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Stats: Munro, Khawaja string fastest century stand as United seal biggest PSL win

Statistical highlights from Islamabad United's ten-wicket win over Quetta Gladiators in Abu Dhabi

Colin Munro and Usman Khawaja chased down 134 in 10 overs Quetta Gladiators vs Islamabad United, PSL 2021, Abu Dhabi, June 11, 2021

Colin Munro and Usman Khawaja chased down 134 in 10 overs  •  Pakistan Super League

0 - Number of occasions before Friday's match when a team had won by ten or more overs to spare in the PSL. Islamabad United's is the first such instance in the league. Overall in T20s, there have been only 32 matches when a team has won by 10 wickets with 60 or more balls to spare.
1 - Number of times a team has won a PSL match by 10 wickets after bowling out the opposition before the United vs Quetta Gladiators game. The previous instance happened in the 2018 season when Peshawar Zalmi beat the Lahore Qalandars after bowling them out for 100. It's a relatively rare result in T20s, too: this is the 51st time a team has won by 10 wickets after bowling out the opposition (1077 instances).
2 - Ten-wicket wins in the PSL before this. The previous instance was in the 2020 season when the Karachi Kings chased down a target of 151 set by the Qalandars without losing a wicket. Incidentally, the Qalandars were also the first team to suffer this result in the PSL having lost to the Zalmi in 2018.
0 - Century stands in the PSL that have been strung faster than the opening partnership between Colin Munro and Usman Khawaja. The previous fastest-scoring hundred partnership in the PSL had come between Kevin Pietersen and Sarfaraz Ahmed for the Gladiators against the Qalandars in 2017.
13.7 - United's scoring rate in the chase on Friday night - the highest in an innings lasting 10 or more overs in the PSL. Overall, it's the second-highest scoring rate in an innings of any length in the PSL. The Multan Sultans scored at 14.1 runs an over to chase down a target of 91 set by United in a reduced game last season, which remains the highest.
97 - Runs scored in the first six overs by United - the highest in the powerplay in the PSL. The previous highest was 77 by the United against Kings earlier this season. Overall, where ball-by-ball data is available with ESPNcricinfo, there have been only seven instances in T20s when teams have managed to score more in the powerplay.
18 - Boundaries hit by United in the powerplay - two more than the previous most hit in the PSL. The Sultans had hit 16 boundaries in the powerplay against United last season. The Gladiators had struck 16 boundaries in the powerplay in a tall chase against the Qalandars in 2016. Overall, where ball-by-ball information is available with ESPNcricinfo, there are only five instances when a team has carted more than 18 boundaries in the powerplay in T20s.
20 - Balls taken by Munro to reach fifty - the joint fourth-fastest in the PSL. The United batters have hit four of the fastest seven fifties in the PSL. Munro's half-century was only the third-fastest fifty for United in the PSL, with Asif Ali's 17-ball effort against the Qalandars in 2019 being the fastest. Luke Ronchi had struck a 19-ball fifty against the Kings in 2018.

Shiva Jayaraman is a senior stats analyst at ESPNcricinfo @shiva_cricinfo