Zaman's double ton helps Pakistan crush Zimbabwe again

Zaman's double ton helps Pakistan crush Zimbabwe again

Zaman's double ton helps Pakistan crush Zimbabwe again

Zimbabwe's highest team total in the series so far has been 194, while Pakistan notched up 308 in the first ODI.

Pakistan's star opener Fakhar Zaman on Friday became the first Pakistani player and 6th global batsman to score a double hundred during his classy innings of 210 runs off 156 balls against Zimbabwe in the 4th ODI at Bulawayo. "So I was trying, and today I was lucky".

Pakistan had already secured two comfortable victories in the series, but they humiliated the hosts in this third match as Faheem's first global five-for ended Zimbabwe's innings after just over 25 overs at 67 all out.

Tailenders Wellington Masakadza and Blessing Muzarabani clung on for seven overs, but leg-spinner Shadab Khan eventually removed Muzarabani with a googly and Faheem then returned to end the innings with a pinpoint yorker.

"Terrific effort by the two openers", Sarfraz Ahmed said after captaining Pakistan to its second biggest victory in ODIs. Zaman was first to his 50 in the 18th over, from 51 deliveries, with a fierce drive through extra cover. It was the third ODI century in his career and his second in this series.

The left-hander batsman Fakhar Zaman ended his innings unbeaten on 210 off just 156 balls.

Zaman smashed 24 boundaries and five sixes in a blistering innings and went on to become the sixth worldwide batsman to score a double hundred in the 50-overs format.

The scores: Zimbabwe 67 in 25.1 overs (Faheem Ashraf five for 22) lost to Pakistan 69 for one in 9.5 overs (Fakhar Zaman 43 n.o.). A win for the visitors would secure a 5-0 whitewash. He has three more innings to achieve this feat.

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