ZIM Vs PAK, 5th ODI: Fakhar Zaman Becomes the Fastest to Scale 1,000 ODI Runs
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ZIM Vs PAK, 5th ODI: Fakhar Zaman Becomes the Fastest to Scale 1,000 ODI Runs

Fakhar Zaman, Pakistan, Top 20
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Pakistan southpaw opener Fakhar Zaman has set his name into the record books by becoming the fastest to register 1,000 One-day International runs.

The promising left-hander Zaman reached the landmark in just 18 innings while beating the previous record of 21 innings.

Interestingly, Windies great Sir Vivian Richards, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Babar Azam and Quinton de Kock have had achieved the landmark in 21 innings.

Moreover, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was able to get to the personal milestone in 24 innings in the 50-over format.

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman is in the form of his life. (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Zaman is in fine form with the bat. The Pakistan opener has scored more than 450 runs in the ongoing five-match series against Zimbabwe. Zaman also becomes the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in a five-match ODI series.

In fact, Zaman had also become the first Pakistan batsman to score 200 runs in ODIs which came in the fourth One-Dayer at Bulawayo.

Consequently, the explosive top-order batter had become the sixth overall batsman to score a double ton in ODI history.

To be precise, Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill, Chris Gayle and Virender Sehwag are the other five batsmen to achieve such a remarkable milestone.

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Furthermore, Zaman was in fine form in the recently-concluded Tr-nation Twenty20 International series. He had also played a match-winning knock against Australia in the final of the tournament. Thus, he was awarded the Man of the Series.

In fact, Zaman is looking good for another Man of the Series award in the ongoing ODI series.

Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman had also played a match-winning knock (ton) in the final of the Champions Trophy against India on June 18, 2017.

On the other hand, Pakistan has completely dominated Zimbabwe. They are leading by 4-0 in the five-match series. Consequently, Sarfraz Ahmed-led team will like to clean sweep the depleted Zimbabwean side.

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