ZIM vs PAK, 5th ODI: Twitter Reacts as Pakistan Puts a Gargantuan Total on Board
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ZIM vs PAK, 5th ODI: Twitter Reacts as Pakistan Puts a Gargantuan Total on Board

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Fakhar Zaman is batting at the top of his game. Credits: AFP

Pakistan was able to put a massive total of 364 runs in 50 overs after electing to bat first in the fifth and final One-day International against Zimbabwe. Thus, the visitors continued their domination over the depleted hosts.

Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul-Haq once again provided a fine start as the southpaw pair put together an alliance of 168 runs. In fact, Zaman became the fastest to get to the 1000 run-mark in ODI cricket – reaching the milestone in just 18 innings.

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Imam-Ul-Haq celebrates his hundred. (Photo by Jekesai NJIKIZANA / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistan continues to dominate the proceedings:

Thus, the left-hander Zaman bettered the record of former Windies great Sir Vivian Richards who had scored 1,000 runs in 21 innings.

Furthermore, Zaman now has the maximum runs (515 runs) in a five-match series.

Meanwhile, Imam Ul-Haq also continued his good form as he scored his fourth ODI hundred.

Moreover, Shoaib Malik also accumulated his 7,000 ODI runs. Thus, the veteran right-hander became the eighth Pakistani batsman to get to the personal milestone.

Pakistan’s number three batsman Babar Azam continued his dream run in the 50-over format. The stylish right-hander scored his eighth ODI ton in 46 matches.

Azam accumulated 106 runs off just 76 balls to give the finishing touches to the visitor’s innings.

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

Thus, Pakistan was once again able to put a complete performance with the bat. The tourists are already leading by 4-0 in the series.

With Zimbabwe being asked to climb the mountain of runs, Pakistan is looking good to clean sweep the series. Therefore, the hosts will have to bat out of their skins against a potent bowling battery of Pakistan.

Pakistan had also won the T20I series and they would be glad about their performances on the Zimbabwe tour.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Pakistan first innings score:

https://twitter.com/hamzagayas19/status/1020987719051169792

https://twitter.com/CricketWorldInt/status/1020987620057337856

https://twitter.com/swing_seam/status/1020987474657476609

https://twitter.com/AliProbably/status/1020987210169028608

Gautam Chauhan

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