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Pakistan’s opening batsmen Fakhar Zaman smashed a recording breaking 210* against Zimbabwe in the 4th ODI here at Bulawayo.
Crossing Saeed Anwar’s 194* which happened to be the highest score recorded by a Pakistan player, Zaman went on to score his maiden double century. His 210* saw him hit 24 fours and 5 sixes.This knock saw him join an elite group of players who have scored double hundred’s in ODIs.
Him along with his opening partner of Imam-ul-Haq also put up a opening stand of 309. This partnership marked the highest opening stand in ODi cricket overtaking Jayasuriya and Tharanga’s 286 run stand.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Fakhar Zaman’s maiden double century:
Well done to Fakhar Zaman to become the first Pakistani to score a Double 💯 in ODI. #gun #210
Also to our little dynamo @AasifAli2018 for his first 50! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) July 20, 2018
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) July 20, 2018
In sajda thanking Allah for his 200. Well done Fakhar Zaman and well played Pakistan Cricket Team!!!! pic.twitter.com/W2YUwtJ5Vg
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) July 20, 2018
Innings taken to score 200 in Men's ODIs:
17 Fakhar Zaman
103 Rohit Sharma
103 Martin Guptill
234 Virender Sehwag
261 Chris Gayle
431 Sachin Tendulkar
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) July 20, 2018
Well done Fakhar Zaman. 👏👏👏 First Pakistani to score a 200 in ODIs.
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) July 20, 2018
Fakhar Zaman is going to be our World Cup glory with this form. Best thing about him is his complete fearlessness against big teams too.
— Roha Nadeem (@RohaNadym) July 20, 2018
Fakhar Zaman!!!You played a wonderful knock
201* Not Out..👍👏
First Pakistani to score double ton.imam-ul-haq and asif also played well.Pakistan zindabad💚
— Mohammad Yousaf (@yousaf1788) July 20, 2018
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) July 20, 2018
RECORD BREAKERS! 👏
Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman & Imam-ul-Haq register highest opening stand in ODIs, beating 286 put on by Sri Lanka’s Upul Tharanga & Sanath Jayasuriya against England in 2006.#ZimvPak scorecard & commentary: https://t.co/4WvGokNECR pic.twitter.com/LmeRMIR4HM
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) July 20, 2018
WORLD RECORD: Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq have now scored highest opening partnership in ODIs. They just surpassed the previous record of 286 runs opening partnership by Sri Lanka's Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga. #Cricket #Pakistan #ZIMvPAK
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) July 20, 2018
Wow what a brilliant knock by Fakhar Zaman – Fakhr e Pakistan 💚 ! Congratulations 💚.#ZIMvPAK
— Javeria Khan (@ImJaveria) July 20, 2018