Fakhar Zaman has become a first Pakistani batsman to score an ODI double century. The batsman hit a double century in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
جیسا نام ویسا کام Fakhar e Pakistan.Well Played Fakhar Zaman a real pride of Pakistan scored a double century in ODI against Zimbabwe and broke record of Saeed Anwar who was highest scorer(194) from Pakistan in ODI pic.twitter.com/hJKtEbPjHr
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) 20 July 2018
Fakhar Zaman double Century and Record Breaking Partnership
Fakhar Zaman not only broke the Saeed Anwar’s record of the highest 194 runs in an ODI and scored a double century on behalf of Pakistan but also made a record opening partnership with Imam-ul-Haq. The duo made a historic 304 runs opening and broke the record of Sri Lankan batsmen Jayasuriya and Tharanga who scored 284 runs in an opening partnership against England.
The previous highest opening partnership for Pakistani cricket team was one between Inzamam-ul-Haq and Amir Sohail in 1994 against New Zealand. The due had scored 263 runs.
Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq have now broken the record for the largest opening partnership ever in ODIs! The previous highest was 286 between Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga in 2006 against England #ZIMvPAK #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) 20 July 2018
It is a great day for Pakistan cricket team as it has achieved two significant milestones.
An Applause from the Fans
Such a wonderful achievement by Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq has given the Pakistani nation a respite from General Elections 2018 hype which has almost exhausted the nation due to the monotony it has created.
Experts and fans shared facts and applauded Fakhar and Imam for their brilliant performance.
Balls taken to score 200 in Men’s ODIs:
138 balls Chris Gayle
140 balls Virender Sehwag
147 balls Sachin Tendulkar
148 balls Fakhar Zaman today*
151 balls Rohit Sharma (twice)
152 balls Martin Guptill
156 balls Rohit Sharma
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) 20 July 2018
What a batsman Fakhar Zaman is, He’s a treat to watch, Takes no pressure whatsoever, Hits the ball clean! Amazing Talent!!!
— Waleed (@waleedsaqib12) 20 July 2018
Zaman is making a meaningful contribution towards Pakistan’s win in International tournaments. He had also helped Pakistan win ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final against India through his century.
Pakistan’s Prospects to Win In World Cup
Before Champion Trophy 2018 Pakistan Cricket team was in the abysmal state. Fortunately, the team is already popular for its excellence in short format cricket and ranks on top in T-20 ranking. Now, the performance by top order batsmen has increased the hope for it to perform well in 50 overs format also; something that boosts Pakistan’s chances to be Cricket World Cup 19 favorites.