an unbroken 56-ball 105 and remained unbeaten to help United put up a big total. Asif Ali, Colin Munro, and Brandon King each scored 40 runs to lead the United to 247 runs.
Islamabad United – 238 Runs
In addition, Islamabad United is placed second on the list. United scored 238 runs against Lahore Qalandars in Karachi’s National Cricket Stadium in March 2019. South African Cameron Delport smashed a 60-ball 117 to help the United record a big total of 232. Both power hitters Asif Ali and Chadwick Walton scored 55 and 48 runs, respectively.
Peshawar Zalmi – 232 Runs
The 2017 winners, Peshawar Zalmi, are ranked third in the standings with 232 points. Zalmi achieved the feat in June 2021 while pursuing Islamabad United’s 247 points (stated above).
With 58 and 68 runs, Kamran Akmal and Shoaib Malik of Zalmi led the big pursuit. Sherfane Rutherford, Wahab Riaz, and Umaid Asif all had 20-run innings, but United held on to a 247-run lead, reducing Zalmi to 232.
Peshawar Zalmi – 214 Runs
Peshawar Zalmi is also in fourth place on the list. Zalmi scored 214 runs against Islamabad United at Karachi’s National Cricket Stadium in March 2019. Zalmi’s batting lineup performed admirably all around. The opening pair of Kamran Akmal and Imam-ul-Haq scored 74 and 58 runs, respectively, to assist Zalmi to achieve a huge total. Darren Sammy and Kieran Pollard both had 30-run games.
Lahore Qalandars – 209 Runs
The Qalandars of Lahore are rated fifth. The Qalandars beat the Quetta Gladiators by 209 runs at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in March 2020. With a 93-run wicket-keeper batter who blasted 93 runs in just 63 balls, the Qalandars established a high total. Apart from Dunk’s amazing performance, Qalandars’ Samit Patel scored 71 runs in 40 balls to help them to a 209-run total.
Multan Sultans – 206 Runs
Multan Sultans are placed sixth after winning the PSL’s sixth season. The Sultans, headed by Muhammad Rizwan, defeated Peshwar Zalmi in the final at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in June 2021, scoring 206 runs.
Sohaib Maqsood, a middle-order batsman, hit an unbroken 68 runs in 35 balls to help his team set a mammoth 206-run mark. Sultan’s opening pair of Mohammad Rizwan and Shan Masood scored 30 and 37 runs, respectively. A South African batter, Rilee Rossouw, also joined the celebration and hit a half-century.