Khawaja Nafay, a young batsman, creates rare record in PSL history

The Quetta Gladiators clinched their second victory in HBL PSL 9 with an impressive five-wicket triumph over the Lahore Qalandars, courtesy of an outstanding display by Khawaja Nafey, who showcased his batting prowess with a remarkable half-century.

In the recent Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2024 encounter against the defending champions Lahore Qalandars, Quetta Gladiators’ batsman Khawaja Nafay garnered worldwide acclaim for his exceptional batting skills.

Opting to bat first at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, the Lahore Qalandars posted a competitive total of 187-7. Opening batsman Sahibzada Farhan notably shone with a well-crafted fifty. However, it failed to deter the Quetta Gladiators.

In reply, the Quetta Gladiators chased down the 188-run target in just 19.1 overs, largely propelled by Khawaja Nafay’s stellar half-century. Nafay’s unbeaten 60 runs off 31 balls, comprising four fours and three sixes, showcased his ability to dominate the opposition bowlers. Contributing to the Gladiators’ success, vice-captain Saud Shakeel added a valuable 40 runs off 23 balls, featuring seven boundaries and a maximum.

Of particular significance, Khawaja Nafay’s innings marked a historic moment in PSL history as he became the first player to face just one dot ball in an innings of more than 30 balls, highlighting his exceptional batting efficiency and control.

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