Fakhar Zaman first Pakistani batsman to score double century in ODI

PESHAWAR: Fakhar Zaman becomes the first batsman in Pakistan to score a double century against Zimbabwe on Friday.

He scored an unbeaten 210 off 156 deliveries, hitting five sixes and 24 boundaries.

He has become the highest individual ODI score by a Pakistani batsman surpassing 194 by Saeed Anwar against India 21 years ago.

Fakhar becomes the sixth batsman in the history of cricket to score a double hundred in 50 overs cricket after Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Martin Guptil, Chris Gayle, and Sachin Tendulkar.

He also is the quickest batsman to have scored a maiden double century in one-day internationals by reaching this milestone in the 17th innings of career.

Besides, Fakhar Zaman is the highest individual to score 210 by a batsman at opposition’s venue in a bilateral series.

Moreover, 24 strokes to the boundary by Fakhar Zaman is the most by a Pakistani batsman in an ODI, previous was 22 by Saeed Anwar.

Meanwhile, Fakhar Zaman is eyeing another record to his credit. With 980 runs in 17 innings, he needs 20 more runs in three innings to become the quickest player to reach 1,000 runs in ODI cricket.

 

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