Pakistan continued their dominating form against a depleted Zimbabwe side in the 4th One day international played at Bulawayo on Friday. In today’s match, many records were broken with a dominating performance by Pakistan side that made light work of Zimbabwe bowling attack.
Highest opening partnership in One Day Internationals
Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam UL Haq broke the record of highest opening partnership in today’s match. Both Pakistan openers added 304 runs in 42 overs and surpassed Sri Lankan openers Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya who put on 286 runs against England at Leeds in 2006.
Australian openers David Warner and Travis Head added 284 runs against Pakistan in the 5th ODI match played at Adelaide in January 2017. Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla also put on 282 unbeaten partnerships for South Africa against Bangladesh at Kimberley in October 2017.
In the top 5 list of the highest opening partnership includes Upul Tharanga and TM Dilshan who added 282 runs against Zimbabwe at Pallekele in March 2011.
First opening pair to put on 300 runs stand in ODI’s
By adding 304 runs in 42 overs against Zimbabwe in the 4th ODI today, Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam UL Haq became the first opening pair to put on 300 runs stand.
Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels added 372 runs for the 2nd wicket against Zimbabwe in the World Cup game at Canberra on 24th February 2015. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid added 318 runs for the 2nd wicket against Sri Lanka in 1999 World Cup game held at Taunton on 26th May 1999.
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid added 331 runs for the 2nd wicket against New Zealand in 1999.
Pakistan makes highest team total in ODI’s
Pakistan made 399 for 1 in 50 overs against Zimbabwe during 4th One day international played at Bulawayo. Their previous highest score in ODI’s was against Bangladesh of 385 for 7 in 50 overs at Dambulla played on June 21st 2010.
Fakhar Zaman scores the highest score by a batsman in ODI’s
Fakhar Zaman created a record by posting the highest score by a batsman in One-day internationals. He made 210 not out off 156 balls with 24 fours and 5 sixes. He broke the 21-year-old record of Saeed Anwar who made 194 against India at Chennai on 21st May 1997.
The hard-hitting batsman Fakhar Zaman became the first batsman from Pakistan to score a double century in One-day internationals.
Becomes 6th batsmen to score the double century in ODI’s
Fakhar Zaman became the 6th batsmen to score a double century in One-day internationals. Rohit Sharma has 3 double centuries to his name, Sachin Tendulkar, Martin Guptill, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle.
After today’s brilliant knock, Fakhar Zaman broke into the top 5 highest individual scores by batsmen. Rohit Sharma is at the top with 264 not out against Sri Lanka in 2014, Martin Guptill 237 against West Indies in 2015 World Cup quarterfinals.
Virender Sehwag 219 against West Indies in December 2011, Chris Gayle 215 comes at number 4th against Zimbabwe in February 2015.
Most fours in an ODI innings
Fakhar Zaman is joint in terms of most fours hit in an ODI inning. Martin Guptill hit 24 fours in World Cup quarter-final match against West Indies on 21st March 2015. David Warner also smashed 24 fours during his innings of 173 against South Africa on October 2016.
Rohit Sharma hit most fours with 33 fours during his marathon knock of 264 against Sri Lanka at Kolkata on November 2014.