Fakhar Zaman, the ICC ranked top Pakistani batsman and probably the most appraised batsman this time in Pakistan, has scored first ever double ton for Pakistan against Zimbabwe. Playing a fourth ODI against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on Friday, the Pakistani openers achieved two records. The openers Fakhar Zaman and Inam ul Haq have created a new highest opening partnership world record of 304 surpassing the existing record of Tharanga and Jayasuriya of 286 against Sri Lanka.
The Pakistani openers Fakhar Zaman has also scored first ever double century in ODI match and surpassed the existing highest ODI score of Saeed Anwar 194 by any Pakistani batsman. It took only 19 ODI matches to Fakhar Zaman to achieve this milestone at the early age of his cricket career that is, of course, a wonderful achievement by this 28 years old Pakistani cricketer.
Highlights of the Today Match Between Pakistan vs Zimbabwe
- Zaman and Imam surpassed the 286-run record set by Sri Lanka openers Tharanga and Jayasuriya in 2006
- The match also saw Zaman becoming the first Pakistan batsman to score a double century in ODIs
- Zaman is the sixth batsman in ODI cricket to get to double ton
Today Pakistan Cricket Team has achieved following three records in total:
- Fakhar Zaman Double Century – 6th highest ODI score and first highest ODI score by a Pakistani batsman
- Highest Opening Partnership – Partnership of 304 runs between Fakhar Zaman and Inam ul Haq
- Pakistan Highest ODI Total – Pakistan also scored its highest ever ODI score of 399/1
Earlier in the day, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat in the fourth ODI. The visitors have dominated the series, bowling Zimbabwe out for 67 on Wednesday to clinch an unassailable 3-0 lead.
The Pakistani cricket fans are paying tribute to their batsman for today achievements and earning so many records for their country. People took over to the social media platforms to express their feelings.
In less than a year he has done a lot for🇵🇰 & made a massive name for himself in world cricket. Fakhar Zaman is a absolute beast Masha’allah that’s just a start of his career, a lot more to come❤🔥🏏🇵🇰Congrates @FakharZamanLive on scoring the double ton #Fakhar200 #Proud pic.twitter.com/BFxrAFts8m
— Shoaib Malik Ⓜ (@ShoaibMalik702) July 20, 2018
— توصیف (@TavseefM) July 20, 2018
— 🇮🇳 Anuradha 🇮🇳 (@AnuRadha9082) July 20, 2018
— Engr. Sadam Khan (@sadamengr_) July 20, 2018
— Muhammad Irfan jr. (@Mirfan1505) July 20, 2018
#Fakhar200 congratulations for marking name in the history book well deserved player
— HaiderAchakzai (@haider_achakzai) July 20, 2018
World-Record opening stand✅
Pakistan’s highest-ever team total✅
Pakistan’s highest-ever individual score✅
Pakistan’s 1st ever ODI Double hundred✅💯💯
Most boundaries in an individual knock for 🇵🇰✅
A Record-breaking day 🔥🔥 #FakharEPakistan #Fakhar200 #ZIMvPAK
— Aqeel (@AqeelSays_) July 20, 2018
210 by Fakhar is the highest individual score by a batsman to be scored at opposition’s venue in a bilateral series, 2nd highest by a batsman at away or neutral venue & overall 5th highest individual score in ODIS at any venue. All on #Fakhar200 https://t.co/NH7H2uJmaQ
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) July 20, 2018
Fakhar Zaman-once again. Fearlessy doing his job.
Da katlang guloona, da mardan storay. #Fakhar200
— KASHAN (@StaLewani) July 20, 2018