BULAWAYO – Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman appears to be within the prime type of his life as he on Friday turned the primary Pakistani to attain double hundred within the one-day matches.
Fakhar Zaman scored a superb 210 not out off 156 balls, an innings studded with 24 boundaries and 5 sixes.
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The Pakistan left-hander is the sixth worldwide cricketer to cross the 200-run mark in ODIs. Aside from Fakhar Zaman, India’s Rohit Sharma, New Zealand’s Martin Guptill, India’s Virender Sehwag, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and India batting legend Sachin Tendulkar have reached the landmark rating.
Zakhar Zaman, together with Imam-ul-Haq additionally broke the all-time opening partnership in ODI historical past. The Pakistan duo went previous Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga to interrupt the all-time opening partnership document. Zaman and Imam shaped an enormous 304-run opening stand earlier than the latter was dismissed by Wellington Masakadza.
Rohit is the one cricketer to have scored a double century thrice in his ODI profession. He scored 209 in opposition to Australia in Bengaluru in 2013, 264 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2014 and smashed an unbeaten 208 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Mohali in 2017.
Grasp blaster Tendulkar was the primary cricketer to attain this feat. He scored 200 not out in opposition to South Africa in Gwalior in 2010.
Sehwag turned the second man after Tendulkar to cross the 200-run mark. The previous India batsman scored 219 runs in opposition to West Indies in Indore in 2011.
West Indies’ swashbuckling batsman Gayle scored a blistering 215 in opposition to Zimbabwe in Canberra in 2015. Gayle has smashed 16 sixes and 10 boundaries in his knock.
New Zealand’s Gutptill achieved the milestone in opposition to West Indies in Wellington in 2015 when he scored an unbeaten 237 off 163 balls.
Double centurions in ODIs:
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 200* vs South Africa in 2010
Virender Sehwag (India) 219 vs West Indies in 2011
Rohit Sharma (India) 209 vs Australia in 2013
Rohit Sharma (India) 264 vs Sri Lanka in 2014
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 215 vs Zimbabwe in 2015
Martin Guptill (New Zealand) 237* vs West Indies in 2015
Rohit Sharma (India) 208* vs Sri Lanka in 2017
Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan) 210* vs Zimbabwe in 2018