Fakhar Zaman surpasses Virat Kohli to break ODI record against Zimbabwe

Fakhar Zaman surpasses Virat Kohli to break ODI record against Zimbabwe

Fakhar Zaman surpasses Virat Kohli to break ODI record against Zimbabwe

Pakistan team looks excellent going forward in the series they also have a good head to head record against Zimbabwe in one-day cricket, where out of 58 matches they have won 51 matches and Zimbabwe Won 4, and other three ended up in a draw.

Interestingly, Yousuf had achieved the feat against the same opposition 16 years ago.

Coming from a sensational inning of 210 runs in the fourth ODI, Fakhar Zaman continued his stellar form of late in the fifth and final ODI against Zimbabwe.

When Zaman headed into the final match, he had played 17 innings in 2018 and had scored 980 runs. West Indies legend Viv Richards, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Babar Azam and Quniton de Kock all took 21 innings to reach the milestone.

Having struck an incredible 430 runs in the first four matches of the Zimbabwe series, Zaman needed only a further 20 runs to set the new ODI batting record.

Salman Butt was the previous record holder for his country with 451 runs in the five-ODI series against Bangladesh in 2007.

In the same game, Zaman came together with Imam-ul-Haq to break the all-time opening partnership record in ODI history. The duo also became the first pair to score 600-plus in a bilateral series.

Shoaib Malik could only score 18 runs - after he was wrongly adjudged leg before wicket - but that was enough to make him the eight Pakistan cricketer with 7000 runs in ODI cricket.

Sarfraz Ahmed's side will now expect to wrap up a 5-0 whitewash after posting 364-4 at Queens Sports Club - Imam (110) completing back-to-back centuries and Babar striking an unbeaten 106 from 76 balls.

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