Fakhar Zaman breaks two more records in final Zimbabwe ODI

Jo Caldwell
July 23, 2018

On another record setting day in Bulawayo for the visitors, Fakhar Zaman became the fastest player in history to reach 1 000 career runs in one-day global cricket as Pakistan amassed 364/4.

Fakhar began Sunday's fifth ODI against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo with 980 runs from 17 innings and cut home seamer Tendai Chatara for four to move from 17 to 21 and break the record during an innings of 85. Viv Richards (West Indies), Kevin Pietersen (England), Jonathan Trott (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa) and Babar Azam were the joint holders of this record.

Fakhar Zaman has just become the fastest man to reach 1000 runs in ODIs, and those are some pretty illustrious names he's got ahead of!

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Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq added 168 runs for the opening wicket which was also their fourth hundred-run partnership.

Hamilton Masakadza and Tinashe Kamunhukamwe shared a 66-run opening stand, Zimbabwe's best of the series. With 515 runs in this series, he is second to Virat Kohli in the list of scoring most runs in a bilateral series. They had added 800 runs batting together from nine innings in the 2011 World Cup.

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The victory though was once again set up by the batsmen as Pakistan's top order managed to all but secure the 5-0 result following another impressive show with the willow. But Prince Masvaure and Ryan Murray adopted a similar approach as they were content on batting out the overs, finding the odd boundary whenever a loose delivery was bowled.

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