The Pakistani opening batsman, Fakhar Zaman continues to toy with the Zimbabwe bowlers. After a brisk knock against India in the Champions Trophy final, he is enjoying his prime form.
He was the man of the match in the finals of Champions Trophy against arch-rivals India. Only once he has scored a single digit score in his last 9 ODI innings. Fakhar Zaman continues to toy with the Zimbabwean bowlers
His last 9 ODI knocks: 48 82* 2 54 12 60 117* 43* and 200* today. Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq now have the highest opening partnership in ODIs. He is the first Pakistani batsman to be added in 200 club.
The previous best was 286 that was set by Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya. Fakhar has also gone past Imran Nazir’s 160 to have the second highest individual score by a Pakistani batsman.
He is the only 4th batsman of Pakistan in ODI history to score 150 runs. He is averaging 277 on this tour.
The 28-year Fakher Zaman is currently standing on his career-best rank in ODIs. He recently jumped 14 steps ahead as he now stands on 24th position.
He also ranks number 2 batsman in the ICC T20 rankings.
His introduction in the National Team
Fakhar Zaman got introduced in Pakistan National Team ahead of Champions Trophy. However, he was sidelined in the first match against India.
In the second match of Pakistan against South Africa at Champions Trophy event, Fakhar Zaman made his debut.
He scored a quickfire knock of 31 runs off just 23 balls. This inning laid the foundation to his international dream and since then he never looked back post that.
He made two consecutive fifties against South Africa and England respectively. The fifties were followed by a magnificent ton against India.
Twitter erupts soon after Fakhar Zaman played his dream inning. He is the first Pakistani batsman who scored 200 runs in OdI format. Here are some top tweets on Fakher Zaman:
Another 100 for Fakhar Zaman,conversion rate has been really good on this tour and not thrown his wicket away. Not a bad idea to try Faheem or Asif Ali one down and give them an opportunity to bat #ZimvPak
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 20, 2018
There it is! 💯💯
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 20, 2018
— PTV Sports (@PTVSp0rts) July 20, 2018
Balls taken to score 200 in Men's ODIs:
138 balls Chris Gayle
140 balls Virender Sehwag
147 balls Sachin Tendulkar
148 balls Fakhar Zaman today*
151 balls Rohit Sharma (twice)
152 balls Martin Guptill
156 balls Rohit Sharma
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 20, 2018
جیسا نام ویسا کام Fakhar e Pakistan.Well Played Fakhar Zaman a real pride of Pakistan scored a double century in ODI against Zimbabwe and broke record of Saeed Anwar who was highest scorer(194) from Pakistan in ODI pic.twitter.com/hJKtEbPjHr
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) July 20, 2018
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 20, 2018
Fakhar Zaman becomes the first Pakistani cricketer to smash double century in ODI Cricket history…
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) July 20, 2018
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) July 20, 2018