Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2018, Fifth ODI – Statistical Highlights
Pakistan finished their tour of Zimbabwe on a thumping note by thrashing the hosts in the fifth and final ODI to complete a 5-0 whitewash.
Batting first, the Men in Green once again put up a solid performance. Their in-form openers – Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq laid the foundation for a big total by adding 168 runs for the first wicket. Liam Roche broke the stand by dismissing Fakhar for 85 runs. Imam and Babar then scored centuries to help Pakistan put up 364 for 4. In reply, Zimbabwe never looked in contention to chase down the big total. The hosts, however, managed to come up with a promising display, scoring 233 for 4.
With the game now all done and dusted, here is a look at the statistical highlights:
1. Fakhar completed his 1,000 ODI runs in just 18 innings. He is now the quickest to the milestone, bettering the record held by five different individuals in 21 innings. Viv Richards (West Indies), Kevin Pietersen (England), Jonathan Trott (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa) and Babar Azam were the joint holders of this record.
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2. Fakhar scored a staggering 515 runs in the five-match series. This is the most by a Pakistani batsman in an ODI series. Salman Butt previously held the record for scoring 451 runs in the five-ODI series against Bangladesh in 2007.
3. Fakhar’s 515 runs in the series is also the second-most by any batsman in a bilateral series. India skipper Virat Kohli tops this list with 558 runs from six innings in a series against South Africa earlier this year.
4. Fakhar also created a new world record for the most runs scored between two dismissals in the ODIs. He scored 455 Runs without being dismissed between the second match of this series and the fifth. The record was previously held by his compatriot Mohammad Yousuf, who made 405 runs between dismissals, also in a series in Zimbabwe in 2002-03.
5. Fakhar and Imam scored a staggering 71.71 percentage of team runs in the series. It is the highest for any team in an ODI series involving five or more matches. The previous highest percentage was scored by the West Indies openers Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge, who made 611 of the 1039 runs (58.80%) scored by West Indies batsmen in the series.
6. Imam and Fakhar added 704 runs in the series which is the second-highest by a pair in any ODI series. The record is held by Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga. They had added 800 runs batting together from nine innings in the 2011 World Cup.
7 . Imam now has 4 centuries in nine ODIs. He is now the first batsman to make four ODI centuries inside his first ten matches. Dennis Amiss is the only other batsman to have made three centuries in his first ten ODIs.