Imam-Ul-Haq
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On Friday (July 13) afternoon, Pakistani openers gave a fine start to the team in the first One-day International against Zimbabwe which is going on at Bulawayo.

After winning the toss, Zimbabwe invited Pakistan to bat first. Moreover, Opening pair Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman gave a decent opening partnership to Pakistan as visitors managed to put 309 runs on board.

Opening partnership:

Zaman once again continued where from he has left which he displayed at Tri-nation series that Pakistan managed to win.

The explosive Zaman scored another fifty and it was Liam Roche, who had the last laugh. With the help of seven fours, he got 70-ball 60.

On the other side, Imam scored his second ton in ODI format. With the help of 11 fours, Imam scored 128 runs of 134. Both put an opening partnership of 113 runs.

Twitter Erupts as Imam-Ul-Haq Scored a Magnificent Ton
Fakhar Zaman (Photo Source: Twitter)

Solid middle-order:

Soon after Zimbabwe thought they can make the comeback in the game, Babar Azam joined the crease.

Babar came back from injury after he was hit by a delivery bowled by Ben Stokes on England tour. He rotated the strike along with Imam till the mark of 172.

The cameo from the debutant.

A cameo was witnessed from the debutant Asif Ali, who had a good tri-series as well. Asif scored 46 off 25 balls which included four boundaries and two sixes. But his quick fire knock powered Pakistan to cross the 300-run barrier.

Imam’s selection.

Selection of Imam was widely criticized by Pakistani fans as they call it the effect of nepotism. Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is the chief selector of Pakistan cricket team faced a huge wrath from the fans as they believed Imam got a place due to his uncle.

However, Inzamam justified his selection by saying he was selected based on his performance. Veteran insisted that Imam’s selection in Pakistan’s ODI squad has nothing to do with family connections.

Moreover, Imam scored his second ODI ton, twitter erupted while hailing his knock. Many criticised his knock in the beginning as he was struggling to score.

Soon after the sun came out, Imam-Ul-Haq got the rhythm and eventually got the second ton.

Also, here are some of the top tweets:

https://twitter.com/meo_writes/status/1017707014972149760?s=19

Here are some of the top tweets:

https://twitter.com/meo_writes/status/1017707014972149760?s=19

Opening partnership:

Fakher Zaman once again continued the same form which he displayed at Tri-nation series which Pakistan managed to win. Fakher Zaman scored another fifty and it was who had the last laugh. With the help of 7 fours, he got 70 balls 60.

On the other side, Imam scored his second ton in ODI format. With the help of 11 fours, Imam scored 128 runs of 134. Both put an opening partnership of 113 runs.

Twitter Erupts as Imam-Ul-Haq Scored a Magnificent Ton
Fakhar Zaman (Photo Source: Twitter)

Solid middle-order

Soon after Zimbabwe thought they can make the comeback in the game, Babar Azam joined the crease. Babar came back from injury after he was hit a delivery bowled by Ben Stokes on England tour. He rotated the strike along with Imam till the mark of 172.

The cameo from the debutant.

A cameo was witnessed from the debutant Asif Ali who had a good tri-series as well. Asif scored 46 off 25 balls which included 4 boundaries and 2 sixes. His quick fire 46 powered Pakistan to cross the barrier of 300 runs.

Imam’s selection.

Selection of Imam-ul-Haq was widely criticized by Pakistani fans as they call it the effect of nepotism. Inzamam-ul-Haq, who is the chief selector of Pakistan Cricket Team faced a huge wrath from the fans as they believed Imam got a place due to his uncle. However, Inzamam justified his selection by saying he was selected based on his performance. Inzamam-ul-Haq insisted that Imam-ul-Haq’s selection in Pakistan’s ODI squad has nothing to do with family connections.

Twitter reactions.

Soon after Imam scored his second ODI ton, twitter erupted while hailing his knock. Se criticised his knock in the beginning as he was struggling to score.

As the sun came out, Imam-Ul-Haq got the rhythm and eventually got the second ton.

Here are some top tweets:

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/meo_writes/status/1017707014972149760?s=19

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/iMMujahidMalik/status/1017725060780646401?s=19

Syed Yasir

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