Last day he had hit a double century, and today he has set yet another record. Well, it seems that Pakistan’s left-handed batsman Fakhar Zaman is having the best time of his career and will remember this series for his whole life. Yes, the 28-year-old batsman is smashing records one after another which many cricketers could never do it before.
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On Sunday, he became the fastest to score 1,000 ODI runs and had reached the milestone in just 18 innings. Further, he smashed a superb knock of 85 in just 83 balls during the fifth and final ODI between against hosts Zimbabwe as Pakistan is on its way to win the series 5-0.
Further, he beat the likes of Vivian Richards, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Quinton de Kock and Babar Azam all of them who had reached the landmark in 21 innings.
Meanwhile, India’s star batsman Virat Kohli had reached the landmark in his 24th ODI innings. While Legendary West Indian batsman Viv Richards was the first batsman to set the record of 21 innings in 1980, which was equalled by the likes of Pietersen and De Kock and another Pakistan player Babar Azam.
Also, he has already broken the record for most runs by a Pakistani batsman in a 5-game bilateral series. As he has scored 430 runs in the total 5 matches of the series he needed only 20 runs to set the new ODI batting record.
Further, Zaman and Imam-Ul-Haq had scored 705 runs together across the series which is the most by a pair in a bilateral ODI series.
Imam-ul-Haq (110), Fakhar Zaman (85) and Babar Azam's (106*) guide Pakistan to 364/4 vs Zimbabwe in the 5th ODI. Can the visitors clean sweep the hosts? #ZIMvPAK
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The former Pakistan Navy sailor who had made his debut against South Africa last year is on a scoring spree for quite some time now. Well, we are are waiting for him to create new records and we believe that the day is no far when the batsman will turn out to be one of greatest international player of the world.
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