HARRARE - It has been records galore at Queens Sports Park at Bulawayo today as Pakistani openers made a world record for opening partnership. If that wasn’t enough, Fakhar Zaman galloped to the first ever double century for Pakistan in ODIs. However Pakistan team made history after scoring highest ever record total of 399.
Racing past the record individual score by Saeed Anwar (194 against India), Fakhar Zaman brought up his 200 in style off 148 balls.
Batting first after winning the toss, openers added a record-breaking 304-run partnership as Imam ul Haq departed after scoring his 3rd ODI hundred.
Fakhar Zaman has now entered an elite club after smashing the double century as he became only the 6th batsman in ODI cricket history to score 200+ runs in an innings. The 200 Club
These are the double centurions in the world cricket : Batsman Runs Team Opposition Strike Rate Year Sachin Tendulkar 200* India South Africa 136.05 2010 Virender Sehwag 219 India West Indies 146.98 2011 Rohit Sharma 209 India Australia 132.28 2013 Rohit Sharma 264 India Sri Lanka 152.60 2014 Chris Gayle 215 West Indies Zimbabwe 146.30 2015 Martin Guptill 237* New Zealand West Indies 145.40 2015 Rohit Sharma 208* India Sri Lanka 135.94 2017 Fakhar Zaman 210* Pakistan Zimbabwe 134.61 2018
The left-handed opener reached the milestone in 148 balls. The quickest to reach 200 runs is the West Indian aggressive opener Chris Gayle who did it in 138 balls against Zimbabwe in 2015.
Fakhar Zaman carried the bat with 210* as Pakistan smashed its highest ever ODI score of 399-1.