This swashbuckling batsman of the Pakistan Cricket Team played a historic innings of 210 runs, hitting a flurry of fours and sixes.
Fakhar Zaman left Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar behind.
Now the talk is less of a double century in Test cricket, rather, the bet is placed on which player’s bat is getting a double century in ODI cricket. This is bound to happen. After all, Indian cricket team’s strong opener Rohit Sharma has single-handedly hit three double centuries in ODI cricket. But in the matter of touching this charismatic figure, the Pakistani batsman also did not lag behind. Not three, but he has scored a double century in ODI cricket. Fakhar Zaman is the first Pakistani batsman to score a double century in ODIs. Earlier, the highest score for Pakistan in ODI cricket was of Saeed Anwar, who scored 194 runs against India. Fakhar Zaman created history by scoring 210 runs on this day i.e. July 20.
Actually, on July 20, 2018, an ODI match was played against Pakistan and Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. Batting first, Pakistan scored a huge score of 399 runs for the loss of 1 wicket. In this, Fakhar Zaman scored an unbeaten 210 off 156 balls with the help of 24 fours and 5 sixes, while Imam-ul-Haq scored 113 runs in 122 balls. He hit 8 fours before getting out. Both shared 310 runs for the first wicket in 41.6 overs. This was then the highest partnership for the opening wicket in ODI cricket. However, on 5 May 2019 next year, West Indies’ JD Campbell and Shai Hope added 365 runs for the first wicket against Ireland. Asif Ali, who landed at number three, also batted vigorously and contributed 50 not out off 22 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes.
Zimbabwe team piled up on 155 in reply to the target of 400 runs
The Zimbabwe team, chasing the score of 400 runs, was bundled out for just 155 runs in 42.4 overs. For the team, Donald Tiripano scored 44 runs off 71 balls, while Elton Chigumbura contributed 37 runs off 69 balls. For Pakistan, Shadab Khan took four wickets for 28 runs in 8.4 overs. Faheem Ashraf and Usman Shinwari showed two batsmen the way to the pavilion. In this way, Pakistan won this match by a huge margin of 244 runs. This was the fourth match of the five-match series in which the Pakistani team won. Within a few days, the Pakistan team also won the fifth match and completed a clean sweep of Zimbabwe.
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